Provided by: ssh-askpass-gnome_6.6p1-2ubuntu1_amd64 bug

NAME

       gnome-ssh-askpass - prompts a user for a passphrase using GNOME

SYNOPSIS

       gnome-ssh-askpass

DESCRIPTION

       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 automatically 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, gnome-ssh-askpass should be installed as
       /usr/bin/ssh-askpass.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

       The following environment variables are recognized:

       GNOME_SSH_ASKPASS_GRAB_SERVER
              Causes gnome-ssh-askpass to grab the X server before asking for a passphrase.

       GNOME_SSH_ASKPASS_GRAB_POINTER
              Causes gnome-ssh-askpass to grab the mouse pointer using gdk_pointer_grab()  before
              asking for a passphrase.

       Regardless of whether either of these environment variables is set, gnome-ssh-askpass will
       grab the keyboard using gdk_keyboard_grab().

AUTHOR

       This manual page was written by Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> for the  Debian  system
       (but may be used by others).  It was based on that for x11-ssh-askpass by Philip Hands.

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