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sys-auth/pam_ssh and net-misc/keychain

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I’ve been using gentoo’s net-misc/keychain for a while now for password-less ssh. I followed gentoo doc’s recommendation and added to my ~/.zlogin the following lines:

  
keychain id_rsa id_rsa_nopass --quiet source ~/.keychain/$HOST-sh

The only beef I’m having with this setup is that after each reboot, I have to type in both my password (for login) and the keyphrase of my ssh identity file (b/c keychain), which is kind of repetitive, if you know what I mean ;)

So there’s a little “aha!” moment when I found pam_ssh in today’s updates on gentoo-portage. In fact, it’s as simple as adding ssh into the USE flags of sys-auth/pambase and emerge -1 pambase. No more repetitive password entries!

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Written by zsh

July 27, 2009 at 10:40 pm

Posted in /etc, gentoo

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  1. Thanks a lot for the tip. It was also an “AHA!” moment for me.

    slamp

    August 1, 2009 at 1:22 pm


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