dreamer wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:12 pm
I have a few questions:
1 Why is gnome-keyring present in MX Linux? I haven't seen it in any other distro. It might have been installed, but it has never popped up (I have been using Linux for 10 years). It seems like a strange thing to include in a Xfce-based distro.
2 What is the purpose? If the purpose is security, then why is it possible to view passwords in the password manager?
3 Is it possible to uninstall after it has been activated?
4 Maybe gnome-keyring is a good idea, but since gnome is in the name I'm feeling worried. It feels like bloat.
- frist forget the name, just keyring would probably a bit to short, like they now call the filemanager files - purpose: give developer a common way to save temporarily and securely credentials,
Before gnome-keyring was available: every application had it's own idea to save creditials (incl-passwords) somehow somehere, mostly in cleartext.
- Well if you choose to lock the keyring with a good password, thats a fairly good safe for credentials.
- If you install libpam-gnome-keyring, you can have auto unlock the keying when log-in.
- I would not recommend to use if for Online-password, as Chrome is using it.
I would use an extra password-safe like KeePassXC, which nice time out and I can copy the secured db-onto stick or somewhere else, portable to other OS, Android, Win. MaC etc.
- Uninstalling it: Well never tested it, might be a denpendency issue, will not allow to do so.
But I try to use gnome-keyring as less as possible, anyway.