I access over 100 SUSE SLES servers as root from my admin server, via ssh sessions using ssh keys, so I don't have to enter a password. My SUSE Admin server is setup in the following manner: 1) Remote root access is turned off in the sshd_config file. 2) I am the only user of this admin server. 3) My user account is not allowed sudo access, so I must use su and know the root password. 4) ssh keys are setup to the remote servers root accounts. What I need, in order to satisfy the auditors, is a password being required when I use ssh. However, the ssh passphrase will not work since it will require a login password at each server. I need something that will require a password once, so I can do a script to hit all servers without having to enter a password at each server the script hits. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.