CreatingAnSSHKeyPair page should have instructions for using key agents

Bug #246783 reported by Jonathan Lange on 2008-07-09
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Launchpad itself
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

The page https://help.launchpad.net/YourAccount/CreatingAnSSHKeyPair talks about creating SSH keys, but it doesn't talk much about how to best use them. In particular, it should mention using key agents to store keys in memory and avoid retyping lengthy passphrases.

This is particularly important for Windows users, who are generally less familiar with key management.

As mentioned in a comment on bug 244257:
    bzr + launchpasd will not be as popular as it could without instructions how to setup and _use_ SSH keys for bzr+lp in various environments, i.e. need to run Pageant to use generated key for auth on Windows.

Changed in launchpad-documentation:
assignee: nobody → matthew.revell
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Matthew Revell (matthew.revell) wrote :

Jonathan, do you agree with the "low" importance on this bug? I'd originally mark is as "low" as I wasn't sure that it was the job of the LP help to explain how to make the most of SSH keys.

However, your reference to bug 244257 makes me think I should upgrade the importance of this bug and get it fixed.

Changed in launchpad-documentation:
assignee: Matthew Revell (matthew.revell) → nobody
affects: launchpad-documentation → launchpad-registry
tags: added: docs
Jonathan Lange (jml) wrote :

Well, I'm not really sure what the priority actually means. I'm not familiar enough with the queue of documentation bugs to say where it belongs on the queue.

Still, if you want to fix it, I think it would be a really good thing to fix.

Curtis Hovey (sinzui) on 2010-12-03
tags: added: ssh
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