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How to reset a password from kwallet?

I've read about a kwallet GUI that could be installed from synaptic, but I found nothing. Actually, it shows a GUI asking me the password, so is must have somewhere where I can change this password..

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It is not possible to "reset" an existing password (this would be a security problem). It is only possible to remove the entire wallet and then kwallet should ask you to create a new password.

In order to delete the wallet, delete the file

/home/<user name>/.kde/share/apps/kwallet/kdewallet.kwl
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security problem? So why does "sudo" exists? anyway, thanks! –  Tom Brito Jan 19 '11 at 11:17
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This just isn't true: Vaibhav Kaushal's answer below gives the correct steps to change a KWallet password. –  Richard Turner Mar 19 '13 at 15:00
    
@TomBrito Do you really think anybody with root access should be able to open your wallet? I believe this would be a serious security problem –  txwikinger Mar 21 '13 at 3:19

To change the password for KDE wallet, you need to first have it running. It it is not running, start it.

In the system tray, you would find its icon. Click on the icon (left-click, not right-click). A new window would open with the list of wallets (by default there is just 1). Right click the wallet and you have the option to change the password.

TO delete the wallet, you can follow what txwikinger said.

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How can you do this when you do not know the initial password to open the wallet? –  txwikinger Mar 21 '13 at 3:18
    
It did not ask me the password! :o It does not do that now either! –  Vaibhav Kaushal Mar 21 '13 at 8:09
    
Well.. but that is what the question asks about, as far as I understand, and that is what I answered. If you have set password protecting kwallet, that you do not know, you have no choice, but delete it, since otherwise it would be possible for any admin with root access to get at your passwords. –  txwikinger Mar 21 '13 at 13:11

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