SSH-agent is an utility which offers a secure way of storing the passphrase of the private key used in SSH connections

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Make SSH_AUTH_SOCK be the same file every time

I need to be able to make ssh-agent use the same file for it's socket every time I log in. Currently it uses a random file in a temp folder, and this is causing issues for a systemd service in ...
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How do I undo an ssh-add on a forwarded identity to access github?

I'm currently trying to access GitHub to clone a repository with SSH. However, when I enter the url to clone, the server hangs after Initialized empty Git repository in /export/home/nathan/myrepo, ...
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ssh-agent running with i3wm keeps promting for password at each git push

I have installed Debian testing with i3wm, using SDDM (Simple Desktop Display Manager) to start it. In the i3 workspace, I could find the ssh-agent process already started. However, I still am being ...
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su - Automatically unlock ssh key

On Linux there exists a tool - I believe it is ssh-agent - that can automatically unlock one's ssh key, so that when using git to fetch from a remote repository it will automatically use ones unlocked ...
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GPG agent dying after 20-30 min with use of YubiKey. Can someone help me debug it?

I have set up my YubiKey NEO to use GPG. I am mostly using it for SSH. But the problem is every 20-30 min I have to kill gpg-agent and restart it because the key stops working. The only clue I have is ...
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Running the output of `ssh-agent` in fish; what does `setenv` do?

When I want to start (or restart) ssh-agent, it gives me a few commands that I should run by doing eval $(ssh-agent). Of course this fails for fish, since it gives syntax for bash or csh. The ...
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libssh2 - Agent Forwarding not working

I am using libssh2 library to ssh connections in my mobile application. Here I want to use Agent Forwarding support. I have followed same procedure as they have provided in example here LibSSH2 Agent ...
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SSH Agent loses identity while restart machine

After creating keys with name id_rsa at it's default location. I am adding identity to SSH agent with command ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa, It's adding successfully. I can SSH without entering pass phrase ...
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force SSH (on client) to ask for password (Xubuntu)

Please, how do I configure the SSH-asking-password politics? I am using hibernate a lot on my laptop. The problem is that when I resume and make a SSH connection which I had already done in the ...
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How to do SSH agent forwarding on Mac terminal?

I have checked many tutorials regarding this but not getting clearly. As per tuts, there are two way to configure for agent forwarding in your config file ~/.ssh/config set Host example.com ...
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ssh-agent fails to remember password

ssh me@server eval $(ssh-agent); set | grep SSH_A SSH_AGENT_PID=19216 SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/tmp/ssh-CYiyq19215/agent.19215 ssh-add Enter passphrase for /home/me/.ssh/id_rsa: Identity added: ...
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SSH agent forwarding in Vagrant

My workflow consists of running at least two Vagrant VMs at the same time - one of them acts as a web server running the application and the other is used for local development (vagrant ssh => ...
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Why is my ssh-agent dying shortly after being started by xinit?

I'm starting i3 window manager using xinit and xsession. My .xinitrc ends with this line: /etc/X11/Xsession /usr/bin/i3 And ssh-agent is started automatically by Xsession: # ...
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SSH agent forwarding is not working

My SSH agent forwarding is not working. The answer from this question is quite old and the answer is conflicting with the comments. Can we have an updated answer please? Basically I can SSH from ...
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SSH automatic login works but showing error after logging in. What does that mean?

$ssh -v server_name OpenSSH_3.9p1, OpenSSL 0.9.7a Feb 19 2003 debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config debug1: Applying options for * debug1: Connecting to server_name [IP_ADDRESS] port ...
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ssh-add issue Could not open a connection to your authentication agent

I'm having a little issue with my ssh-agent. Indeed I can't make it work and I don't understand why. This is the console's output : http://hpics.li/807f3fe I'm sure that ssh agent is running. For ...
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ssh-agent installed with git 1.9.5 faults

I am getting a fault when running ssh-agent from windows 7. I think it could be a permission issue, though UAC is off. ssh-agent.exe SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/tmp/ssh-vDq8tk2Qlatv/agent.10256; export ...
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Usage of ssh-agent with signed SSH keys

My ssh-agent doesn't want to store my credentials for Signed SSH key when connecting to a SSH server that use a SSH CA. I mean, each time i try to logon it ask me for the passphrase of the certified ...
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ssh-add -D deletes keys on originating host

I have an ssh-agent running on my macbook. I use ssh -A and carry the keys forward to my redhat box. The thing that surprises me though is that when I do a 'ssh-add -D' on the redhat box, the keys ...
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ant <scp> support for ssh-agent

I have an existing build.properties file that uses scp like this: <scp todir="${linux.user}@${linux.site}:@{todir}" keyfile="${ssh.keyfile}" passphrase="${ssh.passphrase}" trust="yes" ...
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SSH Agent Forwarding not working even when using `ssh -A`

First of all, I've checked all the following Agent Forwarding not working Extra configuration required for ssh-agent forwarding? SSH Agent Forwarding Not Working ...
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Use private keys only from ssh-agent, avoiding “Too many authentication failures”

I store all my private keys encrypted in encfs file. I mount (decrypt) encfs file to folder, add all private keys to ssh-agent with a lifetime flag and unmount folder. In this case my private key ...
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ssh agent forwarding failing at 6 keys

My client is mac os x 10.9.5. I have a bastion host (linux) that I am ssh'ng into. I have agent forwarding working so I can ssh to the bastion host and then ssh into another machine without having ...
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ssh-agent/ssh-add - how can I force confirmation by default?

I use ssh forwarding alot and I'm concerned about "agent hijacking", so, I like to use -c option when calling ssh-add, which enforces confirmation on every key usage. How can I turn the confirmations ...
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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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ssh-agent running differently on two VMs

I have two openSUSE 13.1 VMs. Both have been set up to run ssh-agent and ssh-add when KDE loads up. This is done via the .bash_profile file using the following code: # Load SSH agent ...
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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 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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Why does “ssh-agent && ssh-add” only work once?

Have a look at the following shell session: niklas@llw ~ % ssh-agent && ssh-add SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/tmp/ssh-ZzWYJAmK8809/agent.8809; export SSH_AUTH_SOCK; SSH_AGENT_PID=8810; export SSH_AGENT_PID; ...
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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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Is it possible to have zsh+keychain+tmux not ask for keys?

I'm using tmux and zsh, and I've recently been learning about ssh-agent and keychain. From the manpage for zsh, it says that it will source .zlogin only if the shell is, well, a login shell. ...
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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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openssh in Windows 7, run ssh-add once for all cmd instances

I have installed openSSH as part of the latest cygwin distribution. My goal is to use the ssh-agent from native window console (cmd) in order to login passwordless in a various number of Linux ...
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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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Git — SSH Agent not working

The back story -- I've been using Git on this computer (Windows XP) for about 8 months with no problem. Suddenly, last week, it is no longer asking me for my username and password when I start Git up. ...
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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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Make `ssh-agent` use the terminal, not an X app

The ssh-agent X app is irritating. I use a password manager and long random passwords. The password manager (pwsafe) puts the password into the clipboard (using secure ram), so it isn't displayed or ...