Reset Linux (RHEL7) Keyring

You will receive a prompt to unlock your keyring the first time you log in to RHEL after changing your password. The pop-up displays because GNOME is trying to unlock the keyring with the old password. The keyring is a collection of components in RHEL that stores secrets, passwords, keys, and certificates, which the keyring makes available to applications. The keyring is integrated with your login, so you can unlock your secret storage when you log in to your session.

Option 1

Enter your old Michigan Tech password at the prompt, then select Unlock. The keyring should then automatically update with your current Michigan Tech password.
enter your password to unlock

Option 2

Delete or move your old keyring file. You can choose to do this if you do not remember your old Michigan Tech password. 

Warning: Doing this will delete all the stored passwords in the keyring! Copy and paste the following line and execute it in a terminal:

mv ~/.gnome2/keyrings/login.keyring  ~/.gnome2/keyrings/login.keyring.$(date +"%Y%m%d"); mv ~/.local/share/keyrings/login.keyring  ~/.local/share/keyrings/login.keyring.$(date +"%Y%m%d")

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Article ID: 53512
Created
Tue 5/8/18 4:35 PM
Modified
Mon 7/13/20 8:38 AM