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March 18, 2016 at 2:34 pm

Hello folks, recently installed Git on windows 10 under powershell 5, however, for some reason I cannot avoid entering passphrase each time I perform a push.
I have performed the below obvious steps:
1. Posh-git is installed (version
2. ssh-agent is running
3. and I have added my sshkey (add-sshkey)

Note: If use the start-ssh-agent.cmd which is under git directory I don't need to enter a passphrase.

any advise is more than welcome

March 26, 2016 at 5:19 am

I recently wrote a blog article about this and although I'm using HTTPS instead of SSH, I believe the solution to the problem you're experiencing will be the same. Enabling the Git wincred credential helper should prevent having to enter credentials each time:

git config --global credential.helper wincred

If you're interested in the blog article that I referenced, you can find it here: Configuring the PowerShell ISE for use with Git and GitHub"

April 2, 2016 at 12:19 pm

thanks for your answer Mike. Indeed the https way is more convenient for windows systems as you aptly mentioned in your blog article