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ssh-agent

ssh-agent in a container.

Usage

Run a long-lived container named ssh-agent.

This container declares a volume that hosts the agent's socket so that other invocations of the ssh client can interact with it. Specify a UID if you would like non-root ssh clients in other containers to be able to connect.

docker run -u 1001 -d -v ssh:/ssh --name=ssh-agent whilp/ssh-agent:latest

Add your ssh keys

Run a temporary container which has access to both the volumes from the long-lived ssh-agent container as well as a volume mounted from your host that includes your SSH keys. This container will only be used to load the keys into the long-lived ssh-agent container. Run the following command once for each key you wish to make available through the ssh-agent:

docker run -u 1001 --rm -v ssh:/ssh -v $HOME:$HOME -it whilp/ssh-agent:latest ssh-add $HOME/.ssh/id_rsa

Access via other containers

Now, other containers can access the keys via the ssh-agent by setting the SSH_AUTH_SOCK environment variable. For convenience, containers that have access to the volume containing SSH_AUTH_SOCK can configure their environment using runit's chpst tool:

docker run --rm -v ssh:/ssh -it alpine:edge /bin/sh -c "apk --update --repository http://dl-cdn.alpinelinux.org/alpine/edge/testing add runit && chpst -e /ssh/env /usr/bin/env | grep SSH_AUTH_SOCK"
fetch http://dl-cdn.alpinelinux.org/alpine/edge/testing/x86_64/APKINDEX.tar.gz
fetch http://dl-cdn.alpinelinux.org/alpine/edge/main/x86_64/APKINDEX.tar.gz
fetch http://dl-cdn.alpinelinux.org/alpine/edge/community/x86_64/APKINDEX.tar.gz
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SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/ssh/auth/sock

Examples

List Keys

docker run --rm -it -v ssh:/ssh -e SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/ssh/auth/sock ubuntu /bin/bash -c "apt-get install -y openssh-client && ssh-add -l"

Notes

  • this container provides ssh-agent support; other common ssh functionality (including known_hosts management) is out of scope

Compatibility

This approach is tested with:

  • OSX / Virtualbox / docker-machine
  • OSX / docker for mac
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