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Seahorse (software)

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Developer(s)Seahorse developers
Stable release
43.0[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 14 October 2022; 20 months ago (14 October 2022)
Preview release
41.beta[2] Edit this on Wikidata / 4 September 2021; 2 years ago (4 September 2021)
Operating systemUnix-like

Seahorse (officially branded as Passwords and Secrets) is a GNOME front-end application for managing passwords, PGP and SSH keys.[4][5] Seahorse integrates with a number of apps including Nautilus file manager, Epiphany browser and Evolution e-mail suite. It has HKP and LDAP key server support.

PGP support is implemented utilizing GNU Privacy Guard. Passwords are securely stored encrypted with the user's login password using GNOME Keyring. Seahorse is released as free software under the GPL-2.0-or-later license.


Responsibility for maintenance and development of Seahorse has changed hands several times during its lifetime:

  • Niels De Graef (3.29.x - present)
  • Daiki Ueno (3.29.x - present)
  • Nate Nielsen (real name Stef Walter) (0.7.4 - present)
  • Jacob Perkins (0.6.x - 0.7.3)
  • Jose C. García Sogo (0.5.x)
  • Jean Schurger

See also[edit]


  1. ^ https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/seahorse/-/tags/43.0. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Release unstable version 41.beta".
  3. ^ "org.gnome.seahorse.Application.appdata.xml.in". 14 October 2022.
  4. ^ Jack Wallen (September 21, 2017). "How to set up SSH keys in Seahorse". TechRepublic. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  5. ^ Hofmann, Frank (2016). "Neatly managing and handling PGP/GnuPG keyrings". Linux Magazine. No. 192. Archived from the original on 10 September 2018.

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