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Supply ssh key without querying agent

In my ssh_config, I set IdentityFile and IdentitiesOnly yes and ForwardAgent no. ssh uses this key but it still queries the agent! But it shouldn't do that; I explicitely supply the key I want. The ...
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Why do In have to add my idenity every time I login manually

I recently switch to Mac from linux (Ubuntu box) and I facing a problem is that everytime I login (reboot) in to Mac I see my ssh-add -l empty This is important because I always have to do add it ...
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ssh-agent on ubuntu rapidly restarts

I am attempting to use ssh-agent on Ubuntu 13.10 so that I will not have to enter my passphrase to unlock a key every time I want to use ssh or git. As you can see below, ssh-agent appears to be ...
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Silence ssh-add

I have a cronjob that runs some tasks, and at the beginning of the script it runs is an ssh-add call ( it doesn't run as the user with the appropriate key so it needs adding, and in future it may well ...
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Always being asked for passphrase

I have set up an RSA keypair using How do I set up SSH so I don't have to type my password? But I keep getting prompted for the passphrase Enter passphrase for key '/var/www/.ssh/id_rsa': ...
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ssh-agent / ssh-add error: could not open a connection to your authentication agent

I type in ssh-agent and get the following back: SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/tmp/ssh-GqdeT074HLRJ/agent.4670; export SSH_AUTH_SOCK; SSH_AGENT_ID=4671; export SSH_AGENT_PID; echo Agent pid 4671; I then type in ...
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emacs tramp working with gnome-keyring-daemon

Right now I have gnome-keyring-daemon set to start at login. If I run emacs -q and then open a file on a server using M-x find-file and then enter a file on a remote server such as ...
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ssh agent forwarding with many identities

I have setup ssh agent forwarding, and I know it works. I also have many keys setup in the agent. The problem is there are so many keys that I get: Received disconnect from XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX: 2: Too ...
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SSH ForwardAgent + multi-Host

I have several Hosts in ~/.ssh/config, and they work fine from local machine, but remote machine doesn't know these Hosts. Host A HostName github.com IdentityFile ~/.ssh/A_rsa Host B ...
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How do I stop ssh-agent from forgetting my password after I login to the screen session from SSH?

I have a screen session open in an lxterminal window. If I SSH somewhere, the first time it happens, an ssh-agent window opens and asks me for my private key passphrase, and after that ssh goes right ...
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Launchd not launching ssh-agent after plist edit

I'm trying to reconfigure my ssh-agent to have a timeout via the -t argument. I edited /System/Library/LaunchAgents/org.openbsd.ssh-agent.plist <array> ...
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keychain/ssh-agent loading only one key

My ~/.profile contains the following: SSHAGENT=/usr/bin/ssh-agent SSHAGENTARGS="-s" if [ -z "$SSH_AUTH_SOCK" -a -x "$SSHAGENT" ]; then eval `$SSHAGENT $SSHAGENTARGS` eval `keychain --eval id_rsa ...
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Is the default time for ssh-add configurable in sshd_config?

Is the default time for ssh-add configurable in sshd_config or does it always have to be added on the command line?
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596 views

Which ssh-agent to connect to when setting SSH_AUTH_SOCK inside screen/tmux?

I am using a variation of the following line: export SSH_AUTH_SOCK=$(find /tmp/ssh-* -name agent.\* -uid $(id -u)|head -n 1) found over at Github. This way I should be able to use my forwarded ...
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How can I retrieve my ssh passphrase from gnome-keyring?

I forgot the passphrase for my ssh private key, but it's still stored in gnome-keyring, so it seems to me that I should be able to recover it. Seahorse lets me recover web site passwords from my ...
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Is it possible to spawn an ssh-agent for a new tmux session?

I've seen lots of hacks for re-establishing contact with a GUI session's SSH agent from within tmux (and screen) sessions. I'm wondering if it's possible to de-couple from the GUI and spawn an ...
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msysgit on the command prompt without bash

I've got mysysgit setup with Tortoise with PuTTY and ssh. From the Tortoise side everything is working I can clone, pull, push, etc. If I drop to a command prompt and run git I see the help screen so ...
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SSH Agent Forwarding Not Working [closed]

SSH Agent Forwarding stopped working for me. Any ideas as to what might be going on? I'm attaching my logs below: Connecting to the server: http://goo.gl/4xxz9 Connecting to github on server: ...
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ssh-agent key timeout with screen or tmux on bastion host

Normally I have ssh-agent running, I ssh to my bastion host then open a tmux session and connect to other boxes through that. Key forwarding works for any sessions that I open from that point ...
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ssh-agent and ssh-add

Does anyone know how to make it so that I don't have to add my keys manually using ssh-add? Every time I log into my Ubuntu server box, I have to start the ssh-agent and then use ssh-add before my ...
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How to use SSH private key to log in without entering passphrase every time on Mac OS X Lion?

I use Mac OS X Lion and login remote hosts via SSH every day. Despite the fact that I use SSH key pair for remote authentication and I don't need to motorize every host's login phrase, it is still ...
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How to change the number of columns on a putty window to more than the screen width?

I am on windows and often have to ssh to linux machines. Though as much as I would love to have an alternate ssh client, none really comes part to Putty. One thing or the other always breaks, even in ...
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ssh-agent on MAC OS X Lion - sometimes it requests ssh password

Terminal V. 2.2.2 Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3 I've followed ipsis verbis the steps here: http://superuser.com/a/8110/72002 This works, BUT, if I restart the machine, it promps for the password again!!! ...
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askpass only for tunneled requests

I'd quite like to have the confirm (ssh-add -c keyfile) behaviour from ssh-agent- but only for requests that are tunneled over ssh (ssh -A richo@somewhere). Is this possible? The manpage seems to ...
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using puttygen generated public keys in unix environment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert .ppk key to OpenSSH key *under Linux*? (unix, here: ubuntu 10.4) I know how to create ssh key pairs in unix (ssh-keygen) and how to do it in windows ...
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ssh-agent is broken after running Meerkat - can connect to git in terminal but not in Tower - no keychain access

My mac running Snow leopard 10.6.8 is having trouble handling it's ssh keys. I could previously access all my git repo's via Tower without an issue. The other day I ran Meerkat to see what it was ...
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Use a specified key from ssh-agent

Along the lines of Tell git which private key to use I would like to use a specific ssh key in a given situation. My problem is that even when I specify '-i something' ssh uses the keys from my ...
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How to make ssh-agent automatically add the key on demand?

I want to run ssh-agent (with maximum lifetime option), but not add any keys at startup, but instead add them on demand. Like first time I login to some server it should ask for passphrase, next time ...
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1answer
378 views

How to use ssh-agent.exe without cygwin for pass-phrase protected private key?

I would like to access a SSH service with pass-phrase protected private key in Windows using ssh-agent.exe. So far I able to utilize ssh-agent.exe by changing environment setting in my home account ...
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Problem with ssh-agent and/or Mac keychain on Mac

tl;dr: I have identities in the ssh-agent. All of those but one gets used; one gets added to agent and keychain when I use it, but then I get prompted for the passphrase again and again, as if the key ...
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What is the disadvantage to having SSH Agent forwarding turned-on globally

My SSH tool (SecureCRT) offers a config option to turn on Agent Forwarding for all SSH sessions. That seems to be helpful to prevent forgetting to enable it when required, but I'm wondering if there ...
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gpg-agent asks for ssh password, although the private key has no password set

I am using gpg-agent to manage my github ssh key. I generate my (private) ssh key via openpgpg2ssh from my private gpg key. Unfortunately, although my private gpg key is not password protected, ...
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Automate Backups over SSH on a Linux Desktop

I currently have a setup which allows me to connect to all computers on my home network via SSH and RSA keys. I'm very security-conscious, so all of my keys are passphrase protected. I'd like to ...
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Can't remove keys from ssh-agent. Even rebooting doesn't help

A short time ago I noticed that there were three keys in my ssh-agent that I could not delete. ssh-add -l showed three keys; I ran ssh-add -D, and was told "All identities removed."; but then an ...
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How, if at all, do SSH keys differ from asymmetric keys used for other purposes?

How, if at all, do SSH keys differ from asymmetric keys used for other purposes, e.g. email signing? I'm prompted to ask this, in part, because on OS X, there are apps available to manage SSH keys ...
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Using the IdentityFile directive in ssh_config when AgentForwarding is in use

Is it possible to specify forwarded keys using the IdentityFile directive in .ssh/config? I ran into this quirk when trying to deploy some code via Capistrano/GIT on our production server. Both my ...
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How do I clear out the ssh-agent entries (on Mac OS X )?

I'm running Mac OS X, and it appears that after SSHing to several machines, using identity files, my 'ssh-agent' builds up a lot of identity / keys and then sometimes offers too many to a ...
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Agent Forwarding Through Different Usernames (Git & Deployment)

This query isn't directly related to Git, but since one of Git's supported transports is SSH, and I'm trying to use agent-forwarding, I thought I would ask for clarification (the man pages have let me ...
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Is SSH Agent Forwarding the right tool for the job/How to setup SSH Agent Forwarding?

I'm trying to find a secure way for multiple people to access a selection of servers without them needing to know the password. After reading this SSH Agent Forwarding seems to be the way to go and ...
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1answer
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How to save ssh identity settings in Snow Leopard?

I'm using ssh settings from my work machine on laptop at home for unattended git repository connection. I've copied private and public keys and use ssh-agent w/ ssh-add identity command. Is there any ...
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How can I get ssh-agent working over ssh and in tmux (on OS X)?

I have a private key set up for my github account, the passphrase to which is, I believe, stored in OS X's keychain. I certainly don't have to type it in when I open a terminal window and enter ssh ...
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How to stick ssh-agent locking to the windows login?

Is it somehow possible to automatically unlock my private keys forr ssh authentication at windows login and (un)lock them when (un)locking my session? Currently I'm using msys' ssh-agent but could ...
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1answer
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How to use ssh-agent (and graphic passphrase dialog) in Kubuntu 10.10?

I have recently switched from Ubuntu to kubuntu, both version 10.10. Unfortunately in KDE the ssh passphrase dialog doesn't work out of the box. Everytime my ssh private key is used I need to enter my ...
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1answer
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Delete key from ssh-agent on Mac OS X 10.6

I'm trying to find a way to delete a single ssh identity from my Mac's ssh-agent, the ssh-add man page states the -d option does Instead of adding identities, removes identities from the agent. If ...
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1answer
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Can I make ssh-agent wait until I use ssh to prompt for a password?

I have ssh-agent set up to automatically start and prompt when I open a terminal window, as is explained here. It gets somewhat annoying though since many times when I open a shell I don't plan on ...
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Remove Mac OS X SSH Passphrase Pop-Up

The ssh-agent on my Mac causes a pop-up for certain hosts: [me@my-laptop]$ ssh cargo2 Last login: Tue Aug 3 09:26:43 2010 from trainwreck.arlut.utexas.edu [me@cargo2]$ But for other hosts: ...
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Extra configuration required for ssh-agent forwarding?

This guide does a great job explaining how ssh-agent works across multiple systems. I'd like to get forwarding set up as it is in the last set of diagrams, but I'm having trouble tracking down the ...
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3answers
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Is it OK to put my password protected private key on the company lan?

I often have to use computers other than my own while at work, and it would be convenient to fire up pagent with my private key. Is it OK to put my passworded private key in a semi-trusted space?
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How can I forward a gpg key via ssh-agent?

I can use the ssh configuration file to enable the forwarding of ssh keys added to ssh-agent. How can I do the same with gpg keys?
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Linux- passwordless ssh from system (root) script

What's the easiest way to have a system script (running as root) execute remote commands over ssh? I've written some scripts that execute commands remotely via ssh, and they work great when I run ...