Question about adding another parameter for OpenSSH

Markus Friedl markus at
Fri Nov 28 06:55:49 EST 2003

On Thu, Nov 27, 2003 at 06:37:08PM +0100, Rudolf Cejka wrote:
>   I need to allow for some people to execute ssh with one shared private
> key for remote executing command on various machines. However, it is not
> possible to set group permissions for private keys and it is possible
> to have just one private key file for one user. Please, is it possible
> to add patches into openssh development tree like these, so that standard
> behavior of ssh is not changed, but when option GroupPrivateKey is used
> with ssh, it is allowed to have group readable private key?

you can already use a group readable private key, unless
you are the owner of the private key...

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