SSH the painless and more secure way in OS X
I spent some time searching around for this solution because I thought that I remembered it. I recently did a fresh install on my laptop to clean things up a bit. In doing so I ended up blowing away my SSH key DOH that was unfortunate. I needed to set things up again. I’m always torn between better security practices and ease of use. I wanted to avoid an empty passphrase on my SSH key. While pushing files to my git repo tonight I got really tired of typing my passphrase over and over. I knew I had done something in the past that enabled the system’s keychain to store my passphrase. For anyone out there that wants to do something similar here is the solution.
~/.ssh/config include the following
Yes it really is that simple! From here on OS X will hold the keys for you so your fingers can rest a bit each time you push to git or log in to a server.