Feel tired of retyping your passphrase again and again over endless git push and pull?

Fell exhausted when taking care of security issue while so fussy to remember or copy password in ssh connection?

please just try on this “ssh-agent”

With just some few command makes it efficiency to work with ssh tunnel!
ssh-agent
which startup a agent for you in ssh connection
ssh-add $YOUR_PRIVATE_KEY
this command will automatically scan default private key files named id_rsa or id_dsa some sorts, you can also put your own private key file name here. Then it will ask you to type just once passphrase once for each private key.

After that, you will not being asked to type that anymore. Actually, this passphrase is stored in memory to ensure the access speed and passphrase security.Hence every time logon to your Linux will be required to retype once only.

Remember its high efficiency! Only after using it will you got to know that!

In some situation

It will occur Could not open a connection to your authentication agent, this is because the ssh-add tool can not recognize the right PID that declared by ssh-agent
By execute eval `ssh-agent`
After register the pid of ssh-agent, make it available to connect with ssh-daemon.



Published

11 September 2013

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operation

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