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How to use chromium with password-store=gnome (gnome-keyring-daemon)

asked 2014-10-27 09:57:39 +0000

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updated 2014-10-27 11:33:12 +0000

How can I use chromium with --password-store=gnome, in order to make use of the gnome-keyring-daemon to store the passwords.

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done, split question and answer

peterN gravatar imagepeterN ( 2014-10-27 11:38:31 +0000 )edit

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answered 2014-10-27 11:16:49 +0000

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This answer is valid for debian testing/unstable with ligthdm as login-manager using i3 and chromium as provided by packages from the official debian apt-repositories. i3 is selected as session in lightdm

chromium has some sort of auto-detection to find the proper solution for password-storage (basic, kwallet or gnome). The auto-detection seems to fail when using i3wm.

On debian testing/unstable I force the password-store to be used by chromium by adding a file like this:

⚡ root@tuxi# cat /etc/chromium.d/pn-passwordstore 
CHROMIUM_FLAGS="$CHROMIUM_FLAGS --password-store=gnome"

The gnome-keyring-daemon itself is started via integration with PAM.

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