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## Re: help with Windows XP key authentication connection

 From: Jason Stelzer Subject: Re: help with Windows XP key authentication connection Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2011 22:52:13 -0400

```Does using pagent to cache pass phrases for keys help at all? Sounds like emacs
is getting tripped up on the unexpected pass phrase prompt.

On Jun 1, 2011, at 10:23 PM, George Oliver wrote:

> hi, I'm running into problems trying to use Tramp for the first time with
> native Windows Emacs, it seems to get stuck at a password prompt. I've read
> various examples of successful use with Windows, but nothing with native
> Emacs and key authentication, so I'm hoping someone can help.
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> Here is the relevant part of my .emacs:
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> (prefer-coding-system 'utf-8)
> (setq tramp-verbose 10)
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> I have a Putty session saved with my host, user, and private key. Then in
> Emacs when I 'C-x C-f /<session-name>:<file>', it seems to open the
> connection, then in the minibuffer is:
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> I can type the password, but it immediately asks for it again; I have to kill
> the Emacs process manually at this point, C-g leaves an unresponsive Emacs.
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> I can connect OK from the Windows shell, e.g.
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> C:\Documents and Settings\george\My Documents>plink ergodic-gmk
> Passphrase for key "imported-openssh-key":
> Last login: Thu Jun 2 01:49:23 2011 from 184.77.70.234
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> thanks for any help, George
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