Posts Tagged ‘pam’
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!