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Something has happened to my Windows Powershell, so whenever I open it there is a big long pause and then it says "Could not open a connection to your authentication agent." What is an authentication agent, and why is Powershell trying to open a connection to it?

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This is what worked for me:

Environment: OS: Windows 10 Enterprise x64 Powershell running as administrator

1) Install ps-get: (type in powershell and enter

(new-object Net.WebClient).DownloadString("http://psget.net/GetPsGet.ps1") | iex

2) Then:

Install-Module Posh-Git

3) Start powershell as admin in Bsldevutilities

3.1) Type

ssh-agent

3.2) type

ssh-add c:\users\yourname\.ssh\id_rsa

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