Bug 246167 - NetworkManager keyring password harassment
Summary: NetworkManager keyring password harassment
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager   
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Version: 7
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Dan Williams
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-06-28 22:11 UTC by Filip Miletic
Modified: 2008-06-17 01:44 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-06-17 01:44:10 UTC
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Description Filip Miletic 2007-06-28 22:11:04 UTC
Description of problem:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Always when a wireless connection is about to be established

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login to an X session
2. Make sure you have NetworkManager and NetworkManagerDispatcher running
3. Make sure you have a working wireless network connection
Actual results:
The NetworkManager started asking for a password a little too often starting
from f7.  Whenever it is reconnecting, I am first asked for the keyring
password.  Then I am asked to provide the network password.  Then I am asked to
provide the keyring password again.  This happens upon *every* reconnect to the

Expected results:
NetworkManager should ask me for a network password only once across sessions,
provided that the network password has not changed.  NetworkManager should ask
for keyring password only once per session. 

Additional info:

Comment 1 W. Michael Petullo 2007-08-26 21:18:56 UTC
Note that one should be able to avoid providing a gnome-keyring by using

Comment 2 Filip Miletic 2007-10-31 07:54:04 UTC
True, but pam_keyring does not work for me.  The only thing it does when
installed  according to the manual found on the website, is that gdm needs the
password input *twice* to let me start an X session.

Comment 3 Alex Lancaster 2008-03-02 09:50:48 UTC
This seems to be the same problem as bug #183737.

Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 13:19:11 UTC
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Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-06-17 01:44:09 UTC
Fedora 7 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on June 13, 2008. 
Fedora 7 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not 
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