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commit 3f005b653426eb5cf92c8c909a12f245f2fa0899
Author: Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel at das-netzwerkteam.de>
Date:   Fri Oct 12 10:32:35 2012 +0200

    /debian/pyhoca-gui.docs: Install README.i18n into package.

commit 04aeddee31eb27ca15346f585b6b550f757b2e3f
Author: Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel at das-netzwerkteam.de>
Date:   Fri Oct 12 10:31:55 2012 +0200

    Add SSH agent README.


Summary of changes:
 README.ssh-agent       |  110 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 debian/changelog       |    3 ++
 debian/pyhoca-gui.docs |    2 +
 3 files changed, 115 insertions(+)
 create mode 100644 README.ssh-agent

The diff of changes is:
diff --git a/README.ssh-agent b/README.ssh-agent
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..5b0cf63
--- /dev/null
+++ b/README.ssh-agent
@@ -0,0 +1,110 @@
+SSH Agent support in PyHoca-GUI / Python X2Go
+Quotation from the ssh-agent man page:
+The agent will never send a private key over its request channel.
+Instead, operations that require a private key will be performed
+by the agent, and the result will be returned to the requester.
+This way, private keys are not exposed to clients using the agent.
+A UNIX-domain socket is created and the name of this socket is stored
+in the SSH_AUTH_SOCK environment variable.  The socket is made
+accessible only to the current user.  This method is easily abused by
+root or another instance of the same user.
+So the benefit of SSH agent support is: no need to have private SSH keys
+on remote systems anymore. You can keep your private ID files locally
+and use SSH agent to handle authentication requests, even if you have
+a chain of systems that you log in to:
+  local-machine -> machine-1 -> machine-2 -> machine-3 ...
+The requirement for SSH agent usage: the system administrators of the
+remote hosts must be trustworthy. They cannot obtain your private keys,
+but they can use the SSH agent socket and log into systems in your
+login chain under your identity. So, BEWARE!!!
+This feature has been added to Python X2Go
+PyHoca-GUI / Python X2Go is aware of local SSH agents and can authenticated
+against those. Use this feature with the following session profile options
+  [x] Discover SSH keys or use SSH agent for X2Go authentication
+  autologin = true (or 1)
+  [x] Discover SSH keys or use SSH agent for proxy authentication
+  sshproxyautologin = true (or 1)
+Do not forget to run ssh-add (see the man page for more info).
+This feature has been added to Python X2Go and requires Python Paramiko
+PyHoca-GUI / Python X2Go supports forwarding of SSH agent authentication request.
+Basically, you could say that the -A command line switch of the OpenSSH client
+is now also available with X2Go. Please read the ssh man page for more
+info on this.
+With this little howto, you can test SSH agent authentication request forwarding:
+  Place your SSH pubkey on machine-1 and machine-2 (which can be reached via
+  machine-1) into the (for this demo) otherwise empty files:
+    user-1 at machine-1:~user-1/.ssh/authorized_keys
+  and
+    user-2 at machine-2:~user-2/.ssh/authorized_keys
+  Return to your local client:
+  $ ssh-add [<priv-keyfile>]
+  $ pyhoca-gui
+  Enable SSH agent forwarding in connection tab of a session profile for
+  machine-1. Use a simple TERMINAL session command.
+  Connect to user-1 at machine-1 and start a session on machine-1
+  $ echo $SSH_AUTH_SOCK
+  /tmp/ssh-<hash>/agent.<pid>
+  $ ssh <user-2>@<machine-2>
+  (should work without password)
+  For the authentication from user-1 at machine-1 to user-2 at machine-2 you use an
+  SSH agent connection that is tunneled back through Python X2Go to your client
+  machine (the machine you run PyHoca-GUI on). So, the SSH agent on your client
+  machine serves a challenge/response request from SSH client programs within
+  X2Go sessions.
+  Note: if you try the above with a GNOME desktop (XFCE4 probably as well) the
+  gnome-keyring will hijack the SSH agent functionality and ignore forwarded
+  SSH agent connections. (This normally happens with the x2goserver-xsession
+  bin:package installed.)
+  Use the below command to disable the SSH agent feature in gnome-keyring (within the
+  X2Go Session):
+  $ gconftool-2 -s /apps/gnome-keyring/daemon-components/ssh false  --type bool
+  After you have applied this gconf change, logout and re-start a new GNOME (or XFCE4)
+  session. Now SSH agent stuff is handled properly through ssh-agent and the ssh-agent
+  should also be aware of SSH agent forwarding connections.
diff --git a/debian/changelog b/debian/changelog
index c4c9400..ded867b 100644
--- a/debian/changelog
+++ b/debian/changelog
@@ -33,6 +33,7 @@ pyhoca-gui ( UNRELEASED; urgency=low
       issue: #13.
     - Implement SSH agent, automatic key discovery, and SSH agent authentication
       request forwarding in session profile manager.
+    - Add SSH agent README.
   * /debian/control:
     + Maintainer change in package: X2Go Developers
       <x2go-dev at lists.berlios.de>.
@@ -42,6 +43,8 @@ pyhoca-gui ( UNRELEASED; urgency=low
   * /debian/rules:
     + Allow package build on systems with missing dh_python2.
+  * /debian/pyhoca-gui.docs:
+    + Install README.i18n into package.
   [ Oleksandr Shneyder ]
   * New upstream version (
diff --git a/debian/pyhoca-gui.docs b/debian/pyhoca-gui.docs
index 4a27220..bd5d7f2 100644
--- a/debian/pyhoca-gui.docs
+++ b/debian/pyhoca-gui.docs
@@ -1,3 +1,5 @@

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