Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I would like Pageant to launch at start-up and load the appropriate keys as well as password without me having to be present to supply the password. Is there a way to achieve this on Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2?

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

You must remove the password on the key for this to work.

share|improve this answer
Thanks but does that mean that Pageant doesn't support providing passwords in cleartext? There isn't any documentation that seems to suggest that. – PeanutsMonkey Aug 24 '12 at 0:15
@PeanutsMonkey: Yes, it doesn't support that, because it would defeat the whole point of having a password-encrypted key. You can remove the password and use the Windows built-in EFS encryption instead, though. – grawity Aug 24 '12 at 1:12

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .