Bug 426463 - On login, dialogue keeps asking for password on behalf of Evolution
On login, dialogue keeps asking for password on behalf of Evolution
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-keyring (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tomáš Bžatek
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-12-21 04:38 EST by Bill Case
Modified: 2015-03-03 17:31 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 00:34:34 EST
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Description Bill Case 2007-12-21 04:38:46 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

How reproducible:
Every time I login

Steps to Reproduce:
1. login
Actual results:
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.

Expected results:
I expect to login with no password requests.

Additional info:
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.
Comment 1 Bill Case 2007-12-26 13:48:43 EST
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'
Comment 2 Bill Case 2007-12-26 14:17:12 EST
Same thing happens as above when user2 is logged in directly.
Comment 3 Bill Case 2008-03-11 11:25:09 EDT
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.
Comment 4 jharitos 2008-03-13 01:36:51 EDT
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.
Comment 5 Devrim GUNDUZ 2008-06-02 01:35:26 EDT
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. 
Comment 6 GJahchan 2008-09-24 22:39:04 EDT
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[4782]: couldn't read 4 bytes from client:' messages continue filling up the messages file.
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