Automating pam_keyring...

Jon Nettleton jon.nettleton at
Fri Jun 15 21:40:05 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-06-15 at 23:22 +0200, Denis Leroy wrote:
> Good news here, Jon released pam_keyring 0.0.9. It fixed the F-7 problem 
> for me:

okay this isn't a release, release.  It is a pre-release that fixes the
F-7 problems.  

> I'll push an update shortly.
> Installing pam_keyring isn't enough though, it still requires manual 
> edition of /etc/pam.d/gdm to make it work. I was hoping to start some 
> discussions on what needs to happen to make its behavior enabled 
> automatically upon installation, especially since this is on the F-8 
> wish list. Should it use a scriptlet that modifies /etc/pam.d/gdm in 
> %post (see ). 
> Or add a patch to the gdm package and make it require pam_keyring ? Or 
> do we want to make this feature optional from authconfig ?

I have a mostly functional addition to authconfig for enabling and
disabling it.  I am wondering if the architecture for this app needs to
be extended to make it easy for each pam_package to add an xml file
somewhere to add support for it in authconfig.

> Another issue is how do we update the keyring password when the user 
> changes his/her password ?

The release above has 95% of the code for support of pam_sm_chauthtok.
It has a couple of small bugs that I plan on fixing for full
functionality in supporting changing the keyring password in the

This will change partially again in 2.20 when we add support for a
on_login keyring in gnome-keyring.  I just got wiki write access and
will create a page about it this weekend.


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