[Intrepid] Gnome keyring and multiple ssh keys

Markus Schönhaber ubuntu-users at list-post.mks-mail.de
Sat Oct 18 19:28:28 UTC 2008


when Seahorse still acted as (proxy for the) ssh-agent all was well. If
you had multiple ssh keys, by typing "ssh <someserver>" in the terminal
you'd get GUI-dialogs asking for the passwords of the keys.
In Hardy's Gnome 2.22 things were "improved". Handling of ssh keys
became part of the Gnome keyring - the major "improvement" being that
you'd be asked for the password of only one key UI-wise and you had to
"ssh-add" the others manually. If one did some research on the net,
maybe he would find that creating ~/.gnome2/keystore and symlinking the
keys there would convince gnome-keyring-daemon to ask for their
passwords too.
Now, in Intrepid's Gnome 2.24, I'm (again) only asked for one key's
password but the above mentioned workaround doesn't help any more.

How does one make the 2.24 gnome-keyring-daemon ask for the passwords of
multiple keys?


More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list