SSH Agent Forwarding #2

JeffreyM opened this Issue Mar 25, 2011 · 0 comments


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Not an issue as much as a (few) comments...

First, thank you for your efforts. I have a similar "recipe" but did not have the forethought to share via GIT - my only-child mentality prevents me from sharing.

A few thoughts/additions...

  1. Copying your public key to the EC2 instance will make it easier to repetitively login to the remote host without the need to pass keys via the command line.
  2. By using SSH Agent Forwarding you can effectively skip the "Checkout your source - If your git repository is private:" step and avoid the need to configure deploy keys. Agent forwarding is disabled on OSX but can easily be enabled...

edit /etc/ssh_config
uncomment Host *
uncomment ForwardAgent
change ForwardAgent no TO ForwardAgent yes

Thanks again

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