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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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You can start chrome with the command line google-chrome --password-store=basic so that it won't ask use the gnome keyring. See: code.google.com/p/chromium/wiki/LinuxPasswordStorage Because there is a workaround that is specific to Chrome, this question should not be a duplicate. –  Stephen Ostermiller Mar 25 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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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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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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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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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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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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