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  • In windows, Jenkins will use the the SSH key of the user it is running as, which is located in the %USERPROFILE%\.ssh folder ( on XP, that would be C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\.ssh, and on 7 it would be C:\Users\USERNAME\.ssh). Therefore, you need to force Jenkins to run as the user that has the SSH key configured. To do that, right click on My Computer, and hit "Manage". Click on "Services". Go to Jenkins, right click, and select  "Properties". Under the "Log On" tab, choose the user Jenkins will run as, and put in the username and password (it requires one). Then restart the Jenkins service by right clicking on Jenkins (in the services window), and hit "Restart".
  • Jenkins does not support passphrases for SSH keys. Therefore, if you set one while running the initial Github configuration, rerun it and don't set one.

Change Log

Version 1.10 (Nov 17, 2014)
  • Avoids NPE in GitHubCommitNotifier.perform (JENKINS-23641)
  • Another NPE in GitHubCommitNotifier (JENKINS-25312)
  • Fixed NoClassDefFoundError when multi-scm plugin is not present
  • Improved error checks in the global configuration page.
Version 1.9.1 (


Jul 16, 2014)
  • Fixed "Github Webhook event of type null is not supported" (JENKINS-23661)