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If I'm reading correctly, if I were on a Linux ssh client, I could use a passphrase for my key generation and then use ssh-agent on the client to do passwordless ssh without typing the passphrase. Is there an equivalent for a Windows Tectia ssh client? I have key-based auth working from my Win client to my Solaris servers, but still have to type the passphrase. Would like to save the keystrokes.


asked Feb 18 '14 at 23:55

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David L

Windows Tectia Client has something similar. You need to pre-load the passphrase as you did with the ssh-agent.

You can use the user guide (link below) to get the ssh-broker-ctl command you need to pre-load the key with a passphrase. See page 283.

User Guide

You can also make an initail connection and the passphrase will be cached, until you restart or shut down the SSH Tectia client connection broker.

You can also using the --password option if using command line to pass the passphrase. -P, --password=PASSWORD| Set user password. Giving the PASSWORD file://FILE| directly as the argument or through an env://VARIABLE| environment VARIABLE is not secure. Give extprog://PROG either a path to FILE containing the password or a path to external program that will output the password.


answered Feb 19 '14 at 00:35

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Joe - Tectia Support ♦♦

Specifically, I used ssh-broker-ctl list-keys to list the available keys (I have only one, so its Key ID is 1), then ssh-broker-ctl key-passphrase --clear 1 to clear the cache, then ssh-broker-ctl key-passphrase 1 to have it prompt me for the passphrase.


answered Feb 19 '14 at 00:55

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