[Bug 434] New: ssh-add doesn't always add all identities to ssh-agent

bugzilla-daemon at mindrot.org bugzilla-daemon at mindrot.org
Tue Nov 12 04:41:26 EST 2002


           Summary: ssh-add doesn't always add all identities to ssh-agent
           Product: Portable OpenSSH
           Version: older versions
          Platform: ix86
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: minor
          Priority: P2
         Component: ssh-add
        AssignedTo: openssh-unix-dev at mindrot.org
        ReportedBy: worley at theworld.com

RedHat package:  openssh-clients-3.1p1-5

OpenSSH version (as reported by ssh -v):
	OpenSSH_3.1p1, SSH protocols 1.5/2.0, OpenSSL 0x0090600f


When using ssh-add to add identities to the ssh-agent, and when using
it as an X windows application, ssh-add acts incorrectly when a bad
passphrase is entered initially:  ssh-add correctly reports that the
passphrase is bad and then correctly prompts for the passphrase again.
But when I then enter the correct password, only one of my two
identities is added to the ssh-agent, as is attested by ssh-add -l

My configuration:

My two identies are stored in ~/.ssh/id_rsa and ~/.ssh/id_dsa, and
both use the same passphrase.  When I initially enter a bad
passphrase, only id_dsa is added to the ssh-agent.  When I enter the
correct passphrase the first time, both ~/.ssh/id_dsa and ~/.ssh/id_rsa
are added (in that order, if that makes any difference).


In many cases the user can work around this problem by aborting ssh-add,
then restarting it and entering the correct password the first time.

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