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Re: gnome keyring always needs to be unlocked



Jeff Spaleta <jspaleta <at> gmail.com> writes:
> On systems that I act as admin encrypted home directories are going to
> cause problems when i need to help a user with something...even
> primarily single user systems where I am not the primary user. Having
> to unencrypt a user's home directory to troubleshoot things like gconf
> or other settings stored in user's home directory would be a huge
> frelling pain in the ass.  I really don't think encrypting the whole
> home directory by default for general use is a good idea..even on a
> laptop.

Encrypted home directories are a solution for a computer which can be stolen. 
If you're worried about your central server getting stolen, you have bigger 
security problems than keyring security. ;-) Permissions should be enough to 
secure a computer if physical security is present.

        Kevin Kofler


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