A I may have mentioned, I recently reinstalled Ubuntu (had been using Windows 7 for a few months). Since the reinstall I had changed my common login password for the other computers on the network so of course I updated my user password for the new install.

The slight problem came when I used any application that accessed the keyring (say, network-manager), as there was a password mismatch between my credentials and the keyring. This was because I preserve my /home partition to keep my data (a good practice) and that is where the keyring data gets stored (logically). But it got tiresome to frequently see:

“Enter password to unlock your login keyring. The password you use to login to your computer no longer matches that of your login keyring”

It’s dead easy to fix though.

  1. Go to Applications -> Accessories -> Passwords and Encryption Keys
  2. Right-click on Passwords: login
  3. Select “Change Password”
  4. Enter your old login password (the one that it repeatedly asks for!) in the old password bit, and put your current login password in the new password fields.

And that’s all there is to it!