GNOME Keyring

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GNOME Keyring
Hicolor apps 256x256 seahorse.png
Screenshot-GNOME Keyring.png
A screenshot of GNOME Keyring Manager 2.12.1.
Developer(s) GNOME developers
Stable release 3.12 (March 26, 2014; 23 days ago (2014-03-26)) [±][1]
Preview release 3.11.3 (February 19, 2014; 58 days ago (2014-02-19)) [±][2]
Written in C
Operating system Cross-platform
License GPL

GNOME Keyring is a daemon application designed to take care of the user's security credentials, such as user names and passwords. The sensitive data is encrypted and stored in a keyring file in the user's home folder. The default keyring uses the login password for encryption, so users don't need to remember yet another password.

GNOME Keyring is implemented as a daemon and uses the process name gnome-keyring-daemon. Applications can store and request passwords by using the libgnome-keyring library.

GNOME Keyring is part of the GNOME desktop.

GNOME Keyring Manager[edit]

The GNOME Keyring Manager was a user interface for the GNOME Keyring. As of GNOME 2.22 it is deprecated and replaced entirely with Seahorse.[3]

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  1. ^ Clasen, Matthias (2014-03-26). "GNOME 3.12 Released". GNOME mailing list. Retrieved 2014-03-26. 
  2. ^ Persch, Christian (2014-02-19). "GNOME 3.11.3". GNOME FTP Release mailing list. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  3. ^ GNOME 2.22 Release Notes