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I have used JellyfiSSH on Mac OSX which basically stores your ssh connection details so you can quickly open connections using the built in SSH client to various servers without having to type in all the details, is there are similar thing available for linux? I am using Ubuntu.

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When running ssh myalias from the command line, you can use a file named config in your ~/.ssh folder, or a file /etc/ssh/ssh_config. Here, you can configure things such as which real host name, user name and keys to use. Like:

# Use the private key "my-private-key" when logging in to myhost.com
# On the command line, just type: ssh myalias
Host myalias
HostName myhost.com
IdentityFile ~/.ssh/my-private-key
User myname

If you're not using keys: I can see there's a PasswordAuthentication option too, but I doubt you can also set the password itself in that file.

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Terminology: Normally, SSH only uses key pairs, not certificates. A certificate is a key pair + additional information such as subject and issuer. (I assume you aren't talking about the OpenSSH 5.6 certificates yet.) –  grawity Nov 23 '10 at 21:33
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If you are using passwords instead of public keys, you really should switch to public keys. It's very, very nice! –  Sean Reifschneider Dec 6 '10 at 4:40
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Try PAC Manager http://sourceforge.net/projects/pacmanager/

Perfect for Ubuntu!! ;)

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I fully agree? This tool is very usefull to manager a lot of connection (from different kind). –  Akarun May 17 '12 at 9:04
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Gnome Connection Manager is definately worth a try. it offers some interesting features and is usable, though it's not quiet mature yet.

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Welcome to Superuser! You can try to improve your answer, if you give some more details what interesting features Gnome Connection Manager has. –  mpy Jun 1 '13 at 14:56
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