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On Wed, 18 Dec 2002 14:54:05 +0100, "Oliver Giesen" <ogware at gmx.net> wrote: >> You need to use openssh v2 (or v1) format keys which puttygen is able >> to export. Currently cvsnt doesn't support encrypted v1 keys (because >> then encryption is non-standard and I'm far from being a crypto >> expert!). > >Well, PuTTYgen is what I used to create my key, but I still get "encrypted >SSH1 private keys are not currently supported". Is there a way I could turn >my encrypted key into an unencrypted one, without having to upload it anew? >(as you can see, I'm probably even farther from being a crypto expert than >you are ;) > One way: In puttygen select 'SSH2 RSA' before clicking Generate. Then select 'conversions','export openssh key'. Other way: Generate an SSH1 key as before, but don't give it a passphrase - giving a key a passphrase is what causes it to be encrypted. I'm kinda hoping someone more expert than me will work out how to decrypt ssh1 keys so I can support that functionality eventually. Tony