Updated 2022-07-22: The original code didn't work in practice. The default for
--type changes if
--print-reply is given, so it stopped working when I removed the latter after testing. The command below has been updated to provide explicit values for all options:
--type to make it work, and
--session to future-proof it. The original text follows.
I'm moving to a new work laptop, where I wanted to lock the aws-vault keyring when I close a shell/terminal window. Previously, I did this on macOS, using
security lock-keychain aws-vault.keychain-db in my
~/.zlogout file. (I switched to zsh, then discovered zsh-syntax-highlighting, which is immensely useful.)
So anyway, what's the equivalent CLI command in Pop!_OS 22.04 (derived from Ubuntu 22.04)?
dbus-send --session --type=method_call --dest=org.gnome.keyring \ /org/freedesktop/secrets \ org.freedesktop.Secret.Service.Lock \ array:objpath:/org/freedesktop/secrets/collection/awsvault
(Backslash-continuations and line breaks added for readability. For debugging, adding the
--print-reply option may be of use. Also, the interface can be explored with D-Feet; first, point it to the session bus, then search for secrets, to get the needle out of the haystacks.)
Now, if they ever fix that 8-year-old issue in gnome-keyring, we'll have fully-usable secondary keyrings. I mean, what is the point to having another keyring, if the option is "No, but ask me again every time?"
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