I have recently switched from Ubuntu to kubuntu, both version 10.10. Unfortunately in KDE the ssh passphrase dialog doesn't work out of the box. Everytime my ssh private key is used I need to enter my password. This is neither secure nor comfortable.
I have done comprehensive research on the net but only found out dated documentation. Several things I tried didn't work out. Current status:
- SSH setup working with direct passphrase input
- ssh-agent running in X session
$SSH_AUTH_SOCKset to ssh-agent's socket in X session
How to enable ssh-agent for keeping the passphrase in memory for ~15mins and as a bonus always use a graphical dialog for its input?
I use asymmetric SSH key pairs for
- pushing/pulling in Git VCS
- logging remotely into different server systems