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GNOME Keyring is a daemon application that stores passwords, keys, certificates and makes them available to applications.

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Request for help repairing output of apt update

This is the output of sudo apt update I would appreciate it if someone could help me fix the problems, I'm only new to Linux. I'm running (Linux kali 5.16.0-kali5-amd64 #1 SMP PREEMPT Debian 5.16.14-...
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Finding the process launching keyring prompt

Couple of days ago my machine (Manjaro, KDE) started launching keyring prompts. I'm obviously worried and want to find a culprit, but not sure how can I do that. In addition to lacking knowledge of ...
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How to find out what program is trying to open the GNOME keyring?

Some tens of minutes after I login with a KDE session, I get a modal gcr-prompter window asking for the master password of the GNOME keyring. The prompt does not include any information about what ...
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LinuxMint 20.3: Enter the Login Keyring password via the command line

#Refer: How to enter the Default Keyring password via the command line? - Ask Ubuntu I am asking this question here as I am not using Ubuntu and also the solution mentioned there doesn't work in ...
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Error "secret-tool: Cannot create an item in a locked collection"

I'm following the commands at, and created my own answer that only worked once: How do you enable the secret-tool command (backed by gnome-keyring, libsecret and dbus) in a headless CentOS Docker ...
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Seahorse keyring lock/unlock from the terminal till shutdown

I use auto-login on my Linux Mint 20.3 How can I lock/unlock Seahorse keyring called as "Login" from the terminal till shutdown? As of now I have to open Seahorse and unlock the Login ...
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Is it possible to permanently disable the gnome-keyring passphrase?

Whenever I login using the fingerprint sensor instead of the login password, a popup is displayed from gnome-keyring to enter the login password in order to unlock the various certificates that are ...
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How to stop the gnome-keyring on Slackware?

My syslog is full of those messages Nov 22 13:14:36 virtuale-2 gnome-keyring-daemon[2413]: couldn't create socket directory: /root/.cache/keyring-CI8ZC1: Permission denied Nov 22 13:14:36 virtuale-2 ...
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How to simplify back up contents of password manager and gnupg

If secure backups are not simple then most people will not use them. I installed gpg and pass on Ubuntu 20.04 and started encrypting all my passwords. Now -- how to backup the backup. After reading ...
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Sftp credentials are stored on my machine - but where?

In the past, I have successfully logged onto a server from my desktop using ftp/sftp. The password was saved somewhere in my system, but I am not sure where. I am now trying to change the password ...
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Gnome Keyring to Unlock on Login

I'm on Arch Linux. My gnome-keyring has the same password as my user account. I want the gnome-keyring to unlock automatically on login. I am using WDM and ZSH. I have followed the steps outline in ...
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Update gnome-keyring password via terminal

I am on Arch Linux, but I am still new to it. I want to update my gnome-keyring password through the terminal. How do I go about doing that? I've already come across this similar question, but the ...
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Process org.freedesktop.secrets received signal 6

My problem is, gnome-keyring is not starting properly, producing the error in title. When I open Geary, it shows this error in the terminal. When I start gnome-keyring with gnome-keyring-daemon --...
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Unlocked Login keyring; what could trigger encrypting my Login keyring?

On my primary laptop running Linux Mint 20.1 I have set an empty password to my Login keyring via seahorse frontend. There was no problem for several weeks, but today probably after some update, to my ...
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why does "gnome-keyring-daemon -r -d --unlock <<<wrongPassword" change the password of my keyring ? And wha'ts the new password?

After reading this, I tried to unlock Gnome Keyring Daemon from command line : $ gnome-keyring-daemon --replace --daemonize --unlock <<<goodpassword ** Message: Replacing daemon, using ...
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Where do I export gnome-keyring-daemon's ssh agent socket so that it is available at launch of WM?

I use gnome-keyring to manage my ssh keys. In order for that to work, I must set $SSH_AUTH_SOCK accordingly, which is prodived by gnome-keyring-daemon -s. For use in shells, I can easily do this in my ...
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Non root user unable to conect wifi network on the standard way [LINUX MINT]

I am a enthusiastic linux user and I offered my experience to perform system upgrade on 40 old Classmate PCs (SEE system information on image bellow ) which were runing a deprecated ubuntu version. So,...
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Where Did Gnome Go?

Gnome is no longer running. I migrated hardware to a new tower and moved /var to a new harddrive nvme0n1p3/nvmeVg-var. I believe this is the root of the issue. when I type gnome-session --version the ...
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sign_and_send_pubkey: signing failed for RSA key; from agent: agent refused operation

I have a new machine running debian sid on which I generated a new ssh key-pair. I wanted to find a convenient way to copy this new key-pair to various other machines using my old Ubuntu machine and ...
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Replace KDE Wallet with Password Manager like Lockwise

I recently started using Lockwise as Password Manager for my Firefox and Android. Now the only Passwords I still need to enter are the ones outside of my Browser on my Desktop. Is there any way to ...
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How to create a new keyring "default" with KWalletManager?

I tried running a backup with Vorta. This failed as I got the error message "The login keyring did not get unlocked when you logged into your computer" when trying to do so which is why I (...
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How to solve "The login keyring did not get unlocked when you logged into your computer" after changing password on Debian/KDE?

When trying to run a backup with Vorta on Debian 10/KDE I'm prompted to enter my password "Enter password to unlock your login keyring" but after entering my current password it displays: ...
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unable to stop gnome-keyring starting in X-MATE desktop session

I have an X-MATE desktop environment on a RHEL/CentOS 7 server. It used to be Gnome 3 but it was replaced for various reasons. When a session is started the gnome-keyring is active and controls the ...
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what does a dash in front of a pam entry mean?

I have searched everything I can but couldn't find any explanation. My /etc/pam.d/lightdm file contains the following two gnome keyring entries: auth include system-login -auth ...
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How to configure reportbug to use smtp password from gnome-keyring?

When configuring reportbug, I have an option to store the password for the remote smtp service in $HOME/.reportbugrc. How can I make it use an existing password stored by GNOME Web (Epiphany) or ...
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Unlock Gnome Keyring Daemon from command line

I am trying to unlock the Gnome Keyring Daemon from the command line, by directly passing it a password. I tried a few variations of --daemonize, --login, --start, but I can't get it to work. echo $...
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Why is the gnome keyring not locked when the screen is locked?

I wanted to know whether the gnome keyring gets locked automatically when the screen gets locked, so I checked it with this command: dbus-monitor --session "type='signal',interface='org.gnome....
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Unlock keyring on boot with no desktop?

I have a small linux box I'm toying around with and would like for it to boot without a desktop manager and automatically unlock the keyring. I know that a lot of what I'm doing is against best ...
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NAS password not saved in Gnome / CentOS 7

I am setting up a new system that is running CentOS 7 and Gnome 3.28.2. I've used CentOS from the command line before but this is my first time using Gnome. I have found that Gnome does not seem to ...
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Use secret-tool for openvpn connection

Do you know how can start an openvpn connection using a password received from secret-tool (gnome keyring)? In the configuration you can only put a password file (auth-user-pass) but I do not see how ...
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Error with Keyring when connection from ssh

Due to COVID-19 we are working from home. Now I have a linux (Ubuntu) pc at my workplace which has TortoiseHG Workbench installed. I connect via MobaXTerm to my computer over ssh. Normally when I try ...
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The key(s) in the keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg are ignored as the file has an unsupported filetype

I am running Debian 10. I have been getting following error while updating repositories for long time: $ sudo apt update Hit:1 http://security.debian.org buster/updates InRelease ...
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Use same credentials in GNOME Files and SSH

With GNOME Files, I use a password to access a CIFS (Samba) share. For the remainder of the session, GNOME maintains my credentials and I don't have to enter the password again, even after suspending ...
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gnome-keyring: couldn't find any place to import files

I need to use a client certificate. I was able to import it successfully on Windows and Mac, however when I am trying to import it on Linux I am getting the following error: $ gnome-keyring import ...
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gnome-keyring-daemon warnings

I am using gnome-keyring with my KDE Plasma (Arch Linux). I modified: /etc/pam.d/login auth required pam_securetty.so auth requisite pam_nologin.so auth include system-...
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Understanding install OpenPGP on Debian

I have Debian Buster on VirtualBox, I install these open keyrings because I will install PHP. https://packages.sury.org/php/apt.gpg I doing #apt update #apt install ca-certificates apt-transport-...
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Can't open Files, Terminal, and Screenshot

After installing new Chrome Remote Desktop browser extension, it somehow harmed my Ubuntu system. Now after reboot I see a warning "the login keyring did not get unlocked when you logged into your ...
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Unlock gnome keyring from systemd service using PAM

Is it possible to unlock the gnome keyring using PAM when running as a systemd service? Our software uses Python Keyring module to store credentials, but I am having trouble using the SecretService ...
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Switching Users Fully in Bash (GNOME/Keyring Issues)

I am confused about the difference between running a command as "user1" in a terminal and running a command as "sudo -Hiu user1 [command]". If I run /home/user1/script.sh , the script successfully ...
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Arch/ XFCE - Disable global keyboard grabbing for gcr/ gnome-keyring

I am using gnome-keyring as ssh-agent on my arch/ xfce system. Since I have multiple ssh-keys, I additionally have a password manager to store their keys. Adding those ssh-keys to the keyring works ...
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Yet another `sign_and_send_pubkey: signing failed: agent refused operation`

Here’s a Yet Another Question about the clash between ssh and gnome-keyring-daemon, since after spending hours and hours on the Internet I finally gave up. Environment OS: openSUSE 15.0 DE: XFCE ...
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Why doesn't the keyring used by XFCE migrate to i3?

I'm moving from Xubuntu XFCE to i3 and I have this option checked in XFCE, Launch GNOME services on startup Enable this option if you need the GNOME keyring daemon to be run on startup. I can't ...
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How to force gnome-keyring-daemon to ask for my passphrase

This is a follow-up to this question: GNOME keyring daemon sometimes not asking for passphrase, need to provide it via command line Is there a command to force the gnome-keyring-daemon to ask for my ...
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How do you enable the secret-tool command (backed by gnome-keyring, libsecret and dbus) in a headless CentOS Docker container?

I'm trying to use the secret-tool command to store a secret securely in a running headless CentoS 7.5.1804 Docker container, but can't seem to find which packages and/or configuration is necessary to ...
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Evolution gets D-Bus error when trying to send from alias account

In Evolution I set up a second account which only sends email, to create a alias using the GMail "+" trick. That is, my main Evolution account is something like john.doe@gmail.com and the alias ...
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GNOME keyring daemon sometimes not asking for passphrase, need to provide it via command line

I use a CentOS 7.5 machine, set up with pubkey authentication to ssh to remote servers. Normally, as soon as I ssh to the first server, I get a GNOME graphical prompt asking to type my passphrase to ...
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Changed login password without changing keyring

I forgot my login password. So I booted into recovery mode and used passwd command to change the password. I can now login but I obviously didn't update my Gnome keyring password. I know my old ...
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Check if Gnome keyring is unlocked?

I am searching for a method with which to determine whether a Gnome keyring is unlocked; primarily, the default one. I got very close using secret-tool, but if a keyring is locked, it still presents a ...
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How to stop Gnome Keyring from asking for Login password, like it used to?

Previously, Gnome Keyring only asked for the Default Keyring password when I attempted to launch Chrome. I tried playing around with settings in Seahorse to see if there was a work around for this, ...
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Gnome keyring stays unlocked permanently

It used to be that my gnome keyring would go back to being locked after I rebooted and I'd have to enter the passphrase to unlock again, but now it stays unlocked unless I manually lock it with ...
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