Default Keyring is not unlocked for the user in Lubuntu

Bug #1706701 reported by Paddy Landau on 2017-07-26
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnupg (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Example scenario:
1. Go to the file manager (e.g. Nautilus, PCManFM)
2. Connect to a server via FTP
3. Enter the password and select "Remember forever"

In Ubuntu, this is correctly placed into the Default Keyring, and remembered (even after a reboot) so that the password does not have to be retyped.

But in Lubuntu, the Default Keyring is locked, and the user has to enter the account password to unlock it before it can be used by the system.

• This must be done every time when attempting reconnection after reboot or after logging out and in again.
• When this happens, even though the correct account password is entered, the first time, the FTP password is not retrieved.
• If the Default Keyring is manually unlocked beforehand (e.g. via seahorse), the connection proceeds without hindrance.

Anything that requires access to the Default Keyring within Lubuntu would be affected.

This has been tested on Lubuntu 16.04 including a vanilla installation, on both PCManFM and Nautilus.

Note that if Lubuntu is used by installing lubuntu-desktop over an Ubuntu 16.04 installation, this problem does not occur.

Ubuntu Forums discussion:

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: gnupg 1.4.20-1ubuntu3.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.10.0-27.30~16.04.2-generic 4.10.17
Uname: Linux 4.10.0-27-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.10
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: LXDE
Date: Wed Jul 26 16:39:16 2017
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-06-17 (38 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 16.04.2 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20170215)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: gnupg
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Paddy Landau (paddy-landau) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnupg (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
sudodus (nio-wiklund) wrote :

I can confirm this bug in Lubuntu Bionic installed from the daily iso file 'bionic-desktop-amd64.iso'.

Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
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