SSHKeychain
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GUI for ssh-agent/ssh-add.   Free
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  • SSHKeychain has been discontinued
  • Developer
    Bart Matthaei
SSHKeychain is a GUI front-end for ssh-agent and ssh-add on Mac OS X. Features include: Can remove all keys from the agent after sleep or after a minimum period of sleep (especially useful for notebooks). Can remove all keys from the agent when a Screensaver is detected. Can remove all keys from the agent when the Apple keychain is locked. Can add keys to the agent whenever the Apple keychain is unlocked. Can add keys to the agent whenever ssh is trying to use the agent with no keys on the chain. Can display itself in the StatusBar, Dock, or both. You can store the
What's New
Version 0.8.2:
  • Serious security fixes
  • Other improvements
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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SSHKeychain User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 0.x:
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Fxt commented on 12 Nov 2011
will there be any updates in the near future,
or is development dead?

fxt
[Version 0.8.2]


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sjk commented on 14 Sep 2007
Since updating to 0.8.2 I've noticed this console message (with typo):

2007-09-05 19:24:40.548 SSHKeychain[20474] Buggy password in keycahin workaround

No errors when running Keychain First Aid in Keychain Access.
[Version 0.8.2]


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christoph3 commented on 24 Aug 2007
My installer says the install had problems and suggests that the install failed. The install looked like it worked though.
[Version 0.8.2]

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sjk replied on 24 Aug 2007
0.8.2 installed and runs fine for me, though the installer package has a hidden .gdb_history file that was dropped in /Applications.

Related side-topic annoyance: Among other things, the often-too-dumb Apple Installer begs for the ability to let experienced users deselect unwanted files they want to exclude during installation, like that unnecessary .gdb_history the SSHKeychain developer accidentally included in the package. Yes, I know about Pacifist though Installer needn't obsolete it simply to give a bit more control over developer mistakes.
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Martin Hairer commented on 23 Aug 2007
Brilliant little app, a real time-saver!
[Version 0.8.1]


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VerseGuru commented on 12 May 2006
Great app, but unfortunately with the leatest 10.6 security update it is causing system freezes.
[Version 0.7.1]

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erik.swanson commented on 17 May 2006
I too am experiencing system freezes whenever I try to launch SSHKeychaon 0.7.1 after installing Security Update 2006-003 on my MacBook Pro.
Installing the "SMC Firmware Update" has not had any effect on however SSHKeychain manages to freeze up the system.
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cbx322 commented on 04 Apr 2006
Put this into ~/.bash_profile if using the bash shell in Tiger:

SSHAGENT=/usr/bin/ssh-agent
SSHAGENTARGS="-s"
if [ -z "$SSH_AUTH_SOCK" -a -x "$SSHAGENT" ]; then
eval `$SSHAGENT $SSHAGENTARGS`
trap "kill $SSH_AGENT_PID" 0
fi

Then start a new shell and type:

ssh-add

You are prompted for the password of your ssh-keys.

See: http://mah.everybody.org/docs/ssh

for further information.
[Version 0.7.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 28 Oct 2004
Had to drop back to 0.6.1.

0.7 crashes on startup. 0.7.1 displays blank panes on preferences. Are you doing something silly like using webkit for the preferences?
[Version 0.7.1]

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Anonymous commented on 09 Nov 2004
Can you send me an email about this?
bart@sshkeychain.org
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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Oct 2004
Crashes randomly.
Interferes with screen saver / screen lock.
(Makes it impossible to unlock the screen after
screen saver kicks in and interferes with
outside ssh connections.)
The crashes happened before 0.7, too. The
login interference is new.
[Version 0.7]


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Anonymous reviewed on 19 Dec 2003
SSHKeychain, will you mary me?
[Version 0.4]

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Anonymous commented on 24 Jun 2004
No, but I will.
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Nathan2 reviewed on 20 Oct 2003
Excellent! I have dozens of SSH keys on my keychain and managing them has become a *real* pain. This program makes key management easy, has never crashed, and has never corrupted any of my keys. I love this program, and would *gladly* pay for it. Please, keep up the excellent work!
[Version 0.4]


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psychos had trouble on 18 Jan 2008
I'd like SSHKeychain to not display itself at all in the dock or menu bar. This worked fine in 0.8.1 by setting it to Dock-only and setting LSUIElement to 1 in the Info.plist. However, in 0.8.2, LSUIElement reverts to 0 and the dock icon shows up anyways. Locking the Info.plist causes the app to quit after a few seconds.

Does anyone know how I might fully hide SSHKeychain without mucking with the source?

(I have to add, this is one of the most useful pieces of MacOS freeware out there!)
[Version 0.8.2]

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psychos replied on 18 Jan 2008
Turns out I posted rather hastily. Checked my ~/src directory, and indeed I had modified the source for 0.8.1, to force it to set LSUIElement to 1 no matter what. Will do the same to 0.8.2.
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Luhmann had trouble on 26 Aug 2006
A universal binary build for intel machines is available from this web site:

http://switchersblog.com/articles/2006/03/22/intel-imac-first-impressions
[Version 0.7.1]


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Downloads:15,059
Version Downloads:5,367
Type:Utilities : Security
License:Free
Date:24 Aug 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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SSHKeychain is a GUI front-end for ssh-agent and ssh-add on Mac OS X. Features include: Can remove all keys from the agent after sleep or after a minimum period of sleep (especially useful for notebooks). Can remove all keys from the agent when a Screensaver is detected. Can remove all keys from the agent when the Apple keychain is locked. Can add keys to the agent whenever the Apple keychain is unlocked. Can add keys to the agent whenever ssh is trying to use the agent with no keys on the chain. Can display itself in the StatusBar, Dock, or both. You can store the passphrases for your private keys in the Apple Keychain. Can add the necessary variables to the global environment (~/.MacOSX/environment.plist), so you can use SSHKeychain with all your programs (Terminal, Project Builder, etc). You can also edit the global environment from within the Preferences. You can lock/unlock the Apple keychain from a menu item. Works seamless with the commandline tools. (i.e. tracks activity coming from the commandline tools, and updates it's UI.) Works with requests coming over the network (through AgentForwarding). Can generate new keypairs. Tunnel support


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