Automatically unlock SSH key

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Automatically unlock SSH key

Postby beetlejuice7 on Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:37 pm

Hi,

I'm having trouble configuring the keyring to unlock my SSH key when I log in.

I have set up a user account using the same password as my ssh key. My ssh key appears in the "my personal keys" tab. Under the passwords tab I have 2 listed, "default" and "login". I've tried dragging my private key, importing via the menu, not really sure what to do to get it to unlock automatically. This worked in ubuntu, fwiw.
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Re: Automatically unlock SSH key

Postby Turolate on Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:01 am

I have the exact same issue running LMDE Patch 4
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Re: Automatically unlock SSH key

Postby beetlejuice7 on Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:34 am

I have taken the passphrase off my key for now, but wonder if more people are having trouble with this. I tried copying some old keyring files from an ubuntu install (which was working btw) but no luck.
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Re: Automatically unlock SSH key

Postby Turolate on Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:49 am

I just realized that if from caja (formerly known as nautilus) I try to login on a remote server using: ctrl+l ssh://username@server:port it never authenticated neither stores the password in the keyring.

I'm going to delete my existing keyring and try from scratch.
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Re: Automatically unlock SSH key

Postby Turolate on Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:08 am

I installed the version of "nautilus" available in the repositories alongside "caja" and surprise surprise, the keyring works for both "nautilus" and "caja" now, only ssh is still not using the keyring.

I wonder if some component is missing from the default install.
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Re: Automatically unlock SSH key

Postby beetlejuice7 on Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:03 am

Nice find. Let me know if you figure out ssh.
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Re: Automatically unlock SSH key

Postby Turolate on Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:07 am

I haven't found a solution yet for SSH... :cry:
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Re: Automatically unlock SSH key

Postby Turolate on Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:15 am

For anybody suffering this issue, apparently the new MATE 1.4 solves the integration problems with the keyring.
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