Windows 11 - SSH Agent Setup

Windows 11 - SSH Agent Setup

While OpenSSH is now a part of Windows, the service comes disabled by default.
To enable it, follow these straightforward steps:

  1. Open Services from the start menu.
  2. Scroll through the list of services until you find "OpenSSH Authentication Agent." Right-click on it, and in the context menu, select "Properties."
  3. Adjusting Startup Type for OpenSSH Authentication Agent In the Properties window, locate the "Startup type" dropdown menu initially set to "Disabled." Choose "Automatic" from the dropdown options.
  4. Click "Apply" to confirm the changes, and then click "OK" to close the Properties window.

Alternatively, if you're familiar with command-line operations, access the terminal in "Administrator" mode and input:

Set-Service   ssh-agent -StartupType Automatic
Start-Service ssh-agent

Congratulations! You've successfully enabled OpenSSH on your Windows 11 system.

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