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It would be nice to use gnome-keyring to store git credentials.

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ma-renaud created this task.Feb 9 2017, 6:04 PM

When would this be useful? I'm failing to think up a use case.

I'm using it to store my username an password of various git account in gnome keying so I don't have to reenter them all the time in terminal. Working well so far, but a colleague at work suggest to use ssh authentication so it may not be that useful after all.

Yea, SSH key authentication is the way to go really.

DataDrake closed this task as Invalid.Feb 22 2017, 9:59 PM

If your goal is to not have to remember a password, but to have secure authentication to Git, I can't emphasize enough how much using SSH keys is more secure than using gnome-keyring to memorize your password.

clauded reopened this task as Open.May 2 2018, 8:58 PM
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I would like to reopen this request as I work with many repositories that don't support ssh (only https) so I have to use username/password for those repos.

ermo added a subscriber: ermo.Jul 14 2018, 4:02 PM

+1 from me. This is a ease-of-use/convenience tool for the case where you can't use SSH.

DataDrake moved this task from Backlog to Improvement on the Software board.

This is a part of git's contrib now, just needs enabling.

DataDrake triaged this task as Low priority.Jul 29 2018, 3:13 PM
mati865 added a subscriber: mati865.Aug 8 2018, 1:23 PM

Gnome-keyring is being replaced by libsecret as "less evil" solution. Opened

@mati865 gnome-keyring can do things that libsecret cannot. They are both valid for different use cases.

DataDrake closed this task as Wontfix.Oct 20 2018, 5:13 PM

Closing due to lack of activity in over 30 days. Still eligible for inclusion.