SSH - Pageant (Putty Agent)

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1 - About

Pageant is the SSH authentication agent of PuTTY.

3 - Steps

3.1 - Installation

Pageant:

  • is part of PuTTY installation package.
  • is also included in WinSCP installation package.

You can also download it separately from WinSCP download page.

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3.2 - Add a key

3.2.1 - Manually

  • Login dialog > Tools . Run Pageant
  • Click the Pageant icon in the windows bar with the right mouse button

3.2.2 - At startup

pageant.exe  key1.ppk key2.ppk ...

3.3 - Connection key authentication Parameters

In Winscp

where:

  • Agent forwarding is a mechanism that allows applications on your SSH server machine to talk to pageant (ie on your local/client machine)
  • The key is no more mandatory

3.4 - Authentication from agent

When pageant is active, it will sign you in with your key.

Example with Putty:

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4 - Documentation / Reference

ssh/pageant.txt · Last modified: 2019/01/23 12:44 by gerardnico