I am trying to disable the keyring prompt on my ubuntu 14.04 LTS laptop. I'm trying to add a new wifi hotspot and it keeps prompting me for the keyring password.

I've read various posts here about how to do it including: 1. remove it as a start up application 2. go into "passwords and keys" and try to change the login settings.

The problem with the first option is that when I go into start up applications, I only have one item called: "Indicator Application". I don't see anything else there that I can disable.

When I go into passwords and keys, in order to reset the password, you need to know the old / current keyring password, which I don't know. I don't ever recall setting up a keyring password. I think I need to do more reading on what it is and how it's set up... which i'm in the process of doing. But I thought I'd also post a question.

I have one account set up on this machine, and a boot password. I tried both of them to unlock the key ring, but neither worked.

Any suggestions would be appreciated - even if it's just pointing me to the right article to read.


  • If you don't know old keyring it is the first password ever used with linux
    – Anonymus
    Feb 24, 2017 at 3:05

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If you want to delete the keyrings

rm ~/.local/share/keyrings -fr

The next time it is needed a new one will be generated and you will be prompted for a new password. You will loose all the information that was stored in the old keyring.

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