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I'm trying to get Seahorse to remember the password for an existing RSA key I've copied across from another computer.

When I use the key rather than Gnome Keyring prompting me for the password and storing it on the keyring I have to enter the password in terminal and the password isn't remembered?

How do I use Seahorse to save my SSH key password?

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Use an ssh-agent that remembers your ssh passwords, e.g. http://live.gnome.org/GnomeKeyring/Ssh

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

Problem solved, needed to add the key to be used for each particular machine.

Can do this by going to,

Gnome Keyring -> My Personal Keys -> Right click on key -> Configure key for secure shell

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You can also use ssh-add to add the key to the keyring. (This one worked for me whereas the "Configure key..." did not.)

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