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In Google Chrome, when I go to a login page, a window pops up asking to "Enter password for keyring 'default' to unlock". In most cases, whether I click Cancel or enter my password, the login form gets auto filled anyway.

How do I get rid of the popup? I want it to auto login each time, not ask for my system password. The dialog box never appears for any other apps.

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marked as duplicate by Eliah Kagan, Kevin Bowen, Basharat Sialvi, Seth, Eric Carvalho Apr 13 '13 at 1:56

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You can start chrome with the command line google-chrome --password-store=basic so that it won't ask use the gnome keyring. See: Because there is a workaround that is specific to Chrome, this question should not be a duplicate. – Stephen Ostermiller Mar 25 '14 at 12:48
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As described here you can set the keyring password to blank.

Go to System/Preferences/Password and Encryption keys, right click the appropriate folder and click Change Password. Put in your old password and leave the new one blank.

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Choosing a system-wide setting to be less secure seems like a bad idea. There are better options on this page: see the libpam-gnome-keyring answer – Jeff Ward Aug 13 '15 at 18:24

First make sure libpam-gnome-keyring is installed then log out and back in.

When you open Chrome again it will ask for the password for the keyring but will give you an option to unlock the keyring every time you login. Make sure this is selected and enter your password to unlock the keyring.

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This is a better solution than the accepted answer. One shouldn't have to set an empty password just to avoid some inconvenience. – Kevin Apr 20 '15 at 7:46
This option is not available on Mint 16 – tomrozb Jun 9 '15 at 5:34

You can remove this annoying message by

  1. Go to (Unity button)/Passwords and Keys
  2. On tab Passwords choose the proper key (I'd got only one, so you may need to find proper key). Right-click on it and Delete.
  3. Restart Chromium
  4. It'll ask for password --- do not type any and continue.
  5. Choose "Use unsafe storage"

Ready for now!

As to popups Chromium asks for password to encrypt your passwords for websites. With no password (as it said) someone will have access to your passwords having read access to some files.

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Ubuntu 12.10

  1. Goto Keyring and password
  2. then, View>By Keyring
  3. The window will change and will show a left pane. now select Login under Passwords in the left pane. Right click & select'change password'
  4. Enter the old password and when it prompts the new password just leave it blank.

Hope this helps

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Setting your keyring password to your login password should resolve the issue. If you completely remove the password, your keyring will be accessible without a password (i.e. by everybode who has read access).

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This is maybe the best answer for me. It will store a securely all your passwords, compared to all other answers! As an addition I would add also to un-check the option for allowing everyone to connect to the network to the security – Aleks Jan 16 '15 at 12:20

As the problem came up on my computer just now, I think I've got a better solution.

  1. Go to Accessories -> Password

  2. Right click the 'login' folder

  3. Choose 'Change password'

  4. Choose 'unlock' and type in the new password.

Thus, the pops-up never turn out again.

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