I have a problem with Empathy being unable to automatically connect at startup. I have noticed that when Empathy is started manually it logs in automatically but Ubuntu still notifies Password required.
Is this a problem with the Gnome keyring?
Go in Ubuntu Dash -> Search for "startup programs" and add empathy there with command empathy. Be sure, that you saved your account password in empathy, if you mean that password question.
the Password required message is a bug reported here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/896590 you can vote for this bug (mark that it affects you) if you want to increase the attention it gets by developers.