Dolphin and ssh keys in KDE 4.4

Nikos Chantziaras realnc at
Tue Jan 26 18:44:58 GMT 2010

On 01/26/2010 10:47 AM, Kevin Krammer wrote:
> 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?

No, it's not running.  I never dealt with that program before actually 
and didn't even know it exists, which makes me assume it's not needed.

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