SOLVED: How to change mate-keyring login password ?

SOLVED: How to change mate-keyring login password ?

Postby Hansl on Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:56 pm

Hello,

I just did a clean install of LMDE using the Mate desktop (now our 4th machine switching to Mint, I like it very much!). Pulled all updates and set up a WIFI connection which stores its password in the keyring. All fine so far.

Then I changed the users UNIX password, but this did not trickle through to mate-keyring. So at every boot I now get mate-keyring prompting for the old password.

How do I now change that mate-keyring login password?

In this fresh installation there was no "Password and Keys" entry. I then installed seahorse but since seahorse is about gnome-keyring and not about mate-keyring, it did not show any entries at all.

This seems to be a unresolved problem with the not yet perfect transition from Gnome to Mate. I know about the mixup of the two keyrings and had these problems concerning the OnlyShowÍn settings in /etc/xdg/autostart with my older LMDE installations. When searching this forum or googling, you find a lot of questions about that mess, but no satisfying solution. I just want to change that ****in' password — surely there must be a way??

Thanks for help! Hans
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Re: How to change mate-keyring login password ?

Postby trapperjohn on Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:33 am

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Re: How to change mate-keyring login password ?

Postby Hansl on Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:10 am

As I wrote, the was no "Applications | Accessories | Passwords and Encryption Keys" entry at all in the main menu, thereby voiding the instructions I already found in the net. Installing seahorse brought this entry, but it did not work since it associated with gnome-keyring.

Only afterwards I found the appropriate entry in Mate's Control Center — that one associates with mate-keyring and allows me to change this password. Solved.
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Re: How to change mate-keyring login password ?

Postby ggallozz on Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:18 am

Hansl wrote:.... Only afterwards I found the appropriate entry in Mate's Control Center ...


Ok, but which appropriate entry ? I have no "passwords..." entry in Control Center...!
I'm sorry, but I guess not having well understood the correct way to get it working right.

After installed Seahorse and Gnome-keyring (automatically choosen by Synaptic), the "Password and Keys" window is empty ...
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Re: SOLVED: How to change mate-keyring login password ?

Postby lil123 on Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:02 am

Hi,

At every startup, after I entered my password to open my MATE session, a popup asks me to enter my keyring manager password ("Mot de passe du trousseau de clés" in french).

I do not know this password. When I try with my unix password, it does not work. The strange thing is, if I let this popup without giving the password, all my system works well, I can use my wifi connection and everything. So I do not understand what this keyring manager is intended to and why it asks me for a password all the time...

How to remove this or how to have it works automatically based on my unix password. Or, at least, how to change the password ?

Thank you for your help

PS I don't have Applications | Accessories | Passwords and Encryption Keys
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