What is the point of the NM keyring?

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Tue Jul 22 17:18:15 UTC 2008

Martin Marques wrote:

> Ken Murray escribió:
>> On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 8:21 AM, Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler at chello.at>
>> wrote:
>>> That's because of gnome-keyring's designer's stupid arrogance not to
>>> allow passwordless keyrings (unlike KWallet which empowers the user).
>>> Instead, we're stuck with some PAM hackery which allows reusing the
>>> login password, which obviously won't work if you use autologin, and
>>> which doesn't appear to be working properly with KDM even if you don't.
>>> This is part of why I'm really hoping for a KDE alternative to nm-applet
>>> which supports KWallet to come out soon.
>> knetworkmanager?
> knetworkmanager is a link to nm-applet since F8, due to low development
> in the knetworkmanager team, AFAIK.

It's under development again, may make a reappearance in fedora soonish (but
currently has a less-than-ideal UI and lacks kwallet integration).

-- Rex

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