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  1. #1
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    Question Import Seahorse Keyring

    I recently installed Maverick. For various reasons I wanted to start clean with a new home directory, just copying over what I actually needed to keep.

    I have an old seahorse keyring from my former ~/.gnome2/keyrings/default.keyring

    Is there any way to import this?

    Note, I don't want to simply overwrite my current default keyring, as I have already set up a number of email accounts, wireless networks, etc, but I would like to migrate the secrets from my old keyring into the new one.

    Seahorse appears to have options to import/export individual private/public keys, but not a whole keyring.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Import Seahorse Keyring

    No answer - sorry.

    Did you ever find a way to do this? I've put off moving from Karmic to Lucid precisely for this reason. I have a LOT of entries in my keyring and I would rather not have to re-enter them manually.

  3. #3
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    Re: Import Seahorse Keyring

    If all you want to do is upgrade, that's not a problem. You can copy your old ~/.gnome2/keyrings/default.keyring over and all your old passwords etc will get picked up.

    My issue was that I didn't consider keyrings until after I'd set up a bunch of stuff on a fresh install. In the end, I gave up, moved my old keyring into place, and re-entered the new passwords. (There were less new ones than old ones.)

    It's a shame there isn't a better way to import full keyrings, but for your needs you should be fine - you won't have to enter everything by hand.

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    Re: Import Seahorse Keyring

    The funny thing is I tried that earlier and it didn't work. My old passwords didn't show up, not even after unlocking. So I put off the move to Lucid for a while, hoping to find more info about importing. Today I tried again and it worked. Weird.

    Thanks for your reponse.

  5. #5
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    Re: Import Seahorse Keyring

    I have even to change the name from default.keyring to login.keyring to unlock it with login on to my 11.04 system

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