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lxqt-openssh-askpass - Man Page

Password access over ssh module of LXQt: the faster and lighter Qt Desktop Environment


lxqt-openssh-askpass [Currently No command line arguments]


This module handles openssh security password access for LXQt. The openssh askpass module, will perform  security tasks over scale access privileges.

The LXQt modules are desktop independent tools,  and operate as daemons for the local user for desktop-specific operations.

LXQt is an advanced, easy-to-use, and fast desktop environment based on Qt technologies, ships several core desktop components, all of which are optional:

* Panel
* Desktop
* Application launcher
* Settings center
* Session handler
* Polkit handler
* SSH password access (this)
* Display manager handler

These components perform similar actions to those available in other desktop environments, and their names are self-descriptive.  They are usually not launched by hand but automatically, when choosing a LXQt session in the Display Manager.


The module detected on shares privilege access, and maintains a security dialog that asks for the user's key needed for access over another machine host.

This module is very early stage, and not enabled by default, so you must added an env by the lxqt-settings application as SSH_ASKPASS=  with lxqt-openssh-askpass value, openssl and openssh-client packages must be required.


The module is only showed on LXQt desktop, but you can create an autostart action for your preferred desktop environment.

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to https://github.com/lxqt/lxqt/issues

See Also

LXQt has been tailored for users who value simplicity, speed, and an intuitive interface, also intended for less powerful machines. See also:

lxqt-session(1)  LXQt for manage LXQt complete environment

lxqt-policykit-agent(1)  LXQt policykit agent module for privilege scalation

lxqt-config-session(1)  LXQt application for performing session autostart applications


This manual page was created by PICCORO Lenz McKAY <mckaygerhard@gmail.com> for a project and VENENUX GNU/Linux but can be used by others.

Referenced By


September 2012 LXQt 0.5.0 LXQt Module