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I'm struggling with the concept of SSH Agent Forwarding.
This is what I've done so far:

  1. Create default identity local (ssh-keygen)
  2. Install the public key on bitbucket

Now I want to connect to a server like ssh myserver@myserver.be .

Then I would normally create a key on the server with ssh-keygen and again, copy the public key and add it to my bitbucket SSH keys. after that I can clone my SSH repository and pull/push to the bitbucket repository. But that is not the way to do it.

How can I make sure I don't have to create a key on my server? I've read many tutorials like this but I'm still struggling with the ssh agent forwarding.

UPDATE:

I've tried to do this tutorial but I'm already stuck at step 1. They say you need to add the following text to your config file (located at ~/.ssh/config):

Host example.com
 ForwardAgent yes

My config file looks like this before the first step:

Host bitbucket.org
 IdentityFile ~/.ssh/id_rsa

After the step it looks like this:

Host bitbucket.org
 IdentityFile ~/.ssh/id_rsa

Host mysite.be
 ForwardAgent yes

To try if it works you need to execute the following command on your server:

ssh -T git@bitbucket.org

Tried this but I'm getting the error Permission denied (publickey). on my server.

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Did you follow this tutorial ? –  groxxda Jul 11 '14 at 13:38
    
I've tried to do the tutorial but I'm already stuck at the first step. Updated my topic with my results... –  nielsv Jul 15 '14 at 9:49

1 Answer 1

Think you might be missing the [User] as in...

Host mysite.be
    User your_user_name_here
    ForwardAgent yes

Then in your console do...

$ ssh mysite.be

Doing it this way, the SSH client on your local machine will forward credentials for the remote user [your_user_name_here] to the remote server mysite.be when the latter is challenged by Bitbucket. Also ssh-agent is launched automatically on the remote.

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