Seahorse is a GNOME application for managing encryption keys.

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How to get back lost “Root CA certificates” & “Gnome 2 Key storage” after accidentally deleting file?

On 16.04 and using GNOME Shell not Unity, I wanted to import a *.pem for a custom root cert, but as the "Passwords & Keys" (seahorse) app said I had to unlock a locked keyring to which I could not ...
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How can I have password manager cache my gpg password

On Ubuntu 14.04 I was asked if I liked to store the password of my newly generated GPG key in the password manager. I've reinstalled my system with Ubuntu 16.04. Unfortunately I'm no longer getting ...
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SeaHorse default uncheck “Automatically unlock this keyring whenever I'm logged in”

This is a little contrary to what many forum questions ask, but in my case I'm trying to get Sea Horse (the password manager) to default uncheck "Automatically unlock this keyring whenever I'm logged ...
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Passwords and Keys AKA Seahorse, how do I export private and public key pair?

I was hoping this feature has changed in the past 4 years.... I see discussions from 2012 about it. I had to do a reinstall of Ubuntu 14, before that, I did a backup, which ended up being totally ...
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Automatically unlock other keyring than “Login” on login (not auto-login)

I have two keyrings: "Login" and "Default keyring". "Login" contains only a few keys, including the unlock password for "Default keyring", and is unlocked automatically on login (which requires a ...
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nautilus browse network remove stored password?

I pressed enter in the prompt for username and pass, while trying to view a pc (with windows) in my local network. I tried to use seahorse to remove the stored data but I could not find the entry, ...
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Seahorse giving permissions for a keyring for all applications at once

After when one of my app asks for a password to open a gnome keyring - some(or all) of my apps(firefox, seahorse ui etc.) gain permission to see everything from that keyring. Is it a bug or it has ...
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How to self-sign OpenPGP key again with Seahorse after changing key preferences?

I changed my preferences in ~/gnupg/gpg.conf: personal-cipher-preferences CAMELLIA256 AES256 TWOFISH CAMELLIA192 AES192 CAMELLIA128 AES personal-digest-preferences SHA512 SHA384 SHA256 RIPEMD160 ...
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Password manager does not trigger with Chromium when it should

I'm running into inconvenience because the global password manager (gnome keyring?) that should fill in auth dialogs in Chromium doesn't trigger. For example, I'm accessing some webpage that asks for ...
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Seahorse doesn't generate a PGP key

I'm using Seahorse 3.10 (from Trusty). I open it, ask it to create the PGP key. I give the password. After I've given the password nothing happens at all and no key is generated. How can I fix it?
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GPA Seahorse won't recognize key id's

The list of keys shows that I have the key whose ID is "Key-ID", but every time I try to use the key, GnuPG doesn't recognize it. What is the problem? I've tried everything imaginable. Downloaded ...
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Trying to import a friend's public OpenPGP key - but nothing happening and I cannot see the key

Strange issue: A friend of mine sent me his public OpenPGP key. I tried the following: Method 1 Pasted his OpenPGP key block into a .txt file Launched seahorse and clicked on File > Import ...
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Seahorse: Does “file export” always just exports the public key?

Or in other words: is it always secure to do "File -> Export" in Seahorse and mail this file to a person you want to share data (safely via encryption) with? So Seahorse never includes any crucial / ...
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How to transfer Launchpad SSH and OpenPGP keys to another computer?

I maintain some PPAs at launchpad. I created SSH and OpenPGP keys for that. If I need to update a PPA from another computer, I will have to transfer these keys there. I tried to export and import ...
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How to forget sftp password in Nautilus (none in seahorse)

I added the entry sftp://daniel@<somedomain> to my bookmarks in Nautilus. The first time it was accessed it asked for the password but never after that. I cannot remember which option I selected ...
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Google Chromium asks for keyring to unlock 14.04, but I don't want the password to be the same as my ubuntu login [duplicate]

I don't want this prompt to use my default ubuntu login, I would like this to match the password I would use either on a chromebook, mac, or windows. In other words, similar behavior to the other ...
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Passphrase in a script

I am trying to decrypt the content of a gEdit tab using an external script. My script is based on this article: http://blog.brunobraga.net/encrypting-and-decrypting-with-gedit/ #!/bin/bash ...
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How to stop the keyring dialoug when opening Chrome

I've been searching in a lot of answers for this question but so far no answer solved it for me. I've an account for my kids on my Ubuntu 14.04 PC. This account have no password and is set to login ...
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How can I reset ssh passwords in nautilus?

I've logged to my home server using ssh from Nautilus. I selected the option "remember forever" (or something similar) after typing my password. Today I had to change my server's password. Now I can't ...
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Using seahorse generated password files from command-line

Seahorse (aka Passwords and Keys) is a pretty cool application for general password management. It stores the keys in ~/.local/share/keyrings/. Is there some way for me to easily read/modify this ...
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How to cache pgp passphrase permanently with seahorse (14.04)

I am trying to get seahorse-daemon (formerly seahorse-agent) to cache the passphrase for private pgp keys permanently. I have used dconf-editor to set "gpg-cache-method" to always, but the setting is ...
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Why am I unable to access OpenPGP keys on Seahorse and access encrypted files?

I am unable to access my OpenPGP keys on Seahorse. I tried to create a new key but the key never appeared (though it did prompt me for details). After trying to create a new keyring none of the keys ...
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Seahorse “Decrypt” context menu does not appear in Nautilus

I installed seahorse and seahorse-nautilus, so I can encrypt any file with right-click in Nautilus, that works, wonderful. But there is no "Decrypt" menu on any file (not even .pgp files). Is it a ...
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GnuPG installed from source causing issue with Seahorse and GPA

I have installed GnuPG version 1.4.18 by building from source, so it got installed to /usr/local/bin. That causes issues with Seahorse as well as GPA because they keep looking for the application in ...
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Don't remember PGP passphrase until end of session [duplicate]

To use my PGP key I always have to enter my passphrase. But as it happens, I have to unlock the key only once for every session. The desired behaviour would be, that I have to unlock the key each time ...
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Is it possible to use secret-tool to lookup existing seahorse passwords?

I found this post about getting passwords from the gnome keyring from commandline (How do I get passwords from the keyring in the terminal for usage in scripts?), and I found that secret-tool is the ...
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How to export stored password from seahorse

Is there any way to export stored secrets from seahorse 3.8.2 (running on Ubuntu 13.10) (not public keys) in order to import them (directly or after a transformation) into a keepass2 database? I ...
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Problem with keyring

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 and see pop-ups of Keychain app, asking me to enter keyring password after every autologin. Yes, I see such popups afte enabling autologin. I googled this topic and set empty ...
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GnuPG with GPA & Seahorse

I recently installed the GnuPG GUIs on Ubuntu, GPA & Seahorse. Upon launching GPA the key list is populated with some keys already for what look like German companies. When I launch Seahorse ...
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How to generate a GnuPG key with seahorse

I want to start using GnuPG keys. For this purpose I've installed gnupg and use the graphical interface seahorse. By selecting a new PGP-Key in seahorse I generate a new key. What I'm curiose about is ...
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How to revoke gnupg public key without private key?

Long story short I have an key generated with seahorse and mistakenly deleted it from my system. I do remember passphrase but I don't have this key anywhere on my system. Scanned trough Ask Ubuntu but ...
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Seahorse, PGP: What does the exported .pgp-file contain?

I created a pgp-key with Seahorse 3.6.3. If i select the key and go to "File -> Export", i can choose between two options: An .asc-file, which exports the public key in a text format, and a .pgp-file, ...
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How can I force gpg to use gpg-agent over seahorse (gnome-keyring-daemon) in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I want to use gpg-agent (and its gpg.conf and gpg-agent.conf files) when I invoke gpg (from Enigmail or otherwise) but Ubuntu 12.04 uses seahorse as the default 'agent.' While seahorse may or may not ...
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How can I adjust the default passphrase caching duration for GPG/PGP/SSH keys?

As far as I know, gnome-keyring-daemon caches passphrases for keys by default until I log out. I would like to set the default to something like "cache for 10 minutes". How can I do that in Ubuntu ...
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How do I create a PGP Key Revocation Certificate in Seahorse

I created a PGP Key using Seahorse in Ubuntu's Passwords and Keys (13.04). To my understanding, creating a revocation certificate for the PGP key is important for a couple of reasons. I don't see any ...
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Saving Keyring Password

I have found the answer to this but I'm posting it here in case others have the same issue and also asking if anyone has any more details ;-) I use Firefox and Thundirbird's "Gnome Keyring Password ...
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Updating Quantal 12.10 to Raring 13.04 broke seahorse-nautilus

After upgrading from Quantal to Raring the nautilus-seahorse plugin for GPG encryption cease to work. When right clicking in a file the GUI opens and ask to select a key for encryption but the ...
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Can't remember password in Nautilus for SFTP

Why is it not possible to remember passwords in Nautilus for SFTP? It works great for FTP with passwords stored with Seahorse. How I can solve this?
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Ubuntu 12.10, I installed seahorse utils for encryption, but now 'Passwords And Keys' won't open

Ubuntu 12.10, I can open 'Passwords And Keys' app, but then when I install the seahorse plugins, I can no longer open 'Passwords And Keys' -- when I click on the menu item/icon, nothing happens. Then ...
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How to get my ssh passphrase remembered during a Ubuntu session?

If I open a gnome terminal and connect to a server through SSH, I am asked for my passphrase by a text prompt in my terminal instead of a GUI, and, worse, this passphrase is not stored in memory for ...
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How do I make Empathy match my keyring with my password?

I changed my password a few months ago from the password I first used when I installed Ubuntu on my machine. I tried to add a Google Talk account to Empathy, but every time Empathy gives me a message ...
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ssh always prompts for key password

I'm using 12.10 with gnome-shell 3.6. I have multiple ssh keypairs (created with ssh-keygen). They're stored in ~/.ssh/ids/hostname/id_rsa and id_rsa.pub. I have a file ~/.ssh/config which says which ...
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“Couldn't change keyring password” error in Seahorse [closed]

when I try to change the password of every Password Keyring in Ubuntu 12.10 I receive this error message: Couldn't change keyring password ...
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How can I change (remove) a Seahorse password

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and entered a password in SeaHorse. I would like to remove the password of "Default" but I get this error : GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.Secret.Error.NoSuchObject: The ...
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How to store sensitive information (passwords) so it can be accessed by cronjob?

I'm writing an extension to a python program that will need to store passwords and need to access them during non interactive cronjobs (during the user is not logged in). My first approach was to use ...
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How to GPG text on Unity?

Once there was a Gnome-applet in Ubuntu (Seahorse?) which helped me with encryption/decryption of PGP text messages. It was able to encrypt or decrypt the clipboard. Since Unity I have no idea, how ...
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How can I get Seahorse Passwords and Keys to read-in passwords from $HOME/.gnupg?

After reinstalling my system, I copied the .gnupg folder from backup into my new home folder. Unfortunately, Seahorse does not read-in the passwords from that folder. It does pick-up the ssh keys ...
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Unable to sync PGP keys seahorse

Ok so I tried for the first time to use PGP keys for email encryption in Evolution. I followed some instructions online, created a key, but coz I encountered some problems I decided to delete the key ...
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Why is Seahorse messing up my Samba sharing?

I am having a miserable time trying to Samba files to share correctly. I loaded Seahorse in the terminal and got an error. I'm sure my networking issue is a permission problem. nighthawk@Core4:~$ ...
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Where is the tool for password encryption in 12.04?

Ubuntu at Launchpad tells me to set up pgp keys by going to the Passwords and Encryption Keys tool. However I cannot find this program anyplace. In addition info is sparce on the net about Ubuntu's ...