Installing the Desktop Agent

Lee Painter


The Desktop SSH Agent enhances the SSH users' experience by providing a terminal independent SSH Connection Manager, Host Key Manager, and the ability to store and use private keys from your mobile phone. It is compatible with the most widely used SSH agents, OpenSSH's ssh-agent and PuTTY's Pagent, and is a drop-in replacement for these programs.


You can download the latest version of the Desktop SSH Agent from 

Running the Installer

After downloading the installer double click on the package to start the install. On Linux, you may need to make the package executable then execute this using the shell.

chmod u+x




1. Welcome

On the Welcome page, click next.

2. Accepting the License Agreement

After clicking through the first informational pages you will be presented with the license agreement. Please accept to continue. 


3. Select the Installation Location

You can install the software where ever you require but accepting the default installation directory is also fine too.


3. Installation Complete

Your installation is now complete. 


After clicking finish, the agent will be loaded into the system tray. You can see it is active when you see the JADAPTIVE shield logo in the system tray.