GNOME Keyring

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GNOME Keyring
Seahorse icon hicolor.svg
Screenshot-GNOME Keyring.png
A screenshot of GNOME Keyring Manager 2.12.1.
Developer(s) GNOME developers
Stable release 3.20.2 (10 May 2016; 3 months ago (2016-05-10)[1]) [±]
Preview release 3.21.4 (20 July 2016; 40 days ago (2016-07-20)) [±][2]
Written in C
Operating system Cross-platform
Type
License GPL
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.

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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References[edit]

  1. ^ Clasen, Matthias (10 May 2016). "GNOME 3.20.2". gnome-announce-list (Mailing list). Retrieved 10 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "GNOME 3.21.x Development Series". Retrieved April 30, 2016. 
  3. ^ "GNOME 2.22 Release Notes". 

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