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Using Gnome Keyring with git

if you’re using git on https:// hosted repositories, it will sometimes ask you for a password. If you are lazy and don’t want to type it every time, there’s a concept called credential storage.

I looked for a way to store the passwords which I type into git in the gnome keyring, because I don’t like it when they are stored in a plaintext file (which they are, if you use credential.helper store).

On Fedora, this is quite simple:

dnf install git-credential-libsecret

and put this in your .gitconfig:

  helper = libsecret

Done. You can check if your password is really in there by running seahorse, the UI for the gnome keyring.

Tags: linux git

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