I have an ssh key in my gnome keyring, protected by a password.
I have the "Unlock password" for that key saved in my login keyring.
If I unlock my login keyring, I can ssh without password entry.
If my keyring is locked, the first time I ssh, it will prompt me for the ssh key password, then keeps it for the rest of the session.
However what I am trying to achieve, and what I perceive as the purpose of the login keyring, when I login using my fingerprint (which automatically enters my password, also note that my keyring password is the same as the login password), is that I should be able to use my ssh key (for
sshfs) without having to type any password since it is held in my login keyring.
Is the keyring only unlocked for the execution of one particular start-up script - which I have not been able to identify (
.profile is not it, I tried, it prompts for passwords when I try to ssh or mount
So my question is how I may be able to gain access to ssh/sshfs by using the stored password in my login keyring (at login).
Or in other words: is it possible to set up gnome keyring for passwordless ssh/sshfs, using the keyring to unlock the ssh key with the stored passphrase?
I have checked this, but it does not answer my request "How to save an SSH key passphrase in gnome-keyring?"
Note: I am on Ubuntu 10.04 (I know I should upgrade, that's scheduled for later)
EDIT: I routinely login with my fingerprint, I tried a password login instead, as a result the login keyring unlocks and therefore ssh/sshfs work without me entering any password beyond the login. So now the question is how to unlock the keyring with fingerprint authentication.
ANSWER: https://askubuntu.com/questions/39217/unlock-keyring-with-fingerprint-reader-on-login/238055#238055 In short, no the keyring cannot be unlocked with fingerprint authentication. If I want it unlocked, I need to use my login password.