git passwd

Brian J. Tarricone brian at
Tue Oct 27 21:39:48 CET 2009

On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 13:26, Kees Scherpenhuijzen <noik00 at> wrote:
> Well at first i had ~/.ssh/ i renamed it to since
> i thought git will automatically provided the key  inside a file
> named: id_dsa.*
> since then i only get the question about a password.
> before renaming the file i got first the passphrase, which i entered
> then(correctly), and then it also asked for my password, and
> eventually will give a permission denied.

If you were prompted for your passphrase but then were also prompted
for password, then either you entered the passphrase incorrectly, or
there's something wrong with the key such that it's recognized as a
usable key, but then doesn't actually work.  In the latter case... I
have no idea.


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