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Enable SSH Agent forwarding in window and Linux

Introduction

SSH agent forwarding allow you once you’ve SSHed into a machine to continue and SSH from it, to the other  machine, with the same key.

How to enable ssh agent forwarding in Putty

  • Open PuTTY
  • Under “Connection” -> “SSH” -> “Auth”
  • Check the “Allow agent forwarding”

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  • Go back to “Session”
  • Enter ip or hostname
  • Click on “open”

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How to enable ssh agent forwarding in Linux

Modify the file /etc/ssh/ssh_config

Just change the lines

# Host *
# ForwardAgent no

into

# Host *
 ForwardAgent yes

 

Updated on February 15, 2017

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