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GNOME Keyring
Screenshot-GNOME Keyring.png
A screenshot of GNOME Keyring Manager 2.12.1.
Developer(s) GNOME developers
Initial release ?
Stable release 2.24.0  (21-Sep-2008) [+/−]
Preview release 2.20.0  (19-Sep-2007) [+/−]
Written in ?
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in ?
Type Password manager
License GPL

GNOME Keyring is a daemon application designed to take care of the user's security credentials, such as user names and passwords. The sensitive data is encrypted and stored in a keyring file in the users home folder. The default keyring uses the login password for encryption, so users don't need to remember yet another password.

GNOME Keyring is implemented as a daemon and uses the process name gnome-keyring-daemon. Applications can store and request passwords by using the libgnome-keyring library.

GNOME Keyring is part of the GNOME desktop and entirely developed within the GnomeLive project.

GNOME Keyring Manager

The GNOME Keyring Manager was a user interface for the GNOME Keyring. As of GNOME 2.22 it is deprecated and replaced entirely with Seahorse.[1]


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