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I recently discovered and fell in love with Roboform. In less than a week it's become indispensable.

So far I've only seen Roboform's ability to fill out fields in web browsers and Windows GUI apps. I'm an app developer and sometimes I need to use Telnet/SSH. My SSH client of choice is PuTTY, but I can't find any way to integrate Roboform with PuTTY. Is this possible? If not, is there another [free] SSH client that will work with Roboform?

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Can you be more specific about what you're hoping to accomplish? Would it be roboform entering passwords when you initiate an ssh connection? Something else? – Doug Harris Feb 22 '11 at 21:04
Yes; once the terminal window opens, I am prompted for a login and password. Is there a way for Roboform to input them into a terminal? – Jake Feb 23 '11 at 0:30
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once the terminal window opens, I am prompted for a login...

Save the username in PuTTY settings, Connection → Data → Login details.

...and password. Is there a way for Roboform to input them into a terminal?

Do not use Roboform for that.

The recommended way for automatic SSH logins is to set up public-key authentication.

  1. Create a keypair using PuTTYgen.
    • Save the private key using Actions → Save private key.
  2. Tell your SSH server to allow logins using that keypair.
    1. In PuTTYgen, select all text in the "Public key for pasting ..." box, and copy it to clipboard.
    2. Log in to your server. Open the ~/.ssh/authorized_keys file in a text editor.
    3. Paste the public key into a line of its own, and save the file.
      • Make sure the key does not get word-wrapped. If you use pico/nano, run it with the -w option.
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Thank you for the reply. I tried your method and it works. I was just hoping for a solution that included the automation power of my new toy, since I work from four different workstations. – Jake Feb 23 '11 at 13:57
@Jake: So copy the key to the other workstations. Also add it to StartUp so that it will be loaded to Pageant automatically. – grawity Feb 23 '11 at 18:00

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