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 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 ...
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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 ...