07 Mar, 2005
Pass-phrases for SSH has always been a bit of a drag, until recently I have been using passwordless keys for some systems, but this is far from a good solution. Yesterday, I read up a bit on ssh-agent, a program that asks for the ssh password as soon as you log in.
An even better solution was to integrate this in GDM (the login manager) using PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules). Now, all I need to do is inputting one password when I log in and I'm free to roam all the other ssh hosts.
- Some basic Linux / setup tips
- Basic introduction to SSH
- Getting started with SSH
- Single sign on with PAM and SSH
Specifically the last one is about using GDM for inputting your pass-phrase.