Specification of identity for ssh client to use

Damien Miller djm at mindrot.org
Thu Dec 8 07:49:53 EST 2005

Alan Barrett wrote:
> On Tue, 06 Dec 2005, Damien Miller wrote:
>>>The identity that I want to use will sometimes be available from
>>>ssh-agent, and not available in any readable files.
>>Specify it as an IdentityFile in .ssh/config - ssh should try keys in
>>the order in which they are listed, preferring ones in the agent if
>>they are present.
> How do I specify an "IdentityFile" that is not a file?

Darren answered that:

> You still need a readable copy of the *public* key file to authenticate
> via a private key stored in ssh-agent.


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