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Sourcetree Support for Built-in Windows SSH Agent

Since Windows 10 1803, a built-in/optional OpenSSH implementation is included with Windows, including a SSH agent service. I've configured git to use this OpenSSH by adding this to my .gitconfig:

        sshCommand = "C:/Windows/System32/OpenSSH/ssh.exe"

Sourcetree however, seems to only want to use either Pageant or the OpenSSH agent bundled with Git. Anyone know of a workaround, or do we just have to wait for Sourcetree to support the built-in OpenSSH implementation?

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minnsey Atlassian Team Dec 04, 2018


We have prototyped using the built in OpenSSH but ran into some issues around make sure it was available and running. We continue to monitor it and work on it, but it is not yet a roadmapped feature.

I was able to accomplish this with the newly released winssh-pagent tool by setting Sourcetree to use Pageant auth and unchecking the "Start agent" box. See:


Is this feature still considered for a future release?

In my new job I started using SourceTree, since it is the division policy, and I like it so far. However, I wish it could use Windows SSH-Agent, which I already successfully configured for the few instances when I do manual git commands.


Is there meanwhil an update when the feature will  be available or at least on the roadmap?

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