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date: 2007-07-12 22:12:53+00:00

'Ubuntu : connect to your secure wireless network without authenticating against

keyring '

categories: - Howto - Linux - Wifi

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By default, if your wireless network is secured by WPA or such, you have to save the info in your keyring manager, which is protected by a password.

I personally have the same password for my Ubuntu session but also for the keyring manager.

Whenever I log in, I have to authenticate with my user and password, then Gnome tries to connect to my wireless network and prompts me to unlock the keyring. This is tedious since I have the same password for both the session and keyring manager.

Now, you can avoid having to unlock the keyring, read on...

1. Install libpam-keyring package : $ sudo apt-get install libpam-keyring

2. Then tweak the GDM PAM (plugable authentication module) security $ sudo gedit /etc/pam.d/gdm

Add the following line at the very end of that file, then save : @include common-pamkeyring

3. Reboot and authenticate into your session, you should now be connected directly !

Both SESSION and KEYRING passwords must MATCH, if they don't match, you would be prompted to unlock the keyring.

4. Optional : change your keyring password

$ /usr/lib/libpam-keyring/pam-keyring-tool -c

Also see under section "Automatic keyring"