Automating pam_keyring...

Gawain Lynch lists-gawain at
Tue Jul 17 21:59:18 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-07-17 at 16:21 -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Jul 2007 21:54:22 +0200
> Alexander Dalloz <ad+lists at> wrote:
> > Yes, just the same kind of UI prompts for SSH and GPG keys.
> > 
> > I have several SSH keys I load into ssh-agent at first login and thus
> > get several UI input popups initiated by keychain. As well the keyring
> > request for my wireless WPA key. Can't think of a way a single
> > application would reduce the onetime amount of passphrase requests.
> Well, theoretically you'd allow gnome-keyring to save all those
> passphrases and then you'd have a master passphrase (different from the
> rest) that would allow gnome-keyring to dole them out as needed.  But
> yes, that puts all your eggs in the gnome-keyring basket and relying on
> the strength of your master keyring.  I always make sure my login
> password/phrase is different than that of my master keyring phrase, and
> that is different from any of the passphrases in my ring.

It is not particularly elegant as such but I made a package based on
code from this page that Works for Me...

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