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 keys are available. Have I done something to mess up the default behavior of ssh? Let me know if there's information I can provide that would help answering this question.


Look at this thread on askubuntu.com: Why wont ssh agent save my unencrypted key for later use

It gives the parameters you need to use in bash to wake up ssh-agent on each login.

  • Worked perfectly. For future internet readers, if you're like me, you have a bunch of leftover ssh-agent processes from your previous attempts. "sudo killall ssh-agent" will kill all of them. – nwalke May 20 '12 at 21:34

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