How to make MacOS Remember your SSH Passphrase

Posted on: February 18th, 2018 by Olu No Comments

Hi folks,

Here’s a quick tip on how to make your macOS remember SSH passphrases. If you use public/private key authentication to access servers, you probably wouldn’t want to have to enter the passphrase every time you access the server. To make your client store the passphrase, all you have to do is enter the following into¬† ~/.ssh/config

Host *
    UseKeychain yes

Once you do this, you would need to enter the passphrase once and afterwards it will be remembered. This was tested on macOS High Sierra.

That’s all for now. Happy coding.



macOS keeps asking my ssh passphrase since I updated to Sierra. https://superuser.com/questions/1127067/macos-keeps-asking-my-ssh-passphrase-since-i-updated-to-sierra

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