[CentOS] Unloking gnome keyring on login

Tue Jul 13 23:15:14 UTC 2010
Michael Klinosky <mpk2 at enter.net>

Giulio Troccoli wrote:
> I hope someone can help me because I have spent a week on this and
> still I can't make it to work.
> I have a CentOS 5.5 server and I am trying to set it up so that upon
> login the gnome default keyring is unlocked. I don't have a desktop
> as users will login using ssh only.

I have a similar situation. I'm not quite familiar enough with linux to 
know if my experience will help you. Anyway ...

I boot my laptop home computer (1 user) into runlevel 5 with 
*auto-login*. It has wifi built-in, and I wanted to set it up to 
auto-connect, _and_ not have to enter the keyring password.

I tried making the keyring's password the same as the user's - didn't 
work. To test the process, I turned off auto-login - it worked!

My semi-newbie skills led me to the conclusion that, if gnome does not
have to ask for the password (auto-login mode), then the keyring manager 
never sees it (and asks for it anyway). Conversely, if gnome has to ask 
for the password (standard log-in mode), the keyring manager sees it, 
and the keyring is unlocked.

To help me learn a bit more, inform me how much this applies to your 
situation. You're working on a server; do you use auto-login for your 
own account?