Ok, maybe I'm missing the point and someone can enlighten me.
I've noticed that on both Linux (with Open SSH) and Windows (with Plink), I
am always required to add my keys to the agent (windows) or ssh-add (Linux)
before I can automatically connect to a remote ssh cvs server (sourceforge
in my case). If I don't use the agent or do a ssh-add, then I'm always
asked for the password.
Am I missing something here? What the heck are we specifying the location
and name of the private key file, if we need to reply on those 2 other tools
to get us going in the right direction? It seems like the private key file
is just useless.
Can someone explain? Is there more to come feature wise which will resolve
all this? To me if I'm using the private key, I'm assuming IDEA is going to
take care of submitting that. If my private key has a password, I expect
IDEA to ask me for the password once per IDEA session, and then cache it. I
would like to see a timeout for the key actually added, but that's another
Did I hit a bug, or is this how it's intended to behave?