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Can we re-use the OSX ssh-agent socket in a container?

We really need support for this to pull from private repos that require SSH authentication.

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Any updates on this? Or new work-arounds?

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Still waiting on this. It’s quite crippling to not have a solution.

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+1 I’m waiting on this…

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Lack of proper socket support prevents us from for using Docker in our environment. Any updates on this?


Any news on this? I’m blocked if i can’t share the agent.

Can we get a link to github issues or other issue tracker around this issue? Are there any other workarounds available? docker-ssh-agent-forward is extremely unwieldy.


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There is an official solution using magic path /run/host-services/ssh-auth.sock.