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SSH-ADD(1)		FreeBSD	General	Commands Manual		    SSH-ADD(1)

     ssh-add --	adds private key identities to the authentication agent

     ssh-add [-cDdkLlXx] [-t life] [file ...]
     ssh-add -s	pkcs11
     ssh-add -e	pkcs11

     ssh-add adds private key identities to the	authentication agent,
     ssh-agent(1).  When run without arguments,	it adds	the files
     ~/.ssh/id_rsa, ~/.ssh/id_dsa, ~/.ssh/id_ecdsa and ~/.ssh/identity.	 After
     loading a private key, ssh-add will try to	load corresponding certificate
     information from the filename obtained by appending to the name
     of	the private key	file.  Alternative file	names can be given on the com-
     mand line.

     If	any file requires a passphrase,	ssh-add	asks for the passphrase	from
     the user.	The passphrase is read from the	user's tty.  ssh-add retries
     the last passphrase if multiple identity files are	given.

     The authentication	agent must be running and the SSH_AUTH_SOCK environ-
     ment variable must	contain	the name of its	socket for ssh-add to work.

     The options are as	follows:

     -c	     Indicates that added identities should be subject to confirmation
	     before being used for authentication.  Confirmation is performed
	     by	the SSH_ASKPASS	program	mentioned below.  Successful confirma-
	     tion is signaled by a zero	exit status from the SSH_ASKPASS pro-
	     gram, rather than text entered into the requester.

     -D	     Deletes all identities from the agent.

     -d	     Instead of	adding identities, removes identities from the agent.
	     If	ssh-add	has been run without arguments,	the keys for the
	     default identities	and their corresponding	certificates will be
	     removed.  Otherwise, the argument list will be interpreted	as a
	     list of paths to public key files to specify keys and certifi-
	     cates to be removed from the agent.  If no	public key is found at
	     a given path, ssh-add will	append .pub and	retry.

     -e	pkcs11
	     Remove keys provided by the PKCS#11 shared	library	pkcs11.

     -k	     When loading keys into or deleting	keys from the agent, process
	     plain private keys	only and skip certificates.

     -L	     Lists public key parameters of all	identities currently repre-
	     sented by the agent.

     -l	     Lists fingerprints	of all identities currently represented	by the

     -s	pkcs11
	     Add keys provided by the PKCS#11 shared library pkcs11.

     -t	life
	     Set a maximum lifetime when adding	identities to an agent.	 The
	     lifetime may be specified in seconds or in	a time format speci-
	     fied in sshd_config(5).

     -X	     Unlock the	agent.

     -x	     Lock the agent with a password.

	     If	ssh-add	needs a	passphrase, it will read the passphrase	from
	     the current terminal if it	was run	from a terminal.  If ssh-add
	     does not have a terminal associated with it but DISPLAY and
	     SSH_ASKPASS are set, it will execute the program specified	by
	     SSH_ASKPASS and open an X11 window	to read	the passphrase.	 This
	     is	particularly useful when calling ssh-add from a	.xsession or
	     related script.  (Note that on some machines it may be necessary
	     to	redirect the input from	/dev/null to make this work.)

	     Identifies	the path of a UNIX-domain socket used to communicate
	     with the agent.

	     Contains the protocol version 1 RSA authentication	identity of
	     the user.

	     Contains the protocol version 2 DSA authentication	identity of
	     the user.

	     Contains the protocol version 2 ECDSA authentication identity of
	     the user.

	     Contains the protocol version 2 RSA authentication	identity of
	     the user.

     Identity files should not be readable by anyone but the user.  Note that
     ssh-add ignores identity files if they are	accessible by others.

     Exit status is 0 on success, 1 if the specified command fails, and	2 if
     ssh-add is	unable to contact the authentication agent.

     ssh(1), ssh-agent(1), ssh-keygen(1), sshd(8)

     OpenSSH is	a derivative of	the original and free ssh 1.2.12 release by
     Tatu Ylonen.  Aaron Campbell, Bob Beck, Markus Friedl, Niels Provos, Theo
     de	Raadt and Dug Song removed many	bugs, re-added newer features and cre-
     ated OpenSSH.  Markus Friedl contributed the support for SSH protocol
     versions 1.5 and 2.0.

FreeBSD	10.2		       December	3, 2012			  FreeBSD 10.2


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