Questions tagged [ssh-agent]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Adding a key with “ssh-add” works but passing it with “-i” doesn't

I have a case like follows: ssh -J${some-jump-host} -i some-key.pem opc@${some-ip} which does not ask for the key password for some-key.pem but directly fail as it is not authenticated. However, if ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

ssh-agent not persistent after some amount of time (no reboot)

I am using Suse 12 on VM, it is left running and never off/rebooted. I use TCSH and would call > eval 'ssh-agent -c' > ssh-add > <put passphrase here> And then ssh login to servers/...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Windows 10 ssh-agent don't want password after system restart

I've activated ssh-agent service on my Windows 10 machine and set it to start automatically at boot. Next, I've added my ssh keys to agent using ssh-add and during this process ssh-agent asked for ...
0
votes
0answers
52 views

Unable to get keychain (funtoo) to work with Centos 6

I recently set up key based ssh authentication for my workstation to a test server I have. The key based authentication works fine and I am able to log in just by entering a passphrase. In a quest ...
0
votes
0answers
71 views

ssh-agent forwarding through proxy locks up ssh connection

So I have a weird ssh problem with agent fowarding I'm trying to debug. I have a number of machines inside a firewall I can access via proxy, or directly if I'm connected inside the firewall. ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

ssh agent does not create ssh-askpass file

I'm on arch linux and I'm using ksshaskpass as an ssh helper. I'm trying to set up SSH keys for pushing to git. After creating an SSH key and adding it with ssh-add, I go to use it with visual studio ...
0
votes
2answers
398 views

Ssh through bastion host (jump host)

Can somebody give me a one liner ssh command which can connect to remote host through bastion host (jump host). I am not interested in updating ssh config. I have tried below command but didn't work. ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

SSH key password only asked for once

I have created a public/private key pair and logged into my server with it. I have also copied it to the server under a user. It asked me for the password when logging in the first time but it doesn't ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

How to avoid neccessity to re-enter password during schell script execution

I am working on a shell script performing recurring tasks of git commit git push mvn release:prepare mvn release:perform in a couple of paths of a JAVA software project. Now each of these commands ...
0
votes
1answer
130 views

how to identify the connected client pid/tty from inside tmux

I'm using a long running tmux session on my workstation. Sometimes I have to connect to this workstation by ssh from my laptop. I take my ssh private key stored on a YubiKey with me. Means the Yubikey ...
0
votes
0answers
248 views

`Permission denied (publickey)` when key is added to SSH-Agent via Bash script

On both my mobile device and Raspberry Pi (coincidentally AArch and ARM CPUs respectively), ssh-agent is not loaded by default. I first have to start the ssh-agent: eval `ssh-agent -s` I then ...
1
vote
0answers
19 views

How to fix my ssh key not being forwarded to a specific server

I have a local host L and two remote servers S0 and S2. I can get ssh keys to be forwarded to S0 but not to S2. What's going wrong? See below for details: L = dev29 S0 = testserver0 S2 = testserver2 ...
0
votes
1answer
87 views

ssh-agent keeps asking for password

I am trying to use ssh-agent to not have to type in my password every time I use an SSH key. I am following the instructions / guides but I still am asked every time for the password - how is this ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Extend/reset ssh-agent timeout without adding the key

Is there a way to extend/reset ssh-agent key timeout for a particular key (perhaps identified by the fingerprint) without adding/loading that key again? Usecase: keep a passphrase-protected key in ...
0
votes
0answers
1k views

Visual Studio Code Remote-SSH Windows 10 ssh-agent.exe issue

I installed the Remote-SSH add-on in VS code. I was able to connect to my server which uses key encrypted login with a passphrase. This included using Windows 10 ssh-agent as described here: https:/...
0
votes
1answer
907 views

Why must I use $(“ssh-agent”) everytime I want to pull/push from a git remote repository?

Each time I want to pull or push to a remote Gitlab repository, it gives me the following error: **> sign_and_send_pubkey: signing failed: agent refused operation Permission denied (publickey). ...
0
votes
1answer
118 views

Prompted for key password when key is in ssh-agent

In an old shell session, the number of ssh keys in ssh-agent tends to be large enough to fail authentication with the server, simply because the client just throws keys at it, FIFO fashion. It seems ...
10
votes
3answers
58k views

ssh: Error loading key “./id_rsa”: invalid format

For some reason one of my ssh keys "just broke" - it just stopped working: $ ssh-add ./id_rsa Error loading key "./id_rsa": invalid format Copying the key inside a clean VM, the key does work. Even ...
1
vote
0answers
459 views

Could not open a connection to your authentication agent. Agent is running, has keys, and is forwarded

My configuration for accessing parts of my cloud have seemingly failed, and I can not seem to understand what is going wrong. My SSH agent is running, my private key has been added, and I've ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Avoid using remote identity file when using ssh on remote server [duplicate]

I'm connected to serverA with SSH. I have one identity file on my local computer, which I use to authenticate to serverA, and one identity file on serverA which I use when I'm at that computer ...
1
vote
1answer
927 views

SSH login hangs in MacOS Sierra but not in Linux environment

The command below hangs when I attempt to connect to SSH server from Mac OS client. However, it works perfectly fine in Linux env. $ ssh -vvv master@172.18.0.2 -p 22 OpenSSH_7.4p1, LibreSSL 2.5.0 ...
0
votes
0answers
123 views

Have gpg-agent start with ssh key file when available, falling back to gpg keys?

On linux (Fedora) using bash, I have setup the GnuPG gpg-agent to act as the ssh-agent successfully. When authenticating over ssh, the agent tries the gpg keys first then falls back to the ssh keyfile ...
2
votes
1answer
624 views

ssh-agent rendered unusable after single use

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 on WSL (Windows 10 1803, Build 17134.112), and lately I've noticed an issue with ssh-agent. When I start up a shell, before connecting to anything over SSH, I first call ssh-...
2
votes
0answers
427 views

Globally set environment variables for gpg-agent in MacOS High Sierra

I want to use gpg-agent instead of ssh-agent in MacOS High Sierra. To achieve this I need to set globally two environment variables: GPG_TTY=$(tty) SSH_AUTH_SOCK=${HOME}/.gnupg/S.gpg-agent.ssh This ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

How to automatically close the ssh-agent along with closing Cygwin?

I am on Windows 10 Pro. I have added the following lines to my Cygwin (fully up-to-date) ~/.bashrc file: eval $(ssh-agent) > /dev/null ssh-add > /dev/null 2>&1 in order for me not to ...
0
votes
1answer
203 views

How do I get ssh to use only one key from ssh-agent?

I need to use two different ssh keys when connecting to the same host. The machine I need to use to connect (because of ip address restrictions) is not the machine where the ssh keys are stored, so I ...
0
votes
1answer
905 views

Predefine unix socket path for ssh-agent

I have an application which creates an x-session, the problem I'm having is with ssh-agent. Lets say I have created a unix socket, and then create x-session(in this session ssh-agent is launched). ...
0
votes
1answer
258 views

ssh-agent only works as command and not in a script in macOS

I have a Mac with macOS 10.11.6 and had the problem that when I connect through ssh to a server the password (for the private key) was not saved, I had to type it each login. So I found this solution ...
2
votes
2answers
8k views

ssh-agent reset in Windows Subsystem for linux (WSL)

I am trying to use ssh-agent under WSL but the SSH params are wiped after the script is run From .bashrc (cut down version) eval $(ssh-agent) ssh-add ssh-add -l echo "SSH_AGENT_PID is" $...
2
votes
1answer
6k views

Windows 10 Linux subsystem ssh-agent not persisting added identities

I have started using my Windows 10 for Rails development and am using Linux subsystem for the same. Recently I faced an issue connecting to a remote machine via SSH from the terminal. The public key ...
1
vote
1answer
831 views

PHP shell_exec ssh-add ssh-agent could not open connection to authentication agent

I did this shell_exec('eval "$(ssh-agent -s)" 2>&1'); shell_exec('ssh-add /opt/.ssh/id_rsa 2>&1'); and still getting error connecting to authentication agent. The first line ...
2
votes
1answer
427 views

ssh not using agent-forwarded keys

I ssh from local to X, and I would like to ssh from X to Y using password-protected RSA keys, with all my private keys being stored on local. However, local> ssh -A X X> ssh Y Received ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Installing SSH private key on FreeNAS for outgoing SSH/rsync

I am attempting to establish an outgoing SSH session from my FreeNAS to my web server. My hosting service requires RSA keys for SSH access. I have generated keys with ssh-keygen -t rsa, and have ...
5
votes
2answers
10k views

SSH Agent Setup on Windows with cygwin

I've created this question just as a reminder for me since I usually do the setup of an SSH agent only once every few years. So, how can one setup an SSH agent under Windows, assuming the usage of a ...
1
vote
1answer
188 views

Unlocking private SSH key (with Cygwin/X11) when there is no local shell involved?

I have installed Cygwin/X11, including openssh. I have set up a public / private key pair. I have installed the public key in ~/.ssh/authorized_keys of RemoteHost. I have configured Cygwin/X11 (via ~/...
20
votes
2answers
15k views

Save identities added by ssh-add so they persist

I recently setup openssh so I could use it with git. In the process of setting it up (as per this article) I ran the commands: $ eval "$(ssh-agent -s)" $ ssh-add ~/.ssh/<name of key> Some ...
0
votes
1answer
168 views

ssh-agent never forgets private keys

When using ssh with an encrypted private key for authentication, I never have to enter the passphrase (except probably once, can't remember). I noticed I'm running ssh-agent - which I don't remember ...
4
votes
1answer
4k views

ssh-agent service stop starting at login on Mac OS 10.11

I'm currently facing a little issue about the ssh-agent service. I rebooted my computer today after removing a Boot Camp partition. Since then, ssh-agent no longer starts automatically at login. I ...
0
votes
1answer
69 views

How can I make SSH only use keys provided by ssh-agent?

I need ssh to only use keys provided by ssh-agent, and ignore any identity files in ~/.ssh. What's the best way to do that? Background: I need to authenticate against a Git server via SSH. I have a ~/...
2
votes
1answer
688 views

Keeping ssh-agent running after closing the console

I'm using cmder (ConEmu) as my terminal. My default shell is zsh. I've tried the ssh-agent plugin for zsh, I've tried keychain and I've tried starting ssh-agent manually. No matter what I do, the ssh-...
1
vote
0answers
422 views

SSH Key only working with ssh agent

I just created a set of SSH keys and used ssh-copy-id to copy it on to a remote server. Upon trying to connect via ssh I got the error sign_and_send_pubkey: signing failed: agent refused ...
0
votes
1answer
278 views

SSH-Key does not get unlocked even with ssh-add

I'm very confused. Every manual I read the last 15 minutes tells me this should work but it does not: $ ssh-agent -s SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/tmp/ssh-syXn9Tk09V9P/agent.16332; export SSH_AUTH_SOCK; ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

SSH multi-hop via config file

I would like to login to a remote server by executing sth. like ssh remoteServer. The remote server can only be reached via a login server (which there are two of). There are two routes I would like ...
1
vote
1answer
40 views

Using the key of a computer that I connected to via SSH?

I currently have a system where I'm using a desktop to connect to a gateway and then to multiple servers from there. The ssh key of my desktop is in the gateway and the other servers, and I'm running ...
2
votes
1answer
6k views

SSH - is this the correct way to forward agent?

I have checked many results but not getting exactly that what I am doing for agent forwarding is correct or not. Please advice. I have followed this two links Github unixwiz What I am doing is: ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Yet another “ssh agent forwarding not working”

I can ssh from hostA to hostB and from hostA to hostC using keys loaded into ssh-agent without any problems. However, if I do ssh -A hostB from hostA, then try ssh hostC from hostB, public key ...
-1
votes
1answer
211 views

SSH ForwardAgent access to github isn't working

I am working in a team with two other guys. We all have access to a server with our personal SSH keys and we can directly login to the server. We are using ForwardAgent, more specifically all three of ...
1
vote
1answer
457 views

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 vagrant....
3
votes
1answer
940 views

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, ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...