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In my computer (windows7), I'm using putty to connect to my linux servers. The private key was given to me and there is no ssh public key. Besides, no passphrase is required when using putty.

Inside my machine I'm using also babun which I have been tring to connect to my servers from, I've been asked to enter my passphrase for that key... I couldn't get rid of it.

How do I fix it?

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  • please edit your question, and add the result of ssh -vvv user@host which cause the request for pass-phrase for that key – Yaron Jun 26 '17 at 14:00
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    You will get prompted for a passphrase for any keyfile which is unreadable as an unencrypted key file (whether that is because it is encrypted with a passphrase, or is simply unreadable or undecipherable for other reasons). If you copied a PuTTY .ppk file over to your linux VM without converting it first, your ssh client may be asking for a passphrase because it cannot parse it as a keyfile. – user4556274 Jun 26 '17 at 14:05
  • @user4556274 thanks for the great explanation, you should add an answer and I'll accept it. – smarber Jun 26 '17 at 14:59

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