Chrome sync password change doesn't synchronise with key ring
Submitted by ste..@..il.com
I recently changed my google account password. I have 2FA enabled.
Now every time I close Chrome and reopen it, Chrome account sync tells me "a recent change in your account means you need to log in again".
I enter my new password and 2FA token, and it logs in.
Now, however, every single web page I was logged into, including gmail and my work google account, as well as all the other sites, facebook, slack, github, bitbucket, confluence, messenger etc etc, are all logged out, and I have to log back in again.
I tried removing my account from Chrome and re-adding it. That didn't work.
Only after I had deleted all my keys from Seahorse's "Default keyring", and then relogin with everything, did sync work again.
Note that at the time I had auto-login enabled, which meant I kept on getting the "Unlock Login Keyring" popup. I'm not sure if this is a factor.
So somehow, either due to a bug in the "Passwords and Keys" app, or something to do with the keyring being unavailable if you have auto-login enabled, the password for Chrome sync is not updated.
I am using this on Ubuntu 16.04