Can't ssh to cygwin after switching sign-in to Windows Hello PIN

Henry S. Thompson
Mon Sep 13 20:01:05 GMT 2021

Andrey Repin writes:

> Greetings, Henry S. Thompson!
>> Running cygwin 3.2.0-1 on Windows 10 Pro 21H1
>> Since changing my login from local User to Windows Hello PIN, I can't
>> ssh in to my machine using a password:  neither the PIN nor my old
>> password work:
>> ...

> Did you try to `passwd -R` as explained in
> ?

I did read that bit, but it says "When this user tries to login using
ssh with public key authentication".  As my email says, using public
key authentication works just fine.  It's when I explicitly supply a
password that it doesn't, so I didn't suppose there was any point in

In any case, I _have_ now tried and it doesn't help.


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