Opened 10 years ago

#1854 new Defect

Unable to load private silc key (Repeated passphrase prompt)

Reported by: Adam <L3ftc0ast@…> Owned by: timothy
Component: Colloquy (Mac) Version: 2.3 (Mac)
Severity: Normal Keywords: SILC key passphrase
Cc: l3ftc0ast@…


I am unable to use an existing SILC keypair in Colloquy. When I place the keys into the Silc directory (setting names and permissions), anytime I try to login to a SILC server, it repeatedly prompts fr a passphrase...even though there isn't one on the key.

Steps to reproduce:
-Generate keypair with no passphrase using silc-toolkit

$ silc -C
New pair of keys will be created.  Please, answer to following questions.
PKCS name (l to list names) [rsa]: 
Key length in key_len_bits [2048]: 1024
Identifier [UN=testUN, HN=myhost, RN=RealName,]: UN=testUN, HN=myhost, RN=RealName,
Public key filename []: 
Private key filename [private_key.prv]: 
Private key passphrase: 
Generating the key pair...
Public key has been saved into `'.
Private key has been saved into `private_key.prv'.
Press <Enter> to continue...

-Copy keypair into place

cp private_key.prv ~/Library/Application Support/Colloquy/Silc

-Start Colloquy and try to connect to SILC server which requires public key authentication
-Repeatedly presented with passphrase prompt, despite lack of passphrase on keypair

I can send an example priv/pub keypair if it is helpful to reproduce.

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