[Pkg-xfce-devel] advice on ssh-agent / GNOME Keyring with XFCE on Debian?
daniel at pocock.pro
Mon Mar 26 18:49:46 UTC 2018
A new user recently asked me about caching their ssh passphrase.
I noticed they had chosen the XFCE desktop and it wasn't immediately
obvious to me what they should do.
ssh-agent process is started at login and appears in the process table.
After running ssh-add once their key is available.
Is there a preferred way to avoid running ssh-add manually? For example,
- should it be run from a script, which one?
- or should ssh-add be added to the list of applications to run at
startup in the settings panel? I saw an example like that
- or should they store their passphrase in GNOME Keyring somehow (e.g.
logging in once with GNOME) and then enable the startup application that
links ssh-agent to GNOME Keyring?
- or some other strategy?
If anybody could add the answer on the wiki that would be really helpful.
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