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    Question set default keyring password

    Hi, though I got very used to linux, I got over a question the sounds simple but is really driving me nuts.

    Where can I set the default keyring password??
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    Re: set default keyring password

    This is set when the key is generated...it can't be recovered if lost. You can set preferences in seahorse Accessories>Passwords and Encryption Keys to unlock the keyring when you login, or change the passphrase. Otherwise you will be requested for a password when one is needed.
    Similarly thunderbird-enigmail offers you a password prompt when needed.
    Last edited by spiderbatdad; October 12th, 2008 at 03:11 PM.

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    Re: set default keyring password

    Hi

    I think it can be done in "system-preferences-encryption&keyrings" then select the login item in the window and select "change/unlock password"
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    Re: set default keyring password

    Quote Originally Posted by roger_1960 View Post
    Hi

    I think it can be done in "system-preferences-encryption&keyrings" then select the login item in the window and select "change/unlock password"
    There is a somewhat folder-like-structure. But don't see anything being related to login.

    This is like it looks when I do what <spiderbatdad> suggested, but this requires me to know my old passphrase which I DO NOT HAVE.
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    Re: set default keyring password

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    Last edited by soxs; October 12th, 2008 at 09:29 PM.
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    Re: set default keyring password

    Quote Originally Posted by soxs View Post
    There is a somewhat folder-like-structure. But don't see anything being related to login.

    This is like it looks when I do what <spiderbatdad> suggested, but this requires me to know my old passphrase which I DO NOT HAVE.
    You will need to generate a new key. AFAIK the passphrase cannot be recovered if lost.

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    Re: set default keyring password

    i had the same problem
    try deleting login and default from Accessories>Passwords and Encryption Keys (paswords) it is the last tab
    and make new ones

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