RE: How to use GNOME keyring with Subversion
From: Giulio Troccoli <Giulio.Troccoli_at_uk.linedata.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2010 15:54:34 +0000
Linedata Services (UK) Ltd
Ok, on a brand new CentOS 5.4 VM everything seems to work, although there are still few aspect that I'm not sure about.
The first problem is that the first time (after clearing the stored credentials in .subversion) I'm asked for the Subversion password a pop-up window appears asking me for the password for the keyring. This is correct, but not all my users use an xterm session, some use a simple telnet and this doesn't work of course. Is there a way to have the keyring manager ask for the password without tryint and opening a new window?
Another problem is the keyring. Again, I'm not an expert, but where is the keyring password stored? The one that I am asked in the step described above? I guess it's encrypted, but doesn't it need another key to decrypt it? I'm missing something obviously, becuase this can go on forever but clearly doesn't.
I know that with keyring manager I can create different keyrings. Is it worth creating a specific one for Subversion? If so, how do I tell Subversion to use that specific keyring?
Finally, the keyring daemon. It seems there must be one running per user, rather than per system. Is that correct? Do I have to run export `gnome-keyring-daemon` everytime a user logs in?
Sorry, for the big OT, and thanks
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