On MacOS 10.12 Sierra (or/and OS X 10.11 EI Capitan) how can one use the passwords for ssh keys stored in the keychain headless?
If one ssh-es in and left a local session running one can see ssh-agent is available
launchctl list | grep ssh ps ax | grep ssh-agent
and can be used by setting SSH_AUTH_SOCK correctly
SSH_AUTH_SOCK=$(ls -t1 /private/tmp/com.apple.launchd*/Listeners | head -n 1 ); export SSH_AUTH_SOCK;
But as soon as the local user logs out the remote session can't use an ssh-agent backed by keychain anymore (no output for the first 2 commands). I tried;
sudo launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.openssh.ssh-agent.plist
but it fails to help, and
eval "$(ssh-agent -l)"
launch_activate_socket(): No such process, and
fails to connect to the existing socket
/private/tmp/com.apple.launchd.*/Listeners instead using
It might be possible to trigger a local login but I want to avoid that.