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SSH Agent is a graphical front-end to some of the OpenSSHtools included with Mac OS X.Specifically, it allows you to start an ssh-agent,generate identities, and add identities to an agent. Additionally,it allows you to make the ssh-agent global so that, e.g.,Project Builderand CVL can useit to do version control over SSH, and it has some functionality to set-up a secure tunnel. The source code is also available.

What's New

Version 1.1:

Main changes:

  • Conceptually, SSH Agent has changed from a window on the ssh-agent process to a ssh identity manager. This has the following consequences:
  • ssh identities are no longer treated as documents. Instead, SSH Agent's main window is a view on the identities in your .ssh directory.
  • Instead of adding identities to the agent, the interface let's you activate identities. more...


Mac OS X 10.1 or later

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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 8,109
Version Downloads 4,531
License Free
Date 09 May 2005
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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