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From Cliff Woolley <>
Subject Re: public key authentication & apache
Date Mon, 14 Oct 2002 18:56:44 GMT
On Mon, 14 Oct 2002, Ian Holsman wrote:

> I was wondering if anyone knows of something (preferably using openSSH)
> which would allow Apache to authenticate via a SSH keypair. what i would
> like ideally is for the browser to use the passwords/pass-phrases of the
> ssh-agent running on the local machine to execute something remotely
> without the middleman (web-server)  requiring to know the
> passphrase/private key of the user

Well, it's not precisely the same thing, but that's what SSL client
certificates are used for...


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