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.
- 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.
- Click on Add key and select the file to open your SSH key.
- All your added SSH Key will appear in your Key Agent Manager.
- In your SSH Shell Session in the General tab enter a Username and leave the Password field blank.
- In the Private Key tab of your SSH Shell session leave the option for the Private Key to No Private Key.
- In the Advanced tab of your SSH Shell session, activate the option Use Agent. The Use Agent automatically takes the information of the SSH Key kept in your Key Agent Manager.
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.
- Create your new Private Key credential.
- In the Advanced tab of your Private Key entry activate the option Automatically load to key agent.