Talk:SSH keys

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there should be a note about kwallet5 not supporting PGP, for now

--- Lesto (talk) 23:50, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

Are you sure it is the case? Can you provide some source, a bug report or something? For now we have SSH keys#Store SSH keys with Kwallet linking to KDE_Wallet#Using_the_KDE_Wallet_to_store_ssh_keys which only has a vague, unsourced "May have a bug" accuracy template. Neitsab (talk) 11:21, 21 October 2015 (UTC)


With two factor authentication (crypto keys **and** password). I achieve that pam_tally increments by 2 the user errors every time I login. So surely there is an error in the suggested configuration--Xan (talk) 12:00, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

SSH public key passphrase

I think that we should add `ssh -p -k ~/.ssh/` to page, I saw a nice example from Pickfire (talk) 10:09, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

Starting ssh-agent as a wrapper

In this section, there is a note which says that you "can" add eval$(ssh-agent) to your .xinitrc.

When using ssh-agent as a wrapper to startx, I have noticed that if I have both -- the alias as well as the eval statement in .xinitrc, it spawns 2 ssh-agent processes. I believe this is a leftover note from earlier when we didn't have the section titled "ssh-agent".

Can someone confirm and I will remove that note from the "ssh-agent as a wrapper section", because the way it stands today seems to indicate that you need to do both -- the alias to startx as well as add the eval statement to xinitrc in order for it to work when that is not the case.

Inxsible (talk) 00:46, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure the note was intended like this. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 20:12, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

Cleaner systemd-based ssh-agent setup

ExecStart=/usr/bin/ssh-agent -D -a "${SSH_AUTH_SOCK}"

~/.zshrc or ~/.bash_profile or ~/.profile or the equivalent
eval $(systemctl --user show-environment | grep SSH_AUTH_SOCK)

Touching three files, instead of two, but the path is defined only in one place. Something similar could be achieved with EnvironmentFile. Thoughts?

Jeremejevs (talk) 17:22, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

It's arguably not cleaner because you need eval, systemctl and grep to extract the path for the shell. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 18:29, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

SSH Keys generated without -o flag are not safe

SSH Keys with default parameters are not safe [1], Hacker News discussion[2]. The wiki already suggests that we use -o for increased brute force protection, the suggested command for generating keys should include this. Would there be any compatibility issues with any mainstream system by always generating keys with this flag?

Orekix (talk) 02:47, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

Good call. I'm rearranging the section. It was much too detailed on the technical aspects. All we really want to know is which key type to use and why. There could be compatibility issues with older (pre 2014) implementations of OpenSSH. Hopefully no server you're running has an OS older than 2014. -- Rdeckard (talk) 14:07, 4 August 2018 (UTC)