GitHub Action to setup `ssh-agent` with a private key (by webfactory)

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  • Continuous Deployment with GitHub Actions and Kamal
    4 projects | | 7 Jan 2024
    Once the image has been built and pushed, you only need to trigger the deployment using Kamal. We use the webfactory/ssh-agent to establish a connection to our production server. After installing the required Ruby dependencies, it’s only a matter of running Kamal. As the image is already built and pushed, we use the --skip-push flag.
  • Flow to build using Github Actions when having dependencies in multiple private repositories
    1 project | /r/rust | 10 Mar 2022
    When using Github Actions, to build projects I have been using the ssh-agent approach (, with this means the Cargo.toml looks like this:
  • Getting Started with GitHub Codespaces from a Serverless Perspective
    6 projects | | 31 Aug 2021
    Thankfully when I reached out on Twitter, Jonathan Carter on the Codespaces team, seemed to suggest they may be working on a native SSH integration one day. Till then, here is the solution I came up with. This process address some sequencing issues around devcontainer.json's Lifecycle Scripts and when your Dotfiles are installed. Credit to VS Codes Using SSH Keys guide. Also, some things here are pulled directly from the GitHub Action to setup SSH. Again, thanks to Johnathan Carter for the ideas.
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