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j2mcgreg
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keyring prompt

#1 Post by j2mcgreg » Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:03 am

After today's update, I get a Keyring prompt every time I launch Chrome. It's really annoying. How can I permanently disable it?

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Re: keyring prompt

#2 Post by Jerry3904 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:19 am

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2.6.3 Keyring problems
If you set a password the first time the GNOME Keyring dialog box appeared (usually when you set up Network Manager), then you will be obligated to reenter it every time you boot. There are two ways to change that:
• Click Start Menu > Accessories > Passwords and Keys (seahorse) from the repos. Right click on Default Keyring > Change Password. Replace the password for the “Default” keyring with an empty return. Details on use here.
• Navigate in Thunar to ~/.local/share/keyrings/ and delete the network password. The next time the dialog box appears asking for a new password, just hit return to store a blank password.
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Re: keyring prompt

#3 Post by dolphin_oracle » Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:30 am

j2mcgreg wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:03 am
After today's update, I get a Keyring prompt every time I launch Chrome. It's really annoying. How can I permanently disable it?
I have the same problem. seems there is a change to the latest chrome.

you can try setting chrome to not save passwords.
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Re: keyring prompt

#4 Post by fehlix » Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:47 am

Chrome/Chromium needs/uses a password-store to save:
- passwords (if you have not disabled this)
and
- an encryption key to save cookie-data (and other sensitive data) encrypted.

With this in mind, it will not help disabling saving passwords or also delete default keyring.

The two insecure workaounds:
Either instruct Chromium/Chrome to save above data unsecured
by using the start parameter "--password-store=basic"
or

reset your gnome-keyring password to empty "".

I would not recommend either of both above.
(As en epmty password is as insecure as storing in basic plaintext.)

The more seucre alternative is to use libpam to unlock the default login-keyring
after log-in, with the requirement having the password for the default gnome-keyring
identical to the users login password. By this the default(login)
gnome-keyring will be unlocked after user login (works not for auto-login!)
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Re: keyring prompt

#5 Post by namida12 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:57 am

many friends are calling me they are getting a new keyring as popup...

What is the best way to advise how to stop this from occurring...

JR

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Re: keyring prompt

#6 Post by fehlix » Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:21 am

namida12 wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:57 am
many friends are calling me they are getting a new keyring as popup...

What is the best way to advise how to stop this from occurring...

JR
Short answer: read last paragraph of my answer #4 above.
In addtion there is also another popup, which is not about unlock keyring, but create a new by entering a new password. So more detailes are required.

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Re: keyring prompt

#7 Post by Jerry3904 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:24 am

If you want very high security, go with what fehlix wrote. Otherwise use the empty password approach which is widely recommended for ordinary users and situations.
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Re: keyring prompt

#8 Post by fehlix » Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:37 am

Jerry3904 wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:24 am
If you want very high security, go with what fehlix wrote. Otherwise use the empty password approach which is widely recommended for ordinary users and situations.
I know it's overdue for a simple clean wiki entry, to finaly sort this nice, easy and securely out ;=)

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Re: keyring prompt

#9 Post by clicktician » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:18 pm

This is a bug in Chrome.

You can't just enter a blank password for the keyring because Chrome will prompt you to set up a keyring the next time it launches.
If you hit "continue" and not set up a keyring, Chrome will prompt you the next time you start it saying that it didn't shut down properly and asks you if you want to send a message to the developers. (I have several messages I'd like to send them)
If you already have a keyring set up, Chrome keeps prompting you to open it every time you start the program, unlike other browsers that realize once the keyring is open, it's good for all apps.

As commanding and presumptuous as Google developers are, it's easy to see how such a bug crept in. But I don't think this is a permanent thing. Or, at least, I hope not.
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Re: keyring prompt

#10 Post by Leo » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:25 am

I agree with clicktician, and I hit "Continue" leaving the password blank, so now it won't use my profile in Chrome. No passwords, no auto-fill on forms. The bookmarks are there, but that's about it. Now I get a "profile error" every time I open Chrome...
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