keyring password

Asked by Steve Clarke on 2012-11-26

Have upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit and now forced to enter keyring password at every startup. What does this password keep secure? If I decide to, how can I bypass this? Have tried instructions for previous versions but can't get to work.

Given up, too much doesn't work on my system anymore. Windows 7 here I come.

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Warren Hill (warren-hill) said : #1

The keyring stores passwords for e-mail, websites etc.

Have you disabled password for log on? This is the usual reason for the keyring requesting your password.

I haven't tried this and would not recommend you disabling the key ring but see here
http://www.muktware.com/46/disabling-or-changing-gnome-keyring#.ULM_H4ZwROY

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #2

Hi ,

is not so wise to disable the keyring , then your passwords-keys will not be save.

The most common problem with "Unlock keyring" prompt is when you have enabled auto-login.
Try to do this.

Open a terminal and write

~$ seahorse

at the opened window right click on "passwords:login" folder and "Change password" . Old password give yours (the password you entered when you Installed Ubuntu) and leave the other(new password) blank.
It should be ok now.
Have a look at the picture : http://i.stack.imgur.com/VK0Ii.png

Thanks

You can set a blank password and you will not be bothered, its not hugely secure as you can imagine.

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