GNOME Keyring

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GNOME Keyring
Seahorse icon hicolor.svg
GNOME Keyring Manager 2.12.1
GNOME Keyring Manager 2.12.1
Stable release 3.28.2 (9 May 2018; 41 days ago (2018-05-09)[1]) [±]
Preview release 3.27.4 (10 January 2018; 5 months ago (2018-01-10)) [±]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written in C
Type
License GPLv2+
Website wiki.gnome.org/Projects/GnomeKeyring

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 directory. The default keyring uses the login password for encryption, so users don't need to remember yet another password.[2]

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 (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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