Questions about authenticating wireless connections, SSH keys, or passwords in Ubuntu.

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Problem with pkexec using Ubuntu Gnome (Vivid Vervet)

Help! I reinstalled today my Ubuntu Gnome Vivid Vervet Beta. So far, so good, did some careful tailoring (nothing fancy, gnome extensions, nemo instead of Nautilus, a "chameleon" gtk theme...). ...
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**PLEASE** Help with Password Recovery / “Authentication token manipulation error” / keyboard won't type [duplicate]

I am really hoping that someone can help me with Password Recovery. A couple weeks ago my doctor found a 6 cm tumor in my head and had a surgeon remove it asap. Good news, it's benign so I get to ...
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Ubuntu LDAP authentication

Need to know if i'm on right path. Trying to use LDAP authentication for Web user access of network resource. I have configured LDAP server and client_auth (ldap-auth-client) demon on Ubuntu ...
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Yubikey Two-factor Authentication Full-disk Encryption via LUKS

I recently acquired a Yubikey Neo - a nifty little hardware second factor authentication device. It's primarily intended for use with One Time Passwords, and the emerging U2F protocol - but since ...
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After moving home directory, ssh configuration is not working

I moved my home directory from /home/user to /media/newDrive/home/user. Everything seems to be working at first, except my ssh configuration. I was able to log into this machine from my laptop with ...
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Using wget to download websites when logged in to a password protected session

I am having difficulty downloading websites with wget that require specific authentication. Specifically, my university has me login to my account to be able to access university related websites. I ...
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Authentication not working properly after using fingerprint authentication in Ububtu 14.04

I installed fingerprint-gui to use fingerprint scanner in my thinkpad. The commands used were sudo apt-add-repository ppa:fingerprint/fingerprint-gui && sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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more information about the authntication [duplicate]

I have turned by mistake the account to standard position the passowrd right but the authenticate say your authentication attempt was unsuccessful so Icant download any program
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Ubuntu won't connect to my router, But connects to my hotspot on my phone. Why is this?

I have installed Ubuntu for the first time, and it won't authenticate to my router. It connects just fine to my wireless hotspot, and i'm not sure if it can connect via ethernet cable. Any fixes to ...
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Multiple Users Private / Public Keys

I am currently undergoing a project of maintaining a server with certain simple services (mail, web) for a group of thirty users. I would like to use pub/private keys but I guess unsure of their use. ...
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PKCS11 Error when setting up

I have been trying to setup contactless authentication on my Dell E6520. I have 6 new/blank cards. I am able to get Windows to log me in with one of them but Ubuntu seems to be having trouble. I keep ...
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can't authenticate for wifi n access

Beginning about two weeks ago, perhaps owing to a software update, Network Manager has been unable to authenticate successfully on N type WiFi networks, but continues to work with other network types. ...
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Enable Google Authenticator with PEM key-based auth of AWS EC2 Ubuntu Server

I am trying to configure to use Google Authenticator with AWS EC2 PEM file key-based auth. I have tried a number of setups with the closest being a combination of this: ...
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All sites fail with 401 unauthorized

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and until yesterday everything was fine. Today I cannot access any site (no matter which browser I use). If I start Firefox, it wants to go to: start.ubuntu.com and I get a ...
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Samba keeps warning 'Session closed for user nobody'. Why?

I've set up an Ubuntu 14.04 server, using Samba to share files to our Windows clients. Everything appears to be working correctly, but while checking my auth logs, I see the line 'session closed for ...
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how to have a samba share that REQUIRES login for both a user and a guest

So my question is, with a samba share folder I'd like it so that anyone trying to access it would require authentication, and a valid user can login. But I also would like guests to also be able to ...
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Authenticate Ubuntu against OS X 10.9 Server: No passwd entry for user 'user'

I'm a computer tech at a school and having some issues. We're an all-Mac district running OS X Server 10.9. I have some Core Duo iMacs that are too old to run OS X, but they're perfectly good ...
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minimal data showing in auth.log

I have locked my server down and to help troubleshoot any holes, I look in the logs, especially auth.log. In the logs, it shows that there are attempts to log in but no data shows. I am not able to ...
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Unable to use RSA keys with SSH: Server refused our key

I am trying to use RSA public/private keys generated by PuTTY to log in to two GNU/Linux computers from Windows computers, and it works for one but not for the Ubuntu computer. The keys were generated ...
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Trying to install Squid3 on Trusty with AD Authentication

I'm trying to install Squid3 as a proxy server on 14.04, with AD Authentication such that authenticated users will not have to 'login' to the proxy each time they want to access the internet. I've ...
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Use Google Open ID to automatically create accounts/login to Ubuntu

What I'd love to be able to do is to have the ability to use Google's Open ID system to have users automatically authenticate with Ubuntu. Yes, it would be Chromium OS-like in its login but there are ...
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Using `System.DirectoryServices` on Ubuntu to authenticate with windows active directory

I have developed c# application using monodevelop, which basically does ldap authentication with windows active directory. And works fine in windows environment. but if i use the same code in the ...
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Access denied when using domain credentials

I am unable to login to Ubuntu with my domain credentials....I am getting access denied. My machine has authenticated against my domain for 2+ yrs. Then a few weeks ago, when resuming from sleep, my ...
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Wifi connection deauthenticated by router

I use ubuntu 14.04 and I have an Acer V3-571G laptop. I have an O2 Box 6431 modem which I have received from O2. My wifi connection works fine except when I restart ubuntu or laptop. Next time it does ...
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What is the correct way to modify /etc/pam.d/common-auth?

By default /etc/pam.d/common-auth looks like this $ cat /etc/pam.d/common-auth # # /etc/pam.d/common-auth - authentication settings common to all services # # This file is included from other ...
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Why isn't my apache authentication working?

I am trying to set up apache2 authentication for a given website which can be found locally on my webserver. When I try to open up the website it states Internal Server Error 500. Then I put the ...
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How to resolve failed PAM radius authentications for local account?

I have a local account which is not set up for radius on my 14.04 server, then I have multiple radius accounts. The local account is used for automatic file transfers from network devices and creates ...
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How can I use my Active Directory credentials to log in to my Linux machine?

I would like to use the same username/password to log in to my Linux machine as I do for a Windows machine that authenticates against Active Directory. In particular, what I want is: When I log in ...
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How do we implement requirements of password policy?

This question might look similar but I could not find a solution to this which covers all the below requirements of the policy, Hence please help me: - Incorrect pass lockout (after 3 incorrect ...
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Home directory permissions preventing ssh key authentication on Ubuntu Server 14.10

I have ubuntu server 14.10 with an SSH server on it, and have password authentication working fine from my System76 darter laptop running Debian Sid. I want to switch to rsa-key authentication. On ...
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how do I create a user data base for postfix/dovecot sasl [closed]

I am trying to install postfix in Dovecot sasl with virtual mailboxes and virtual users. How do I create the user/password database file. I do not want to use Linux system passwords showdow or ...
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RE Q & A from Aug.16 '12 at 10:32

@Eliah When I first set up 14.1 I was able to download apps and change settings but now I can't.I also can't get updates. When I'm asked to authenticate and type in my password it says Your ...
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Check which SSH key was used to login

So stupidly enough in our development team every individual SSH Key is used to access the root user directly. When Checking the auth.log I can find this Dec 18 09:45:04 webserver sshd[12377]: ...
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No longer asked to authenticate

I used to receive an authentication screen upon startup. Lately, the authentication screen has been popping up later and later in my session, and as of this week, I am no longer being asked to ...
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Accessing the computer [duplicate]

I have my son's laptop. He passed away this year and I am trying to access his computer. I dob't have the password or the email address he used. It is asking me for an authentication code when i ...
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how to run as administrator ubuntu 14.04 and not as guest?

today I installed ubuntu 14.04 and also a new user to the new operating sysytem. there are several problems I am facing with it they are: 1.I cant log in as administrator but as guest,can you help me ...
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Can login via ssh, but not system tty

Here's something weird. I can: ssh xyz@localhost provide my password, and login as xyz. However, I if hit ctrl-alt-F3 to go to the system prompt, and try to login as the same user xyz I get a ...
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ssh connection fails with and without rsa keys

I've got a machine running Ubuntu in the office.I've got a machine running Mint at home. My goal is to be able to work from home connecting to the office with ssh. I swear i tried to look for similar ...
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Stop asking for authentication to mount USB stick

My Ubuntu 14.04 is asking for my password to mount or unmount an USB stick. How can I change it, so that the mount is automatic and no password input is required ? This is about mounting arbitrary ...
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Authentication issues when booted into 14.10 - generally terminal works OK

Intel core i7 running 14.10 (upgraded) 64bit with i386 adaptors. No dual boot - only Utopic I have authentication issues across a range of programs and services when using Unity. As far as I can see, ...
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Can't authenticate against LDAP. /etc/nsswitch.conf seems to be ignored

Running ubuntu 14.0.4.1 on a BananaPi (ARM). I've had a lot of luck getting LDAP authentication to work under 14.0.4 on x86, but something about this just isn't working. If you run getent passwd | ...
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Software can't be installed or removed because the authentication service is not available

I'm trying to install flash via the software center and I get this error : "Software can't be installed or removed because the authentication service is not available. ...
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Is it possible to run software-updater without a password?

I know that I can add commands in /etc/sudoers to obtain passwordless sudo in the command-line, but I don't think this applies to the software-updater (does that use gksudo or some other form of ...
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Password reset - Authentication failure

Together with some friends we are using an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS dedicated Server for Teamspeak, Minecraft, etc. But we have some trouble with the passwords. Every day the server itself resets some of the ...
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How to allow access to web page from internal IP but use PAM auth for external access in Apache 2.4?

I have tried to implement the following logic for page access in an Apache 2.4 server in Ubuntu 14.04: if (internal-ip) allow; else if (external-ip) get authentication; A similar setup worked in ...
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How to use microsoft isa proxy with authentication on ubuntu 14.04 64-bit

my apt.conf file: Acquire::http::proxy "http://user:password@server:port/"; Acquire::https::proxy "https://user:password@server:port/"; Acquire::ftp::proxy "ftp://user:password@server:port/"; ...
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How to use pamusb to ONLY autologin

Is it possible to configure pamusb to only handle the login authentication? Right now all my authentication can be done with an usb stick, which means sudo and other stuff can be run by any random ...
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Change default user for authentication

When I attempt to perform certain actions within ubuntu I am asked to authenticate with a root user, but ubuntu doesn't give me options for which root user, it just specifies it as the user that set ...
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rsync + ssh public key asking authentication

After creating the keys and use ssh-copy-id command successfully, I can connect by ssh user@host but when I'm trying to do a transfer via rsync and it asks for password... rsync command is as follows: ...
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Can not authenticate on Firewall

The situation is I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and Firefox 11 and Firefox 26. Both because Firefox 26 was installed and I installed 11 because I thought Firefox 26 was creating the problem I am having. ...