gnome-keyring doesn't allow access to anyone, not even root.

Asked by Robert Xu on 2008-06-30

Binary package hint: gnome-keyring

So, I'm Ubuntu Hardy, with nm-applet trying to store a network key in the keyring. It tells me it's locked and i have to put in my passkey. Instead of opening up, it tells me i got it wrong. I'm absolutely sure that's the right password, because i wrote it down when i made it. I tried to force it to open with root, but with no success. Help?

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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) said : #1

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at [WWW] if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see [WWW] .

Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #2
Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #3

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There is no easy way to do this for security reasons.

However, there are two workarounds I have come across to accomplish this task. The first is to remove and then reinstall the gnome-keyring-manager application. The second is to delete the file ~/.gnome2/keyrings/default.keyring. You can do that using the terminal, by typing "rm ~/.gnome2/keyrings/default.keyring" or by opening up the Nautilus File Manager, pressing Control-H to show hidden files, and then navigating to the .gnome2 directory, then they keyrings directory, and deleting the default.keyring file by right clicking on it. You'll then either need to log out and log back in or reboot for the everything to be reset. In both solutions, for security purposes, all the saved passwords etc. will be lost.

Hope this helps.

Bhavani Shankar.

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