Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 426463
On login, dialogue keeps asking for password on behalf of Evolution
Last modified: 2015-03-03 17:31:52 EST
Description of problem:
On login, gnome-keyring-manager, Seahorse and gnome-keyring can't open my
passwords for Evolution ( I have tried the two frontends and from the command line)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Came with F8_x64, Gnome 2.20.2
Every time I login
Steps to Reproduce:
I get a dialogue asking for my password; I enter it (the same as my login
password). It then asks me for my email account passwords. If I just cancel
the requests it continues to open Evolution and update my mail anyways.
I expect to login with no password requests.
I have tried all the fixes e.g. fixing /etc/pam.d/gdm, by adding
'auth optional pam_keyring.so try_first_pass'
'session optional pam_keyring.so',
and deleting ~/gnome2/keyrings etc. Nothing works.
Two additional problems;
1) a second user on my machine cannot access the keyring at all for evolution;
both Seahorse and gnome-keyring-manager will not accept a new password. (This
happens when two users are loggedin through the 'user switcher'. I will log out
now or user1 and see what happens when I login directly as user2.)
2) a partial list of user1's saved 'other collected keys' shows up in user2's
Seahorse frontend when using 'user switcher'
Same thing happens as above when user2 is logged in directly.
After reading comments on the Fedora Users list by others that they had now
gotten their login (gdm) to work by removing ~/gnome2/keyrings I tried it again
-- hoping some of the upgrades had included a fix. No joy.
I renamed my ~/gnome2/keyrings; logged out and in; entered my user password in
the keyring dialogue and my email accounts passwords. Now, whenever I login I
still have to enter my user password in the dialogue; however, there is no new
requests for my email passwords, so I suppose that is progress.
I have no new or strange F8 configurations and this Evolution password
registration should work without further notice.
I'm having the same problem as well with Network Manager asking me for the
password every time on boot to "unlock the keyring". I've added the same lines
to the gdm and I've deleted all keyrings then rebooted all without success.
I can reproduce the same behaviour on Fedora-9. After upgrading from Fedora 8 to
Fedora 9 (it was a fresh install, but I did not format my /home partition),
Evolution does not remember any of my password, and keeps asking pass everytime.
Had similar messages in /var/log/messages and no matter what I did could not log in to Exchange server with evolution/exchange connector on a fresh FC9 installation.
Applying the workaround documented at: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=172827 seems to have solved the Exchange login problem. However the: 'gnome-keyring-daemon: couldn't read 4 bytes from client:' messages continue filling up the messages file.
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