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What It Is

x11-ssh-askpass is a lightweight passphrase dialog for OpenSSH or other open variants of SSH. In particular, x11-ssh-askpass is useful with the Unix port of OpenSSH by Damien Miller and others, and Damien includes it in his RPM packages of OpenSSH.

x11-ssh-askpass uses only the stock X11 libraries (libX11, libXt) for its user interface. This reduces its dependencies on external libraries (such as GNOME or Perl/Tk). See the README for further information.

The OpenBSD folks are maintaining their own port of x11-ssh-askpass. It's available in the X11 section of OpenBSD's anonymous CVS tree.

Where To Get It

x11-ssh-askpass is available right here:

What It Looks Like

The appearance of x11-ssh-askpass is somewhat customizable using regular X11 resources. Although the default look is quite nice, x11-ssh-askpass comes with several sample app-defaults files to demonstrate the extent of its customizability. See for yourself.

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