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Old 09-27-2013, 09:46 AM
shoebear shoebear is offline
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You could simply remove the passphrase for the key. Then you are relying solely on the filesystem security to protect your private key.

You can also enter the passphrase once per reboot of your client machine by putting activator.exe in the Startup folder. This will put Activator into your system tray, and it will keep your key active after you authenticate once. You can pre-load the key by right-clicking on the Activator icon and selecting Manage Agent Keys -- or by selecting Tools >Manage Agent Keys in SecureCRT. Or you can load the key automatically when you open a session. However you choose to do it, Activator will keep tabs on the key once it's authenticated, so that you don't have to enter the passphrase again. This is good until you reboot or close Activator. Activator functions similarly to PuTTY's pagent.exe.

At this time, I don't know a way to have Activator automatically load keys when started and ask for any relevant passphrases at that time (such as at system startup if you put Activator in the Startup folder). I've submitted my own forum question for that -- look for it if you are interested.
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