Using Keyring in Firefox/Thunderbird

Han Pilmeyer pilux at
Fri Nov 9 19:09:20 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-11-08 at 10:11 -0600, Kenneth Loafman wrote:

> The keyring is already open since the network-manager has requested the
> password.  Would it be possible to use that as the security device in
> Firefox and Thunderbird so that those passwords don't have to be entered
> over and over?
> Security is nice and necessary, but its starting to get in the way since
> its not integrated, and that means that security will suffer as the user
> turns off more and more of it.

There do seem to be some developments in this area for Gnome 2.22
(although not specifically for Mozilla/Thunderbird), see Perhaps we should add the
Firefox/Thunderbird requirement in Lauchpad or probably more
appropriately in Gnome somewhere.

Han Pilmeyer
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