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I've installed git-for-windows and generated a ssh key with PuTTYgen (with passphrase) and stored it in c:/users/username/.ssh/id_rsa.
If I try to log in with putty and enter my passphrase and it works just fine.
But if i try to use ssh or git clone in the windows shell it doesn't accept my passphrase after Enter passphrase for key '/c/Users/*username*/.ssh/id_rsa' but just keeps asking for it.
Why doesn't it work with ssh or git?

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openssh and PuTTY are using different key types (but you can convert between them). In PuTTYgen you need to go to Conversions->Export OpenSSH, export your private key and store it as id_rsa.

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  • but at my end Export OpenSSh is showing as disabled. If tried to load pk it ask for phrase which is not getting expected by puttygen – insoftservice Aug 13 at 20:43

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