Ksshaskpass is a front-end for ssh-add which stores the password of the ssh key in KWallet.
Find details of the project here: https://github.com/KDE/ksshaskpass.
It was already installed in my case on Kubuntu 18.10, but otherwise install from your package manager or preferred source.
user ~ $ sudo apt install ksshaskpass
ksshaskpass is already the newest version (4:5.12.6-0ubuntu0.1).
Create Autostart Script
Again from the
make sure to set the SSH_ASKPASS environment variable to the path of ksshaskpass and then call ssh-add from your autostart scripts.
Based on a bit of reading, it appears that
.config/autostart-scripts/ is a reasonable place to install the following script:
ssh-add < /dev/null
If you have additional keys (other than the default id_rsa, etc.), specify them by updating the last line of the script like so:
ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa ~/.ssh/key2 < /dev/null
Save the script, make it executable, and run it for the first time:
$ chmod +x ssh-add-ksshaskpass.sh
Identity added: /home/user/.ssh/id_rsa (user@host)
If all went well (and one or more of your keys requires a passphrase) you should be met with the following dialog:
- Information on where to place the autostart script: https://askubuntu.com/questions/971105/what-is-the-difference-between-config-autostart-and-config-autostart-scrip