I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 where I have set up an SSH key to be used with Git. On one of the first prompts when I used the key I checked the option to stop asking me for the SSH password when my user is logged in. I want to revert on that choice so that I will be again prompted for the SSH password.


In case git is using ssh-agent (I am guessing a bit here), you would have to issue the command

ssh-add -D

to make it forget cached credentials for all your private keys. Those credentials would have been forgotten after a reboot of the system as well.

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  • I tried that, but it did not work out. – Adam Payne Jun 13 '18 at 7:18

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