DESCRIPTIONThis manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.
gnome-ssh-askpass is a GNOME-based passphrase dialog for use with OpenSSH. It is intended to be called by the ssh-add(1) program and not invoked directly. It allows ssh-add(1) to obtain a passphrase from a user, even if not connected to a terminal (assuming that an X display is available). This happens auto-matically in the case where ssh-add is invoked from one's ~/.xsession or as one of the GNOME startup programs, for example.
In order to be called automatically by ssh-add, ssh-askpass-fullscreen should be installed as /usr/bin/ssh-askpass
ssh-askpass-fullscreen is a program that...
ENVIRONMENT VARIABLESThe following environment variables are recognized:
Causes gnome-ssh-askpass to grab the X server before asking for a passphrase.
Causes gnome-ssh-askpass to grab the mouse pointer will be grabbed too.
These may have some benefit to security if you don't trust your X server. Keyboard is always grabbed.