Dump of existing HTML tutorials into docuwiki format by the HTML::WikiConverter::DokuWiki Perl module. Useful for moving things from HTML tutes to the wiki at the SDF wiki. Convert script and source HTML also provided.
You can not select more than 25 topics Topics must start with a letter or number, can include dashes ('-') and can be up to 35 characters long.

31 lines
1.7 KiB

====== Using an SSH agent to avoid typing your password ======
==== Do not use this tutorial until you [[http://sdf.org/?tutorials/SSH-SDF#public_key|make a unix account accessible via public key authentication following this tutorial]]. ====
Not only is typing your passphrase once convenient, you can [[http://xkcd.com/936/|make your password very complicated and only ever type an easy to remember passphrase to access all your accounts]].
* Unix
* [[#shell|At the shell]]
* [[#anywm|Any Window Manager]]
* [[#gnome|Gnome]]
* [[#kde|KDE]]
* [[#macos|MacOS X]]
* [[#windows|Windows]]
===== At the shell =====
At any time, you can type\\ \\ " ssh-agent /bin/ksh\\ ssh-add $HOME/private_key.rsa\\ "\\ (you can replace "/bin/ksh" by your favorite shell). Any command issued from then on that uses "ssh" to interact with a server that hosts your public key (e.g. "ssh, sshfs, rsync") will not require a password e.g. \\ \\ " home_pc$ ssh-agent /bin/ksh\\ home_pc$ ssh-add $HOME/public_key.rsa\\ Enter passphrase for /home/user/public_key.rsa:\\ Identity added: /home/user/public_key.rsa (/home/user/public_key.rsa)\\ home_pc$ ssh miku.freeshell.org\\ miku$ "\\ \\
===== Any Window Manager =====
Arrange to have\\ \\ " ssh-add $HOME/private_key.rsa "\\ \\ run at login (e.g. via $HOME/.xinitrc or as a "Startup Application in Gnome/KDE"). You should get a popup asking for your passphrase.
===== Gnome =====
===== KDE =====
===== Mac OS X =====
===== Windows =====
You may have to change your openssh formatted private key to PuTTY's .ppk format via [[http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html|PuTTYgen]]. \\ \\ $Id: agent.html,v 1.3 2011/09/11 13:31:10 jbaber Exp $