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Cannot Add SSH Keys with `ssh-add` When Using SSH Agent [answered]

asked 2019-08-12 22:40:00 +0300

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updated 2019-08-12 22:45:19 +0300

Using the Sailfish terminal, I am able to invoke the SSH Agent using ssh-agent:

SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/tmp/ssh-FXXc11XsXeXX/agent.30153; export SSH_AUTH_SOCK; SSH_AGENT_PID=30154; export SSH_AGENT_PID; echo Agent pid 30154;

However, I am not able to add my SSH key using ssh-add:

Could not open a connection to your authentication agent.

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answered 2019-08-12 22:43:32 +0300

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Simply calling ssh-agent does not start the SSH agent.

The following will start the SSH agent:

eval `ssh-agent -s`

ssh-add can then be used to add SSH keys to the agent.

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