Remove Ubuntu Keyring Password

I often access Linux remotely but since 10.04 I have been encountering issues with the remote desktop. After a reboot, in order to gain remote desktop connection it would always prompt for a password. In situations where it reboots and I’m not in the same physical place as the computer I’m stuck with just the terminal.

To resolve this, disable the password for Ubuntu’s keyring. This makes the stored passwords insecure but I only have a few passwords saved with the system keyring.

To disable the password go to Applications > Accessories > Passwords and Encryption keys or Alt+F2 to get the run box and type in seahorse (I do not know why it’s called seahorse).

The Passwords and Encryption Keys window should appear and under the Passwords tab there should be a list of passwords that it are saved already. Right click on the ones to remove the password and select Change Password. Enter the old password in the Old Password field and leave the rest blank. By the same token to reset the password complete all the fields. A warning about storing the passwords without a password should appear but select Use Unsafe Storage.

How To Remove Ubuntu’s Password Keyring

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I.T software professional always studying and applying the knowledge gained and one way of doing this is to blog. Danny also has participates in a part time project called Energy@Home [] for monitoring energy usage on a premise. Dedicated to I.T since studying pure Information Technology since the age of 16, Danny Tsang working in the field that he has aimed for since leaving school. View all posts by Danny → This entry was posted in Linux, Security and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

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