Introduction to GNOME Keyring

The GNOME Keyring package contains a daemon that keeps passwords and other secrets for users.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.2 platform.

Package Information

GNOME Keyring Dependencies


dbus-1.12.4 and Gcr-3.20.0



LCOV, libcap-ng, GnuPG-2.2.4, OpenSSH-7.6p1 and Valgrind-3.13.0

User Notes:

Installation of GNOME Keyring

Install GNOME Keyring by running the following commands:

sed -i -r 's:"(/desktop):"/org/gnome\1:' schema/*.xml &&

./configure --prefix=/usr     \
            --sysconfdir=/etc \
            --with-pam-dir=/lib/security &&

A session bus address is necessary to run the tests. To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

sed ... schema/*.xml: This command fixes a deprecated entry in the schema template.

--with-pam-dir=/lib/security: This switch specifies where the PAM module will be installed.


Installed Programs: gnome-keyring (symlink), gnome-keyring-3, and gnome-keyring-daemon
Installed Libraries: (PKCS#11 module) and (PAM module)
Installed Directory: /usr/lib/gnome-keyring

Short Descriptions


is a session daemon that keeps passwords for users.

Last updated on 2018-02-21 14:44:26 -0800