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Key Agent Manager

Description

 

The Key Agent Manager is used to hold all your SSH Keys in memory, already decoded and ready for them to be used. It has the same use as Pageant (SSH Key Manager) has for Putty except that the Key Agent Manager is used with Remote Desktop Manager.

 

Settings

 

1. In Tools select the option Key Agent Manager

 

Tools - Key Agent Manager

Tools - Key Agent Manager

 

2. When opening the Key Agent Manager you will notice at the bottom right that the agent is not running you will need to click on Start Agent. If you wish to always have your Key Agent running you can activate the option in File - Option - Key Agent - Start agent on application start.

 

Start Agent

Start Agent

 

3. Click on Add key and select the file to open your SSH key.

 

Add Key

Add Key

 

4. All your added SSH Key will appear in your Key Agent Manager.

 

SSH Key

SSH Key

 

5. In your SSH Shell Session in the General tab enter a Username and leave the Password field blank.

 

SSH Shell session - General tab

SSH Shell session - General tab

 

6. In the Private Key tab of your SSH Shell session leave the option for the Private Key to No Private Key.

 

SSH Shell session - Private Key tab

SSH Shell session - Private Key tab

 

7. In the Advanced tab of your SSH Shell session activate the option Use Agent. The Use Agent automatically take the information of the SSH Key kept in your Key Agent Manager.

 

SSH Shell session - Advanced

SSH Shell session - Advanced

 

Private Key Credential

When creating new Private Key credential entry in Remote Desktop Manager you have the option of loading them automatically in your Key Agent Manager.

 

1. Create your new Private Key credential.

 

New Credential Entry - Private Key

New Credential Entry - Private Key

 

2. In the Advanced tab of your Private Key entry activate the option Automatically load to key agent.

 

 Advanced tab  - Private Key Credential

 Advanced tab  - Private Key Credential