[Samba] Trouble in ssh into Windows machines in the Windows/Samba Domain

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Sat Apr 10 16:16:03 UTC 2021

On 10/04/2021 17:04, Nicola Mingotti via samba wrote:
> Hi Joop,
> ok, then for starting I will abandon the Windows release of OpenSSH
> in Windows 10 and use also there the OpenSSH from github. (as I am 
> forced to do in the 2016 server).
> If you can rejoin the discussion after days/weeks please put my mail 
> address in CC !
> Or i will risk to loose your valuable comments. This list has far too 
> much traffic for
> me to be able to follow day by day.
> thank you !
> Nicola
> On 4/10/21 5:10 PM, Joop via samba wrote:
>> On 10-4-2021 16:34, Nicola Mingotti via samba wrote:
>>> 1] Password authentication with domain user OK. but NEEDS the password
>>> typed id.
>>> Till now I have not found a way to login without it. That is, I was
>>> not able to realize
>>> OpenSSH Single sign on.
>>> 2] SSH login with Public key. Does not work. Here the thing is quite
>>> strange, if i put
>>> my public key into the computer with the ssh server I can't login
>>> anymore, below are the
>>> error messages I see from the ssh service.
>> I have this working on a set of new Windows-2019 servers but I think I
>> didn't use the OpenSSH feature from Windows itself.
>> The installation is also not in %SYSTEM32%\OpenSSH but in a custom
>> location. Think I used the github MS repo with OpenSSH and their wiki.
>> Time permitting I'll look it up but its a bit busy at the moment so
>> don't hold your breath.
>> Greetings Joop.

Not so fast, I have passwordless login working 😁

See here: 

It would be a lot easier if they get all the missing bits working, its 
all manual at the moment.


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