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

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

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

DESCRIPTION
     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, ~/.ssh/id_ed25519 and
     ~/.ssh/identity.  After loading a private key, ssh-add will try to	load
     corresponding certificate information from	the filename obtained by
     appending -cert.pub to the	name of	the private key	file.  Alternative
     file names	can be given on	the command 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
	     agent.

     -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.

ENVIRONMENT
     DISPLAY and SSH_ASKPASS
	     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.)

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

FILES
     ~/.ssh/identity
	     Contains the protocol version 1 RSA authentication	identity of
	     the user.

     ~/.ssh/id_dsa
	     Contains the protocol version 2 DSA authentication	identity of
	     the user.

     ~/.ssh/id_ecdsa
	     Contains the protocol version 2 ECDSA authentication identity of
	     the user.

     ~/.ssh/id_ed25519
	     Contains the protocol version 2 ED25519 authentication identity
	     of	the user.

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

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

AUTHORS
     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	9.3		       December	7, 2013			   FreeBSD 9.3

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | ENVIRONMENT | FILES | EXIT STATUS | SEE ALSO | AUTHORS

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