seahorse is a GNOME application (also called 'Passwords and Keys') which easily manage encryption keys and passwords through an intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI). Seahorse is able to do various operations. Such as create SSH or PGP keys, configure them, and cache them.
If you choose GNOME as the desktop environment, it should already be installed. If not, you can install it by executing the following command in the terminal:
apt-get install seahorse
Seahorse comes with a built-in help. Find it under "Help" menu ---> "Content" option.
A Guide To Seahorse - A Tool For Handling Passwords And Keys
- By Juergen Haas on December 17, 2015. This guide is for the Ubuntu Debian distribution.
Manage Passwords, Encryption Keys, and More with Seahorse
- By Jack Wallen on June 9, 2011.
SSH Key Authentication Using seahorse (GUI)
- By ruchi on December 14, 2007.
Debian 8 Jessie
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Debian 7 Wheezy
- Seahorse is installed but when searching the GNOME interface Seahorse is not showing in the results?
This is normal. Seahorse is titled "Passwords and Keys". Simply open "Passwords and Keys". Optionally, navigate to "Help" menu ---> "About" option. A popup window will open. It reads "seahorse" and show its version.
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