Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 122159
Easy config for ssh-add passphrase during login
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:41 EST
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Description of problem:
A user should be able to specify that ssh-add run when their X session
is initiated. When the X session comes up, ssh-add is running, but the
user can not see the dialog box to enter password because it is still
obscured by gdm splash screen.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure ssh-add in gnome-session so that ssh passphrase is
prompted for when X starts: Preferences -> More Preferences ->
Sessions. In 'Startup Programs' tab click 'Add'. Startup Command =
'ssh-add' and Order = 55. Click Close.
2. Log out of X session
3. Log back into X session. You will see the Fedora gdm splash screen
with logos for the services starting up.
4. After a few seconds you will see ssh-add listed in splash screen,
but no dialog box to enter password. Dialog box is actually behind gdm
splash screen. If you type your passphrase it will load the key into
Actual Results: No passphrase dialog box
Expected Results: user should be able to see passphrase dialog box
After I finished typing this, I checked out my rpms and I see:
[larry@lupin larry]$ rpm -qa | grep session
This workstation was upgraded from RH 8.0 -> Fedora Core 1 via yum, so
I don't know why I have two gnome-session rpms installed. Will check
this out to see if it is source of problem...
[warren@ibmlaptop ~]$ cat .Xclients-default
ssh-add < /dev/null
I personally use this for ssh-add during login, which doesn't have a
problem. I agree that we should make this easier to configure,
perhaps with a GUI checkbox.
This is a problem that has been discussed before. Unfortunately I don't think
it's going to get looked at in time for FC4.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 67823 ***