[sudo-users] sudo/keychain/ssh-agent interplay troubles

Johannes Graumann graumann at caltech.edu
Fri Jul 23 21:56:58 EDT 2004


I'm running a cluster and am keeping the databases needed for its job
synchronous via ssh with unison called from a python script. Works
neatly from root which has write access to the data directories. Ssh key
issues are handled by keychain.
I was trying to make the synchronization script acessible to a selected
few of my users via sudo, but even with keychain commands in the script
I can not get access to a ssh-agent running as root ... script requests
pass word all the time - probably stupid idea anyway ...

Does anybody have any other ideas of how to handle this or solve my

Thanks, Joh

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