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How to Disable "Unlock Your Login Keyring" on Ubuntu and Linux Mint

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How to Disable "Unlock Your Login Keyring" on Ubuntu and Linux Mint - For users of the Ubuntu distro, Linux Mint, or any of its derivatives, they may often encounter an "unlock your login keyring" popup when opening certain applications, for example when opening the Google Chrome browser.

What is Keyring?

The keyring will store the password and the encrypted key, such as a storage place for the password. Every user on your Linux system will have their keyring that is the same as the password used to log into the desktop. Your password will be encrypted, and when you open the application, for example, the Google Chrome browser, the keyring will enter the password for you.

But the problem arises if you activate the automatic login feature, in this case, you are logged into your Linux system without entering the password, so then keyring will not enter the password for you every time you open a certain application.

How to Disable "Unlock Your Login Keyring" on Ubuntu and Linux Mint

This is actually one of the security features, that's the reason why every time you open a particular application, a popup will appear asking you to enter the password.

How to Turn off the "Unlock Your Login Keyring" Popup

If you are uncomfortable because the "unlock your login keyring" popup appears every time you open a certain application, then you can turn it off easily, please follow the tutorial below.

To turn it off you can open the "Seahorse" application, for ubuntu 17.10 and above, this application is usually already installed.

Click the Application menu, then type the keyword "seahorse" in the search field as shown below.

How to Disable "Unlock Your Login Keyring" on Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Then the "Password and Keys" application window will appear, please right-click on the Login option then select Change Password.

How to Disable "Unlock Your Login Keyring" on Ubuntu and Linux Mint

After that, please enter your old password, then click the Continue button.

How to Disable "Unlock Your Login Keyring" on Ubuntu and Linux Mint

If you are asked to enter a new password, leave it blank and then click Continue again.

How to Disable "Unlock Your Login Keyring" on Ubuntu and Linux Mint

You will see a warning stating that the stored password is not encrypted, just ignore it, then click the Continue button.

How to Disable "Unlock Your Login Keyring" on Ubuntu and Linux Mint
The final step, please restart your computer to see the effect. After that you won't find the "unlock your login keyring" popup every time you open google chrome or any application.

That's all, hopefully useful and thank you.

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  1. Hello, thanks for the explanations.

    I have the next problem: I didn't activate the automatic login feature, so I enter my user and password each time I log in my Linux system, but the "Unlock login keyring" popup appears when I open certain applications. What can be the reason for it and how should I solve it?

    Thank you!

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    1. I forgot to say that I use Debian 9 with display manager lightdm.

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  2. It seems I have found a solution in http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=21477&hilit=%27login+keyring%27 thanks to the lines
    If you want to start gnome_keyring from another display manager, you
    need to add the following lines to the corresponding /etc/pam.d/?dm
    file:
    auth optional pam_gnome_keyring.so
    session optional pam_gnome_keyring.so auto_start

    where ?dm = lightdm in my case and I had to uncomment these lines in such file

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