On Tuesday 18 September 2018 00:30, Tuxedo conveyed the following to
Post by Tuxedo
Different GUI programs, for example if using the network manager in
relation to a mobile data connection with a SIM, Skype or Chrome,
initiate a prompt to create a password for a new keyring.
What's happening when an applications request this and why does it
relate to some applications even where there's no particular password
requirement, such as with Chrome or the Chromium browser suite?
These programs will still proceed without creating and adding a password.
Browsers such as Chrome/Chromium, Firefox, et al, can store passwords so
that you can use them for an automated login procedure at certain
websites, e.g. a forum, a router's configuration page, PayPal, the
Bugzilla bug reporting system used by many distributions, and so on.
The keyring is intended to keep all of those different logins and
passwords stored together in a central (and usually encrypted) file,
commonly accessed by entering a single master password only once, when
the first application requiring a login and/or password needs it. The
master password then unlocks the keyring, and from that moment on, all
applications with a password stored in the keyring will be able to give
you instant access to whatever they need to do, without that you'd need
to enter login credentials all over again.
= Aragorn =