Ticket #241 (closed defect: wontfix)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

Forgets Pageant key upon reboot

Reported by: jparks@hamelbuilders.com Owned by: alamaison
Priority: minor (e.g. uncommon, cosmetic, has workaround) Milestone: 0.9.x Bug sprint
Component: authentication Version: 0.7.4
Keywords: key file Cc:

Description

Hi, using swish 0.7.4 using pub key auth and passphrase protection on the key.
works fine until reboot then the key is forgotten.

Running Windows 7x64 SP1

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by alamaison

  • Priority changed from major (affects peripheral workflow) to minor (e.g. uncommon, cosmetic, has workaround)
  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix

Swish doesn't manage the keys itself but uses the Putty key agent, Pageant, to do so. Pageant forgets your key when you reboot because it maintains your security if your keys have passwords. This is similar to Windows forgetting your password when you log off.

You can make Pageant auto-load  following this guide. Of course, if your keys have passwords, you will still have to enter them.

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