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I had the same problem today; "all of a sudden" my 14.04 wanted my password for "everything"; including (un)mount of USB sticks. I figured that I installed openssh-server in the morning. After removing it, everything is back to normal; I can insert a USB stick; and it is mounted without asking for a password. Strange. Just tried to repro; installed ...
You can generate the missing hostkey via: ssh-keygen -A ed25519 is a bit faster and more secure. It's not necessary and, aside from logspam, this doesn't have that much effect. You could, indeed, comment out HostKey /etc/ssh/ssh_host_ed25519_key, without much effect. But, at the same time, `ed25519 is a good host-key format to support.
PolicyKit Authentication Agent was unchecked in Startup Programs. I checked it, and the problem was fixed.
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