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Re: Support for gnome-keyring-daemon

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2008 10:00:26 -0700

On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 11:40 AM, Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> I just discovered gnome-keyring-daemon today which appears to be an
> implementation of the gnome-keyring that can run without an X session.
> From what I can tell our code does not support this. I suspect it is
> because the libraries we need to load fail when there is no X session.
> Is there some way we could support this option with our current code?
> It seems like this would be huge in terms of providing secure
> password storage on *nix since this would work in a plain old remote
> SSH terminal session.

Here is some followup from the user that was trying to use this. I
had asked if they were using this via an SSH client and said that we
require a GUI environment such as a Terminal within a Gnome desktop
session.

"Not sure I understand the question. As far as I'm aware I'm running
a Gnome Desktop session.

If you mean run it from the console (attached keyboard/mouse) that is
a problem. The systems I have access to are headless and located in a
different building.

Further, we need the solution to run in the go-forward environment
which is 64-bit desktops (local or via VNC) running RHEL4 with any
window available window manager.

Given my experience with SSH and GPG I would expect that all we need
to do is start the gnome-keyring-daemon exporting the variables it
provides, start the window manager so those variables are passed to
every bash/tcsh shell, and then the svn client would use those
variables to communicate with the gnome-keyring-daemon. Shouldn't
matter if the window manger is gnome or not. That should only impact
whether or not config is done automatically by the window manger or by
the end-user."

Hopefully this helps someone understand why our current code does not
work properly.

-- 
Thanks
Mark Phippard
http://markphip.blogspot.com/
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