Issue $ minikube tunnel ✅ Tunnel successfully started 📌 NOTE: Please do not close this terminal as this process must stay alive for the tunnel to be accessible ... 🏃 Starting tunnel for service balanced. [email protected]'s password: Solution You need to add minikube’s ssh key to your ssh agent ssh-add C:\Users\user\.minikube\machines\minikube\id_rsa Issues with ssh-add Cannot use ssh-add, agent not running Make sure ssh-agent is running Get-Service ssh-agent | Set-Service -StartupType Automatic Start-Service ssh-agent Permissions for ‘C:\Users\user.