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Old 12-12-2004, 10:41 AM   #1
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ssh-add key for windows


is there a way of adding an ssh key in a windows machine? I'm trying to do rsync over ssh on my windows machine, but i keep having to put my password in. I have installed cwrsync, which as SSH built it, meaning I can use the windows dos screen.

I can successfully ssh in without password by creating a private key and telling ssh where to find it:

C:\cwrsync>ssh -i /cwrsync/ssh/id_dsa hamish@

however, I really need to be able to rsync with ssh and tell rsync where tolook for the id_dsa file. Howeve,r I can't find anyway to do that.

Does anyone know? In my linux desktop, one adds the ssh key to the memory and then it works.

Thanks in advance.
Old 01-10-2005, 03:16 PM   #2
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Where you ever able to find a way to add the ssh key to your Windows machine?

I am trying to do the same thing and haven't been able to find a way to do this?
Old 01-12-2005, 03:34 AM   #3
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Hey, I can help.

I bundled together a load of software and spoofed the Process which allows the key to be held.

If you can tell me which version of windows are you running, then I'll give you more details and send the programme over. It would be good if you could help, as I want to test it a bit more.

My email is if you want to email me. What is your email?

Regards, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Old 01-13-2005, 04:00 PM   #4
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ssh-add is a part of the ssh agent, which give you the function you request.
Try to find a ssh agent to windows.
This link might help you of in th eright direction.
Old 01-13-2005, 08:43 PM   #5
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Putty has an ssh-add equivelent. So does F-Secure's ssh client ($$$). There are probably a few more, but thats all I can think of at this time.


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