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

Cole Robinson crobinso at redhat.com
Thu Feb 18 16:06:07 UTC 2016

On 02/18/2016 05:59 AM, Ron Yorston wrote:
> 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?

Not virt-manager. If you are using gnome-shell, it has an integrated
ssh-agent. If the password dialog that pops up has your desktop themeing
that's probably the case, otherwise it will be a plain window like
openssh-askpass presents

- Cole

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