Did you ever get the Unlock Login Keyring prompt that says “The login keyring did not get unlocked when you logged into your computer” or “The password you use to login to your computer no longer matches that of your login keyring”.
There’re two reasons. One is you are set to auto-login, the other is the login password was changed to different to your keyring password.
- Get rid of annoying ‘Unlock Login Keyring’ prompt on Ubuntu 13.04
Open Passwords and Keys utility from Unity Dash.
In next window menu, go to View -> tick By keyring. So that you get the sidebar. Right click on Login and choose Change Password.
Input original password (the password you set when user created), set new password to be the same as your Ubuntu login password.
For auto-login user, set new keyring password to none by leaving it empty.
I have the same problem but I cannot change the password for the user logon. I only says the original password is incorrect. Any suggestions?
Try the password you set for firstly created Admin user while Ubuntu system was installed. If you’ve changed this before, try any used password.
Hi, I am having the same issue. I have recently installed Makulu 7 XFCE and really enjoying it. I tried to download something from the software center (app grid) and when I log into my ubuntu account I get the keyring dialog. I enter every password i have used on this system in the past and still get the incorrect password message. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Nevermind, I think I figured it out. I just deleted the login key.
pls tell me how to delete this login keyring because i have tried all the passwords which i have used in this os but could not login in…………
pls mail me the steps ……….
thanx in advance
Thanks Dan…. Even if 1 and a half years has passed, your tip worked perfectly to me too, because currently i had the same identical problem.
The “delete” solution, was even the most simple and logical…. :-)
Thanks, it worked!
My solution: (Ubuntu 13.04)
1) Open User Accounts
2) Unlock your current user
3) Set Password to None
4) Open Passwords and Keys
5) View->By Keying, View->Show Personal
6) You find two Login entries in Passwords, one lock, another unlock
7) Delete lock Login cell
Thanks, I was unable to follow the vague instructions from the author and many others because for some reason the Passwords & Keys application defaults to hiding the sidebar with the list of keyrings.
Without knowing the secret cheat to enable it (View -> By Keyring, View -> Show Personal) I was stumped.
You sir, are a true champion.
Thank you. It worked.
I was just wandering are these steps for if you don’t have the password from the beginning? I was giving this computer from my sister and she doesn’t know the password. It was originally windows vista but her daughter somehow got a virus on it and who ever fixed it could only put Linux mint on this computer. I absolutely hate it but hey it was free. Any way every time i try to download something or try to make a change to the computer it asks for this key ring log in that i do not know. So I was wandering if this is the recipe to fix it?
sir i am unable to unlock my user account i changed the password but i forgot later on please help me
how to unlock my forgoten user password on my ubuntu software on my laptop
This is one of the many things that bugs me about Ubuntu. worthless prompts that make no sense and have to be disabled every time I install. Weak.
Just delete the login keyring and say it again.
you will poped up with new password.
Please go back to winblows
Don’t suggest that. Joking or not, it’s those kind of responses that hold Ubuntu back. People are trying to break the M$ monopoly and folks like you send them right back to Bill. Linux is difficult enough for those who’ve used Windows for some many years. If you can’t say something nice, shut up and let the helpful people work.
I followed your instructions and got the following dialog:
“Store Passwords unencrypted?”
By choosing to use a blank password, your stored passwords will not be safely encrypted….
thanks for the short tutorial! works fine.
I just deleted the ‘login’ in ‘passwords and keys’ app, then logged out of my desktop and logged back in and it worked.
Ditto on delete, logout and back in. Also the soup of the day is gin, would you like a side of tonic?