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I am following this guide however on installing git 1.7.3 there is no installation screen available for me to choose plink.exe as my ssh execuitable.

As according to this post I have added a GIT_SSH enviromental variable pointing where my plink.exe is.

I followed the guide and used puttygen.exe to generate by private and public key and placed my public key on to our projectlockers website. I also saved my private key. I also loaded up my private key into pagent.exe.

I then tried using git clone to get the project using ssh but it unfortunately asked for a password, indicating that the ssh auth. had not worked.

Have I linked up git correctly with my public and private ssh keys?

Many thanks for your help!

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It should work !!! check whether plink.exe is in your system path or not. –  shahjapan Oct 5 '10 at 10:49
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echo $GIT_SSH$ C:\Program Files\Putty\plink.exe –  Graham Oct 5 '10 at 14:52

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I just run into this trouble last night and the solution that worked for me was:

  • Putty has to be installed before Git
  • Putty needs at least one session created and saved (it will not work without that)
  • Install Git again and the screen for selecting the ssh client (Openssh or Plink) should appear.
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It has been a long time since this post, I did manage to get it working in the end and I did something similar to what you described. –  Graham Oct 13 '11 at 9:15

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