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Hi all, Looking for advice for disabling message box asking for password to unlock keyring when OS boots up. I'm running Mint 15 on a Compac 6910p with 2GB of ...
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    Unlocking Keyring


    Hi all, Looking for advice for disabling message box asking for password to unlock keyring when OS boots up. I'm running Mint 15 on a Compac 6910p with 2GB of RAM with a 80GB HD. It is not dual boot system.On install I requested that OS automatically login. Any advice greatly appreciated.

    Jack

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    Linux Newbie nihili's Avatar
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    i remember i once simply pressed enter in the password fields, meaning blank or no password, when the keyring dialog came up the very first time.
    the keyring app then threw a warning, but after that it did not bother me anymore.
    be warned that this is insecure.
    i also remember that it wasn't easy/possible to achieve this afterwards (i.e. changing the password to blank after it has been set).

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    Quote Originally Posted by nihili View Post
    i remember i once simply pressed enter in the password fields, meaning blank or no password, when the keyring dialog came up the very first time.
    the keyring app then threw a warning, but after that it did not bother me anymore.
    be warned that this is insecure.
    i also remember that it wasn't easy/possible to achieve this afterwards (i.e. changing the password to blank after it has been set).
    Thanks nihili.

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    Shouldn't this be managed by pam these days? Do you have pamd running on your systems?

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    @purple52:
    we forgot to mention that the keyring is a security/convenience feature that is independent of the user login.
    enabling auto login does not mean that you never have to enter any passwords anymore.

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    you can set the keyring password to blank.
    Go to System/Preferences/Passwords and Encryption Keys, right click the Login and click Change Password. Put in your old password and leave the new one blank.

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