I've logged to my home server using ssh from Nautilus. I selected the option "remember forever" (or something similar) after typing my password.
Today I had to change my server's password. Now I can't access it using Nautilus, because the passwords don't match. I searched in Seahorse expecting to find there Nautilus's stored passwords. But didn't found them.

Anyone knows how to reset Nautilus's passwords?

  • The password should be saved as a stored password under default keyring. Also check ~/.ssh/config file and other files in ~/.ssh directory – Faizan Akram Dar Mar 3 '15 at 21:41
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    No, in Seahorse I don't see it. I have no ~/.ssh/config folder and I suppose it is not in ~/ssh/known_hosts or ~/ssh/authorized_keys. – Cristóbal Ganter Mar 3 '15 at 21:50
  • I'm surprised that Nautilus doesn't offer to re-enter rejected passwords. On another note, I recommend that you don't use (password-based) keyboard authentication for SSH. You should use public-key authentication wherever possible. – David Foerster Mar 3 '15 at 22:07
  • You are right, since nautilus saves them I'm a bit lazy. – Cristóbal Ganter Mar 3 '15 at 22:17

I use the seahorse utility to manage the passwords. Under the login search using the filter for the server name and the right click on the server name to change the password.os

To run the utility type at the command prompt

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    Really, it should be there, but it isn't. There I see my facebook and google accounts, one ssh server that is not the server I need and some VPN stuff. – Cristóbal Ganter Mar 3 '15 at 22:14
  • That's strange. I'd try to move (or delete) the $HOME/.local/share/keyrings directory to force nautilus to re-create the password. – Harris Mar 3 '15 at 22:38
  • It doesn't matter anymore, I decided to use public-key authentication as suggested by David Foerster. So I cleaned my ~/ssh directory and generated new keys. Now It works. – Cristóbal Ganter Mar 3 '15 at 22:47

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