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    Question Auto-login still prompting Keyring password

    I've been using Ubuntu 10.04 since Alpha 2 and have since then continued to be prompted on auto-login to enter my Keyring password.

    I've tried what few suggested solutions that I could, but have had no success in suppressing this prompt.

    The prompt is triggered (I think) from auto-starting Gwibber.

    I tried digging through all of the admin options and preferences that I could find that were remotely related and still have no solution.

    Has anyone seen or know of a fix for this that works? It's only a minor annoyance, but I would love to figure out how to eliminate it.

    Thanks in advanced.

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    Re: Auto-login still prompting Keyring password

    I guess it's network-manager asking for your password;

    right click the wifi/network applet-> edit connections

    Select the connection you want to use.

    Click Edit;

    and select available to all users.
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    Re: Auto-login still prompting Keyring password

    Quote Originally Posted by mhgsys View Post
    I guess it's network-manager asking for your password;

    right click the wifi/network applet-> edit connections

    Select the connection you want to use.

    Click Edit;

    and select available to all users.
    I tried that already with no luck. Is there any way for me to find out when the prompt is visible what it is unlocking?

    I thought it was for Gwibber and my accounts, but I could be mistaken.

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    Re: Auto-login still prompting Keyring password

    Look under applications > Accessories > Passwords and Encryption Keys.It should open another screen, highlight passwords,right click and select select change password.Enter your current password and leave the new one blank and agree for unsafe storage. That should solve the problem....

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    Re: Auto-login still prompting Keyring password

    Quote Originally Posted by PRC09 View Post
    Look under applications > Accessories > Passwords and Encryption Keys.It should open another screen, highlight passwords,right click and select select change password.Enter your current password and leave the new one blank and agree for unsafe storage. That should solve the problem....
    Thanks, that seems to have solved the problem. Too bad there isn't a more secure way to solve this, but that will do just fine for now.

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    Re: Auto-login still prompting Keyring password

    Quote Originally Posted by kyleabaker View Post
    Thanks, that seems to have solved the problem. Too bad there isn't a more secure way to solve this, but that will do just fine for now.
    Honestly , I LOL when I read this. You have just finished disabling a security feature and you want a more secure way to "solve this" ?
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    Re: Auto-login still prompting Keyring password

    Quote Originally Posted by bodhi.zazen View Post
    Honestly , I LOL when I read this. You have just finished disabling a security feature and you want a more secure way to "solve this" ?
    Auto-login shouldn't prompt like this, otherwise its a step backward. I don't want to completely disarm the keyring, but there should be a way to get it to sign into gwibber on auto-login without extra steps. Would you not agree with that?

    I don't have to go out of my way in Mac or Windows XP/Vista/7 to have messengers and such auto-start without prompting me for a password everytime.

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    Re: Auto-login still prompting Keyring password

    Quote Originally Posted by kyleabaker View Post
    Auto-login shouldn't prompt like this, otherwise its a step backward. I don't want to completely disarm the keyring, but there should be a way to get it to sign into gwibber on auto-login without extra steps. Would you not agree with that?
    No, I am more paranoid then that.

    To start I would never enable automatic log in.

    Second, I almost never do a default installation of Ubuntu (or any distro really), I do a minimal install and build up. I do not typically install seahorse or any of these keyring applications.

    If I did use a keyring, the data it stored would be way too sensitive to automatically unlock.

    I don't have to go out of my way in Mac or Windows XP/Vista/7 to have messengers and such auto-start without prompting me for a password everytime.
    Did you ever stop to consider, perhaps this is part of the reason Mac and Windows are more readily cracked then Ubuntu ?

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/03...left_standing/

    Security is a trade off with ease of use.

    Personally it does not bother me in the least to have to enter a password.

    I am worse on a mobile device (netbook or laptop) - password protect Gurb, full encryption, encrypted home

    You get the idea, but understand I feel I have data to protect, certainly not everyone needs the same level of security.

    You can not have your cake and eat it too, there is not a secure way to disable security features and your behavior leaves you more vulnerable. Now that may be your choice, but, no I would not do want to emulate your behaviors.
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    Re: Auto-login still prompting Keyring password

    Quote Originally Posted by bodhi.zazen View Post
    No, I am more paranoid then that.

    To start I would never enable automatic log in.

    Second, I almost never do a default installation of Ubuntu (or any distro really), I do a minimal install and build up. I do not typically install seahorse or any of these keyring applications.

    If I did use a keyring, the data it stored would be way too sensitive to automatically unlock.

    Did you ever stop to consider, perhaps this is part of the reason Mac and Windows are more readily cracked then Ubuntu ?

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/03...left_standing/

    Security is a trade off with ease of use.

    Personally it does not bother me in the least to have to enter a password.

    I am worse on a mobile device (netbook or laptop) - password protect Gurb, full encryption, encrypted home

    You get the idea, but understand I feel I have data to protect, certainly not everyone needs the same level of security.

    You can not have your cake and eat it too, there is not a secure way to disable security features and your behavior leaves you more vulnerable. Now that may be your choice, but, no I would not do want to emulate your behaviors.
    I think you miss my point, but since this is not a topic of debate and was intended rather to solve a problem I was having then I'll give you the ending arguement so this pointless debate can come to a close.

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