Why am I asked for a keyring password when logging into a Linux system?

The keyring can be used to securely store passwords to various services within your Linux account. Unfortunately for many people, their keyring password is set to some previous Bucknell password that they no longer know. You can either update your keyring password or delete it.

  1. Login to a graphical session on a Linux system
  2. Select Activities in the upper left and search for the word "key". Select Password and Keys.
  3. Under Passwords, you may have a couple of entries, one called Login and one called Default keyring. You may need to change or delete both to get the desired effect. If you know the password, right-click on each and select Change Password. If you don't know the password, you'll have to select Delete.


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