When I had to login in a site, Chrome used to offer me a number of possible user names and later the password associated with the user I choose (provided that I saved the user-password association previously).

Now Chrome still offers the correct possible users but then offers no password, I have to enter the password (if I remember it, that is, otherwise it's password resetting) and, after a successful login, Chrome ask for permission to save the password. I give permission, of course, but next time I login it's again no password remembered.

If I open the Settings->Passwords screen I see (the equivalent of)

Offer to save passwords [YES]
Auto Sign-in            [YES]

and below

Saved Passwords
    Saved passwords will appear here

that is, no password is really saved.

Final consideration, the same page permits to View and manage saved passwords in your Google Account and if I go there I can see all my sites, my users and my passwords except, important exception! that some of these passwords are stale.

I'm on Debian Sid, Chrome is Version 76.0.3809.132 (Official Build) (64-bit) from Google's official .deb

What can I do to fix this annoying problem?


This is what I get when I launch Chrome from the shell

$ google-chrome
[18891:18891:0906/221132.855189:ERROR:sandbox_linux.cc(369)] InitializeSandbox() called with multiple threads in process gpu-process.
[18856:18990:0906/221136.514201:ERROR:object_proxy.cc(619)] Failed to call method: org.freedesktop.Notifications.GetCapabilities: object_path= /org/freedesktop/Notifications: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.freedesktop.Notifications was not provided by any .service files
[18891:18891:0906/221143.906640:ERROR:buffer_manager.cc(488)] [.DisplayCompositor]GL ERROR :GL_INVALID_OPERATION : glBufferData: <- error from previous GL command
[18856:18996:0906/221151.512723:ERROR:password_syncable_service.cc(191)] Passwords datatype error was encountered: Failed to get passwords from store.

In particular, Passwords datatype error was encountered: Failed to get passwords from store. seems relevant wrt my issues.

  • maybe ur chrome cache is full. try to clear/increase it... – msp9011 Sep 3 '19 at 13:37
  • Why not just file a Chromium bug? – S.S. Anne Sep 4 '19 at 0:25
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    @JL2210 "Why not just file a Chromium bug?" Laziness, perhaps? – gboffi Sep 4 '19 at 12:48
  • @JL2210 The related questions: askubuntu one, I don't use a keyring, everything worked nicely until some time ago; superuser one, the accepted answer can be superposed with what I have described in my question. I'll see later all the remaining answers. Thank you for the suggestions. – gboffi Sep 4 '19 at 12:53

As an alternative use password manager instead, for example you can use Bitwarden. I use for a year now and it never have any problem. It's cross platform, you can use it in any device(smartphones or desktop), OS (Mac OS, linux, windows), or browser (there's addon/extension for chrome, firefox, opera, safari, etc).

  • This is my motto : "If something pains or annoy you, use another way instead." – Christophorus Reyhan Sep 5 '19 at 2:40

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