188.8.131.52. Configuring ssh-agent
ssh-agentauthentication agent. If you are running GNOME, you can configure it to prompt you for your passphrase whenever you log in and remember it during the whole session. Otherwise you can store the passphrase for a certain shell prompt.
- Make sure you have the openssh-askpass package installed. If not, see Section 8.2.4, “Installing Packages” for more information on how to install new packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
- Select Startup Applications Preferences will be started, and the tab containing a list of available startup programs will be shown by default.→ → from the panel. The
Figure 14.1. Startup Applications Preferences
- Click thebutton on the right, and enter
/usr/bin/ssh-addin the Command field.
Figure 14.2. Adding new application
- Clickand make sure the check box next to the newly added item is selected.
Figure 14.3. Enabling the application
- Log out and then log back in. A dialog box will appear prompting you for your passphrase. From this point on, you should not be prompted for a password by
Figure 14.4. Entering a passphrase
ssh-addEnter passphrase for /home/john/.ssh/id_rsa: