• Chromium Keyring


    I have searched and have found nothing.

    Every time i open chromium (or even Vivaldi, chromium based) it asks for a password to unlock the keyring.

    I never set a password up, I have to click cancel 4 times before it shuts up. I have my system at boot up log in automatically as well.

    Any idea how to stop this stupid pop-up?

  • you are using autologin to your Cinnamon Session?
    any gnome-keyring user will have to set up a blank password to their keyring for it to be unlocked automatically.
    This can be done by seahorse for example…
    But it is bit away from security…

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    [Li{u}n//u//{i}x] since 1988 - overcoming failure means success
    http://kamprad.net/howto-installing-antergos/
    https://forum.antergos.com/topic/1883/how-to-include-system-logs-when-asking-for-help

  • Explain please?

    I set it up during install I guess. I just don’t ever see a login screen, it goes right to the desktop.

    Is seahorse another program? Am I supposed to click OK instead of Cancel on the pop-up for Chromium (entering blank password)?

    Also, bit away from security? What? lol You saying its not good for security practices?

  • Usually without autologin you unlock the key with logging in to your session, on autologin you don’t unlock the key, so the only way to open the key automatic without insert a passwort is to do not lock the key. So all passwords you will save inside this keyring (Inside chromium based browsers for example) will not be encrypted.

    seahorse is the keymanager for gnome-keyrings.
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    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    [Li{u}n//u//{i}x] since 1988 - overcoming failure means success
    http://kamprad.net/howto-installing-antergos/
    https://forum.antergos.com/topic/1883/how-to-include-system-logs-when-asking-for-help

  • Is seahorse supposed to be installed. It’s not, but is in the repositories. Just curious, will check it out thanks

  • So I have it installed but not really understanding how to fix my problem.

    Do I delete it, that does not mess with my root password or logging in? That just changes how Chromium works?

  • Usually without autologin you unlock the key with logging in to your session, on autologin you don’t unlock the key, so the only way to open the key automatic without insert a passwort is to do not lock the key. So all passwords you will save inside this keyring (Inside chromium based browsers for example) will not be encrypted.

    seahorse is the keymanager for gnome-keyrings.

    So as you see in the picture click change the password and put in a blank one empty lines then save and no password is eeded anymore to open the keyring… and it will be unlock automaticly…

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    [Li{u}n//u//{i}x] since 1988 - overcoming failure means success
    http://kamprad.net/howto-installing-antergos/
    https://forum.antergos.com/topic/1883/how-to-include-system-logs-when-asking-for-help

  • Thanks man.

    That seemed to have worked. It didn’t ask when I opened Chrome. My chrome was reset or something though, all my accounts were signed out. Not sure if that only happened due to this change and now they will be remembered, or it will do that every time I start Chromium.

    I know this isn’t the best way of doing things security wise. But that message is annoying and well I only use Chromium for work, and work accounts. Not that I want my work stuff to be stolen or anything, but less of an issue to me than my own stuff.

    Thanks for this!

  • @noobertroon Just bear in mind that the seahorse trick doesn’t last forever. Chromium (and its Chrome fork) will start to ask for password again after each browser upgrade. And after some major system upgrades. It happens rarely, but it happens.

    Simply re-apply the trick again to stop Chromium from asking for password. Until the next upgrade :-) .

  • Archwiki has option for PAM method to unlock the key also https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GNOME/Keyring#Automatic_login

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    [Li{u}n//u//{i}x] since 1988 - overcoming failure means success
    http://kamprad.net/howto-installing-antergos/
    https://forum.antergos.com/topic/1883/how-to-include-system-logs-when-asking-for-help

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