do not use unencrypted ssh private keys!
But typing in the password for the key is annoying.
If you login to central ACC Systems using xwin32 or other full X Sessions an ssh-agent is automatically started.
You can unlock and add your private key using ssh-add. For example
On all modern linux environments the graphical desktop will spawn an ssh-agent. You can add your local key using ssh-add and then forward it for all connections to the ACC Systems.
For example with a ssh config
Or specify on every connect
ssh -A user@host
For windows you need to run a ssh agent for example for example puttys pagent
To use allow forwarding the key to the remote system set Allow Agent Forwarding in putty -> Connection -> SSH -> Auth.
- 20 Feb 2019