Just a dump of things that make my mind hurt and happy at the same time.
I am back on windows and I don’t want to spin up linux VMs to do file editing stuff. In linux I use KeepassXC which has a windows client so I thought there might be a solution that can allow me to use KeepassXC and WSL2 and boom found a solution.
Read more about it here by Mendhak but he is using Npiperelay and socat to do all the magic.
Keeagent with wsl by Mendhak.
Npiperelay allows named pipes to communicate between Linux in WSL and Windows.
# run this inside WSL2 cd ~ && wget https://github.com/jstarks/npiperelay/releases/latest/download/npiperelay_windows_amd64.zip unzip npiperelay_windows_amd64.zip -d npiperelay && rm npiperelay_windows_amd64.zip
Socat allows WSL2 to communicate with
# install socat sudo apt install socat
# place this inside your .bashrc # Socat and npiperelay for KeepassXC SSH and WSL2 export SSH_AUTH_SOCK=$HOME/.ssh/agent.sock ss -a | grep -q $SSH_AUTH_SOCK if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then rm -f $SSH_AUTH_SOCK (setsid socat UNIX-LISTEN:$SSH_AUTH_SOCK,fork EXEC:"$HOME/npiperelay/npiperelay.exe -ei -s //./pipe/openssh-ssh-agent",nofork &) >/dev/null 2>&1 fi
Now you are done.
Do make sure to set
OpenSSH Authentication Agent service
Start type to
Also make sure to
Enable SSH Agent intergration and set
Use OpenSSH in KeePassXC -> Tools -> Settings -> SSH Agent.