I have a private SSH key on a shared development server, which is secured with a password.
Even after loading it into
ssh-agent, I get re-prompted for the private key password
For some reason, even after I
ssh-add the private key, and correctly respond to the password prompt, I am subsequently prompted for the same private key password again, when I
git pull in a git clone which uses the same identity file on the same hostname.
I load my SSH settings after login, this way:
➜ ~ cat ~/init_ssh #!/usr/bin/env bash eval "$(ssh-agent -s)" ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa
I run the script and correctly answer the password prompt:
➜ ~ ~/init_ssh Agent pid 11612 Enter passphrase for /home/username/.ssh/id_rsa: Identity added: /home/username/.ssh/id_rsa (/home/username/.ssh/id_rsa)
I then run
git pull or
git push in a specific repository clone, and every single time I have to re-enter my SSH password:
➜ repository_clone git:(master) git pull Enter passphrase for key '/home/username/.ssh/id_rsa': Already up-to-date. ➜ repository_clone git:(master) git pull Enter passphrase for key '/home/username/.ssh/id_rsa': Already up-to-date.
The hostname has an
IdentityFile configured in
It so happens that I have the
github.com explicitly set to
~/.ssh/id_rsa, in my
➜ repository_clone git:(master) cat ~/.ssh/config Host github.com IdentityFile ~/.ssh/id_rsa
If I remove the above SSH config entry, I still have the same problem with perpetual password re-prompt.
File permissions are correct
I have confirmed, meanwhile, that all of the permissions on
~/.ssh directories and the
~/.ssh/id_rsa file are what they should be, according to this guide:
➜ ~ ls -la ~ ~/.ssh ~/.ssh/id_rsa -rw------- 1 username username 3326 Sep 21 16:53 /home/username/.ssh/id_rsa /home/username: total 220 drwxr-xr-x 13 username username 4096 Sep 27 17:11 . drwxr-xr-x 24 root root 4096 Sep 21 16:09 .. # [...] /home/username/.ssh: total 36 drwxr-xr-x 2 username username 4096 Sep 27 17:07 . drwxr-xr-x 13 username username 4096 Sep 27 17:11 .. -rw-r--r-- 1 username username 745 Sep 21 16:43 authorized_keys -rw------- 1 username username 455 Sep 27 17:07 config -rw------- 1 username username 3326 Sep 21 16:53 id_rsa -rw-r--r-- 1 username username 744 Sep 21 16:53 id_rsa.pub -rw-r--r-- 1 username username 3794 Sep 26 16:28 known_hosts
I'm totally stumped! Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks!