SecureID in place of passphrase

From: John Brightwell (
Date: 05/29/03

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    Date: Thu, 29 May 2003 14:34:37 +0100 (BST)

    Dear All

    Do you know whether it's possible to use SecureID to
    gain access to the private key, in place of a

    It may seem like an odd request - I realise that the
    authentication to the server can be by SecureID
    instead of via private key (and that would be a more
    secure solution ... probably)

    I would like our admins to be able to swap between
    machines transparently (using ssh-agent) but I want to
    be absolutely sure that it is they who originally
    unlock the key ... so I'd like to use two factor
    authentication rather than a passphrase to access the
    key that is used by ssh-agent.

    If I authenticate to the server(s) using SecureID then
    they have to use it every time they move to a new

    I suppose that I can require that the machine that
    they use as a client requires SecureID for
    authentication, which isn't quite as good .... but if
    you know how to authenticate access to the key with
    SecureID that'll be great.

    Many thanks


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