January 10, 2009

Resetting Keyring in Intrepid

Filed under: Gnome,Guides — Bigbrovar @ 11:24 am

One of the things i find very annoying on ibex is the gnome keyring. It is suppose to provide a secured means for applications to store password. But as always with security stuff it can get very annoying especially if you use a WPA secured wireless and you authenticate your login from a finger print reader. I get this keyring prompt every time i start my system. it can be very annoying i hate typing password. and although i use my finger print for my login authentication. Having to type the keyring pass code every time i login defeat the purpose. i tried searching but it seems there is no way to disable the keyring. This surely is a bug (used to exist in hardy heron but was fixed by updates). my only solution was to reset the keyring password and put in a low level passwd. something i can easily type. and remember. sure there are security implications for this so i wont advise you do this on an enterprise machine. to reset the gnome keyring you have to delete this file login.keyring found in this hidden directory .gnome/keyrings/
hence doing rm $HOME/.gnome2/keyrings/login.keyring
Now next time you login and connect to a wpa wireless you would be asked for a new keyring password. put in what you feel comfortable with.
Hope this helps someone.



  1. […] Resetting Keyring in Intrepid « bigbrovar a few seconds ago from choqoK in context […]

    Pingback by Adesuyan Bobby (bigbrovar) 's status on Saturday, 26-Sep-09 10:44:18 UTC - — September 26, 2009 @ 11:44 am | Reply

  2. really nice solution… it worked for me.

    Comment by Haftsh — February 22, 2011 @ 11:34 am | Reply

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