gnome-keyring-daemon - The gnome-keyring daemon


   gnome-keyring-daemon [OPTION...]


   The gnome-keyring-daemon is a service that stores your passwords and
   secrets. It is normally started automatically when a user logs into a
   desktop session.

   The gnome-keyring-daemon implements the DBus Secret Service API, and
   you can use tools like seahorse or secret-tool to interact with it.

   The daemon also implements a GnuPG and SSH agent both of which
   automatically load the user's keys, and prompt for passwords when

   The daemon will print out various environment variables which should be
   set in the user's environment, in order to interact with the daemon.


   The various startup arguments below can be used:

   -c, --components=ssh,secrets,pkcs11
       Ask the daemon to only initialize certain components. Valid
       components are ssh, secrets, pkcs11.

       By default all components are initialized.

   -C, --control-directory=/path/to/directory
       Use this directory for creating communication sockets. By default a
       temporary directory is automatically created.

   -d, --daemonize
       Run as a real daemon, disconnected from the terminal.

   -f, --foreground
       Run in the foreground, and do not fork or become a daemon.

   -l, --login
       This argument tells the daemon it is being run by PAM. It reads all
       of stdin (including any newlines) as a login password and does not
       complete actual initialization.

       The daemon should later be initialized with a
       gnome-keyring-daemon --start invocation.

       This option implies --unlock. It may not be used together with
       either the --replace or --start arguments.

   -r, --replace
       Try to replace a running keyring daemon, and assume its environment
       variables. A successful replacement depends on the
       GNOME_KEYRING_CONTROL environment variable being set by an earlier

       This option may not be used together with either the --login or
       --start arguments.

   -s, --start
       Connect to an already running daemon and initialize it. This is
       often used to complete initialization of a daemon that was started
       by PAM using the --login argument.

       This option may not be used together with either the --login or
       --replace arguments.

       Read a password from stdin, and use it to unlock the login keyring
       or create it if the login keyring does not exist.

   -V, --version
       Print out the gnome-keyring version and then exit.

   -h, --help
       Show help options and exit.


   Please send bug reports to either the distribution bug tracker or the
   upstream bug tracker at


   secret-tool(1), seahorse(1)

   Further details available in the gnome-keyring online documentation at and in the secret-service online
   documentation at


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