plink and key passphrase

Ninj posted 1 week ago in General

Hi, I'm trying Heidi for the first time. We are accessing our databases remotely only through SSH tunnels. Our SSH keys all have a passphrase (we use laptops...)

When I try to connect, plink.exe asks for the passphrase and Heidi just shows the message, without a prompt.

Did I miss something? Using a key without a passhprase is not any more secure than using direct connection with registered password...

Thank you for your help!

Ninj posted 1 week ago

Ok I used pageant and it works but does not adresses my issue. I don't want all my credentials to be stored on my laptop. Could Heidi asks for the key passphrase each time, please?

ansgar posted 1 week ago

Using ssh keys with a passphrase is indeed not yet supported in HeidiSQL. See issue #284

trainingnoida posted 3 days ago

Plink is a command line application. This means that you cannot just double-click on its icon to run it and instead you have to bring up a console window. In Windows 95, 98, and ME, this is called an ‘MS-DOS Prompt’, and in Windows NT, 2000, and XP, it is called a ‘Command Prompt’. It should be available from the Programs section of your Start Menu.

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