Using git with ssh-agent on Windows
I'm on Windows. I installed git and posh-git (some helpers for Windows PowerShell). I can add keys with
ssh-add and can authenticate with github and my webserver. I can also use git from the PowerShell to interact with my repositories.
But there is one thing I can't do: I use git-plus for the Atom editor. And I don't get it to push to my repo. What is my problem?
3 Answers Using git with ssh-agent on Windows
Import-Module ~\Documents\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\posh-git\posh-git Set-Alias ssh-agent "$env:ProgramFiles\git\usr\bin\ssh-agent.exe" Set-Alias ssh-add "$env:ProgramFiles\git\usr\bin\ssh-add.exe" Start-SshAgent -Quiet
You then should see the SSH_AUTH_SOCK environmental variable is set:
C:\Code\Go\src\bosun.org\cmd\scollector [master]> gci env:SSH_AUTH_SOCK Name Value ---- ----- SSH_AUTH_SOCK /tmp/ssh-6ORcVQvRBZ2e/agent.11668
Which the git-plus atom package should be able to use when you run commands. I was able to use Ctrl+Shift+H to bring up the git menu in atom, select push, and then push to a remote repo (not it doesn't display errors if it fails, but the new branch I pushed was there).
The ssh-agent needs to be started BEFORE you open atom so that the SSH_AUTH_SOCK environmental variable is set. If it still doesn't work you may want to test ssh in PowerShell to verify that it can connect without a password:
Set-Alias ssh "$env:ProgramFiles\git\usr\bin\ssh.exe" ssh hostname
Greg Bray 3 year ago
The issue is the git was unable to find the ssh_agent.exe which supplied the credentials The steps I followed are given below
- Searched the ssh_agent.exe file drive
- Added the path as environment path int the profile.example.ps1 file
$env:path += ";" + "C:\Program Files\Git\usr\bin"
Naveen Muralidharan 6 months ago
You can get the ssh-agent running using the command that comes with Git for Windows in powershell:
That will start up the ssh-agent.
Then you can add your key with