#1099 Password is not saved without gnome-keyring (even though it tells me it will be)

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closed-wont-fix
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2013-08-11
2013-07-22
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Using Liferea 1.10.0 on Arch Linux without gnome keyring, it warns me that my password will be saved in clear text.
But my password is not saved - I need to enter it every time.
Even if I manually edit feedlist.opml to add the password in the same format that it was there in the past, Liferea just deletes it on startup.

Discussion

  • Lars Windolf

    Lars Windolf - 2013-07-28

    Reproduced

     
  • Lars Windolf

    Lars Windolf - 2013-07-28

    There is a strange effect with the keyring. Can you run the keyring editor "seahorse" and delete the existing "liferea" keyring and try again?

    For me this solved the issue.

    This means that the plugin works, but the keyring somehow gets stuck.

     
  • Lars Windolf

    Lars Windolf - 2013-07-28

    The warning about saving in plain text is out-dated. It should be removed from the dialog as it is not true when the keyring plugin is used.

     
  • Lars Windolf

    Lars Windolf - 2013-07-28
    • assigned_to: Lars Windolf
     
  • Alister Hood

    Alister Hood - 2013-07-29

    For me this solved the issue.

    For me it initially seemed like just installing gnome-keyring solved the issue. But since then:
    - sometimes it works
    - sometimes it asks me the password again when I start liferea, and seahorse seems to show that it has set up a second identical keyring
    - sometimes it asks me the password again, and seahorse doesn't show any keyrings.
    I'm not running gnome and I haven't done anything to make the gnome-keyring start at boot - maybe it isn't being started properly somehow...

     
  • Lars Windolf

    Lars Windolf - 2013-07-30

    Testing with XFCE I found that on first start you get an error message about GnomeKeyring not running, but it is started then. So on second start it is running.

    That is of course suboptimal.

     
  • Lars Windolf

    Lars Windolf - 2013-08-11
    • status: open --> closed-wont-fix
     
  • Lars Windolf

    Lars Windolf - 2013-08-11

    After a lot of reading and testing I found that this cannot be solved by Liferea. In each case where this happens GnomeKeyring is not properly started.

    For example on XFCE GnomeKeyring is not initialized with PKCS#11 support. This is reproducible when starting "seahorse" which shows the same error.

    Adding "/usr/bin/gnome-keyring-daemon --start --components=pkcs11" to startup applications solved the problem. Enabling loading the GNOME environment might also help.

     

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