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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ssh-agent forgets ssh keys

I try to use ssh-agent for passwordless authentication. However after adding my keys with ssh-add the passwords are only remembered for the session. The ssh-agent is started by gdm along with ...
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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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How to use 'Keychain Access.app' to manage ssh keys with a single ssh-agent?

I don't want to type the passphrase to decrypt my private ssh key every time I use it, but I do want to type it occasionally so I won't forget it. The first time I'm using ssh since restarting or ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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Trouble implementing ssh-agent forwarding across ssh and then su

I've got a web server with a dedicated unprivileged user who runs the apache instance on the box. The php code for the app the web server runs is in a private github repo that I occasionally need to ...
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SSh-Agent Bash and Eval and Env

I have been reading about how ssh-agent works and how it relates to the shell environment. I understand why we do eval ssh-agent now (usually in /etc/profile), it makes logical sense. However the ...
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tmux: Cannot SSH from inside tmux, even though I have agent-forwarding (ssh -A) on [duplicate]

So I have keys to some servers stored locally on my MacBook, but I work from inside a Virtual Machine a considerable amount of time, so I SSH to the VM with ssh -A. This allows me to SSH to servers ...
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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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How to automatically add a protected key to ssh-agent on startup?

I am using gdm to start awesome wm via .xinitrc. I like awesomes usability and gnomes integrity and so far most of the startup programs work fine but i am fighting with ssh-agent. When starting gnome ...
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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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Filezilla on Mac: SFTP with passwordless authentication?

I am trying to follow the instructions here for OSX http://wiki.filezilla-project.org/Howto I can successfully ssh to the target server with no username/password (OSX picks up my certificates from ...