GNOME-KEYRING-DAEM(1) User Commands GNOME-KEYRING-DAEM(1)
gnome-keyring-daemon - The gnome-keyring daemon
The gnome-keyring-daemon is a service that stores your passwords and secrets. It is normally started automatically when a user logs into a
The gnome-keyring-daemon implements the DBus Secret Service API, and you can use tools like seahorse or secret-tool to interact with it.
The daemon also implements a GnuPG and SSH agent both of which automatically load the user's keys, and prompt for passwords when necessary.
The daemon will print out various environment variables which should be set in the user's environment, in order to interact with the
The various startup arguments below can be used:
Ask the daemon to only initialize certain components. Valid components are ssh, gpg, secrets, pkcs11.
By default all components are initialized.
Use this directory for creating communication sockets. By default a temporary directory is automatically created.
Run as a real daemon, disconnected from the terminal.
Run in the foreground, and do not fork or become a daemon.
This argument tells the daemon it is being run by PAM. It reads all of stdin (including any newlines) as a login password and does not
complete actual initialization.
The daemon should later be initialized with a gnome-keyring-daemon --start invocation.
This option may not be used together with either the --replace or --start arguments.
Try to replace a running keyring daemon, and assume its environment avriables. A successful replacement depends on the
GNOMKE_KEYRING_CONTROL environment variable being set by an earlier daemon.
This option may not be used together with either the --login or --start arguments.
Connect to an already running daemon and initialize it. This is often used to complete initialization of a daemon that was started by
PAM using the --login argument.
This option may not be used together with either the --login or --replace arguments.
Print out the gnome-keyring version and then exit.
Show help options and exit.
Please send bug reports to either the distribution bug tracker or the upstream bug tracker at
Further details available in the gnome-keyring online documentation at https://wiki.gnome.org/GnomeKeyring and in the secret-service online
documentation at http://standards.freedesktop.org/secret-service/