Error: "Test VCS connection failed. Error while loading an uploaded key. Invalid privatekey"
When creating a new project in Upsource, you get to choose one of the following authentication methods to access your VCS:
If you select SSH key, you should also provide a private key and passphrase (if any). After that, while testing the connection, you might get the following error:
Test VCS connection failed. List remote refs failed: com.jcraft.jsch.JSchException: Error while loading an uploaded key 'the-key': invalid privatekey
The key was generated by a recent version of
ssh-keygen in a format that is not supported by Upsource. This key starts with:
-----BEGIN OPENSSH PRIVATE KEY-----
Generate a key in the format that Upsource supports by adding the
-m pem option to
ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 2048 -m pem -f mykey
The correct key should start with:
-----BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY-----
Your public/private key pair may have been generated via PuTTYgen. Upsource doesn't support the PuTTY-format private keys.
Convert the PuTTY-format key to the OpenSSH format. To do that, please perform the following steps:
Go toand export your private key.
Paste the converted private key into Upsource.