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OpenSSH Authentication Agent - Windows 10 Service

Agent to hold private keys used for public key authentication.

This service exists in Windows 10 only.

Startup Type

Windows 10 version Home Pro Education Enterprise
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Default Properties

Display name:OpenSSH Authentication Agent
Service name:ssh-agent
Type:own
Path:%WinDir%\System32\OpenSSH\ssh-agent.exe
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

The OpenSSH Authentication Agent service is running as LocalSystem in its own process of ssh-agent.exe. It doesn't share its process with other services. If OpenSSH Authentication Agent fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the ssh-agent service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for OpenSSH Authentication Agent

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 10 edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreOpenSSHAuthenticationAgentWindows10.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the ssh-agent.exe file exists in the %WinDir%\System32\OpenSSH folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.