While playing around with x2go tonight I realized I’d missed a critical step so I thought I’d share it here in case you run into the same problem. When I added my default (id_rsa) public key to the session configuration and enabled auto-login I was prompted several times to enter the passphrase. Unfortunately, the default key doesn’t have one. Rather than creating a new one that I’d have to update wherever it’d be used I opted to create a new key that included a passphrase. No problem, right? Right.
Oooh boy work has been insane. I can’t believe it’s been so long since I updated anything. Not that I haven’t been studying, of course. Unfortunately, though, I’ve been so tied up I didn’t meet my goal of getting certified by the end of 2015. So I’ve adjusted that to 2016. 🙂
I’ve been playing around with stuff like GitLab and Github and so tonight I setup my own GitLab server. I decided I wanted to be a good Linux citizen and use SSH keys instead of passwords when I hit a stumbling block I’d forgotten. My Mac doesn’t include ssh-copy-id. Thanks Steve.