Can you use pass as/with system keyring?

Alexander Gehrke mailinglists-pass at
Mon Oct 9 13:53:25 UTC 2023


I have successfully used for GUI
applications wanting to store passwords, the XDG Secret Service API seems to be
what Gnome Keyring etc. implement.

The applications will store their passwords under $PASSWORD_STORE/secret_service/$UUID
together with some .properties files containing info about which program it
belongs to, so sadly keeping in sync is still required, if you need the
passwords in other ways than via the system keyring. Different programs also
seem to store different formats (e.g. spot stores a json object in the gpg file,
nheko stores just the password encrypted and puts username etc. in the unencrypted
.properties file).


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