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    HOW TO: Reset keyring password

    REQUIEREMENTS
    Ubuntu 8.04.x LTS desktop edition


    ISSUE
    You're trying to change your Keyring password but the following error message is output.
    Couldn’t change keyring password.
    Access Denied
    You tried every possible passwords including your Ubuntu administrator password but none are working.


    STEPS TO RESET YOUR KEYRING PASSWORD
    Go to APPLICATIONS -> ACCESSORIES -> PASSWORD AND ENCRYPTION KEYS

    Go to EDIT menu -> PREFERENCES option

    Highlight the LOGIN AUTOMATICALLY UNLOCKED WHEN USER LOGS IN entry.

    Click on REMOVE KEYRING button.

    Click on OK button.

    Click on ADD KEYRING button.

    Type in a NEW KEYRING NAME. For example MY NEW KEYRING. This name could be anything.

    Type in a PASSWORD and CONFIRM PASSWORD. Usually the same as your Ubuntu admin password. But it could be anything. A complex password is safer. Such as mixing letters, numbers and symbols. Note that you will need to remember this password in future if Ubuntu asks your keyring.

    Click on CLOSE button.

    You new keyring has been saved.

    At the same time a new DEFAULT keyring as been created. To test this go to APPLICATIONS -> ACCESSORIES -> PASSWORD AND ENCRYPTION KEYS

    Go to EDIT menu -> PREFERENCES option

    Under the section PASSWORD KEYRING you should see your new keyring in there and another one title DEFAULT.

    At the bottom of this window make sure that LOCATION FOR APPLICATION PASSWORD is set to DEFAULT. Find below attached screenshot to clarify final result.

    Click on CLOSE button.

    That's it you're done.
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    Re: HOW TO: Reset keyring password

    Say, Onopoc, I see that you have written a post: How to reset a keyring password. I was experimenting and I clicked away and then went to the Google search engine and entered Keyring password Ubuntu--maybe nest time I will say the whole title "How to reset a keyring password". When I got all the sites to visit when I googled it--I couldn't find your "How to reset a keyring password". Since your's was so clear, so concise, I thought I'd see if I could get it on the list. Thanks again.
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    Re: HOW TO: Reset keyring password

    If people want to post HOWTOs, use the forum SPECIFICALLY set up for them, not the General help forum.
    Regards, David.
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    Re: HOW TO: Reset keyring password

    Thanks for your feedback Chris & dcstar. I'll try to move this to the how-to and update the title.

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    Re: HOW TO: Reset keyring password

    Done. It's pending approval.

    If someone else want to create other how-tos go to http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=100

    CLick on NEW THREAD link.

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    Re: HOW TO: Reset keyring password

    Hi, I'm a new xubuntu user. I just installed Lucid earlier this year, then put the computer aside for a few months and forgot the password. I figured out how to reset the password, but now when I'm in the GUI, it gives me the prompt "Enter password to unlock your login keyring". I haven't been able to find any other advice than to go to"Applications -> Accessories -> Password and Encryption Keys" or "System -> Preferences -> Passworf and Encryption Keys", but neither of those paths are available. How do I get rid of this prompt?

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