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Old 03-28-2020, 10:58 PM   #1
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What is responsible for the functions of an ssh-agent in Slackware's xfce?


I am running ssh -A so that ssh connections can be easily nested. That is, I connect from laptop1 to, say, a machine1 with ssh -A machine1, and then I can connect to machine 2 from machine1, even though machine1 doesn't have id_rsa keys in .ssh, because ssh forwards authentication requests to the agent running on laptop1.

The problem is, every time I do it, I have to run ssh-add in to manually cache the keys on laptop1:~/.ssh/id_rsa

However, we have some password management facilities in Slackware as well, something polkit-related, or something like that. I.e., there should be some GUI guy started on xfce login, that would ask for a passphrase and instantiate the ssh-agent.

Who is this guy, and how do I explicitly make it cache ~/.ssh/id_rsa ?
 
Old 03-29-2020, 05:33 PM   #2
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Put the following in ~/.ssh/config:
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AddKeysToAgent yes
 
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Old 03-30-2020, 07:29 AM   #3
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The guy that is used by Skype for password saving is called "Gnome Keyring", and I think it is the "default" way of unlocking keys in xfce sessions.

Not sure how it is expected to get started so that everything inherits its SSH_AUTH_SOCK.
 
  


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