SSH - Authentication Agent

> SSH (Secure Shell) - Remote Access

1 - About

An authentication agent is a component of the public key authentication scheme that permits you to be authenticated op basis of a key file.

It is a background process that stores your private keys in memory, already decoded. (an encrypted key will be first decoded). You can then use them often without needing to type a passphrase.


3 - Management

3.1 - List

3.2 - Start

For windows:

  • Cmder integration: If you want to run SSH agent on cmder startup, include the line @call “%GIT_INSTALL_ROOT%/cmd/start-ssh-agent.cmd” in %CMDER_ROOT%/config/user_profile.cmd Cmder