[Biococoa-dev] CVS problems

Jim Balhoff james.balhoff at duke.edu
Sat Jul 31 12:42:56 EDT 2004

On Jul 31, 2004, at 3:39 AM, Peter Schols wrote:

> - There is one more thing you should do in order to make Xcode work 
> with the CVS repository over ssh:
> If you’d like to use ssh without having to type your password every 
> time (useful if you are accessing CVS via Xcode, for example), you’ll 
> want to create a public/private key pair with the ssh-keygen command. 
> The advantage of doing this is that your scripts will be able to run 
> without human intervention. The disadvantage is that anyone who can 
> access your account on your local Mac OS X box will also be able to 
> access those remote servers which have stored your public key.

There is another way to do this, which works very well.  Use SSHPassKey 
to store your password in the Mac OS X keychain.  It can be configured 
so that Xcode will use this to get the cvs password (you don't need to 
install the Project Builder plug-in mentioned in the ReadMe).  Look 

- Jim

James P. Balhoff
Dept. of Biology
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708-0338
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