Deleting SSH key(s) from agent

Karol Babioch karol at
Tue Aug 23 10:46:24 CEST 2016


Am 23.08.2016 um 10:36 schrieb Peter Lebbing:
> If I'm mistaken, I'd like to know. But I suspect the system was
> correctly designed to thwart such a thing.

I'm pretty sure you are right, so this is not my concern.

> So I don't think there is a need to ensure the correct key is used.

However, it is annoying to be prompted for passphrases for each key in
the keyring. This is even true for cases in which the public key of my
smartcard is the first and only entry in authorized_keys on a SSH server.

ssh-add -L lists the public key of my smartcard also first in the first
place, so I'm not sure why I always get asked for other keys. On the
other hand I do not want to have keys lying around unencrypted on disk.

I could possibly get away with making a configuration using the
Identity* directives from ssh_config(5), but this seems to be a PITA.

Is it somehow possible for gpg-agent to _NOT_ ask for passphrases it
does not need, e.g. to enforce that the smartcard is tried first for

Best regards,
Karol Babioch

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