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Associated release criterion
This test case is associated with the Fedora_41_Final_Release_Criteria#desktop-keyring release criterion. If you are doing release validation testing, a failure of this test case may be a breach of that release criterion. If so, please file a bug and nominate it as blocking the appropriate milestone, using the blocker bug nomination page.


This test case tests whether a desktop environment can store and retrieve passwords (keyring functionality).

How to test

  1. Clean boot the Fedora you wish to test: this could be a system installed from a particular snapshot, pre-release, or release, or a live image
  2. Perform an action which should result in a password being stored in a keyring. Common examples would be setting up an account in the desktop's native email client, connecting to an encrypted wireless network, or using a passphrase-protected SSH key in some way, for instance by logging in to a remote system via SSH
  3. If offered the choice, agree to store the password / passphrase for future re-use
    • Stored passwords in OS-provided keyring can be inspected by "Seahorse" tool in GNOME (use View -> Show Any in the menu, if you don't see expected keys) and "KDE Wallet Manager" in KDE.
  4. Attempt the same operation again, and observe whether the stored password or passphrase is re-used, or offered for re-use
  5. If testing an installed system, restart the system and test the operation again to see if the stored password or passphrase is re-used, or offered for re-use

Expected Results

  1. The desktop should offer to store passwords or passphrases entered into compatible applications
  2. The desktop should correctly re-use or offer to re-use (depending on configuration and desktop default behaviour) the stored passwords or passphrases when appropriate