I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS since release and am trying to figure out a couple things about all of these passwords and key-ring prompts that I've just been living with for a while.

Ever since install it seems that every time I boot up my computer and want to do anything (ie. use the internet, use a internet browser, install something, delete something, pick my nose) I'm always prompted for either a normal password entry or a key-ring password entry.

Is there anyway to turn off all of this "security" and tell my Ubuntu that it can trust what I'm doing and go take a shower?

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    The key ring has "remember forever" and "don't ask me again" buttons. You can use them. You should only be asked for passwords when you're installing/removing software or editing system files.
    – con-f-use
    May 13, 2012 at 8:45
  • @barkerto and did it work? if so do not forget to upvote and/or accept a suitable answer ;)
    – Rinzwind
    May 17, 2012 at 23:14

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You can modify /etc/sudoers and find the line:

%admin ALL=(ALL) ALL

change it to:

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    and it user has been added to sudo group using command sudo usermod -aG sudo USERNAME, modify the line %sudo instead of the line %admin
    – Dee
    Oct 3, 2018 at 4:43
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    I did this for both sudo and admin, and I'm still constantly asked for my password... what is going on? Can't we just log in once and be the admin? Sick of entering my password every 5 minutes setting up this Ubuntu install... Nov 22, 2020 at 23:25
  • /etc/sudoers has been replaced by a collection of files at /etc/sudoers.d. But I don't knocwhat to do with it.
    – Paul A.
    Nov 18, 2021 at 2:00

Open dash, search for passwords and keys and open it. You can remove the passwords for the keyring here (in the tab password). It -should- ask for a new password -once- after that and not ask it again.

Is there anyway to turn off all of this "security" and tell my Ubuntu that it can trust what I'm doing and go take a shower?

You can leave the new password for the keyring blank. It will complain it is unsafe to do so. Accept it and it should never bug you again. And taking a shower should not depend on Ubuntu passwords!


Go to system group and go to the users and grouping center. Then click "change password" and don't do the first question. Finally click "done". That is how I did it. ;)


In Ubuntu 14.04 you have to go to User Accounts, click unlock in top right, and then go to your account and change your password.

There is an option for login without password.

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