How can I unlock my login keyring using my fingerprint?

asked 2017-12-16 22:24:18 -0500

updated 2017-12-16 23:36:43 -0500

On Fedora 27 workstation I login to my user account using my fingerprint without a problem, but then a pop up that says, "Enter password to unlock your login keyring" comes up and requires my password instead of my fingerprint in order to unlock it. Is it possible to get this pop up to allow me to use my fingerprint instead of a password? Even better is it possible for logging into my user account (in GDM) to also automatically unlock my login keyring?

I hope that the answer isn't , which is that baring a few workarounds (that for me aren't satisfactory) that I can't?

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I think installing gnome-keyring-pam and fprintd-pam will solve your issues. I don't have a fingerprint scanner neither I use GDM so I never test it.

fcomida gravatar imagefcomida ( 2017-12-17 08:58:20 -0500 )edit

They come pre-installed on Fedora 27 Workstation, so they're already installed on my system. Frankly I think in order to use my fingerprint to login at all (including just at GDM) fprintd-pam is required. gnome-keyring-pam I think is required for the keyring to pop up and ask me for my password to unlock my login keyring in the first place.

Brenton Horne gravatar imageBrenton Horne ( 2017-12-17 21:43:51 -0500 )edit

GnomeKeyring/Pam is for auto unlocking keyring at login. It seems unlocking keyring with fprintd is not possible, info about it is quite old though. Keyring and login password must match.

fcomida gravatar imagefcomida ( 2017-12-18 02:30:40 -0500 )edit