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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0005640Kali Linux[All Projects] General Bugpublic2020-02-10 17:38
Reporterwolfthefallen Assigned To 
Status closedResolutionopen 
Product Version2019.2 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0005640: ssh-agent not auto loading
Descriptionssh-agent is not loading by default nor auto loading keys from users `~/.ssh/` path. All most all modern Linux operating systems (Ubuntu, Fedora, etc.. ) key management systems auto check for ssh keys on start and then when they are attempted to be used for the first time of that login session will prompt that user for its password if required. Kali should update to use these key management systems that auto load ssh-agent and keys from the default pathing for the user(s).

Steps To ReproduceStart up Kali
make an ssh key, save it out to `~/.ssh/`
set the key to be used on a server
attempt to login and find its not loaded
start ssh-agent and add ssh key with ssh-add
logout of Kali or restart system
Login back in
try to ssh back into the server and you will find the ssh-agent nor key is loaded and agent must be restarted and keys re added
Additional InformationI have found even installing SeaHorse or other SSH key management programs does not auto start the ssh-agent and add keys from default pathing.



2020-02-10 17:38

administrator   ~0012120

Due to the age of the OS (Kali Moto [v1], Kali Safi [v2], Kali Rolling <= 2019.2), these legacy versions are no longer supported.
We will be closing this ticket due to inactivity.

Please could you see if you are able to replicate this issue with the latest version of Kali Linux -

If you are still facing the same problem, feel free to re-open the ticket. If you choose to do this, could you provide more information to the issue you are facing, and also give information about your setup?
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Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2019-08-16 15:20 wolfthefallen New Issue
2020-02-10 17:38 g0tmi1k Note Added: 0012120
2020-02-10 17:38 g0tmi1k Status new => closed