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How to explicitly pop up the dialog to enter passphrase for SSH key?

I have a private SSH key which I use to login to remote server. When I start ssh my.server command in GNOME terminal, a dialog box pops up to enter the passphrase to unlock the key (see below - it's ...
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How can I reinitialize ssh-agent through a remote login after rebooting?

My work computer runs Ubuntu 19.10 and has an ssh-agent setup for password-free connections to some other systems. It was rebooted and now the scripts that relied on not getting password prompts are ...
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SSH Key Registration Not Preventing Prompting of Password

I recently switched from Ubuntu 19.10 to Kubuntu 19.10. Ever since doing so, servers I ssh to always prompt me for password, even though I've used ssh-copy-id to register my public ssh key with those ...
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How to achieve perstistence with ssh keys using ssh-add

I'm trying to make my ssh keys permanent. I tend to use crazy passwords and typing it in every time destroys workflow. I have two keys, one with to a remote server and one for github. I would like to ...
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ssh-agent not working in Kubuntu 19.04

I freshly installed Kubuntu 19.04 but I used my old home folder from Linux Mint. .bashrc and .profile are Kubuntu versions. When using ssh, I everytime need to type my pass phrase. I can manually ...
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Why I have to command “source virtualenvwrapper.sh” every time I open a new Terminal for use workon?

I want to use virtualenvwrapper. But when I close a terminal then open a new one, I have to command "source virtualenvwrapper.sh" again then I can use workon.
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How can I mount a remote drive that I can only access via SSH agent forwarding? [duplicate]

I apologize if the question title is unclear. To clarify, I have to SSH into server1 and then SSH from there into server2. Server2 is where the folder I need to mount is located. I've tried setting ...
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ssh agent with loaded key shared across multiple terminal windows

I wonder how is it safe if I open terminal and add a key using ssh-add private-key-file, and all my other terminals share the same key loaded if I check with ssh-add -l. I'm afraid what if I download ...
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Permission denied to access public ssh key

I can't add my ssh public key to the ssh-agent and my ssh folder is odd I believe.here is a screenshot
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ssh-add -l Error connecting to agent: Connection refused

I'm using Ubuntu 18 on Windows Bash When i launch Ubuntu I can ssh-add without any problem. Then I connect to a remote server ssh user@address The ForwardAgent doesn't work (git pull, for example ...
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SSH Key Requires A Password Through SSH But Not Through Client [duplicate]

The issue that is occurring is the following; I was given an ssh key (specifically a .ppk file for an AWS server). When I try to use the key through shell, I get prompted for a password; i.e. ssh -i ~...
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WSL Ubuntu 18.04 Install SSH key forwarding Issue

I recently updated my WSL Ubuntu install to the 18.04 version available through the Microsoft Store. After the install I ran into issued with the SSH client and the ability to forward keys. So the ...
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ssh-agent does not autostart from .bashrc after update to 18.04

I have Ubuntu with XFCE for several years. When it was 16.04 I configured the autostart of ssh-agent in my .bashrc as follows: # Set up ssh-agent SSH_ENV="$HOME/.ssh/environment" function ...
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How to use normal ssh-agent on 18.04?

I am using an 18.04 installation that has been upgraded from 17.10. When it was on 17.10, I pulled the GNOME SSH/GPG agent out, in favour of using the standard, command-line SSH agent. I wrote up the ...
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ssh-agent won't start (even with eval ` `)

I'm pulling my hair out on an ssh-agent issue.. I run a VPS under Ubuntu 16.04 and I setup a private/public key to be able to pull code from my Bitbucket repo. I initialized the repo, it all seemed ...
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how to use ssh agent forwarding

I have three systems , a client that only install ssh client and server_1 and server_2 . im using ssh public authentication and i can ssh from client to both server_1 and server_2. i saved same pub ...
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What did Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) do to my ssh-agent?

I just upgraded my Ubuntu 16.10 install to Ubuntu 17.04 and have found that I no longer have a working ssh-agent: $ ssh-add my_rsa_key Error connecting to agent: No such file or directory $ Upon ...
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What could be the reason, that private keys are not unlocked?

Since I updated to Ubuntu 17.10 a while ago, my private keys – the which I use for example to access my server via ssh – are not unlocked programmatically after login anymore. My understanding is, ...
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How to fix “ssh-agent refused operation” on Ubuntu 17.10?

I installed Ubuntu 17.10 on a machine and created an ssh key. However I am not able to use the gnome keyring to unlock this ssh key, I always get the following error message when trying to connect via ...
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ssh-add fails when using ed25519 keys [duplicate]

I've been upgrading my ssh keys on all my machines, and came across a bit of weirdness with ssh-add. If I create an ed25519 key and then try to ssh-add it fails. If I take the original rsa key, and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 (linaro) seahorse (gnome keyring) fails to store unlock passphrase of ssh key

I have a hard time telling seahorse 3.10.2 to store the unlock passphrase for my ssh key. With Ubuntu 10.04 one had to invoke the following command: /usr/lib/seahorse/seahorse-ssh-askpass id_rsa ...
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scp not working when my ssh is working perfectly

I am having issues in scp a file to another user: scp filename USERNAME@192.168.0.1:~/path/to/directory I only get the below line, but scp doesn't happen: SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/tmp/ssh-KjEHW3vNQqjE/agent....
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Use gnome-keyring as ssh agent instead of openssh

I want to use gnome-keyring in KDE to provide access to ssh passphrases. It is unlocked properly on login and the ssh agent socket is there. My problem is that the openSSH ssh-agent shadows this. ...
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keychain vs ssh-ident [closed]

I'm considering using a tool to setup my ssh-agent environment so I only need to enter my ssh key once. What are the advantages and disadvantages of ssh-ident compared to keychain?
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Switch to openssh-agent

My problem is to get ssh-agent instead of gnome-keyring up and running on a fresh installation of Ubuntu 16.10. $ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: ...
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Is there a way to remove all the ssh keys added to ssh-agent when the user locks the system?

I have a bunch of keys added to the ssh-agent, keys to servers, repositories, etc. Is there a way to remove all the ssh keys added to ssh-agent when the user locks the system? My system right now is ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 ssh-add without ssh-agent?

I have configured ssh-agent on many older Ubuntu installations, but today, on my new Ubuntu 16.04 setup, I realized that ssh-add has been working, but I never configured my system to run ssh-agent! ...
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SSH agent forwarding failed on ubuntu 16.04 with error 'sign_and_send_pubkey: signing failed: agent refused operation'

Am trying to use ssh agent forwarding on Ubuntu 16.04 by first making sure the agent is running with the command ssh-agent -s then adding identities with ssh-add and ssh-add -c my_key.pem then ...
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Why do ssh operations always ask for passphrase? (with ed25519)

I just updated my ssh key and added a passphrase, however it constantly nags me for it now, such as when I do a git (or mercurial hg) push. ssh-agent is running: xxx 1303 1118 0 09:16 ? 00:00:00 ...
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Set Up SSH Agent for git

I don't want to enter my ssh password every time I do git push or git pull to/from a remote repository I access via ssh (login via user name and password). ssh-agent git config --global credential....
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ssh key forwarding not working under i3wm

I recently switched from the regular Lubuntu LXDE/openbox to the i3 window manager under Lubuntu 16.04. In either environment I can ssh with authentication forwarding activated into another machine ...
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Solved. Lubuntu 14.04.4 ssh-agent configuration: what I am missing

There are many questions around regarding ssh-agent, but none of the situations described seems to correspond to my problem. First, I am using Lubuntu 14.04.4. I have followed the instructions (...
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ssh-add permanently a key without asking passphrase

I have a private key with a passphrase And I have 2 computers running Ubuntu 14.04 On the first I added the key using ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa It asked me the passphrase, and it was added permanently. ...
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Why isn't my keyring in Ubuntu working?

I have encrypted my id_rsa with a password. I think Ubuntu has a keyring system which prevents me from inputting password every time I have to use id_rsa, like git push. Sometimes I don't need to type ...
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Is it possible to keep added ssh keys in ssh-agent after reboot? (using keychain)

Is it possible to keep added ssh keys in ssh-agent after reboot? As I figure out we use keychain to make ssh-agent keep running between logins, Am I right? so, is there anyway to keeps password ...
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Use sshfs with ssh-agent and/or kwallet

I am using sshfs with a password protected key pair to mount a remote folder using a shell script. I am also using ssh in that script. Every time I start the shell script I get a password request on ...
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Why does ssh prompt me every time for the passphrase when ssh-agent is running?

After reinstalling Lubuntu Vivid Vervet on my computer, whenever I try to ssh into something, it asks for my passphrase. Before the reinstall, it would give me a graphical prompt for my passphrase if ...
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Can't get rid of Gnome SSH Agent

When I type in a terminal git -T git@github.com the dialog with the title "Unlock private key" appears with password entry field. I guess it is Gnome Keyring SSH Agent, and I would like not to use it ...
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Why can't I interact with my ssh-agent? (e.g. ssh-add -D doesn't work)

On my Kubuntu 14.04 system I'm trying to manage keys with my SSH agent, but somehow it appears to ignore my ssh-add commands. Look at this below and you'll see what I mean. List the current keys ⟫ ...
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Pac ssh manager on Ubuntu 14.04 does not work

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. For ssh, I am using pac manger. It was working perfectly on Ubuntu 12.04 but after upgrading to 14.04 pac does not work. When I run it from the terminal it says: Can't locate ...
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Unable to connect to running ssh-agent

I connect to a long-running screen session on Ubuntu 12.04 server, and use that as a jump box for other things I connect to. As a result, I want a long-running ssh-agent on that machine. To that end, ...
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xubuntu: stop gnome-keyring-daemon from impersonating ssh-agent

I want to use the real ssh-agent instead of gnome-keyring in xubuntu. I followed the steps from http://dtek.net/blog/how-stop-gnome-keyring-clobbering-opensshs-ssh-agent-ubuntu-1204, but gnome keyring ...
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How to set up ssh-agent

I have set up ssh-agent. The problem is, it stills asks for a pass-phrase every time! How do I set it up to only ask for a pass-phrase once? It would be best if it only asked when it was first needed, ...
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How to avoid typing ssh-add everytime

I read and followed some online documentation on how to set up a ssh-agent so that I don't need to type in password every time I ssh to a remote machine. However, with the help of ssh-agent, I still ...
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Where is ssh-agent started?

ssh-agent is running but it is not started in any of these files: lightdm-session profile bashrc I have a recollection of seeing the ssh-agent initialization shell routine somewhere on ubuntu, ...
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ssh-add command does not add my identity to ssh-agent

I just installed ubuntu 13.10 and I was about to add my identity to my ssh-agent so I open up a Terminal and did this bjorgvin@buntu:~$ ssh-add -l The agent has no identities. bjorgvin@buntu:~$ ssh-...
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ssh-agent running but not working when logged in using PuTTY

When I am using the terminal directly on the machine running Ubuntu 13.04 ssh-add works fine using the process: /usr/bin/ssh-agent /usr/bin/dbus-launch --exit-with-session /usr/bin/im-launch gnome-...
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Despite ssh-agent, TortoiseHG keeps asking for the passphrase

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and TortoiseHG to access repositories in Bitbucket. I use ssh keys for authentication. I run: ssh-agent then ssh-add and enter my passphrase. I can now use Mercurial and ...
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Automating duplicity backups using cron

How do I automate duplicity backups using cron using gpg encryption and the ssh backend?
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ssh-agent not accessible within a schroot

I'm using an schroot to do some builds of deployment packages, and there's a lot of to and fro between the host and the schroot environments. Within the schroot the ssh-agent doesn't seem to be ...