Ansible Tower Returns 'Loading Key: Invalid Format' Error When Using ECDSA SSH Key Generated on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

When using an ECDSA ssh key that was generated by openssl-1.0.1e on RHEL6 in Ansible Tower, the job will fail and return the following error:

Error loading key "/tmp/awx_2_DrcguT/credential_2": invalid format

Environment

  • openssl-1.0.1e
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Ansible Tower >= 3.1.x

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