I am on Linux (arch), trying to configure Spring Cloud Config following this tutorial with a private bitbucket git repository using an ssh key, but I keep getting the error:
Servlet.service() for servlet [dispatcherServlet] in context with path  threw exception
[Request processing failed; nested exception is java.lang.IllegalStateException: Cannot
clone or checkout repository] with root cause com.jcraft.jsch.JSchException: Auth fail
If you don’t use HTTPS and user credentials, SSH should also work out of the box when you store keys in the default directories (~/.ssh) and the uri points to an SSH location, e.g. "email@example.com:configuration/cloud-configuration". It is important that all keys in ~/.ssh/known_hosts are in "ssh-rsa" format. The new "ecdsa-sha2-nistp256" format is NOT supported. The repository is accessed using JGit, so any documentation you find on that should be applicable. HTTPS proxy settings can be set in ~/.git/config or in the same way as for any other JVM process via system properties (-Dhttps.proxyHost and -Dhttps.proxyPort).
ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -C "firstname.lastname@example.org"
Finally made it work!
this question: How to use a custom ssh key location with Spring Cloud Config pointed me in the right direction. I debugged the
JschConfigSessionFactory class and found out that when the username and password are not provided it fetches configuration from the default config file in
Therefore, all I had to do was add the following to my ~/.ssh/config file:
Host bitbucket.org User TarekSaid Hostname bitbucket.org PreferredAuthentications publickey IdentitiesOnly yes IdentityFile ~/.ssh/bitbucket_rsa
Now it's working.