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Automatically Unlock Gnome Keyring on Login With Arch Linux

Tue, Jun 19, 2018 12:44 CEST

Tags: Automation, Security

So that only your session password is needed.

Install gnome-keyring, libsecret, and seahorse.

Start seahorse and create a keyring named login and set it as default. If such a keyring already exists and you do not remember its password, delete it and create a new one.

Follow the instructions here:

In /etc/pam.d/login, add auth optional pam_gnome_keyring.so at the end of the auth section and `session optional pam_gnome_keyring.so auto_start at the end of the session section.

#%PAM-1.0

auth       required     pam_securetty.so
auth       requisite    pam_nologin.so
auth       include      system-local-login
auth       optional     pam_gnome_keyring.so
account    include      system-local-login
session    include      system-local-login
session    optional     pam_gnome_keyring.so auto_start

Reboot.

TODO

Add instructions on how to add gnupg keys to the keyring.

Add instructions on how to add ssh keys to the keyring.