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How to reset forgotten Gnome Keyring Password in fedora 18 ?

asked 2013-02-25 07:41:11 -0600

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 gravatar imagehhlp ( 2013-02-25 14:35:57 -0600 )edit

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answered 2015-08-28 02:24:53 -0600

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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Why isn't seahorse the default installed key manager for Gnome?

kiren gravatar imagekiren ( 2018-12-03 09:32:06 -0600 )edit
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answered 2013-02-25 11:14:52 -0600

updated 2013-02-25 11:15:45 -0600

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 gravatar imagenardis_miles ( 2016-06-19 17:31:41 -0600 )edit

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