Mac OS X Keychain Support

Damien Miller djm at
Sat Dec 20 07:41:36 EST 2003

On Sat, 2003-12-20 at 04:56, Will M. Farr wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm a Mac OS X user, and I got tired of typing my password every time I 
> want to login, but didn't want to use ssh-agent and the like.  So, I 
> grabbed the code for OpenSSH 3.7p1, and made some modifications which 
> allow passwords to be stored and recalled from the OS X Keychain.  The 
> reason I'm posting to this list is that I'd like to make these 
> modifications available to others, and I'm curious whether you would be 
> interested in including them in OpenSSH; I know that this is pretty 
> operating-system specific (as far as I know, keychain is unique to OS 
> X), but I changed to test for keychain support when it 
> detects a darwin operating system, so it shouldn't bother people who 
> don't have mac os X.  Should I diff my code against the standard 3.7p1 
> and give you guys a patch?

Is the OS X KeyChain fhee software? If so, then send a patch to this


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