After reinstalling Lubuntu Vivid Vervet on my computer, whenever I try to ssh into something, it asks for my passphrase. Before the reinstall, it would give me a graphical prompt for my passphrase if I had not done that in the session yet. Now, it asks me for the passphrase every time.

ssh-agent is running, and if I run ssh-add, it saves my key for the session.

If you need logs, please comment where they would be.

  • I think what you mean is it used to ask you to open the keyring containing your passphrase (graphical prompt) and now it asks you for the actual passphrase each time. If so, check if you're using any key managers like gnome keyring manager (you can run it on LXDE, I think it's called seahorse), maybe it got uninstalled for some reason. – cprn Jun 29 '15 at 21:40

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.