I use a password-protected ssh key (RSA). That means that I need to type the password to decipher the key before using it.
I noticed that on some computers, I don’t need to type the pass of my ssh key each time I need to use it.
On my Windows computer, as well as some Linux servers, I need to do it.
I use OpenSSH on Windows (not Putty), so it is the same key as Linux. Stored in the /.shh directory.
Having a password-protected key is good in case someone steals it. But typing the password each time is annoying.
Is there a way to have my computers, on Windows and Linux, remember it?
I use it from the shell (default Ubuntu terminal and PowerShell, often from VS Code).
I tried this, but no success:
(base) PS C:\code> ssh-add -k C:\Users\user\.ssh\id_rsa Enter passphrase for C:\Users\user\.ssh\id_rsa: Identity added: C:\Users\user\.ssh\id_rsa (C:\Users\user\.ssh\id_rsa) (base) PS C:\code> git fetch Enter passphrase for key '/c/Users/user/.ssh/id_rsa': 🤬🤯🥴
ssh-agent is the process that keeps your passphrase after the initial unlocking, so you don’t need to type it every time
Answered By – namizaru