ConnectBot (ssh-agent)

ConnectBot (ssh-agent)


As part of the development of Agit I created this patch of ConnectBot which allows other android apps to use it as an ssh-agent. This means that Agit doesn't need to actually manage or even store SSH keys itself, which is pretty cool.

You only need to trust one app with your SSH keys - that's ConnectBot, which already has great infrastructure for managing public keys - and all other apps defer to it for signing the cryptographic-challenges required to initiate an SSH session.

The pull-request to get this functionality merged back into ConnectBot is here:

https://github.com/kruton/connectbot/pull/13

See the Agit SSH page for more details:

https://github.com/rtyley/agit/wiki/SSH
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4.3
User ratings
1242
Installs
100,000+
Concerns
0
File size
834 kb
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About ConnectBot (ssh-agent)
As part of the development of Agit I created this patch of ConnectBot which allows other android apps to use it as an ssh-agent. This means that Agit doesn't need to actually manage or even store SSH keys itself, which is pretty cool.

You only need to trust one app with your SSH keys - that's ConnectBot, which already has great infrastructure for managing public keys - and all other apps defer to it for signing the cryptographic-challenges required to initiate an SSH session.

The pull-request to get this functionality merged back into ConnectBot is here:

https://github.com/kruton/connectbot/pull/13

See the Agit SSH page for more details:

https://github.com/rtyley/agit/wiki/SSH

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A Google User
Jul 31, 2014
Font Font is too small. Use juiceSSH instead.
A Google User
Jul 11, 2014
Great app Just a note after reading several reviews: volume buttons change font size. :-)
A Google User
Jun 9, 2014
nice
A Google User
Jun 8, 2014
Something is wrong... ConnectBot(ssh-agent) has some problems (1) I have not found, how to open more connections to the same server. (2) ConnectBot(ssh-agent) ignores CTRL from other Hackers keyboard. (3) for every new connection the font is unreadably small, until force resize. (4) somehow for stored connections I cannot write any text in the shell, (5) no landscape mode
A Google User
Jun 6, 2014
Exceptional Android SSH App ConnectBot does what you need w/o rude prompts or pop-ups. It's like 900k to boot. I haven't reviewed the code, it could be sending my private key somewhere, but at least google doesn't know i prefer vim over emacs. I can tell that much.