Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Chrome and secrets on linux

 Wasted few good hours on this: if you want to move from gnome (and variants like cinnamon) to something else, like sway, and not have to re-enter all the passwords - ignore the man page and all the search results that suggest `--password-store=gnome`.

It is `--password-store=gnome-libsecret` instead.

The rest - installing/starting gnome keyring is still valid, validate with seahorse (i.e. gnome password manager) it is working. 

And add a desktop entry with the right flag. "--enable-logging=stderr --v" help to debug, look for key_storage_linux.cc

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