Document AgentRequestHandler #516

toejough opened this Issue Apr 27, 2015 · 1 comment


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As far as I can tell, to do proper ssh-agent forwarding, you need to use the paramiko.agent.AgentRequestHandler API. Also as far as I can tell, it's not documented.

I checked Paramiko's docs, but could not figure out how to do ssh-agent forwarding. I ended up finding out how by reading pull requests/bugs for ssh-agent forwarding features in frameworks that use Paramiko under the covers, like fabric and ansible.

I wrote a gist about what I found and how I use the API.

This API should be documented.

@bitprophet bitprophet added the Support label May 5, 2015
@bitprophet bitprophet added this to the 1.13.4 / 1.14.3 / 1.15.3 milestone May 5, 2015

Thanks for this! Will review & append when I get to the next bugfix milestone.

@bitprophet bitprophet added a commit that closed this issue Sep 30, 2015
@bitprophet bitprophet Changelog closes #516 b67ee80
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