A keyring consists of a number of components designed to manage security elements(i.e. passwords) and pass them to applications

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How can I stop being prompted to unlock the 'default' keyring on boot?

Whenever Ubuntu boots up, a dialogue pops up asking me to unlock my default keyring. Is there some way this can unlock automatically through PAM or some other magical way?
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How do I change my username?

Some time ago when I installed Ubuntu I chose a rather stupid username for my account that I do not want to use anymore. How do I change this (including the name of my home directory, and the name ...
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What does a Keyring do?

I know how to disable it, circumvent it, and that it saves stuff. However, when asked "what is it for, why is it there, and how does it work" I'm at a loss for words. What's more disturbing is there ...
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How migrate my keyring (containing ssh passprases, nautilus remote filesystem, pgp passwords) and network manager connections?

I changed the disk on my laptop and installed Ubuntu on the new disk. Old disk had 12.04 upgraded to 12.10 on it. Now I want to copy my old keyring with WiFi passwords, ftp passwords for nautilus ...
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How should I manage a secure, personal ssh key?

I need to have a personal ssh key such that: I can back up a single file containing my private key, and restore it when I do a new install. The private key is never stored in unencrypted form ...
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How to merge 2 Gnome Password Keyrings?

I've ended up with two password keyrings - one from old laptop and one from current installation. How do I merge the two password keyrings into one so that I don't have to unlock both of them at ...
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Chrome asks for password to unlock keyring on startup [duplicate]

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 ...
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Remove Keyring Popup on Startup [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keyring On Startup popup I forgot my password recently, so I had to use Ubuntu's recovery mode to change it to something else. I used this command: passwd username and I ...
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Unlock keyring prompts three times instead of one time

When I have "automatic login" activated, the "Unlock the Gnome Keyring" box asks for my password. But this happens three times. There are three boxes asking me for my password. In 10.04 the box ...
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How do I get passwords from the keyring in the terminal for usage in scripts?

When you have a LUKS encrypted drive in your computer, Nautilus or Nemo will show it under Devices as a drive with a little lock on it. When you click it, you need to enter a password. If you choose ...
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Is syncing private keys a good idea?

Ubuntu One's Security FAQ indicates that Canonical encrypts connections and restricts access to user data. This all well and fine, and I do trust SSL for online banking and other things more valuable ...
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What is the “keyring” or “keychain”?

Can someone please explain what Ubuntu's keychain or keyring is, as well as use cases for it?
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What is “Unlock keyring” and how do I get rid of it? [duplicate]

(In my case this message never appeared before installing Ubuntu One - see this question). Can I use Ubuntu One and avoid being prompted each time like this? I use Lubuntu 12.04. Edit: After ...
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How to auto-unlock Keyring Manager?

How can I auto-unlock the Keyring Manager in Oneiric Ocelot? I have found this description for Intrepid, but Ocelot looks different so I can't follow the instructions. I have set up my machine to ...
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How can I adjust the default passphrase caching duration for GPG/PGP/SSH keys?

As far as I know, gnome-keyring-daemon caches passphrases for keys by default until I log out. I would like to set the default to something like "cache for 10 minutes". How can I do that in Ubuntu ...
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How to make Chrome/Chromium remember passwords in the gnome seahorse keyring?

Is it possible to make chrome or chromium (as that comes default in the repos) to use the Gnome seahorse as password vault? I have not found a way to do this for Firefox either, but maybe a solution ...
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Problems with subversion (in gnome keyring, maybe), user=null

I'm having a problem with my subversion in Ubuntu, and it's happening only on my computer, my colleagues are working fine. It asks for password for user "(null)": Password for '(null)' GNOME ...
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How to disable the keyring for SSH and GPG?

How to disable the keyring for SSH and GPG ? I would like to keep the keyring for the wifi and other stuff. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.
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How to prevent “unlock login keyring” pop up window on login? [closed]

Every time I log into Ubuntu 12.10 it shows a pop up window prompting me to "unlock login keyring". How do I prevent that popup? Suggestions presented on this site did not work on Ubuntu 12.10
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How to move wifi passwords to a new installation

I have an Acer Aspire ZG5 netbook which is currently running Jolicloud, but I've decided it isn't for me and plan to switch to Lubuntu or Xubuntu. However, I do lot of travelling and have many saved ...
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Storing passwords with python keyring

I'm using keyring library to store passwords in my python app. import keyring keyring.set_password('My namespace', username, password) keyring.get_password('My namespace', username) And this works ...
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Dialog box prompting to enter the password on startup

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10. Following an update, when I restart my system (automatic login is my preference), a dialog box appears with the text: "Enter your password to unlock your login keyring" ...
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OpenVPN: The VPN connection to … because of invalid VPN secrets

I am 3 days into using Linux. I set up an OpenVPN connection following the instructions set out by: https://www.goldenfrog.com/support/vyprvpn/vpn-setup/linux/openvpn OpenVPN installation went ...
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gnome-keyring error sending email in mutt [duplicate]

here is my .msmtprc : defaults account gmail host smtp.gmail.com from yy@gmail.com port 587 auth on tls on tls_starttls on tls_trust_file /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt user ...
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Why can't I gpg-sign the Ubuntu Code of Conduct?

So I've spent quite some time trying to sign this code of conduct and am on the verge of abandoning it. Got right to the sign the txt file stage https://launchpad.net/codeofconduct/1.1/+sign but now ...
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How do I removed the keyring popup when I am accessing vino?

I am running Xubuntu. I was running headless fine before using tightVNC on windows and vino on Xubuntu. Now, after entering the password on the remote server, the following dialog pops on the local ...
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How to change/create password keyring

when I try to remote desktop to the server from another ubuntu machine using the remote desktop viewer, it asks me to enter the password, which I do, then the viewer pane just goes black. When I come ...
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Restore Gnome Bookmarks with passwords

I have a bunch of bookmarks in my laptop, I know I can copy ~/.gtk-bookmarks to my desktop But i have to re-entry all the passwords for ftp, ssh, etc... Is there a way i could restore the bookmarks ...
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“Couldn't change keyring password” error in Seahorse [closed]

when I try to change the password of every Password Keyring in Ubuntu 12.10 I receive this error message: Couldn't change keyring password ...
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How to completely reset/erase the keyring?

Something happened to my keyring, I think chrome asked for a new password to create a new keyring and erased the old one, but now the process repeats. I save a few passwords and then it resets it ...
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Keyring Password, Unity in 11.10

Login to 11.10 I input my password and shortly afterward I am asked for a keyring password. I realize that I was asked for this during installation (second time lucky!) and I did enter a password ...
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I've setup SSH Key login, but want to avoid a passphrase

I've set up a passwordless login to a friend's computer and everything works very well. I've even edited my ~/.ssh/config to add his hostname and my username. So I just type ssh friend and it ...
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Couldn't generate PGP key, general error

Now I'm using Ubuntu12.04.04 LTS. I tried to create my gpg key with following steps on "Passwords and Keys" program. I don't know why this error was occurred. According to I skipped some ...
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Is it possible to authenticate with Ubuntu One only once with KWallet?

Kubuntu 11.04 After installing UbuntuOne for KDE via KPackageManager I have to inform my authentication password twice on every boot: one for KWallet and other for a "keyring", in this order. Is it ...
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How to prevent empathy from asking keyring password on every start?

How to prevent empathy from asking keyring password on every start? I think rhytmbox also asks for my keyring password.
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Passwords in the Password/Encryption Keys program

I noticed that I have passwords in the Password/Encryption Keys program . It appears that anybody who walked up to my computer could go look at all my passwords without needing a master password. Did ...
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Is it safe to remove completely keyrings from Ubuntu?

To be honest I didn't like how keyrings work in Ubuntu and removed them completely. Is my action safe and won't it harm any part of the system?
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Move wireless passwords to another computer

I am going to reinstall Ubuntu soon and want to move my wireless passwords I have to the new installation. What do I need to backup to put on the new installation?
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Why is the login section of “passwords and keys” empty

Where are passwords stored for the user. As a test I deleted the files stored in /home/user/.gnome2/keyrings expecting to have to re-enter my WiFi password at least but it had no effect. So where are ...
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How to compile a xul extension in Ubuntu 13.04 ? (specifically xul-ext-gnome-keyring)

I am using the gnome-keyring extension for Firefox/Thunderbird. There used to be a PPA for this plugin, but the maintainer gave up, as the new policy for xulrunner makes it uneasy to keep up with ...
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How to set new login keyring password [duplicate]

I brought my P.C from a shop here in kochi.I asked them to install ubuntu 13.04. After i brought system to home I understood that they didnt gave me User password to login.(They had created a user ...
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Using gnome-keyring with svn via ssh and mysql-workbench

Problem: mysql-workbench fails to connect to the keyring to connect to mysql. I'm trying to get my svn command (which uses an svn+ssh uri) to prompt me to enter my password for my local rsa secrets. ...
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Is it possible to import a keyring to another from its binary files

I have recently set up a computer (using Precise), and want to import data I have saved from another Ubuntu (Maverick). These data include a gnome keyring, which I (rather stupidly) copied the ...
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Unlock Login Keyring problem - ubuntu 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I stop being prompted to unlock the 'default' keyring on boot? I was using my ubuntu 12.04 without any problem. Suddenly when I tried to connect to a ...
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Loggin In Six Times [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I stop being prompted to unlock the ‘default’ keyring on boot? Okay, I get why Seahorse makes me log in six times, but is there some way I can do it just once ...
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How to disable Multiple Keyring Popups? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unlock keyring promts three times instead one time Whenever I turn on my computer, I would expect the keyring to ask for my password once. But it asks it 3 different ...
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How to remove sign-in (password) fields when i boot up? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I stop being prompted to unlock the ‘default’ keyring on boot? I have to sign in five times after opening Ubuntu. Three times for the login keyring which says it ...
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Is there a “Passwords and Keys” dialogue in Lubuntu desktop?

Getting this answer, it seems that there must be a "Passwords and Keys" dialogue in Lubuntu, but I cannot see a button for it in my menus nor in /usr/share/applications.
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What do I need for “Passwords & Encryption keys application”?

I installed a command line system for Ubuntu 11.10 then installed GNOME Shell and other applications over. I enabled auto login but is always asked to unlock login keyring. I need to use "Passwords ...
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Choose password for new keyring

I'm using Ubuntu 11.04, after login it displays this message: Choose password for new keyring An application wants to create a new keyring called 'Default'. Choose password you want to ...