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 How to Get rid of the login keyring password

When we configure our account for login automatically, wheen booting we will be asked for our password for unlock the login keyring. If nobody else use your computer, this is useless, but it's really easy to remove:

First of all, we have to search for Passwords and Encryption Keys. Also you can open it from terminal:


You have to go to Passwords Tab, and there you will se a folder: Passwords: login  

Right Click and then Change Password. Enter your old password, and leave blank the new password fields.

Now you can try rebooting, it shouldn't appear now!


Also, the login keyring ask for the password if you have changed your user password. Doing this can fix that, just in the new passsword fields enter your new password.

Tags: login keyring Gnome disable
Created: 2 years ago.
Last edited: 2 years ago.
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1 month ago

I was not able to enter the old password.

But I have solved it by moving the file .local/share/keyrings/login.keyring away, then creating a new keyring named "login" using seahorse and then replacing the new login.keyring by the old again.

For details see:
8 months ago

Gnome keyring has never worked for me, not in Mint 13 and not in Mint 17. I've been asking how to make it work but never got an answer.

It never ask for a password with auto login enabled...
11 months ago

Tried your method and got this message.

Method "ChangeWithPrompt" with signature "o" on interface "org.gnome.keyring.InternalUnsupportedGuiltRiddenInterface"
doesn't exist

Any other ideas would be appreciated.
1 year ago

No ability to change password on 'Passwords' tab
Working with Linux Mint Maya
Help please?
1 year ago

I found this answer better:  
2 years ago

sorry didnt work for me, password still required  
2 years ago

On my installation here (12.04), the folder is called "Passwords: default"  
2 years ago

eamrnr Maybe when changing the password you put a wrong one. You can try this for change it: Also works on mint.

capt_coaldale Did you get any error message?
2 years ago

Installed Mint yesterday. Changed my password and now Mint doesn't recognize the old or the new password. Any idea what I can do?  
2 years ago

Didn't work for me. The password refuses to change.  
2 years ago

much helpful for me...
2 years ago

Thanks, a nice and simple fix.  

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