On 06/22/2018 04:37 AM, Jeffrey Ross wrote:
> Fast forward to today, the system had been reinstalled (new hardware,
> new disks, etc) and I no longer have that ability. I'm currently
> runn Fedora 28 and the desktop is "Gnome", I'm sure it is just a
> matter of installing/configuring/running the correct application....
> but which one?
That's handled by gnome-keyring and, as of this version of GNOME,
ssh-agent. As far as I can tell, those are both required components,
so they're probably not missing on your workstation. The problem
*might* be that GNOME keyring will only automatically unlock private
keys if there is a valid public key with the same name, and a .pub
suffix. So, you might not have the public keys. Or, you might have a
.pub file that's *really* old and no longer valid.
There is an open bug concerning the fact that if there is an invalid
.pub file in .ssh, GNOME keyring won't automatically unlock *any*
keys, so remove any old key files.
my .ssh directory has my
private key in a file called "id_rsa" nothing
with .pub on the end and if I understand correctly running ssh will look
for the private key in a few different file names, none of which end