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Re: How do I make use of SSH_ASKPASS?



>>>>> "Tom" == Tom Horsley <tom horsley att net> writes:

    Tom> On Sun, 27 Jan 2008 11:16:27 +0000
    Tom> Colin Paul Adams <colin colina demon co uk> wrote:

> I can't find out to make use of this.
    >> 
    >> It is set to /usr/libexec/openssh/gnome-ssh-askpass, but I
    >> still get prompted for a password when I use ssh.
    >> 
    >> I thought the prompt was only supposed to occur when I login to
    >> GNOME.

    Tom> SSH_ASKPASS is merely the name of the program that the ssh
    Tom> tools will invoke in order to prompt you for a password (and
    Tom> they may not use it if there is a tty they can ask on instead
    Tom> - I forget what the default it).

    Tom> If you are looking for the tool that will remember your
    Tom> passwords and not prompt you a second time, you are looking
    Tom> for ssh-agent, but it is important to know that the agent
    Tom> only remembers public keys, not passwords, so if you don't
    Tom> have public key authorization setup, you are still gonna get
    Tom> a password prompt.

I do have a public key - but it's use is protected with a pass phrase.

It is that that /usr/libexec/openssh/gnome-ssh-askpass is supposed to
prompt for, but it is not being invoked.
-- 
Colin Adams
Preston Lancashire


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