Re: Entering a passphrase interactively in a runit script

From: Max Ivanov <>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2016 14:34:59 +0100

> Interactive supervised services are generally not a good idea. If they
> die, they cannot be respawned without user action, which goes against the
> principle of supervision. If you need authentication, please consider
> something similar to ssh-agent, which asks for interactive input once and
> provides noninteractive authentication afterwards.

Just a thought, that is where secret/state storage service can be
helpful. Something similar s6-fdholder, but for arbitrary data instead
of file descriptors.
Received on Wed May 25 2016 - 13:34:59 UTC

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