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Re: ssh-agent startup



On Fri, Dec 26, 2008 at 4:41 AM, Guillaume <guillaume chardin gmail com> wrote:
> Hi,
> For now, when I  want to use ssh-agent, i have to open a shell, and then use
> this command 'ssh-agent /bin/bash' to be able to use the ssh-agent
> fonctionnality.
>
> I would like to know if there is a tip to start ssh-agent at user login.
> Like editing /etc/passwd an adding in the "shell field" /usr/bin/ssh-agent
> /bin/bash like that :
>               ***/etc/passwd***
>               user:x:500:500::/home/user:/usr/bin/ssh-agent /bin/bash
>
> And by the way avoiding multi nested bash execution, avoid user to type this
> command or multiple edit/modify of .bashrc of all my users.
>
> thanks for your help.
>
> --
> Guillaume

Boot the system in Run Level 3.
After you login in text mode run
     $ ssh-agent `exec startx`
The dollar sign is the user prompt. Use backticks.

This makes the agent available to the entire user environment. Load your
keys and you're good to go.
~af


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