How to recover/reset forgotten Gnome Keyring Password?


The operating system keyring password can be a pain in the butt. Every time your computer starts or at times when you want to perform a certain operation, a modal prompt appears and one has to type this “extra” password.

Fact is, most people don’t understand it, and for (some) power users it’s just a pain in the butt.

This article explains how to recover / reset the GNOME keyring password.

Run the command below. Now, instead of asking for your existing keyring password, the operating system will give you an opportunity to enter a new password. Go ahead – make it blank – and never have this hassle again.

rm ~/.local/share/keyrings/login.keyring


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