[Gpg4win-users-en] [GPG Agent + PuTTY] unable to use PuTTY + gpg-agent + Authentication subkey

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Fri Oct 25 19:28:03 CEST 2013

Hi Christophe,

I know that the use of putty is not very comfortable.  This is mostly
related to the fact that I never use Windows as a client to access my
servers.  Actually I would more love to have a usable sshd on Windows.

I did my tests using a smartcard becuase that is really easy as there is
no need for configuration files.  Another test I did was to use an
existing ssh key from my Unix box:

The keys which are working on Unix are all listed in
~/.gnupg/sshcontrol.  Copy the relevant lines to an sshcontrol file on
Windows ("gpgconf --list-dirs" shows the home/conf directory) and then
copy the file ~/.gnupg/private-keys-v1.d/ABCD...EF.key (The keygrip as
listed in sshcontrol) to the private-keys-v1-v1.d directory on the
Windows box.  Now Putty should be able to connect to any machine you are
able to connect from your Unix account.



Die Gedanken sind frei.  Ausnahmen regelt ein Bundesgesetz.

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