I recently had the issue against my on premise Azure DevOps server, that the clone via ssh would fail with the message:
PS C:\Users\goa> git clone ssh://devops.example.com:22/GoaSystems/Java/_git/my.java.project %SERPROFILE%\workspaces\java\my.java.project Unable to negotiate with 184.108.40.206 port 22: no matching host key type found. Their offer: ssh-rsa fatal: Could not read from remote repository. Please make sure you have the correct access rights and the repository exists.
The error can look different depending on if you already have a configuration file for SSH or not. But in any case, if a error is thrown, it is likely that the keys are the culprit. Fortunately this is easy to solve. Create the following file
and add the following content.
Host devops.example.com User git PubkeyAcceptedAlgorithms +ssh-rsa HostkeyAlgorithms +ssh-rsa AddressFamily inet
Modify it of course with your specifications (i.e. hostname).
One could ask why “AddressFamily inet”. Well, shame on me, I don’t have IPv6 not properly set up due to a lack of understanding. So now I rely on IPv4 (what this line configures) in order to not have to wait for a timeout every time I’d like to clone something.