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Discussion on: Setting up SSH and Git on Windows 10

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Not using a passphrase for personal keys is madness. No mention of using a ssh agent (putty pageant on windows) to manage keys. No mention of the benefits of using a smart card (or yubikey) to store and protect your private key further.
Simply setting your name and email in your git config doesn't sign your commits, you need gpg for that, again a smart card is the way forward.

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Dominik Biedebach Author

Thanks for your feedback!

I'll update the post with your infos as soon asap. I'll write about the ssh-agent provided by Windows 10 by default instead of putty for this example and how to use it to manage multiple keys.