[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Monotone-devel] keyring integration from a user POV

From: Benoît Dejean
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] keyring integration from a user POV
Date: Sun, 08 Apr 2007 18:30:45 +0200

Le samedi 07 avril 2007 à 11:16 -0700, Justin Patrin a écrit :
> On 4/6/07, Benoît Dejean <address@hidden> wrote:

(i've reordered email content)

> I had updated the manual with lots of info about the ssh-agent
> integration but I don't see it online...strange. I also created a page
> on the wiki with a bunch of information, including some FAQs that may
> answer your questions.
> Let us know if this doesn't answer your questions.

Useful link but it answers only a few of my questions

> >
> > - Why is it using ssh-agent if it doesn't really need to ? I mean it
> > used to work without by using the hook. On windows where i don't run any
> > ssh-agent, it works as it used to be.

It seems to me that the password hook and ssh-agent are both trying to
get my key. Maybe it's just a matter of order : 1) hook 2) ssh-agent ?
Is the password hook obsolete ?

> > - Who is asking for unlocking my main real ssh key ?
> > - Do i have control over the ssh key monotone is using ?

Yes. The wiki says i can export it and manually add it. Do i really need
to add it everytime ? What if monotone stored my ssh key in
~/.monotone/sshkeys/<id> and automatically add it ? Monotone ssh keys
are not meant for ssh, having a dedicated keystore makes sense to me.

> > - Is it always the same key ? Is it random or computed from my monotone
> > key ?

It looks like yes, it is always the same key.

> > - Can i create a SSH key for monotone only so i would be able to
> > statically import it in my keyring ? Can i associate my monotone key
> > with my main SSH key ?

The wiki says yes but it's not very handy to do so.

> > - How can i see the link between SSH keys and monotone keys ?

> > - Why about using SSH keys for monotone and dropping its custom key
> > format ?

I really like to talk about this. I understand that monotone has its own
key format, but the recent ssh-agent integration makes a lot of sense.
What about totally relying on ssh key format ? I am a bit lost with
having two keys for the same ID.

New question:

If i want to change the password of my monotone key, does it also change
the ssh key password ?

Benoît Dejean

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: Ceci est une partie de message numériquement signée

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]