Keyring manager

Asked by Sbn on 2007-08-17

Every time I log on to a wireless network with a Wap-key the keyring manager pops up asking me for a password. Since I don't know what this thing is I just click deny and the network is connected. Is there a way to get connected without this procedure every time? And do I need this keyring-password?


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Tommaso R. Donnarumma
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Best Tommaso R. Donnarumma (tawmas) said : #1

This is happening because the Network Manager wants to store your wap key in the Keyring.

The Keyring is a system to store multiple passwords so that you don't have to remember them all, you just need to remember one password, the keyring password.

The first time an application wants to store a password in the Keyring, the Keyring Manager will ask you to set a password for the keyring. Subsequently, you use the keyring password to authorize applications to store and retrieve passwords from the Keyring.

You're not required to use the Keyring if you don't want to, but I suggest that you try it first.

Sbn (esbenvinsnes) said : #2

Thanks for explaining! I'll start using it now.