Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 176707
Integration with ssh-agent
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:20 EST
It would be very nice if GDM integrated with ssh-agent when we type our
password. That way we could avoid to open a console to type ssh-add and the
password each time we login.
Bad idea, security-wise. There's 2 problems here:
1) The user may not *have* an ssh key, or even *want* one.
2) There's very good reasons to have *different* values for the login
password and the ssh key passphrase.
The right answer here is for the user to add it to their .xsession, or if it's
desired behavior for all users, for the site admin to add code to
GDM isn't really the right component for this. You'd have to do it with some
sort of new pam module.
Feel free to file a feature request against the pam component, though.