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Old 11th September 2009, 09:53 PM
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how to Unlock Keyring??

Hi All,
Can somebody explain to me what is keyring pass word?
I just get F11 installed in my laptop, X60 IBM. I have trouble get to connect my wireless network. When I try to connect my router using network manager, it comes up with a screen call unlock keyring window and ask for password.
Can somebody tell me where can I get the keyring password. I have try router password, root password and sudo password and it would not unlock.
network manager show I have wireless set up and enable.

Thanks in adavance!

Paul
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Old 12th September 2009, 02:51 PM
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In F11 the keyring password is the same as the user login password. In some cases the default keyring is not the same, to reset the keyring password goto:

~/.gnome2/keyrings

and delete the keyrings, reboot the computer and log back in and it will create a new login.keyring with the same password as your login password.

Mike
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Old 12th September 2009, 03:28 PM
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Iron_Mike,
I just read http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Tools/NetworkManager this and have follow the instruction to install su -c 'yum -y install pam_keyring'.
I have also added 2 lines as suggested, auth optional pam_keyring.so try_first_pass
session optional pam_keyring.so.
I reset the pc and try to log in router and it still comes up to ask keyring default pass word.

I will try what you suggested. Do I have to remove pam-keyring and remove the line I added to the keyring file?
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Old 12th September 2009, 05:00 PM
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I removed keyring as you suggested. It is working now. Thanks
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Old 13th October 2009, 07:39 AM
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I am having exactly the same issue, though deleting keyrings file doesn't solve the issue.

When network manager asks for pass to unlock the keyring I type exactly the same pass as for the current user.

It used to work with former fedora releases, but F11 - I can't make it work. Please assist.
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Old 13th October 2009, 09:43 AM
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If you want to remove the password altogether then do

In a normal terminal not root, warning this will also remove all current stored passwords
Quote:
rm -rf ~/.gnome2/keyrings/*
Now log out or restart and when prompted to set up new keyring password, dont enter anything!,
you will get a warning unsafe password, which means your passwords wont be encrypted in the
file ~/.gnome2/keyrings/, which could be unsafe if other people was to look there.
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Old 15th October 2009, 11:10 AM
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In such case what will be stored in the keyring except for the wireless pass?

I setup as per instructions to provide the pass with the logon script but after I deleted the keyring file and rebooted it only prompted for the wifi pass and no longer asked me to reset keyring pass lol
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Old 15th October 2009, 02:15 PM
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In such case what will be stored in the keyring except for the wireless pass?
The passwords for evolution etc.. is also stored in that file/keyring
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Old 20th September 2010, 11:31 AM
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Smile Re: how to Unlock Keyring??

i was using a vpn client in fedora 13 , but sudenly i started getting this information


the password u used to enter the pc no longer matches the login keyring ???
wat does it mean how can i over come irt ????
plz help me

---------- Post added at 02:31 AM CDT ---------- Previous post was at 02:27 AM CDT ----------

you can delete the keyring password using the command

rm -rf ~/.gnome2/keyrings/*


u ll be asked to set ur passwords again , good luck
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Old 20th September 2010, 12:07 PM
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Re: how to Unlock Keyring??

You could also try installing the package gnome-keyring-pam, which unlocks the default keyring when you log in (from gdm or kdm), saving you from typing your password again when NetworkManager tries to connect to a wireless network.
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