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Seahorse is a GNOME application for managing encryption keys.

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Nautilus encrypted file opens save dialog instead of prompting for password

In Ubuntu 18.04 I encrypted a LibreOffice file called 'test.odt' by right clicking and choosing the Encrypt option. I used the Shared Passphrase option rather than using a key. A new file was created ...
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How to make Nautils forget credentials for deleted bookmarks?

Using Nautilus on Ubuntu 20.04, I use a NFS connection to a server for which I have opend through Other Locations> Connect to server and that I have added to Nautilus bookmarks. Now that I wish to ...
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How to recover keys

I recently did a fresh installation of Ubuntu 20.04 on my workstation. I made a complete backup of my home directory, and have been pulling out the bits that I need. I had set up a signing key for my ...
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Import passwords to Seahorse

I'd like to import all passwords saved in Firefox to Seahorse. Is there a procedure you'd suggest?
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Passwordless login keyring not being unlocked upon login

In Ubuntu Mate 18.04 32 bit, when I inspect my Login keyring in Users and Groups ("seahorse") and hover over it it displays the description "A keyring that is automatically unlocked on ...
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Libreoffice stopped accessing RSA certificate from firefox profile on migration to 20.10

I have a personal RSA certificate on Firefox & Thunderbird - works well there. I was also able to use it to sign pdfs and Libreoffice documents prior to upgrade to 20.10. Then the certificate ...
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Seahorse shows several suspicious (null) "Personal certificates"

It was difficult to find an explanation with a search engine, so I'm asking and answering here. Seahorse, the Gnome keyring and Key manager shows several suspicious certs with all-blank fields under ...
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Can I recover the keyring from a backup?

I always keep /home as a separate partition during (re)installs of Ubuntu, so all my settings are kept. Now I don't know if it happened right after installing a fresh copy of the new Ubuntu version, ...
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Why I'm facing this problem "The application Passwords and Keys has closed unexpectedly" and how to solve it?

Details: About the installation: Ubuntu 20.04 - Clean installation with this options: Minimal installation Custom partitions Download updates while installing Install third-party software Wayland ...
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Facing authentication failed while upgrading to 20.04

$ sudo do-release-upgrade -d Checking for a new Ubuntu release Get:1 Upgrade tool signature [1,554 B] ...
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How do I 'Forget' saved network credentials

Brand new to Ubuntu. Tried to connect to an AFP server and checked off the 'save password forever' option. Used the wrong password and now I can't connect. No where I can find to delete this saved ...
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How to use secret-tool in cronjob with non-root user?

I use this command in my bash script. somePassw=$(/usr/bin/secret-tool lookup some-login $someLogin 2>secret-tool.log) It works great in command line. But if the script is run from crontab I see ...
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Seahorse sometimes doesn't show passwords section

This is driving me crazy. Occasionally when I start Chrome after a reboot, it does not show up on my screen. The process is running, but no window is opened. After a lot of digging around, it looks ...
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Cannot create a private key with seahorse

I'm trying to create a new private key (I suppose it will be an RSA key) using seahorse, but once I insert label and strength (the other fields are disabled) the create button is still disabled. ...
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Tried to generate PGP key with seahorse got error: Couldn't generate PGP key, not found

I'm trying to use seahorse to generate a PGP key. When I hit ok then it returns aerror Couldn't generate PGP Key, not found error What would I need to do to fix this? This is the output when I run ...
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Seahorse: Export and Import Keyrings as backup

I am try to prepare a backup of my Ubuntu 18.04 including the Seahorse Keyrings. For that I use rsync to copy the content of /home/user/.local/share/keyrings/ to my NAS. Then I copy this data to a ...
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seahorse: How do I view the Login Keyring?

I want to view the Passwords stored in the Login Keyring. Apparently I should look in Seahorse > View By Keyring and select Login under Passwords. But as far I can see, there is no Login keyring in ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Encrypted USB Disk key not showing up in seahorse

I just noticed that I'm having a problem: I have a external SSD with a encrypted partition on it. At some point I must've accidentally enabled the "Remember forever" function for the password on my ...
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Lubuntu 18.04 keyring (dbus) not working

After updating from 16.04 to 18.04, GNOME3 is to slow on my hardware (2010 dual core, 4GB, 128GB SSD) So I decided to switch to Lubuntu, way faster. All fine, except: there seems to be no password ...
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How can import private key and certificate to seahorse in Ubuntu 18.04

I'm trying to import a certificate into seahorse/gnome-keyring on Ubuntu 18.04, but the seahorse gui application won't let me, the 'import' button is greyed out: Screenshot As seen in the screenshot,...
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Can't transfer seahorse keyrings [16.04]

I'm using 16.04 and can't transfer my keyring files to another computer with 16.04. Seahorse versions are the same: 3.18.0 Permissions are right. Say, I have default keyring which is usually named ...
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17.10 seahorse-nautilus mime association for "decrypt file", getting really frustrated at the ubuntu way

I'm a proficient linux user, just recently I've been learning how to deploy server with ansible+vagrant so I just spent an entire week on centOS and various other flavour of linux getting a complex ...
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How does synching with the Ubuntu Keyservers work? (Seahorse)

I'm trying to import keys from Ubuntu Keyservers via Seahorse. I gon into Remote --> Find remote keys Look for the key and then Click on Synch and Publish I click on synch and still don't get the ...
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What could be the reason, that private keys are not unlocked?

Since I updated to Ubuntu 17.10 a while ago, my private keys – the which I use for example to access my server via ssh – are not unlocked programmatically after login anymore. My understanding is, ...
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How can I merge multiple keyrings into a single one?

I have a number of keyrings stored inside ~/.local/share/keyrings. Is it possible to merge all those into a single default keyring?
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How can I merge password logins in Passwords and Keys?

I have multiple Logins in Passwords and Keys (presumably created by Chrome). Is there any possibility to merge those so I have to unlock only one upon start of Chrome instead of multiple?
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Does SEAHORSE can really show every password in clear? [closed]

Can Seahorse really show all my passwords in clear text without re-asking for the root password? Isn't that a security issue? Does it mean that all remote users can also see them? If someone saves ...
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Seahorse does not provide passwords anymore

I am using Ubuntu 16.04. I am using Skype, Thunderbird with Enigmail and Nextcloud. This three applications have passwords stored by Seahorse and when you enter them once, you don't have to reenter ...
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Chromium : how can I set up seahorse/gnome-keyring to ask for a "master password"

I've just started using chromium today, and I'd like to have a "master password" feature as I did using Firefox. From what i read, it's not native in chrome, but requires the use of gnome-keyring ...
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Passwords missing from Seahorse (Passwords and Keys)

I’ve been having problems with Seahorse lately. I suspect an update, but can’t say exactly when it started. It may also be two co-incidental problems. In Thunderbird I use the Enigmail add-on to sign ...
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Can't unlock keyring in Seahorse (gnome-keyring)

I wanted to change my master password for gnome-keyring (login), but I can't unlock it (as advised) in seahorse (I'm on 16.04, GDM, seahorse version: 3.20.0, and gnome-keyring-daemon version is: 3.18....
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Why doesn't Evolution recognise GPG keys imported to new desktop?

I have copied my email and encryption files to a new Ubuntu installation as follows: Exported GnuPG keys from old desktop and imported on new one. (And other passwords and keys.) Opened Evolution on ...
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xubuntu - Seahorse not working for "Login" requests

I am running Xubuntu 16.04.1, doing some testing with XFCE experimental packages from a PPA I have messed up my Xubuntu desktop. Upon realising the mistake I purged all the experimental packages from ...
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Can't install nemo-seahorse

I've tried installing nemo-seahorse extension for nemo file manager after installing it as given in the following sites http://www.webupd8.org/2016/11/nemo-320-with-unity-patches-and-without.html ...
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How do I back up and restore Passwords and Keys?

I am installing Ubuntu on a new machine. How can I back up all the entries in Passwords and Keys (aka Seahorse aka GNOME Keyring), so I can transfer them to the new machine?
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Broken configuration for seahorse-ssh-askpass

seahorse-ssh-askpass seems broken on my Ubuntu 14.04 (linaro). It outputs the password I type in back to the terminal (stdout). I do not know how the configuration turned out broken (from fresh ...
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Cannot add keyservers in seahorse

I cannot add keyservers in seahorse... When I try to add any keyserver the "ok" button is deactivated... I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 lts
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Seahorse does not decrpypt under ubuntu 16

I have recently installed a fresh ubuntu 16. I have also imported my PGP key (privat and public) in seahorse. However seahorse did not show the key and did not show the decrypt menu entry for ...
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How do I add a new keyserver to upload my PGP keys

I want to add a new destination server to appear as an option to publish my PGP key to in Seahorse. How do I do this in Ubuntu? View of Seahorse possible keyservers: I successfully did so under Arch ...
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Do Seahorse and GPG terminal program work standalone?

I have generated a Personal PGP Key with the Seahorse GUI as instructed by Launchpad. I have to manually sign a file for the Ubuntu Code of Conduct but... GPG doesn't find the Key so I need to know if ...
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Replace kwallet with gnome seahorse

I have Ubuntu 15.04 and I have recently installed kde desktop. When I was on unity desktop the seahorse application was used to prompting me for main password at startup to unlock the keyring and let ...
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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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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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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 Selected ...
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