ssh with password allows commands that fail with ssh via key

Andrey Repin
Thu Oct 1 23:35:00 GMT 2015

Greetings, Blando, Frank (Helion Managed Engineering)!

> I suspect this is already answered somewhere, but my googling has not brought up an answer.

> Environment:
> CygWin with OpenSSH 6.6.1p1-3 on Windows 2012 R2. Using the domain
> administrator account as the target on Windows.

> Issue:
> When I ssh into Windows from Linux, if I use a password, "powershell
> -command get-cluster" works. If I use key (store in .ssh/authorized_keys),
> "powershell -command get-cluster" returns access denied. Simpler commands do
> not appear to make a distinction and work equally well with password or keys.

Please read the documentation. It is explicitly explained there in great

With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Friday, October 2, 2015 02:24:20

Sorry for my terrible english...

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