How to get SSH login prompt unlocks with Debian

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So I've recently tried Ubuntu Server 22.04 and at the end of the installation, we are prompted if we choose to add a SSH key from GitHub.

If I do this, when I SSH from a Windows PC with 1Password and my SSH key saved, it will prompt up with Windows Hello to unlock - Which is great.

Now, how can I produce the same functionality in Debian? Does anyone have a step of instructions I can follow to setup something similar?

1Password Version: 1Password for Windows 8.9.6 (80906030)
Extension Version: Not Provided
OS Version: Windows 11 21H2
Browser:_ Not Provided
Referrer: forum-search:SSH agent debian


  • floris_1Pfloris_1P

    Team Member
    edited September 23

    So is that a headless Ubuntu instance that you're SSH'ing into from your Windows machine? If so, you can enable agent forwarding, using ssh -A or using ForwardAgent yes in your SSH config. That way, you'll get the Windows Hello prompt when you SSH on the Linux machine too.

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