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Connecting to secure wireless network without authenticating against keyring manager

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By default, if a wireless network is secured by WPA or such, you have to save the info in your keyring manager, which is protected by a password.

Both session and keyring passwords must match for this to work, if they don’t match, you will be prompted to unlock the keyring.

1. Install libpam-keyring package :

$ sudo apt-get install libpam-keyring

2. Then tweak the GDM PAM (plugable authentication module) security

$ sudo gedit /etc/pam.d/gdm

Add the following line at the very end of that file, then save :

@include common-pamkeyring

3. Reboot and authenticate into your session, you should now be connected.

4. Optional : change your keyring password

$ /usr/lib/libpam-keyring/pam-keyring-tool -c