[cvsnt] Re: Latest updates

Tony Hoyle tmh at nodomain.org
Wed Dec 18 14:04:07 GMT 2002

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On Wed, 18 Dec 2002 14:54:05 +0100, "Oliver Giesen" <ogware at gmx.net>

>> 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.


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