UPDATE: the whole thing described below works fine for non-root accounts on the remote machine.
That is, this works:
anderson@client -> nonroot@remote -> firstname.lastname@example.org
This does not work, however:
anderson@client -> root@remote -> email@example.com
So the question is actually, how do I make ssh agent forwarding work when the machine in the middle is root?
Local machine (OSX) has forwarding turned on in the ~/.ssh/config file:
Host remotehost ForwardAgent yes
Local machine does not override this setting in /etc/ssh/ssh_config.
Host * # ForwardAgent no
Local machine is running ssh-agent:
anderson$ ssh-agent SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/tmp/ssh-L0iFZ891Gv/agent.75083; export SSH_AUTH_SOCK; SSH_AGENT_PID=75084; export SSH_AGENT_PID; echo Agent pid 75084;
ssh-add has been performed on the key:
anderson$ ssh-add -K ~/.ssh/id_rsa Passphrase updated in keychain: /Users/anderson/.ssh/id_rsa Identity added: /Users/anderson/.ssh/id_rsa (/Users/anderson/.ssh/id_rsa)
$SSH_AUTH_SOCK is there:
anderson$ echo $SSH_AUTH_SOCK /tmp/launch-pg2gVc/Listeners
ssh key has been uploaded to GitHub and is working:
anderson$ ssh -T firstname.lastname@example.org Hi [elided]! You've successfully authenticated, but GitHub does not provide shell access.
Remote machine (Ubuntu 12.04LTS) has the public ssh key from the local machine and it works:
anderson$ ssh root@remotehost [root@host1~]#
Remote machine has AllowAgentForwarding configured:
[root@host1~]# head /etc/ssh/sshd_config # Package generated configuration file # See the sshd_config(5) manpage for details AllowAgentForwarding yes
And here's where it goes pear-shaped: SSH_AUTH_SOCK is nowhere to be found on the remote:
[root@host1~]# echo $SSH_AUTH_SOCK **crickets**
And of course key forwarding is nowhere to be found as well:
[root@host1~]# ssh -T email@example.com Permission denied (publickey).
Even forcing it like this doesn't work:
anderson$ ssh -A root@remotehost
anderson$ ssh -vvv -A root@remotehost OpenSSH_5.6p1, OpenSSL 0.9.8r 8 Feb 2011 debug1: Reading configuration data /Users/anderson/.ssh/config debug1: Applying options for remotehost debug1: Applying options for * debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh_config debug1: Applying options for * debug1: auto-mux: Trying existing master debug2: fd 3 setting O_NONBLOCK debug2: mux_client_hello_exchange: master version 4 debug3: mux_client_request_forwards: requesting forwardings: 0 local, 0 remote debug3: mux_client_request_session: entering debug3: mux_client_request_alive: entering debug3: mux_client_request_alive: done pid = 45287 debug3: mux_client_request_session: session request sent debug1: mux_client_request_session: master session id: 3
So am I missing something? It seems to me I've covered all of the bases for debugging. Any ideas on what else I can check?