On Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 7:49 AM, Martin Airs <martin(a)airs.me.uk> wrote:
On Tuesday 08 July 2014 14:07:35 Sudhir Khanger wrote:
> I am wondering how you guys manage multiple ssh keys on your system.
> This is how I got to manage multiple keys on my system.
> Generate keys
> ssh-keygen -t rsa -f ~/.ssh/test_ssh_key_1 -C "yours(a)yours.com"
> ssh-keygen -t rsa -f ~/.ssh/test_ssh_key_2 -C "yours(a)yours.com"
> ssh-keygen -t rsa -f ~/.ssh/test_ssh_key_3 -C "yours(a)yours.com"
> ksshaskpass came already installed and SSH_ASKPASS set to
> Moving on these keys can be added to ssh-agent using following command.
> ssh-add ~/.ssh/test_ssh_key_1
> I ran these commands through KRunner so it triggers ksshaskpass and
> not password prompt on the terminal. This way Kwallet will save the
> password and I will not be asked to enter passphrase every time I am
> accessing anything over ssh.
> In order to automatically load these keys at system start I created
> following script.
> export SSH_ASKPASS=/usr/bin/ksshaskpass
> ssh-add ~/.ssh/test_ssh_key_1 < /dev/null
> ssh-add ~/.ssh/test_ssh_key_2 < /dev/null
> ssh-add ~/.ssh/test_ssh_key_3 < /dev/null
> chmod 755 ~/.kde/Autostart/ksshaskpass
> The problem is if KWallet is not opened as soon as system is started
> KDE will start the script triggering ksshaskpass to ask to enter
> password for the first ssh key. This is a working setup but not
> I was wondering if there is a way to ssh-add the key to ssh-agent
> on-demand or maybe trigger to open KWallet instead of ksshaskpass.
> What is wrong with my setup? How do you manage your ssh keys?
Thats exactly how I do it too, love to know of other ways
Same here, I'm currently using the same approach but am interested in
other potentially "more clean" methods.
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