Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Some time ago Sourceforge forced everybody to change the Passwords. A real pain since I use a lot of automated scripts.

One of them uses ssh connection to upload the newest passwords. This one is not asking for the password for every operation. And there are quite a few of them: Start Session, copy files, close session.

Now my guess it that the system is trying to log in with the old password and is not storing the new one after I enter is. Correct me if I am wrong.

Now could anybody tell me where in the key chain Mac OS X is storing the passwords.

And yes, I have a public key set up as well. That is what I used when I was still using Linux. But that does not work either.

share|improve this question
add comment

3 Answers

up vote 3 down vote accepted

Mac OS X doesn't store passwords for the command-line ssh client. It can however remember the password to your private key in the Keychain if you are authenticating via keys.

share|improve this answer
    
I guess that was it. I used keys before but for reason unknown this does not work any more. I even created new keys. I de-installed the MacPorts OpenSSH version. No avail — Now I use sshpass from MacPorts. I know a security downgrade what can I do? –  Martin Sep 9 '11 at 15:31
add comment

I am not familear with what Source Forge may be doing... but were you required to generate a key-pair and install them in your source forge account? Some git repositories work in this manner...

If that is the case you will need to delete the old keypair and generate a new pair...

I don't know if I am going off the deep end here, and will provide instructions if this is the case.

What files are available in ~./ssh ?

Let me know.

share|improve this answer
add comment

you might try looking at Keychain Access, an application in /Applications/Utilities

share|improve this answer
    
That was where I looked first. But if it is there I did not spot it. I searched for sourceforge and all that popped up where the various https:// passwords. –  Martin Sep 1 '11 at 19:35
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.