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How can I configure kwallet to automatically open when I log in to KDE, so that I don't have to retype my password every time I want to connect to a wireless network or when Chrome needs some passwords, etc.?

I am running KDE 4.6.5 in Debian testing.

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Bug 92845 - KWallet should use PAM to make single-sign-on possible This is so 2004. No really, maybe the discussion thread is helpful. (No idea what's the solution, though, maybe KSecretService will fix this?) – sr_ Mar 15 '12 at 8:22
@sr_, thanks for the link. It looks rather grim :( – Grzenio Mar 15 '12 at 9:39
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I feel for You. I just converted to Kubuntu from Xubuntu on Precise. Chose kdm as display manager and doing so at next login was presented with 3 password entries in total - kdm login screen then gnome-keyring for Ubuntu One and kwallet for Chromium. Crazyness!

So my solution currently is: 1) use LightDM instead of KDM which unlocks gnome-keyring automatically 2) set up kwallet with blank password 3) use home folder encryption

I hope this helps other people like me.

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I am not using gnome-keyring on my Kubuntu setup. Installing LightDM does not unlock my KWallet on login. What else do I need to configure? – gertvdijk May 12 '13 at 19:55
@gertvdijk, so which additional password prompt do You get? Also, read my answer once more, it doesn't suggest that LightDM will unlock KWallet. – Reinis May 13 '13 at 11:20
Ah, I see what you mean now. Sorry, I thought that you were listing several options. – gertvdijk May 13 '13 at 11:25

There is currently a discussion on the KDE forums about automatically opening Kwallet on login. Apparently there is an OpenSuse package to do this, and the Gnome password manager already has this behaviour.

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If you have no concern for security you can remove the password on a wallet and it will open without prompting.

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Well, I don't really want to go that far... – Grzenio Mar 16 '12 at 20:26

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