GNOME Keyring

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
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
License GPLv2+

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]

See also[edit]


External links[edit]