On Fri, 2006-09-29 at 10:07 +0200, Denis Leroy wrote:
A good many bugs were filed against this already (174467,172555 and
duplicates). I find it a great annoyance having to enter 2 passwords
instead of 1 to log into my desktop system (the login + the
NetworkManager keyring access). Since a great many people use encrypted
wifi, I have a feeling this is going to cause a barrage of complaints
when FC6 is out.
I've been complaining about it for a long time now ;-)
Are there plans to try to address this problem before FC6 is out ?
174467 mentions this is a hard problem to solve system-wide (shared key
across all users), but I think we should tackle one problem at a time,
and at least preventing the dual password on a per-user basis is the
There is a recently orphaned package in Extras called pam_keyring that
apparently addresses this. Should it be considered for inclusion into
Core and enabled by default ?
Unfortunately, pam_keyring isn't a great answer in the general case due
to users logging in with things other than passwords (think smartcards)
as well as some of the weirdness around password changing and keyring
And since we're after the feature freeze (test2) and the final test
release, there's just no way to reasonably do something for FC6.
Hopefully for FC7 (... when hopefully we'll also be using NetworkManager
by default, *sigh*)