Beginner Q3: Is there a way of permanently unlocking the keyring?

Colin Law clanlaw at
Sun Jan 17 15:33:17 UTC 2010

2010/1/17 Fred Roller <froller at>:
> Brian McKee wrote:
>> On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 4:30 AM, Thomas Blasejewicz
>> <thomas at> wrote:
>>> Good evening
>>> I have set "system - administration - login" to automatically login.
>>> Yet, every time I start the computer I am asked to "unlock the keyring".
>>> Searching the official documentation I could not find anything.
>> If your login in password is the same as your keyring password, you
>> will never be asked to unlock the keyring.
>> Brian
> I concur with Brian.  As long as the password is blank /or/ the same as
> your user, the keyring will not prompt you for a password.  Don't let
> anyone tell you otherwise, check the archive for extensive discussions
> on the subject.

Is that also true if you auto-login?  Some google results said that if
you auto login it may ask for password as pwd has not yet been
entered, but if the network connection is for All Users then it will
not ask.

In addition I could not find how to change the keyring password, there
were some suggestions but no consensus.


More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list