Google Chrome Asks Password to Unlock Login Keyring

For Ubuntu users who get problem that Google chrome asks for password to unlock the login keyring on every startup, as the picture shown below, a workaround is to set the default password store from gnome (or kwallet) keyring to chrome’s built-in.

unlock keyring

To do so, open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T for by searching for ‘terminal’ from application launcher. When it opens, run command:

sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop

Input your password when it prompts and hit enter. Ubuntu 17.10 wayland need to run xhost si:localuser:root command first.


The command opens the launcher file for Google Chrome. All you need is to find out the line starts with Exec and add parameter to the value:


Save the file and done!

In addition, if you have any other Chrome app installed, their ‘.desktop’ files should also be in ‘~/.local/share/applications’ (press Ctrl+H in file browser to view hidden folders), edit them accordingly.

About ml

ml is a part time stay-at-home dad who've been using Ubuntu Desktop for a few years. He writes in the free time and wishes to share some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers.


  1. Legit!
    16.04 LTS

  2. yep, thanks!!

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