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Canonical ssh/gpg agent for KDE

asked 2013-01-14 09:21:20 -0500

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What is the best way to start an SSH or GPG agent similar to seahorse-daemon while using KDE? I would like to use something integrated with KDE. I have just started using KDE 4 (i.e. I have not used KDE since before KDE 4) and would like to find the best way to do store passphrases during my login session.



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answered 2015-12-28 10:50:43 -0500

Both ssh-agent and gpg-agent are started by default on Fedora 23 KDE Plasma Desktop. In fact ssh-agent is the one that starts Plasma 5. gpg-agent is started by /etc/kde/env/ That's why I highly recommend everybody to run the KDE spin.

ps aux | grep ssh-agent
/usr/bin/ssh-agent /bin/sh -c exec -l /bin/bash -c "/usr/bin/startkde"

You want to write a script that adds ssh keys to ssh-agent. I have written how to set that up on my personal blog.

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