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Add support for SSH keys as alternate authentication method in TFS Online

A common way to authenticate clients in a Git setup is to use SSH keys. It would be nice to have that method on TFS Online as well.

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    Magnus JohanssonMagnus Johansson shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Romain ThéryRomain Théry commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a must have to connect Unity Cloud Build system with VSO ! Using login and password in the url to access it is not really an alternative...

      • Eric SwansonEric Swanson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Seems HTTPS for most operations doesn't work with my external corporate proxy. Guessing SSH would. Getting prompted for alternate credentials, but getting "fatal: Authentication failed" on corp network, but success off of it.

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's been years since this issue was first raised - it's sad that you guys continously fail to have it addressed.

      • BobBob commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Working in Higher Education, we really need the ability to host our own internal git server. VS not being able to accommodate this is a major hardship.

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Nothing against GitHub, but our organization needs to keep our private git repository in-house. We host this on a Linux server and would love the ability to use SSH to handle check-ins, etc. Seems like this would be pretty easy for Microsoft to integrate into the Visual Studio product - enter server name, port, and credential information, done!)

      • Paul GowerPaul Gower commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would really like to use VSO Git but because my accounts all have 2-factor SSH is the best option. I realize VSO's "Alternate credentials" is a work around but not ideal for my situation.

      • Ryan ButcherRyan Butcher commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        "Until this is sorted - Visual Studio Online / git is not an option."
        There are credential caches that leverage the credential manager on Windows Machines.

        But, Would totally love this as an option over "Alternate credentials" on vso

      • Soe TunSoe Tun commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        +3 Please don't implement Git support halfway. Please support the SSH keys.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        +3. Absolutely essential to use Git via SSH, not only from developer workstations, but also from build machines, repository hooks and so forth.

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