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Is it possible to configure Pageant (SSH key management) so that its keys are usable by a Windows service with the "Log On As" user of "Local System"?

If not, is there any other tool that can do this?


I've tried setting Pageant up as a service (using runassvc.exe), passing the appropriate key, and having it run as "Local System". The other service doesn't seem to be able to see the key from the pageant service.

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If you want to start Pageant as a service, I assume that your keyfiles do not contain a password. In that case, why not use the keyfiles directly by the second service?

The reason for using Pageant is to keep the keyfile passwords cached.

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