libpam-gnome-keyring: keyring password should be updated or cleared when a new system password is used
|Ubuntu Desktop Bugs|
Binary package hint: libpam-
On a system set up to authenticate to an external service, such as LDAP, Active Directory, or Kerberos: When the password is changed on the external service (e.g. due to a forgotten password+reset or a forced periodic password change where the user happened to log in on a different machine when the change came due), the keyring is not unlockable with the new password. This means that unless the user remembers their old password, and knows how to change the keyring password, the keyring must be wiped, losing all the keys stored in the keyring.
This bug is distinct from several other similar bugs, in that it the other bugs relate to the keyring password not being updated properly when the password is changed on the current system. This one concerns only the situation where the password is changed externally.
One possible (but very ugly) solution is to simply drop the current keyring/passphrase and start anew when the user successfully logs in using a password that doesn't unlock the keyring. Better would be to somehow change the keyring password so that the keyring can be unlocked with the new password.
This is in Ubuntu Jaunty.
|Changed in gnome-keyring (Ubuntu):|
|status:||New → Confirmed|