ssh-askpass-fullscreen(1) A simple replacement for ssh-askpass written with gtk2




This 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...


The 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.


This manual page was written by Marco Presi (Zufus) <[email protected]>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others) and it is based on that for x11-ssh-askpass by Philip Hands and the one for gnome-ssh-askpass by Colin Watson <[email protected]>