SSH_AGENT_PID environment variable for Emacs

Community Member
edited September 14 in SSH

Hi there,

I use the 1Password SSH Agent for git remotes that I manage using Magit in Emacs. The way I used to set it up is to copy the SSH_AUTH_SOCK and SSH_AGENT_PID environment variables into the Emacs environment when Emacs starts up: However my 1Password appears to have stopped setting SSH_AGENT_PID, meaning that I need to add the configuration to ~/.ssh/config to get Emacs to find it. I'm running Emacs 28.2. Was I just mistaken about it having set SSH_AGENT_PID at one point? Is something else wrong with my installation?

1Password Version: 8.9.4
Extension Version: Not Provided
OS Version: 12.6
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  • floris_1Pfloris_1P

    Team Member

    SSH_AUTH_SOCK should be enough for SSH clients to use the agent. Is that not working for you?

  • beatrixkbeatrixk
    Community Member

    Hmmm, it appears to have been an initialization order fault for messing with Emacs. Sorry about that.

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