On Fri, 2018-06-22 at 07:37 -0400, Jeffrey Ross wrote:
At one point Fedora had something (keyring?) that would allow me to
unlock my SSH private keys and it would keep the unlocked key
so I could ssh without having to unlock my key every time. I
run a simple "terminal" window and then "ssh <hostname>" since
not retained unlocked I'm prompted for a password.
Fast forward to today, the system had been reinstalled (new
new disks, etc) and I no longer have that ability. I'm currently
Fedora 28 and the desktop is "Gnome", I'm sure it is just a matter
installing/configuring/running the correct application.... but which
You're *probably* missing the gnome-keyring package.
- ssh-agent (to remember)
- an app that processes your passphrase (gnome-keyring or pinentry-gtk)
ssh-agent is part of openssh-clients. It's usually run by gnome-
keyring-daemon. Look in the process list for it. It should be
ssh-add is a cli app that will let you add the key and trigger a
passphrase without a GUI.
You can see if a key is being remembered by running 'ssh-add -l'
gnome-shell should prompt for the key (the prompt will be themed like
gnome-shell), but so can pinentry/pinentry-gtk (themed like a Gtk2 app)