[virt-tools-list] QEMU/KVM and ssh

Ron Yorston rmy at frippery.org
Thu Feb 18 10:59:34 UTC 2016

I'm using virt-manager on Fedora 23.  When I start it I get an
'Authentication Required' prompt and have to enter a password.  If I
shut it down and restart it I'm prompted again.  Fair enough.

I also have a connection to a remote host with a qemu+ssh:// URI.  When I
activate this connection I'm prompted for the passphrase for my ssh key.
Again, fair enough.

However, if I shut down and restart virt-manager then reactivate the
remote connection I'm not prompted for the passphrase.  I don't have
an ssh-agent.

What is remembering my credentials?  And how do I stop it from doing that?


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