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I don't want this prompt to use my default ubuntu login, I would like this to match the password I would use either on a chromebook, mac, or windows. In other words, similar behavior to the other operating systems.

How would I make it so that I typed in my chromebook login, for example?

Chromium keyring prompt

Text of the prompt:

"Enter password for keyring 'Chromium' to unlock" "An application wants access to the keyring 'Chromium', but it is locked"

marked as duplicate by Mitch May 18 '15 at 10:51

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    The other questions did not ask to 'have a different' password than the login password. Please unmark the duplicate tag as I don't think it is appropriate here. – Phillip Moxley Jul 14 '15 at 4:25
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Specifically for 14.04

WARNING: Do not change your password to blank, as other answers have suggested. This could be dangerous.

1.) Run Password and Keyring or seahorse (if you dont have it installed, you can install it by running following command in teminal sudo apt install seahorse)

2.) File -> New (or Ctrl+N)

seahorse, the keyring program for ubuntu

3.) Name a new 'Password Keyring' as "Chromium"

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4.) Enter your 'Chromium' password.

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End Result is different passwords for your login and your google chrome keyring, keeping them separate.

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  • I should note that this functions the same as windows, but in windows it only asks for the password once and stores it for some reason. – Phillip Moxley Jul 14 '15 at 4:26
  • I have created a new keyring, deleted the "Chromium Safe Storage" from the "default" keyring, locked it and restarted Chromium, but it still asks to unlock the "default" keyring. How do I tell Chromium to use this new keyring I have created? – Itai Nov 9 '16 at 6:41
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    Two things: 1) it may be possible you are using 16.04, this Q/A applies only to 14.04 2.) The key should be named 'Chromium' to work, and nothing appears named 'Chromium Safe Storage'. This may be a question in it of itself, and less of a comment. – Phillip Moxley Nov 23 '16 at 3:02
  • Ah, I hadn't realized the name has to be exactly "Chromium". I'll try again. I'm actually using Debian, not Ubuntu, but I'm guessing Chromium is the same for both? – Itai Nov 23 '16 at 6:22
  • Can you elaborate the solution for Ubuntu 16.04 ? – Pratik Nagelia May 10 '17 at 19:30

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