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Fix broken SSH Public Key Authentication
Authored by: jmcollis on Sep 25, '07 03:10:09PM
Actually, having a passphraseless key based authentication is not secure. Anyone who can get access (read steal) your private key can get access to all the machines you have put the public key on. The best way is to use a passphrase on your Private key and then use a Keyagent when you are logged in. For Mac OS X one of the best utilities to help with this is SSHKeychain http://www.sshkeychain.org as it integrates a key agent and leverages the OS X keychain subsystem to help store your passphrase securely.

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