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Secure and easy OpenSSH key management
Authored by: leejoramo on Jul 11, '03 07:34:20PM
After much nashing of teeth and pulling of hair, I got the keychain to work. The current version of the keychain software has evolved beyond this suggestion or the documents that are linked to at IBM's developer works. keychain is now smart enough to work with different shells automatically.

The keychain program no longer makes the ~/.ssh-agent file to cache the keys, instead there is a ~/.keychain folder that includes files for use by different shell programs. I use tcsh as my shell so I added these lines to my .tcshrc file:
/usr/bin/keychain ~/.ssh/id_rsa ~/.ssh/id_dsa ~/.ssh/identity
source ~/.keychain/YOURHOSTNAME-csh 
where YOURHOSTNAME will naturaly be what every is your systems name. I am documenting some of my progress with Mac OS X, ssh and the keychain at my blog.

Lee Joramo

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Secure and easy OpenSSH key management
Authored by: sjk on Jul 12, '03 04:19:18PM

FYI, the links to your site won't work because of the freya.local hostname.



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