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Enter Password for Default Keyring to Unlock

Link to this post 31 Dec 10

Hi,
I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 and I would like to know a way to know what applications are asking you to enter password for default keyring to unlock.
In the past that dialog used to appear at startup once but now appears twice and I would like to know which applications are asking me for the password. Is there any log where I can see it?
Thank you in advance.

Link to this post 02 Jan 11

You might want to start by telling us where you see these requests for passwords. Passwords are asked for when root privileges are needed.

Link to this post 03 Jan 11


You might want to start by telling us where you see these requests for passwords. Passwords are asked for when root privileges are needed.

Thank you for your answer. I get these requests on startup, when ubuntu finishes loading.
Any ideas?
Any hep will be appreciated.

Link to this post 03 Jan 11

OK, gnome-keying is an application that allows you to setup an encrypted password to access certain applications of devices where you confirm that you are the rightful owner. I have the same thing setup on some of my ubuntu systems on my network. Usually your password is your username or an old username that previously used.

Foe me my keyring prompts when I have to connect to a wireless router. Are you connected to a Wireless router? Check /var/logs to see what recently happened.

Link to this post 03 Jan 11

Thank you for the answer.
In auth.log I can see this reagrding to my current session:


Jan 2 14:42:47 josep-laptop gdm-session-worker[1343]: pam_unix(gdm-autologin:session): session opened for user josep by (uid=0)
Jan 2 14:42:47 josep-laptop gdm-session-worker[1343]: pam_ck_connector(gdm-autologin:session): nox11 mode, ignoring PAM_TTY :0
Jan 2 14:42:50 josep-laptop pkexec: pam_unix(polkit-1:session): session opened for user root by (uid=1000)
Jan 2 14:42:50 josep-laptop pkexec: pam_ck_connector(polkit-1:session): cannot determine display-device
Jan 2 14:42:50 josep-laptop pkexec[1492]: josep: Executing command [USER=root] [TTY=unknown] [CWD=/home/josep] [COMMAND=/usr/sbin/gnome-power-backlight-helper --set-brightness 7]
Jan 2 14:42:50 josep-laptop polkitd(authority=local): Registered Authentication Agent for session /org/freedesktop/ConsoleKit/Session1 (system bus name :1.25 [/usr/lib/policykit-1-gnome/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1], object path /org/gnome/PolicyKit1/AuthenticationAgent, locale en_US.utf8)
Jan 2 14:42:51 josep-laptop dbus-daemon: [system] Rejected send message, 1 matched rules; type="method_return", sender=":1.11" (uid=0 pid=1229 comm="/usr/sbin/bluetoothd) interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="(unset)" requested_reply=0 destination=":1.30" (uid=1000 pid=1512 comm="bluetooth-applet))
Jan 2 14:42:52 josep-laptop dbus-daemon: [system] Rejected send message, 2 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.39" (uid=1000 pid=1503 comm="nautilus) interface="org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties" member="GetAll" error name="(unset)" requested_reply=0 destination=":1.6" (uid=0 pid=950 comm="/usr/sbin/console-kit-daemon))
Jan 2 14:42:54 josep-laptop gnome-keyring-daemon[1402]: unsupported key algorithm in certificate: 1.2.840.10045.2.1
Jan 2 14:42:55 josep-laptop gnome-keyring-daemon[1402]: unsupported key algorithm in certificate: 1.2.840.10045.2.1

However I don't figure out what applications are asking me for the password. It seems to me that nautilus is asking for the password but I don't use it so I'm not totally sure.
Can you tell me what applications are asking me for the password to unlock the keyring?

Thank you in advance

Link to this post 03 Jan 11

The application that's asking for authentication are the names after josep-laptop.

It looks like gnome-keyring executes after the system runs the dbus-daemon. From the log, dbus is attempting to connect to something and the session is being rejected. Then thats when keyring executes. Did you configure dbus for something.s?
I think you are connecting to something using bluetooth. What is it?

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