SSH - Authentication Agent

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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.




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

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