Howto add ssh keys to .gnupg/sshcontrol?

Alphax alphasigmax at
Mon Oct 9 15:13:34 CEST 2006

Michael Bienia wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm having trouble to add my ssh key to a running gpg-agent (started
> with --enable-ssh-support).
> The comments in .gnupg/sshcontrol suggests you can do it with ssh-add or
> manually. When I try it with ssh-add I'm asked about my passphrase but
> afterwards ssh-add -l doesn't list it and it also doesn't show up in
> sshcontrol.
> The comment also mentions that one can add it manually by adding a
> keygrip of 40 hex digits. How do I get this keygrip from my ssh key to
> add it manually?

I assume you mean fingerprint?

ssh-keygen -l [-f input_keyfile]

-l      Show fingerprint of specified public key file.  Private RSA1
        keys are also supported.  For RSA and DSA keys ssh-keygen tries
        to find the matching public key file and prints its fingerprint.

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OpenPGP key:

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