[Pkg-xfce-devel] advice on ssh-agent / GNOME Keyring with XFCE on Debian?

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Wed Mar 28 15:46:45 UTC 2018

On Mon, 2018-03-26 at 20:49 +0200, Daniel Pocock wrote:

Hi Daniel,

> 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[1] 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?

I don't use ssh-agent myself (I use gpg-agent with ssh support) but running it
from the session looks natural to me, like any other program the user would
want to run at startup (Settings/Session & Startup/Application Autostart).

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