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Re: ssh private key password



On Sat January 10 2009, Ron Yorston wrote:
> Pete Zaitcev <zaitcev redhat com> wrote:
> >Having a session-wide store for keys is awesome, which is why the
> >old ssh-agent existed in the first place!
>
> Then it's awesomeness I can do without.  I want to keep control of my
> ssh credentials and *always* be prompted when something wants to use
> them.
>
> My opinion:  gnome-keyring should not act as an ssh agent by default.

At least the old ssh-add accepts the option "-c", which makes the ssh-agent to 
require a confirmation before it uses the loaded key to authenticate. But this 
seems to be maily interesting  (imho) in case a ssh agent is forwarded.

Regards,
Till

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