Support OpenSSH ssh-agent

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janw
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Support OpenSSH ssh-agent

Hi,
Microsoft will soon start to offer OpenSSH client and server (https://github.com/PowerShell/Win32-OpenSSH) in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019 as native applications. Currently, a Beta version is available as an optional Windows feature.

I think it would make sense for WinSCP to support the OpenSSH key agent (ssh-agent) as an alternative to PuTTY's pageant.

Cheers,
Jan

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Re: Support OpenSSH ssh-agent

Thanks for your suggestion.
Please suggest this to PuTTY team (WinSCP is using an implementation of SSH protocol from PuTTY).

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I vote for this feature as well. I doubt that PuTTY team will add support for another agent... there might be religious reasons why they have implemented their own.
KeeAgent plugin for KeePass is able to create Cygwin/MSYS sockets on Windows. Usually the path is exported via SSH_AUTH_SOCK environment variable. Would be nice to have a support for these sockets.

@janw: How access to ssh-agent is organized by client in Windows10 OpenSSH implementation? Via native pipe e.g. \\.\pipe\openssh-ssh-agent (from issue#207)?

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dma_k wrote:

How access to ssh-agent is organized by client in Windows10 OpenSSH implementation? Via native pipe e.g. \\.\pipe\openssh-ssh-agent (from issue#207)?

Yes, I would assume so from this and other posts on GitHubt.

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