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  • Keys within Pageant not used while opening a SFTP connection

    As a user of BC4 PRO 64-Bit (Version 4.1.9 (build 21719)) I'd like to connect via SFTP using the SSH keys which are already in use within Pageant. Sadly, I am asked for a passphrase when connecting to a remote site. so pageant doesn't seem to be used.

    Could you please look into this? Do you need further information?

  • Manolo
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    Perhaps the problem is that your key is DSA ?

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  • Aaron
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    Hello,

    One of our developers dug into this a bit and didn't run into the issue like I did. As a quick test, if you update to the latest versions of PuttyGen, Pageant, and Putty, does this issue reproduce with a newly generated ppk keypair? If so, would it be possible to email us that key pair to support@scootersoftware.com (Along with a link back to this forum thread for our reference)?

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  • Aaron
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    Sorry, we haven't been able to tackle this one yet, but it's still an open entry we're looking into.

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  • skaforey
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    Ugh, 2 releases later, and still no fix

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  • Aaron
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    Hello,

    This is still an open issue that we're looking into.

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  • sjetesjete
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    Could you please tell us when investigation results will be available approximately?

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  • skaforey
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    Originally posted by Aaron View Post
    Thanks for the re-ping. I've got this configured and failing in a similar way. We'll open a bug tracker to investigate.
    Thank you!!!

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  • Aaron
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    Thanks for the re-ping. I've got this configured and failing in a similar way. We'll open a bug tracker to investigate.

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  • skaforey
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    I hate to pester but I really wish that this could be looked into. It doesn't seem like it should be that hard to fix prompting for a password when pageant is taking care of passwords.

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  • Chris
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    Sorry, no updates yet. We'll post an update to this thread when we have a chance to dig into it again.

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  • skaforey
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    Bump...any update?

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  • skaforey
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    Originally posted by Aaron View Post
    Is it BC4 that is generating the prompt, and is it asking for Password or Passphrase? In the Tools menu -> Profiles dialog, in your specific saved profile, is Saved Password disabled? Is your Private Key defined here, in Pageant, or in both locations (you would only need one)?

    Which version of BC4 are you running (Help menu -> About dialog)? The above instructions are for the latest BC 4.1.9, where 4.x updates are free for 4.x users.
    I am using BC4 Pro 4.1.9

    I have tried both save password (blank and filled in), and having it unchecked. No matter what I choose, when I first start BC4, the first time I try to logon to the server it prompts for the password. The title window says "Keyboard Authentication" and the prompt asks for "skaforey's password"

    My private key is defined in pageant. When I tried using the ppk file from putty in BC4, it prompted for the passphrase that is associated with the key.

    Like I mentioned before, logging in with Putty does not prompt for a password. I also use Edit Plus 4, which never prompts me for a password either.

    See my attachment for the setings I'm using
    Attached Files

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  • Aaron
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    Is it BC4 that is generating the prompt, and is it asking for Password or Passphrase? In the Tools menu -> Profiles dialog, in your specific saved profile, is Saved Password disabled? Is your Private Key defined here, in Pageant, or in both locations (you would only need one)?

    Which version of BC4 are you running (Help menu -> About dialog)? The above instructions are for the latest BC 4.1.9, where 4.x updates are free for 4.x users.

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  • Aaron
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    Hello,

    Pageant will remember the key and passphrase while it is loaded. Exiting will then remove/forget the key and passphrase. Some applications can choose to store the key this way. BC4, itself, will also remember the passphrase in the current instance of BC4 (if you close the tab, and then open a new session and load the profile, it won't re-prompt for the passphrase). But this isn't saved after you close the program. Does this explain the behavior you are seeing?

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