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How to reset forgotten Gnome Keyring Password in fedora 18 ?

asked 2013-02-25 13:41:11 +0000

Ismail Sensei gravatar image

Hello, I changed my user password and after a period i realize that the keyring password is the same password of the user ( i forgot old password ) So i try to delete login keyring [rm ~/.gnome2/keyrings/login.keyring] didn't work i guess because of new gnome version. so how i can reset the keyring password ?

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@Ismail Sensei, the keyrings folder is ~/.local/share/keyrings/ instead of ~/.gnome2/keyrings/ -> rm ~/.local/share/keyrings/login.keyring just in case make a backup first of this file.

hhlp ( 2013-02-25 20:35:57 +0000 )edit

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answered 2013-02-25 17:14:52 +0000

updated 2013-02-25 17:15:45 +0000

I recommend you install/use seahorse, and then manage your keyring from there.

If not installed:

sudo yum install seahorse

Then execute or launch seahorse

Seahorse - Gnome front end for GnuPG - the Gnu Privacy Guard program.

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seahorse seems only to work if you remember your keyring manager.

nardis_miles ( 2016-06-19 22:31:41 +0000 )edit

answered 2015-08-28 07:24:53 +0000

Abhijeet Kasurde gravatar image

Remove file login.keyring from ~/.local/share/keyrings/ location

$ cp ~/.local/share/keyrings/login.keyring /tmp/. # Create backup
$ rm ~/.local/share/keyrings/login.keyring
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Asked: 2013-02-25 13:41:11 +0000

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