KDE comes with an awesome Password Manager; KDE Wallet. If you forget its password, this guide will help you how to reset KDE Wallet password.
I’m using Ubuntu since a long time. However, I mostly stayed with default desktop environment which was earlier Unity and not Gnome. Being a geek, I always itch to try something new. I tried KDE few years back and discarded it as I could not work with its shortcuts, which are crucial for me.
I installed KDE again around 2 months back. I still use Gnome during weekdays, but on weekends, I switch to KDE. Thus, the password for KDE wallet 2 months back and now, I forget it.
Now it is time to reset KDE Wallet password.
Is it possible to reset KDE wallet password?
No we ideally cannot. It is an expected feature as we might not want anyone else to reset KDE wallet password on out system and get access to all of our passwords.
In case we forget the master password of our KDE wallet, only possible option is to delete existing KDE wallet and create a new one. This way, we can use still use our KDE wallet, without providing a backdoor to anyone else to see our saved passwords.
1. Reset KDE wallet password: Delete existing KDE wallet
To delete current KDE wallet, delete the file
/home/user-name/.kde/share/apps/kwallet/kdewallet.kwl. This file os present on older systems.
Please change ‘user-name’ to the your name on Linux.
If above file do not exist on your system, please check the file
Now the existing KDE wallet is deleted, it is time to create a new KDE wallet.
2. Reset KDE wallet password: Creating a new KDE wallet
Now open KDE wallet. As shown in the screenshot, there is no wallet selected under “Select wallet to use as default”. Click “New” button there and a pop-up will open to enter new wallet name. I entered “KAPsNotes” as in screenshot.
Next window will ask to select encryption. I selected “Classic, blowfish encrypted file” as other option will ask for new key file, which I don’t want to do.
Next window will ask to enter new password twice. Enter the new password and we are done
Now, we setup new KDE wallet
Remember the new password
Now we can start using new KDE wallet. Make sure you remember the password this time. This is the master password and if you loose master password, you loose all your passwords.
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