[SOLVED] Remove Chrome keyring prompts

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[SOLVED] Remove Chrome keyring prompts

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This is a two fold question. So, as some of you may know, I've previously asked about removing keyring prompts and was told it wasn't good to remove them. I had previously decided to just have a blank password. First, after some reading, I'm curious if my stored passwords, while unencrypted, are stored unhashed/in plain text? Second, is there a way to remove Chrome prompting me to enter my keyring password? Firefox doesn't do this, so I'm assuming there's a way.
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Thanks for the link man. There were a lot of useful tips in there. Unfortunately, it only answered the second part of my question, not the first. If the passwords are now being stored unhashed and unencrypted, I don't want to disable my keyring and I'll just login from now on.
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Re: Remove Chrome keyring prompts

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borg101 wrote:
Thanks for the link man. There were a lot of useful tips in there. Unfortunately, it only answered the second part of my question, not the first. If the passwords are now being stored unhashed and unencrypted, I don't want to disable my keyring and I'll just login from now on.
When you first install the browser it will ask you to enter a keyring password but will accept a blank password. Simply reload the browser.

I had my browser ask me for a keyring password unexpectantly but since I had none the entry screen would not go away. I merely sent it to the panel and no more requests have been made since restarting.

In fifty years of use I have never used a password nor have I ever been digitally assaulted except the benign stuff. Now I use a one letter password to log on. It is not forbidden but is a taboo topic here. :twisted:
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If the password is set as empty, all content of the keyring is in plain text, readable for everybody.

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Cosmo. wrote:If the password is set as empty, all content of the keyring is in plain text, readable for everybody.
Thanks Cosmo. I tried for myself and saw that they were indeed stored as plain text. So, I did the mature thing and made it require a password on login......then I disabled password prompts on wakeup, etc. :D
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Some bad news regarding this issue (which seems to be worse in 18.3 in comparison with 18.2): Clem wrote 2 days ago, that he cannot reproduce it. This makes a quick fix near to impossible.

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I use firefox and lastpass - glad I don't have to deal with this

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Chrome is a great browser in many ways. Worth the slight provocation. But then this is not a thread for debating who has the biggest browser. :wink:

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Ozo wrote:Chrome is a great browser in many ways. Worth the slight provocation. But then this is not a thread for debating who has the biggest browser. :wink:
Thanks Ozo. One of my biggest beefs with software communities is when people try to devalue or diminish your problem by giving a solution that isn't applicable to the question asker, but rather a form of virtue signaling.

Though, for anyone who may be curious, I marked the thread as "solved" because I decided to put a password on my initial login screen. It takes .02 seconds to put in my password and I don't have to worry about any passwords being stored unencrypted.

For the record as to why I use Chrome over Firefox, Chromium, etc is that Google tends to be upfront with its users about its data collection, giving you the how, what, where, why, and when....and even the ability to remove most of it. I'd take that over companies building backdoors into their software so they can push updates out.
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