Dolphin and ssh keys in KDE 4.4

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Tue Jan 26 08:47:57 GMT 2010

On Tuesday, 2010-01-26, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
> In KDE 4.3.x, when I opened an sftp location in Dolphin, it would read
> my ssh key (stored in my ~/.ssh/ directory) and would not ask for a
> password.  After updating to 4.4 RC1 (and now RC2), this doesn't happen
> anymore.  Dolphin seems to read hostnames from ~/.ssh/config just fine,
> but it keeps asking me for a password instead of using my ssh key (the
> ssh key itself is not password protected.)
> Is this a bug or did something change in KDE 4.4?  The "ssh" and "scp"
> commands work fine.  My ~/.ssh/config has this:
>    Host myserv
>    User realnc
>    HostName
>    IdentityFile ~/.ssh/identity_myserv
> Dolphin is able to figure out that "sftp://myserv" means
> "s" (that means the "Host" and "User"
> fields of the config file have effect) but it just won't use my
> ~/.ssh/identity_myserv key and will ask for realnc at myserv's password
> instead.

Maybe this needs ssh-agent and there is a problem with that program.
Can you check whether ssh-agent is running for this user account?


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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