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 3.16.2 (May 13, 2015; 51 days ago (2015-05-13)) [±][1]
Preview release 3.17.3 (June 24, 2015; 9 days ago (2015-06-24)) [±][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]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Clasen, Matthias (13 May 2015). "GNOME 3.16.2 released". gnome-announce-list (Mailing list). Retrieved 03 July 2015.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ "GNOME 3.17.x Development Series". Retrieved June 25, 2015. 
  3. ^ GNOME 2.22 Release Notes

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