I'm running UNR 10.10. I have gnome-keyring-daemon loading on startup and the PAM modules unlocking my keyring with my password when I log in. ssh-add finds my SSH key in .ssh and loads it. It also appears on the "Private Keys" tab of seahorse. Great!
Right now, the first time I log into SSH every session, a gnome-keyring-prompt comes up asking for the passphrase to my private key:
This passphrase is then cached on my keyring for the duration of the session (i.e. until I log out).Enter password to unlock the private key.
An application wants access to the private key 'id_rsa', but it is locked.
What I would like to do, and what I know I used to be able to do around 8.04, is cache the passphrase on the keyring forever. It seems to me that there used to be an "Automatically unlock" checkbox on the gnome-keyring-prompt dialog that would store the passphrase in the encrypted keyring and use it to decrypt the key automatically when the keyring itself is decrypted. I don't see this option anywhere anymore. Where did it go and how can I get this behavior back?