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GIT: Multiple Keys in ssh-agent, fail to clone

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We recently upgraded from Git 2.8 to 2.9 and saw an issue when there are multiple keys added to my ssh-agent.

I have two keys.
- KeyA (my company that has access to the repository I want to clone)
- KeyB (just my personal key with access to my personal stuff)

Having both keys in loaded and listed in ssh-add -L fails to clone the repository. I tried to change the order of the key in the agent but neither KeyA, KeyB nor KeyB, KeyA will work. The only case that works if I have KeyA loaded an no other key is added to the ssh-agent.

Having multiple Keys loaded works with Git 2.8 and Git 2.7 (I didn't try older versions)
Cloning fails with 'Unauthorized Access' of our Git provider. (It's Bitbucket in this case)

I read the Changelog for 2.9 and couldn't find any reference to changed key handling. Is there anything that I can add to the git clone command to get the old behavior?

posted Jul 13, 2016 by anonymous

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I once had the same problem, due to a server newly closing the connection directly after the first key failed. Note: the problem was the *server* (that was updated at the same time as my local Debian packages).

The only remedy was to specify the exact key in ~/.ssh/config via IdentityFile.

answer Jul 14, 2016 by Deepti Singh
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