gnupg as ssh-agent

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at
Fri Jul 10 18:58:16 CEST 2009

On 07/10/2009 12:41 PM, Ingo Krabbe wrote:
> Of course I read that (multiple times to find the hidden secret), but that
> doesn't answers the question, as I want to use my GnuPG Identity for the SSH
> Identity.

If you have an authentication-capable subkey on your OpenPGP key, you
might be interested in monkeysphere (,
which has some tools for importing authentication-capable RSA subkeys
into a running ssh-agent.

i'm part of upstream on the monkeysphere project, and i recommend using
OpenSSH's implementation of ssh-agent over any other implementation,
including the implementation in gnupg-agent.  The OpenSSH folks have
done a really solid job for every day use.

> Actually both keys only contain RSA (in my case), so theoretically there's
> only the container format between both systems, as fas as I can say.  What I'm
> searching for is one key container for all systems.

As far as i know, that doesn't exist yet, but i'd like to see it as well.


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