Use WinSCP with agent forwarding, but without pageant

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ManuelK
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Use WinSCP with agent forwarding, but without pageant

Hi,

I have a fairly strange question.
I am in an environment where they use a certificate for authentication, and they required agent forwarding.
If i register the certificate in pageant, an set the config value "Attempt authentication using pageant" and "Allow agent forwarding" to true i can connect and everything works.

For some reason, i cannot use pageant. I want to set just the key and to authenticate via the certificate, but i still have to allow the agent forwarding.
But in this scenario, the server will return "Missing authentication agent request".

Question:
Is it possible to use agent forwarding without using pageant? If yes, how?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Use WinSCP with agent forwarding, but without pageant

ManuelK wrote:

Is it possible to use agent forwarding without using pageant? If yes, how?
Agent forwarding without the agent? That does not make any sense. What do you want to do actually?

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Agent forwarding without the agent? That does not make any sense. What do you want to do actually?
I need to run this as windows service, and there seems to be no way to access pageant via windows service.

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Are you tunneling a session, or what?
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I want to call a sftp server via winscp from a windows service process.
Between me and the sftp server, there is a ssh proxy.
I have to use agent forwarding in order to authenticate.
I can enable agent forwarding in winscp, but it seems it requires pageant.
I cannot use pageant from a windows service(It's just not possible because of security reasons).

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Is it possible to use winscp with agent forwarding and without pageant?

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No you cannot use agent forwarding without the agent.

What happens if you specify the key both for tunnel/proxy authentication and the actual session? Can you post a log file?

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