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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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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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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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Use an ssh-agent that remembers your ssh passwords, e.g. https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/GnomeKeyring/Ssh

  • Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – slm Dec 1 '14 at 0:47

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