password management in Kubuntu

Luís Silva lacsilva at
Tue Mar 11 12:40:19 UTC 2008

> Hello,
> Normally in order to use my computer I need to type 3 passwords:
> One for KDM (login)
> One for KWalletManager (wireless etc)
> One for Firefox.
> I recently decided that I didn't care that much about the wireless
> passwords on my laptop, and set Knetworkmanager to store the passwords
> on a clear text file. Then I discovered that Knetworkmanager decided
> to
> 1. delete all my passwords in kwallet,
> 2. without even copying any of them.
> (
> To add insult to injury, Knetworkmanager won't connect automatically
> to networks if I have the "store passwords in clear text". So now I am
> back to using kwallet but with many passwords lost.
> [...]
> Is there any way to unlock kwallet, by using the password used at login?
> Or to at least unlock Firefox's password manager using kwallet?

This is not very advisable but you can use kwallet without any password at 
all. Then all applications that have the need will only ask your permission 
the first time they need to store a password.
Luís A. C. Silva
lacsilva at
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