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Old 02-03-2008, 10:52 AM   #1
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Location: Belgium
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pam authentication for keyring with thinkfinger

Hi all,

I need some help. I have been trying to figure out how to set up thinkfinger to log in and grant access to the keyring. I can get thinkfinger running, but after that I need to enter my password to access the keyring. I also was able to log in with a password (not using After that I can log in and get access to my keyring. When I try to combine both the closest I get is that at the log on prompt I have to enter my password, followed by entering my password again or swipe my finger over the scanner.
I read on several pages that this would be a bug in gnome_keyring_pam, but I am not using that (although tried it). I followed the guides I found about this subject, but none really talked about this issue. Does anyone know how I can get to log on with thinkfinger and after that pass the authentication to the keyring by just logging in once? I am using Fedora 8 on a Lenovo Thinkpad T61p. Below you can find my system-auth and gdm.

# This file is auto-generated.
# User changes will be destroyed the next time authconfig is run.
auth        required
auth	    sufficient
auth        sufficient nullok try_first_pass
auth        requisite uid >= 500 quiet
auth        required

account     required
account     sufficient
account     sufficient uid < 500 quiet
account     required

password    requisite try_first_pass retry=3
password    sufficient md5 shadow nullok try_first_pass use_authtok
password    required

session     optional revoke
session     required
session     [success=1 default=ignore] service in crond quiet use_uid
session     required
auth     [success=done ignore=ignore default=bad]
auth       required
auth	   optional try_first_pass
auth       include     system-auth
#auth       optional
account    required
account    include     system-auth
password   include     system-auth
session    required close
session    include     system-auth
session    required
session    optional
session    required open
session    optional force revoke
session    required
session    optional auto_start
#session    optional auto_start
Old 02-25-2010, 07:47 AM   #2
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Anyone found a solution to this issue

Old 02-25-2010, 01:24 PM   #3
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Nope, I gave up on it. This was/is a bug in the software. I never tried this again. The only solution I found was very insecure. You needed to store the gnome-keyring password in some file.


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