Sourcetree connecting to already running ssh-agent

I failed to set up Sourcetree to connect to an already running ssh-agent. Is this possibly? If so, how? My Sourcetree always starts its own ssh-agent.

 

Long story: our Bitbucket Server is behing another host we connect to with SSH. Therefore we use something like the following in ~/.ssh/config:

 

Host bitbucket.company.domain

  User git

  ProxyJump sshproxy.company.domain

  IdentityFile ~/.ssh/bitbucket

 

Host sshproxy.company.domain

  User USERNAME

  IdentityFile ~/.ssh/id_rsa

 

This works really well with GNU/Linux and with Windows using OpenSSH. For key management however we use PuTTY and pageant on Windows. Git comes with a ssh-pageant.exe and a start-ssh-pageant.bat script to launch the ssh-pageant.exe which talks OpenSSH to git but fetches the keys from PuTTY's pageant.

 

This works perfectly with TortoiseGit, Git for Windows on the command line, but it fails with Sourcetree because Sourcetree insists in launching its own ssh-agent instead of using the one already running.

 

Is there a way (environment variable, configuration option, etc.) to tell Sourcetree to use OpenSSH, but NOT start an own ssh-agent, but use an already running agent?

 

TIA.

1 answer

0 vote

Hi, 

There isn't currently, but its something we can look into. Could you create a request at https://jira.atlassian.com ?

Where exactly? Sourcetree Development? Sourcetree for Windows?

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Atlassian Community Anniversary

Happy Anniversary, Atlassian Community!

This community is celebrating its one-year anniversary and Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes has all the feels.

Read more
Community showcase
Brian Ganninger
Published Jan 23, 2018 in Sourcetree

Tip from the team: workflow and keyboard shortcuts

Supported Platforms macOS Sourcetree has a lot to offer and, like many developer tools, finding and using it all can be a challenge, especially for a new user. Everyone might not love ...

649 views 0 4
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you