One Hundred Paper Cuts -- the first ten

Justin Dugger jldugger at
Fri Jun 19 18:14:37 BST 2009

On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 10:20 AM, Steven Harms<thisdyingdream at> wrote:
> Can someone clarify for me the different between Firefox (our default
> browser) storing passwords in clear text, and why that is acceptable,
> but storing it clear text for network manager is unacceptable?
> Thanks,

You can set a master password for your firefox keyset, which should
work similar to gnome-keyring in nature.  However, I don't know why
this isn't done by default.

If your goal is to harmonize policies, I would imagine the accepted
solution would look something like fixing and installing this:

In fact, fixing it appears to be a papercut! The last comment at shows it's not
working because it uses a different name for the keyring.  Adding
another plugin to the default install, however, may not be a paper


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