[Gpg4win-users-en] Using gpg4win with OpenSSH and Git

Marko Božiković bozho at kset.org
Fri Feb 20 12:29:58 CET 2015

On 19/02/2015 19:37, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:32, bozho at kset.org said:
>> I've picked up GnuPG again after a few years and I was wondering is it
>> possible to use gpg4win in its current state for OpenSSH authentication and
>> git SSH authentication and commit signing using gpg-agent.
> On Windows you can't use if with OpenSSH.  AFAIK, OpenSSH is not
> available as native application but only as a Cygwin binary.  This could
> be made work somehow but it has not been done.  However, Putty is
> supported: If you add "enable-putty-support" to gpg-agent.conf,
> gpg-agent will work as a Pageant replacement.  You should fire up
> gpg-agent before Pageant, though.

I've checked out Cygwin's GnuPG package, it 1.4, unfortunately.

So, until there is Windows-compatible ssh-agent emulation in gpg-agent, the
easiest thing for me to do would be to create a separate auth key in my GPG
keychain, export it for OpenSSH and use that, right? (the security risk is
minimal - it's my home server behind OpenVPN)

Thank you,

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