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  2. JENKINS-20638

SSH key credential doesn't work with key passphrase


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      I added a SSH key credential with a passphrase set on the key. This credential was used in a job as credentials for a Git clone via ssh. The job was not able to execute the Git clone. It failed with the following error in the log:

      stdout: Cloning into '/var/lib/jenkins/jobs/Begin_Release/workspace'...

      stderr: Permission denied, please try again.
      Permission denied, please try again.
      Permission denied (publickey,password).
      fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly

      Inspecting the SSH log on the repository server revealed that the publickey method was never attempted. Executing the command as the Jenkins user from the commandline worked.

      This could only resolved by removing the passphrase from the key after which the job was able to clone the repository and execute as expected.


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            f_zschocke Florian Zschocke created issue -
            markewaite Mark Waite made changes -
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            Link This issue duplicates JENKINS-20879 [ JENKINS-20879 ]
            markewaite Mark Waite made changes -
            Link This issue duplicates JENKINS-27998 [ JENKINS-27998 ]
            markewaite Mark Waite made changes -
            Status Open [ 1 ] Resolved [ 5 ]
            Resolution Fixed [ 1 ]
            dejayc Dejay Clayton made changes -
            Resolution Fixed [ 1 ]
            Status Resolved [ 5 ] Reopened [ 4 ]
            markewaite Mark Waite made changes -
            Status Reopened [ 4 ] Resolved [ 5 ]
            Resolution Duplicate [ 3 ]
            stephenconnolly Stephen Connolly made changes -
            Status Resolved [ 5 ] Closed [ 6 ]
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                stephenconnolly Stephen Connolly
                f_zschocke Florian Zschocke
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