I have a private key in Windows, created by
puttygen.exe. I used default options to save it, the tool automatically gave it a
.ppk extension, and it looks like this:
PuTTY-User-Key-File-2: ssh-rsa Encryption: none Comment: rsa-key-20130627 Public-Lines: 4 AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAABJQAAAIBnvvAhyMs4rdlQd4OdajDw4jIPi6vIjrWjt4l4 5C3wHOSxyQQdtSA8XT3K0rSBnNtZRJTb5mfix67qQe3pHCTMSNsYIaBi8xQJHZRa RxdY+1VtGnSlEma8KO2We9eDNCGiwrRTUzqvTiGCnzU0pF1MXxu3ObISJcpqv+sQ 1GB0cw== Private-Lines: 8 AAAA.......... Private-MAC: XXXXXXXXX
Now I need to change the passphrase, and according to the docs this seemed simple enough:
puttygen.exe -P key.ppk
But this pops up a window with this error:
PuTTYgen Error: Couldn't load private key (unable to open file)
I also tried to change the passphrase using
ssh-keygen that comes with Git Bash:
ssh-keygen.exe -p -f key.ppk
It asks for my old passphrase, but then it gives me the error
Bad passphrase. Which is not true, because I can add the key in
pageant.exe, and I am not mistyping the passphrase...
Anything else I can try to change or drop the passphrase?