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 3.24.2 (8 May 2017; 37 days ago (2017-05-08)[1]) [±]
Preview release 3.25.1 (26 April 2017; 49 days ago (2017-04-26)[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 directory. The default keyring uses the login password for encryption, so users don't need to remember yet another password.[3]

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.[4]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Müllner, Florian (27 April 2017). "GNOME 3.25.1". gnome-announce-list (Mailing list). Retrieved 2 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "'gnome-keyring' tag wiki - Ask Ubuntu". Retrieved 28 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "GNOME 2.22 Release Notes". 

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