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Remember SSH key password only for this session/windows login

Last post: Monday, June 1, 2015 8:47 AM by Steven Post

 
Monday, June 1, 2015 8:47 AM - Steven Post

Remember SSH key password only for this session/windows login

 
Hi,

I'm currently using XShell 4 (but I can upgrade to 5 if this would solve my problem).
I have a lot of *NIX systems I can connect to and as such I don't wish to create separate login sessions in XShell for all of them (hundreds). However on most systems I use the same user name and a public/private SSH key pair. The key is protected with a password, can XShell remember this password for as long as the program is running?
I don't want it to store the key permanently.

I usually connect to a server using 'ssh <user>@<host>'. I also have an SSH agent running on this machine from msys Git, it would be great if XShell connected to that, but I doubt that is currently possible.

Regards,
Steven

Program Ver. : Xshell 4