I have SSH keys installed on OSX Mavericks installed at
Everytime I want to SSH to a server from Terminal, I need to do the following:
eval `ssh-agent -s` ssh-add ~/.ssh/example_rsa
If I open a new Terminal window, and try typing
ssh-add ~/.ssh/example_rsa it just fails. I need to use the
eval 'ssh-agent -s' step every single time first, then I can add with
ssh-add and then use that to SSH to my required destination.
Prior, when I had OS X Mountain Lion I did not have to do this more than once. I just added the SSH keys, and away I went.
When programs like GitHub do their magic, it always works, using it's own SSH keys. It also works if I use Git from the Terminal. Only when I want to SSH to a server using that specific key.
Granted, it does have a password on it.
This is the privileges on the folders:
700 ~/.ssh 600 ~/.ssh/authorized_keys 600 ~/.ssh/example_rsa 644 ~/.ssh/example_rsa.pub
If any light could be shed on this, I would be extremely grateful. A number of my keys that I generated have got the passwords on them, and it's a pain to keep finding their respective passwords and type it in every time I want to SSH with them.
I use the exact same keys from CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu - all have no problems once I've added them once. Never need to do it again. Only since I moved to Mavericks (clean install).