I’m struggling to get SSH working on my Windows 10 system. I first want to get Gitea running on the same system I’m also using git client. So I’m not using a server and try to clone from another client.
I read dozens of articles on SSH, OpenSSH, inspected the GIT documentation and Gitea manuals.
Also here on the forum I see some questions.
But whatever I do, it will not work. Maybe I do not grasp the basics of SSH but I do not understand how it can actually work at all.
Gitea is working fine using HTTP.
So this is what I have done.
I’m running Gitea and in the configuration I see:
RUN_USER = SYSTEM
RUN_MODE = prod
That is already strange as I’m running Gitea as this Windows user: Sandra
I have setup OpenSSH client and server on the machine.
No problem when I do this in command line:
It asks me password and SSH connects and I can get in.
The clone command (as given in Gitea) for a repository is this:
How can this in principle work at all?
When I do this in command line:
This is the result:
Connection reset by ::1 port 22
So, just ignoring this and change the clone command to use Sandra as user and not SYSTEM:
Cloning into 'TestRepo'... Sandra@localhost's password: 'git-upload-pack' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. fatal: Could not read from remote repository. Please make sure you have the correct access rights and the repository exists.
Even then I do not understand how a Gitea user (created within Gitea) can ever use SSH without creating the real user on the system. Let’s say I create a user Patrick in Gitea. This user Patrick is not a Windows user, so how can you setup SSH access?
How can Patrick as Gitea user clone a repo having always the SSH username of SYSTEM?
I’m totally lost. I hope someone can explain me what I’m doing wrong.