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How to reset a "KDE Wallet Service" password?

asked 2014-03-12 13:43:22 -0500

damagecontrol gravatar image

updated 2014-03-12 13:47:15 -0500

1st time using fedora & I was trying to setup my email account password when KDE Wallet Service popped up & I mistyped my password by mistake. Now I don't know it. I noticed that several applications are prompting for a password from KDE Wallet. I never encountered KDE Wallet before. So for each time that KDE Wallet Service pops up, is it asking for the same password for each occurrence of the KDE Wallet pop-up, or a password that is unique to the app that caused KDE Wallet to pop-up in the first place?

And secondly, how do I reset it?

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answered 2014-12-31 12:02:11 -0500

tmmjohnson gravatar image

You can alternately go to the kwallet folder, delete it, (or save it as /kwallet2) and when you try to open a program that requires a login like wireless, it will ask you to set up a new wallet, choose a password ect.... It is found in ~/.kde/share/apps/kwallet. I tried this on my laptop and it seems to work. You lose your saved passwords, but if you have lost the password for the wallet, they are gone anyway.

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answered 2014-03-13 09:23:26 -0500

kdg1955 gravatar image

To my knowledge, change the password of KDE Wallet isn't possible.

To disable KDE Wallet:

  1. open 'System Setting' => 'Account Details' => click on 'KDE Wallet'
  2. verify that 'Enable the KDE Wallet subsystem' is unchecked.
  3. when it was checked before => click on 'Apply' (right underneath)

To remove kde-wallet (drastically):

sudo  rm -rf ~/.kde/share/apps/kwallet/
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