Every time I startup a browser, typically while I am starting up my session in the morning, I get a dialog box demanding to know what my *security code" is, which, it informs me, “didn’t get filled when you logged in.”
They are not talking about the user’s password or the root password, I have tried those. They seem to want a pgp key or some other type of key that unlocks something important, security-wise.
I was never invited to help create such a security key at login or at login or at any other time. I’m expected to know what they are talking about, which I don’t. The dialog box does not dismiss easily. Usually it will go away after I hit [Esc] about 6 to 8 times, or if I cancel it with the “x” in the upper right corner three or four times.
I am left believing I am missing out on something important involving security, but truthfully it has almost never stopped me from doing what I need to do.
I use Cinnamon but the same thing has happened to me on MATE/COMPIZ, The same behavior has happened with Firefox, Google Chrome, and Chromium.
If anyone known the answer to this conundrum, or simply knows how to reset the key, I would be grateful.