Openssh Windows Bad Owner or Permissions

Openssh Windows Bad Owner or Permissions
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Use ssh client from Git instead of Windows inbuilt SSH client. E.g. set VS Code to use C:\Program Files\Git\usr\bin\ssh.exe instead of C:\Windows\System32\OpenSSH\ssh.exe.


  1. In VS Code navigated to [File] -> [Preferences] -> [Settings] -> Search remote.ssh.path
  2. Input C:\Program Files\Git\usr\bin\ssh.exe


  1. Update PATH environment variable to point to Git bin before Windows System32.
  2. Type "env" in Start bar to edit System (or account) environment variables.
  3. Select Path and hit edit.
  4. Add C:\Program Files\Git\usr\bin\ssh.exe to the list and move it to the top of the list.