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

Colin Law clanlaw at
Sun Jan 17 18:09:43 UTC 2010

2010/1/17 Brian McKee <brian.mckee at>:
> On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 10:33 AM, Colin Law <clanlaw at> wrote:
>>>>> 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.
>> 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.
> I've never chose auto-login so I can't tell you :-)
> That may prompt for your password once I suppose.
> Changing your keyring password is slightly different depending on
> which version you have, but either choose edit->preferences (Hardy +
> newer) or on the passwords tab right click on the login folder and
> choose change password at bottom (Karmic + ?)
> Poke around, you should find it.

Right, I found it, in 9.10:
Applications/Accessories/Passwords and Encryption Keys
Right click on Passwords: Login. Select Change Password.
But is that my Ubuntu login password or the keyring password?  The
wording could be a little clearer.  I don't actually want to change
anything at the moment, I am just gathering information.


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