Chromium asks for a keyring password

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troypulk
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Chromium asks for a keyring password

Postby troypulk » 10 Oct 2016 04:21

Every time I load Chromium it asks me for my password for the default keyring.

I have no idea what this password is or what the keyring does.

How do I get this notice to stop appearing?

Thanks

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Re: Chromium asks for a keyring password

Postby kurotsugi » 10 Oct 2016 05:42

the password is your user account password. basicly it means that chromium is asking to access something in your system which only could be accessed with user permission. chromium will works without the keyring stuff so it might be better to ignore the message. it might be a lil bit annoying (i.e : the message appear _everytime_ you start chromium) but it's safer for your own privacy.

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Re: Chromium asks for a keyring password

Postby ilu » 10 Oct 2016 11:35

This very annoying behaviour started several days ago - if I remember correctly after a chromium update. Anybody knows whats the reason behind this? Any ideas how to stop it short of deinstalling chromium?

Solutions on the internet include to set your keyring password to blank (which I would not want to do) or to delete your default keyring. What has chromium to do with any keyring? Can't I tell chromium to leave keyrings alone somewhere?

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Re: Chromium asks for a keyring password

Postby Zill » 10 Oct 2016 12:37

No problems here with version 53.0.2785.143

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roger@dino:~$ apt policy chromium
chromium:
  Installed: 53.0.2785.143-1~deb8u1
  Candidate: 53.0.2785.143-1~deb8u1
  Version table:
 *** 53.0.2785.143-1~deb8u1 0
        500 http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     53.0.2785.89-1~deb8u1 0
        500 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ jessie/main i386 Packages

troypulk/ilu: Which version are you running?

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Re: Chromium asks for a keyring password

Postby kurotsugi » 10 Oct 2016 13:45

it reminds me a dirty hack did exist. simply uninstall gnome-keyring and chromium won't ask anything again (because he has no one to ask). the drawback is that chromium isn't the only one who'll ask gnome-keyring to show that annoying message. this package was missing from solydx suite (schoelje add gnome-keyring just several weeks ago) so if you have no message appear, perhaps you didn't have gnome-keyring.

the goodnews, in solydx (I don't know about KDE), gnome-keyring only needed to enter password when you want to connect to secured wifi. there's a workaround to solve this wifi password without using gnome-keyring so it's not a major issue.

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Re: Chromium asks for a keyring password

Postby Zill » 10 Oct 2016 14:07

kurotsugi wrote:... so if you have no message appear, perhaps you didn't have gnome-keyring.

In my case, Chromium runs fine with no password request even though gnome-keyring is installed:

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roger@dino:~$ apt policy gnome-keyring
gnome-keyring:
  Installed: 3.14.0-1+b1
  Candidate: 3.14.0-1+b1
  Version table:
 *** 3.14.0-1+b1 0
        500 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ jessie/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

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Re: Chromium asks for a keyring password

Postby troypulk » 10 Oct 2016 14:28

Mine is:

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apt policy chromium
chromium:
  Installed: 53.0.2785.143-1
  Candidate: 53.0.2785.143-1
  Version table:
 *** 53.0.2785.143-1 500
        500 http://httpredir.debian.org/debian testing/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status


Also my user PW does not work with this.

I did read somewhere that this is for wifi but my PC is a desktop with no wifi, shouldn't chromium know when installed this there is no wifi?

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Re: Chromium asks for a keyring password

Postby ilu » 10 Oct 2016 19:04

Same versions here, desktop, no wifi.

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Re: Chromium asks for a keyring password

Postby kurotsugi » 10 Oct 2016 21:25

you're misunderstand my previous post. gnome-keyring did ask wifi password when network-manager demands it, but this case is different. chrome isn't asking for wifi password. either way uninstall gnome-keyring will stop chromium for asking.

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Re: Chromium asks for a keyring password

Postby wildman » 10 Oct 2016 22:35

I had the same problem after an update to version 53.0.2785.113. A few days ago there was another update to version 53.0.2785.143 and the problem disappeared. Perhaps a bug in the earlier version.
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Re: Chromium asks for a keyring password

Postby ilu » 16 Jul 2017 15:56

Even after several updates I still have this problem. Others too (SolydK9):
bas_otten wrote:* chromium (not pre-installed) keeps yelling for kwallet: [Auto Deny] kdewallet=Chromium in kwalletrc

This might be an idea for a fix. Does anybody have an idea where that config line has to go for X-users? I can't find a gnome-keyringrc file.


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