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Thread: What is the Keyring, Anyway?

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    What is the Keyring, Anyway?

    I'm about to turn off the prompt for a keyring password at logon following these instructions. But I wonder whether I'm going to be losing anything in the way of security. to eliminate the prompt for the keyring password, am I going to miss out on anything? In other words, just what does the keyring do? If it matters, I don't use Evolution e-mail (I just use old-fashioned web mail). To my knowledge the only passwords stored on my machine are that for my wireless network and whatever website passwords my browser stores.

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    Re: What is the Keyring, Anyway?

    The keyring (similar to the wallet in kde) holds all of your passwords in a secure way so that you only need to remember one.. the keyring. So, your email passwords can be stored there, as well as your wifi info, and lots of others... its a good thing, and you don't want to get rid of it.
    Kind regards,
    M Harris

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    Re: What is the Keyring, Anyway?

    Thank you for the explanation.

    Can the keyring be configured so that I need type just one password when logging in, rather than logging in with a password and then entering a separate keyring password?

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