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Persistant SSH password

asked 2015-09-25 13:27:57 +0300

Hummer12007 gravatar image

updated 2015-09-25 17:35:31 +0300

I frequently use SCP to transfer files between my laptop and Jolla, but for the sake of safety, I enable SSH only when I need it. This is where the problem occurs: it's really nice, when you have a memorable, but hard-to-guess password, which is safe enough for not changing it; as a consequence of current implementation, I have to set my password each time I want to copy something over. It's really inconvenient. Is there a way to keep the password persistant (after/with pressing the save button)?

P.S. I know about SSH keys, and use them frequently, but I'd prefer not to use them now.

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the other way round it, is to change from using devel-su to just 'su' with a set password of your choice, thus negating the need to add a password into the developer mode window. I use this always.

See this post here on TJC on how to set 'su';

Edz ( 2015-09-25 13:34:46 +0300 )edit

@Markkyboy: I've already done that a long time ago, but it is only useful for local access. Besides, the server does not launch (refuses connection), until you set a password in the settings, so logging in as the root user would not solve the problem in any way.

Hummer12007 ( 2015-09-25 17:34:56 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-09-25 13:33:35 +0300

Philippe De Swert gravatar image

Go to settings->developer mode

There is a line where you password shows. Type in the one you want and press save. After that it will stay the same as the one you gave on that line.

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So the password will be saved even if one disables developer mode and then activates it again?

raketti ( 2015-09-25 13:43:17 +0300 )edit

@raketti: I have not tried that, so I don't know... Also why activate and deactivate developer mode all the time, you can just start/stop the ssh server from the developer mode settings...

Philippe De Swert ( 2015-09-25 13:44:52 +0300 )edit

Don't know if anyone else does that, but I don't opt-in in all the early access releases, so I only activate the dev-mode when I opt-in, that's my reason. :) But I guess I could leave the dev-mode on and just start/stop the ssh server as you said, when needed.. Thanks for the tip! :)

raketti ( 2015-09-25 13:49:19 +0300 )edit

If you untick "Remote connection" the devel-su also stops working. There is no separate SSH server setting in Developer mode screen of

penpen ( 2015-09-25 15:17:45 +0300 )edit

@penpen: Sounds like a bug if the behaviour is not in line with the text.

Philippe De Swert ( 2015-09-25 16:09:24 +0300 )edit
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Asked: 2015-09-25 13:27:57 +0300

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