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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for libgnome-keyring (opensolaris section 3)

libgnome-keyring(3)		       C Library Functions		      libgnome-keyring(3)

NAME
       libgnome-keyring - gnome keyring library.

DESCRIPTION
       GNOME  Keyring  is  a system to store passwords and other sensitive data in a standardized
       way across all GNOME applications.

       A keyring stores a collection of encrypted passwords and encrypted information about those
       passwords.  A  user  can  have multiple keyrings, each for a different use, but there is a
       default one, called 'login'. There is also a special 'session' keyring which is not stored
       on disk and goes away when you log out.

       When  a user logs into GNOME, the keyrings are locked and a master keyring password has to
       be provided in order to unlock each of them.

       GNOME Keyring includes an SSH agent which integrates with the gnome-keyring and user login
       for its passwords. It can also use the main X.509 private key store.

       GNOME Keyring will set the SSH_AUTH_SOCK environment variable when it starts up.

       The id_rsa and id_dsa files in ~/.ssh are automatically usable through the SSH agent with-
       out first 'loading' them. Other X.509 private keys marked  with	the  'ssh-authentication'
       purpose are also usable.

       Additional SSH keys can be manually loaded and managed via the ssh-add command.

       If you use another SSH agent(such as the ssh-agent included with OpenSSH), you may want to
       disable the SSH agent in GNOME Keyring to prevent ssh from using it instead of your  pref-
       ered  SSH agent. You can set /apps/gnome-keyring/daemon-components/ssh gconf key to false.
       This prevents the SSH component of gnome-keyring from starting up when the user logs in.

ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |      ATTRIBUTE TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Availability		     |SUNWgnome-libs		   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Interface stability	     |Volatile			   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+

SEE ALSO
       gnome-keyring-daemon(1), attributes(5), gnome-interfaces(5)

       http://library.gnome.org/devel/gnome-keyring/stable/

NOTES
       Written by Jeff Cai, Sun Microsystems Inc., 2008.

SunOS 5.11				   31 Jul 2008			      libgnome-keyring(3)


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