Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 442809
gnome-keyring's built-in ssh agent automatically saves keys somewhere
Last modified: 2015-03-03 17:32:27 EST
Description of problem:
When I have encrypted pubkeys in my .ssh directory, and the SSH client needs to
use them, gnome-keyring pops up a dialog to ask for the passphrase. If I enter
it, the next time I run the SSH client, I'm not prompted for the passphrase
again. The gnome-keyring has apparently saved my key. This is quite different
from how the normal SSH client/agent interaction works.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run "ssh-add -D" to clear keys from your agent.
2. Try to check something out of Fedora CVS.
3. Type your passphrase when gnome-keyring asks for it.
4. Try to update the tree you've checked out, or check something else out.
No prompt? Did gnome-keyring just store a copy of my private key somewhere?
I'm supposed to be prompted. I did not expect my key to be kept around.
Related upstream bug: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=502846
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