Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1471552
GNOME keyring does not unlock in XFCE
Last modified: 2017-08-15 03:27:44 EDT
Description of problem: When logging in to an XFCE session, the gnome keyring does not get unlocked. When a key from the keyring is required, a somewhat annoying dialog asks the user to enter the keyring password - in the typical case, this will be the same as the log in password.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Save passwords in gnome-keyring, e.g. using Chromium. Log out of XFCE session
2. Log in to XFCE session
3. Start chromium, access site with saved password
- Prompt appears : "Enter password to unlock your login keyring"
- Saved password is used without any new prompt
Additional info: Ubuntu had/has the same bug, see https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-keyring/+bug/1022322
Based on the solution outlined there, I was able to fix the problem by changing
This makes the usability much more pleasant!
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 27 development cycle.
Changing version to '27'.