While it's only an intermittent annoyance, occasionally I'm on a flaky wifi network, and each time networkmanager reconnects, it asks for the wifi password. This wouldn't be a huge issue, but the password is not pre-filled-in, so I have to go lookup up the password elsewhere, then enter it. If I hit cancel, it won't try to reconnect, and if I just hit "ok", then it will store the blank password over what it already has!

Is there any way to mark a connection as "I'm sure this is the right password!" so it will just try again (perhaps with exponential backoff) if the connection fails?


  • I use Linux Mint (on my laptop) & OpenSuSE (on my desktop) – gatoatigrado Oct 7 '12 at 4:39

Had the same issue gnome-keyring solved it.

Networkmanager doesn't automatically ask for password for new network

  • Federico is right. It's work. I tried this two month ago. – Yurij Goncharuk Feb 17 '18 at 18:01

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