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Thread: What purposes does the keyring manager serve?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Topeka, Kansas
    Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander

    What purposes does the keyring manager serve?

    I'm just looking for a general explanation of the purpose of the keyring manager. What all does it do? And are there alternatives?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    $here ? $here : $there
    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: What purposes does the keyring manager serve?

    It essentially stores password type things. It itself is password protected but, it uses pam to authenticate so, it integrates nicely into the system. There are undoubtedly alternatives but, probably not many that integrate as well into your desktop. Are you having a problem with it?

    More information. It not only stores passwords to things but, it's an interface for applications to store and retrieve passwords. A good example is network manager. It stores and retrieves wireless network passwords in the keyring manager. If the keyring has been unlocked, it can grab those passwords out. If it hasn't, you'll have to unlock the keyring.
    Last edited by sdennie; June 6th, 2008 at 04:17 PM.
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