Access to 1Password SSH Agent via RDP

Community Member
edited May 3 in SSH

Sorry if this has been brought up before, I suspect it will be closely linked to being able to use 1password without Windows Hello.

I am not able to access and use SSH Keys while I am working within an RDP session. If the solution eventually allows use without Windows Hello, do you think the agent will function within an RDP session.

To be clear, i'm not thinking of forwarding. 1Password is running and configured (and working when i'm sitting in front of it) on the computer that i am remoting into.



1Password Version: 8.6.0 Production
Extension Version: Not Provided
OS Version: Windows 11


  • floris_1Pfloris_1P

    Team Member

    Does the remote machine not support Windows Hello?

    If it doesn't, then yes I do suspect that if we remove that requirement in the future, it will work for that machine too.

  • judgejudge
    Community Member

    Currently facing this - SSH Prompts don't work for RDP. Perhaps a lower-security control that is simply a 1password form popup could be an option if we want to enable this functionality within RDP.

  • smithjsmithj
    Community Member

    The machine has full support for Windows Hello and Biometrics and is working well when I am physically using it.

    The issue comes when I am remote and I'm using the Remote Desktop connection over VPN. In this instance I get no prompts or any response from the 1password agent. It's as if it simply doesn't exist.

  • judgejudge
    Community Member

    I imagine the solution would be to have a toggle in settings, disabled by default, that says "Enable less-secure SSH in remote desktop sessions". If the user enables this, then a RDP session attempting to use SSH will show the 1password window with a custom pop-up asking them to accept or deny the connection.

    This is a pretty big requirement for me, I currently have to keep a backup key authenticated to my servers to ensure I can access them remotely.

  • alechsalechs
    Community Member

    Are there any updates on this? Would be good to be able to use 1Password when accessing machine remotely as it currently breaks both SSH and Git commit signing.

  • Jack.P_1PJack.P_1P

    Team Member

    Hi @alechs:

    Thanks for following up on this. We don't have anything to share at this time, but thanks for sharing your feedback.


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