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BUG: Private key asking for passphrase when shouldn't

Yesterday I was using Termius just fine... this morning (8/13/18) it updated to v3.0.4 and now all of a sudden, I'm being asked for a passphrase when I use a private key. Using the same key on Putty connects successfully.

Your software offers no option for rollback so now it is completely useless to me.

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  • Daniel Hendricks commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This has been happening for me since I started using Termius (I forget which version, but I'm using 4.1.2 on OS X Mojave at the time of this post). Is it fixed in the Premium version? I would subscribe for that reason alone - an option to not have it ask for a password when a key is used.

    Thank you.

  • Enrique commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is happening to me on MacOS as well, my desktop app version is 4.1.2

  • B commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Still having this issue on v4.0.2 on the mac app store! very annoying

  • deco016 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hey, i have same problem like @Graham just on v3.3.5 also when i connect to ssh where is only password i need enter it every connection, it's like saved password is ignored from profile

  • James commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm also experiencing this bug in version 3.3.5 (Mac).

    I'm using an rsa key (without passphrase) to connect to hosts in a group. I've specified which key to use at the group level.

    I can connect if any random string into the passphrase box, but the unnecessary pop up is quite frustrating.

    This key works without a passphrase if I connect using a local terminal.

  • AlexS commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Android phone: Xiaomi MI MAX
    Android version: 7.0
    Termius app version: 3.3.37
    Continuously requesting passphrase, could not connect.

    Mac Os version (3.3.5) for the same key and server works correctly.

  • Terry commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The same for me on v3.3.5, it asks for a passphrase to login which not exists.

  • Tim commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm on v3.35 I think, and it still asks for a passphrase... There shouldn't be one, regular terminal does not ask me it, because there is none.

  • HipHopAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Same issue here. First time termius user, probably last-time termius user as well. SSH Key authentication is broken and doesn't work. Tough to keep trying termius when you can pop over to
    iTerm and it "just works".

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I've faced this problem when I mixed up private and public keys.
    After correct placing it works good

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Still I do have the same Problem - Termius keeps asking for a Passphrase when it shouldn't. Termius version 3.2.4

  • Bojan Bugarski commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Version 3.1.4 (3.1.4) - OSX HighSierra - same thing
    my key doesn't have a passphrase but I am prompted for one

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