Saturday, October 3, 2015

What's key ring for?

[3] how-to-recover-reset-forgotten-gnome-keyring-password/65294#65294

Installed seahorse and reset/change keyring password. [3]

The big idea here is that if someone else were to access your PC and did not know the master password to your keyring, they could not access your stored login information. The same principle is put to use by's addon for your browser. (only it's distributed, meaning I can use it on several instances of browsers across PC's)
In summary, I offer this snippet from the gnome-keyring page located here

GNOME Keyring is a collection of components in GNOME that store secrets, passwords, keys, certificates and make them available to applications.
GNOME Keyring is integrated with the user's login, so that their secret storage can be unlocked when the user logins into their session.
GNOME Keyring is based around a standard called PKCS#11, which is a standard way for applications to manage certificates and keys on smart cards or secure storage.

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