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How to recover/reset forgotten Gnome Keyring Password?

 **Enter password to unlock your login keyring**

The password that you use to log into your computer is no longer matches your log in keyring.

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marked as duplicate by Jorge Castro, Ringtail, Mitch, Tom Brossman, jokerdino Sep 24 '12 at 7:14

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Sounds like you changed your login password for your computer, but you didn't change the password for your keyring. Try using your old computer login password to access your keyring, then change the keyring password to the new one so you don't have this problem. You can do this by pushing Super, then typing "Passwords and Keys". I'll move this to an answer, if this is the case. – Brandon Bertelsen Sep 21 '12 at 5:25

Click Applications

Click Accessories

Click Passwords and Encryption Keys


Press ALT+F2

Then type in seahorse


Right click Passwords: login

Select Change Password


Change the password to blank. This will allow autologin to use your wireless password, start remote desktop, etc.

Another way is to remove the old keystore.

killall -9 gnome-keyring-daemon
rm -fr ~/.gnome2/keyrings/

reboot the computer sudo init 6and then on the first prompt to enter a new keyring password, i.e. when starting empathy or NetworkManager,simply press enter, a warning appears asking Use insecure storage?, press enter one more time. From now on, you won't be asked about passwords anymore. And yes, this is insecure; if you are paranoid, don't do it. enter enter

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but what if i don't remember the original password anymore??? – vipin8169 Sep 21 '12 at 5:34
if you want to reset your password or just forgot your password you can follow this: link – Suvasish Sarker Sep 21 '12 at 5:46
Thanks a ton for the info :) – vipin8169 Sep 21 '12 at 5:53
it is not working.. it displays the message "give root password for maintenance" when i try to drop to root shell prompt. What shall i do now? – vipin8169 Sep 21 '12 at 6:01
i used sudo su - root in the normal terminal and then followed the commands to mount and change the pwd subsequemtly, and it worked :D – vipin8169 Sep 21 '12 at 6:04

from the ubuntu help, it works

  1. Go to your Home folder by typing 'home' in the dash.
  2. Press Ctrl+h(or click View ▸ Show Hidden Files.)
  3. Double click on the folder .gnome2
  4. Double click on the folder called keyrings.
  5. Delete any files you find in the keyrings folder.
  6. Restart the computer.
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Yeah, it worked.. THANKS :D – vipin8169 Sep 21 '12 at 9:04

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