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GNOME-SSH-ASKPASS(1) General Commands Manual GNOME-SSH-ASKPASS(1)

NAME

gnome-ssh-askpass – prompts a user for a passphrase using GNOME

SYNOPSIS

gnome-ssh-askpass

DESCRIPTION

gnome-ssh-askpass is a GNOME-based passphrase dialog for use with
OpenSSH. It is intended to be called by the ssh-add program and not
invoked directly. It allows ssh-add to obtain a passphrase from a
user, even if not connected to a terminal (assuming that an X display
is available). This happens automatically in the case where ssh-add is
invoked from one’s ~/.xsession or as one of the GNOME startup programs,
for example.

In order to be called automatically by ssh-add, gnome-ssh-askpass
should be installed as /usr/bin/ssh-askpass.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
The following environment variables are recognized:

GNOME_SSH_ASKPASS_GRAB_SERVER
Causes gnome-ssh-askpass to grab the X server before asking for
a passphrase.

GNOME_SSH_ASKPASS_GRAB_POINTER
Causes gnome-ssh-askpass to grab the mouse pointer using
gdk_pointer_grab() before asking for a passphrase.

Regardless of whether either of these environment variables is set,
gnome-ssh-askpass will grab the keyboard using gdk_keyboard_grab().

AUTHOR

This manual page was written by Colin Watson for
the Debian system (but may be used by others). It was based on that
for x11-ssh-askpass by Philip Hands.

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