Accessing your gnome (ssh) keyring from outside the Desktop session

Siddhesh Poyarekar siddhesh.poyarekar at
Sun Jul 25 01:12:52 UTC 2010

On Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 3:05 AM, Philip A. Prindeville
<philipp_subx at> wrote:
> I normally leave a Gnome session running on my build machine for months
> at a time, but don't always work directly on that machine (at it's
> keyboard and monitor).
> Sometimes I ssh into it remotely to look at progress from automated
> builds, and occasionally to push out a build.
> The issue is this:  when I ssh into it, I don't have access to the keys
> that I've stored in the ssh-agent.
> Well, it's not exactly an ssh-agent.  It's the gnome-keyring-daemon that
> gets started as part of the desktop as:
> /usr/bin/gnome-keyring-daemon --start --components=ssh
> Anyone have a simple mechanism for getting that into your ssh sessions?

seahorse ought to help you with this.

Siddhesh Poyarekar

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