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10.5: Use public keys with SSH in 10.5
Authored by: richardl on Nov 06, '07 05:46:26AM

When you generate your key, you have the option of creating a 'Passphrase' (This is like having a password for your private key). The problem when you define a passphrase is that you need to enter it everytime you authenticate with that key. The official way around this is to use a SSH Agent which will keep your passphrase in memory (There is Native SSH support for this, I use SSHKeychain which automates this process). The purpose of the tip is that with Leopard, the author states that SSH will keep a key's passphrase in the keychain .. but like the others, I could not make this happen.



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10.5: Use public keys with SSH in 10.5
Authored by: richardl on Nov 06, '07 06:35:35AM

I take it back, It does work .. I had to disable sshkeychains global variable and log off and back on. I have multiple keys .. I initially had to 'ssh -i keyname userid@host' for it to save my key in the keychain.

Thanks for the great hint



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