agent-transfer - copy a secret key from GnuPG's gpg-agent to OpenSSH's ssh-agent

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename agent-transfer_0.43-3_i386.deb
Package name agent-transfer
Package version 0.43
Package release 3
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category net
License -
Maintainer Debian Privacy Tools Maintainers <>
Download size 23.51 KB
Installed size 52.00 KB
agent-transfer is a simple utility to extract a secret RSA or Ed25519
key from GnuPG's gpg-agent and send it to a running ssh-agent.  This
is useful for those who prefer the runtime semantics and behavior of
OpenSSH's ssh-agent, but whose secret keys are held in long-term
storage by GnuPG's gpg-agent.
This tool comes from the monkeysphere project.


Package Version Architecture Repository
agent-transfer_0.43-3_amd64.deb 0.43 amd64 Debian Main
agent-transfer - - -


Name Value
gnupg-agent >= 2.1.0
libassuan0 >= 2.0.1
libc6 >= 2.8
libgcrypt20 >= 1.8.0
libgpg-error0 >= 1.14


Type URL
Binary Package agent-transfer_0.43-3_i386.deb
Source Package monkeysphere

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install agent-transfer deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install agent-transfer




2019-05-10 - Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
monkeysphere (0.43-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* fix monkeysphere-host import-key (Closes: #909700)
* update GnuPG dependency
2019-01-24 - Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
monkeysphere (0.43-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Autopkgtest should cover Ed25519 as well
* cherry-pick three upstream testing patches
2019-01-23 - Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
monkeysphere (0.43-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release
[ Sunil Mohan Adapa ]
* Improvements in TMPDIR handling (Closes: #656750, #911907)
* Remove shell for monkeysphere user (Closes: #901489)
[ Daniel Kahn Gillmor ]
* Avoid paranoid accidental lockout (Closes: #897366)
* Better error reporting for pem2openpgp (Closes: #906755)
* Bump standards-version to 4.3.0 (no changes needed)
* Move to debhelper 12
* Use https for upstream links
* Use https for
* d/control: use ${perl:Depends} for monkeysphere
* d/control: document versioned GnuPG dependency from upstream
* d/control: explicitly depend on openssh-client for ssh-keygen
* Note RSA and Ed25519 keys in agent-transfer description
* Tell debhelper where examples come from
* Avoid dh_missing reporting Changelog as "not installed"
* use dh_missing --fail-missing
2018-10-18 - Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
monkeysphere (0.42-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* added cpio as a requirement for the basic autopkgtest
* gpg is super noisy to stderr -- ignore that noise during
2018-10-16 - Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
monkeysphere (0.42-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* new upstream bugfix release.
[ Daniel Kahn Gillmor ]
* make print_date_from_seconds_since_the_epoch deal better with bad input
[ Helmut Grohne ]
* use generic compiler (closes: #883015)
[ Daniel Kahn Gillmor ]
* clean up test suite failures when built against newer GnuPG
[ Clint Adams ]
* Remove RSAAuthentication from test ssh config (Closes: #902318)
[ Antoine Beaupré ]
* fix more gnupg2 colons changes (Closes: #902367)
* yet more colon fixes that escaped previous inspections
* write old-style PEM files to unbreak test suite (Closes: #909700)
[ Clint Adams ]
* Remove deprecated option from test sshd config (Closes: #902320)
[ Sunil Mohan Adapa ]
* tests: Ensure that stale sockets don't fail socat (Closes: #899060)
[ Daniel Kahn Gillmor ]
* use --send-keys instead of --send (closes: #908228)
* prepare new release
* enable tests to operate on system installation
* d/copyright: use https for Format:
* use priority optional instead of extra
* added autopkgtest
* override package-contains-documentation-outside-usr-share-doc for
transitions README.txt
* install examples in monkeysphere package
* d/watch: use https
* packaging handled by pkg-privacy-team (updated uploaders)
2016-12-02 - Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
monkeysphere (0.41-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* new upstream release
- pem2openpgp now includes issuer fingerprint subpacket
in hashed self-sig, more compatible with GnuPG 2.1.16
(Closes: #844971)
- avoid blocking for entropy during test suite
(Closes: #841208)
- ensure that attempts to fetch primary key fingerprint only fetch
primary key fingerprint even if subkey fprs are emitted
(Closes: #846554)
* convert to debhelper 10
* wrap-and-sort -ast
* add netcat-openbsd to Recommends (Closes: #595947)
* switch Recommends: from cron to cron-daemon (Closes: #842823)
* drop patches already applied upstream
* moved debian packaging to collab-maint for better visibility
* added debian/watch to make lintian happy
* converted debian/NEWS to not use asterisk-bulleted style
* use all hardening options during C build
2016-10-12 - Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
monkeysphere (0.40-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* try to fix kfreebsd builds

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