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

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Problem when setting 802.1x authentication in Ubuntu 16.04

I live in a campus and we need to set certificates and private key in 802.1x tab to connect. The problem is that when I try to add the private key, it says: "Unencrypted private keys are insecure" and ...
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Not able to ssh as root on 14.04.2

I have done all the workarounds, yet, I am still not able to ssh as root. I have already modified PermitRootLogin to yes, and I have reset ssh services. I have even rebooted the VM, but it is just not ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 upgrade killed owncloud … and many other things but right now I need help with authorization

Ubuntu 16.04 is a nightmare. I have had to fix mysql php zoneminder ... my website doesn't work anymore and owncloud is giving me an error. When I try to open owncloud I get the following: ...
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Configuring NFS mount to use LDAP user id

My research group uses LDAP authentication for all the desktops. However, we've purchased a few laptops and would like to set them up so that they don't require LDAP authentication (so we can work ...
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Unable to connect to internet behind proxy using terminal in ubuntu 14.04

I am having trouble while running sudo apt-get update. It is asking for proxy authentication, even ping google.com not working. Though I have updated apt.conf file at /etc/apt/ location but still not ...
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Authentication: what should I enter when the system asks for authentication

TO: Ask Ubuntu Subject: Authentication I a sorry because it is the second time I ask this question but the first time I did not get a working answer. On 28 Mar 2016 I upgraded to ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Not able to run jhbuild:Error executing command as another user: Not authorized

I am running jhbuild sysdeps --install After running this command it is asking for authentication: ==== AUTHENTICATING FOR org.freedesktop.policykit.exec === Authentication is needed to run ...
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How to auto open web browser on network connect

Sometimes when I come across certain networks i.e. (school, work etc.) that need me to open my web browser to authenticate. Does anyone know how I can make it so when I connect to a specific SSID ...
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Ubuntu 15.10. Rhythmbox + last.fm = Token expired

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 and Rhythmbox. The problem is that I can't login to last.fm. The program always gives an error saying "Token expired". I upgraded Rhythmbox (to 3.3) and its plugins from the ...
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ssh:permission denied,please try again

I am having two laptops both having ubuntu 14.04 LTS and they have wireless connection. When I try to access other system,it says permission denied,try again.What to do? The following after I type ...
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Exchange MAPI Authentication Loop

Ubuntu 15.10 Evolution 3.16.15 Trying to access my work's Exchange MOBI server (curse you, proprietary Activesync), but authentication just hangs and continually asks for my password. User and ...
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Can't login in cups web console

I don't know why, but I simply can't do any administration tasks simply because I can't login in cups web interface. This is my cupsd.conf: LogLevel warn MaxLogSize 0 Listen localhost:631 Listen ...
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authentification for external and internal device

I'm wondering why should I input each time my password for "conect" to my second hardrive, and worse, each time when I try to use an usb-stick and when I eject it... I have the same configuration in ...
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Why is “Authentication is required to …?”

When I plug an SD card into the SD card reader (/dev/mmcblk0), a popup appears, saying: Authentication is required to mount a device. When I plug in a VGA cable between my laptop and an external ...
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Authentication of updates and downloads

I'm a silver surfer beginner giving Ubuntu a go on my backup PC because my Windows 10 drive has packed in. Everything is fine until I try to update from v 14 to v 15 or other installed software. These ...
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How to solve server certificate Verification failed!

Recently I installed a complete ubuntu package on virtualbox and use it via vagrant ssh in windows.from yesterday i have a annoying problem,I cant use sudo commands for install,update or everything ...
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Authentication error setting up mail server

I'm setting mail server using dovecot pop3 in ubuntu 14.04. But username doesn't match with password and show the following error: telnet localhost 110 Trying 127.0.0.1... Connected to localhost. ...
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Ubuntu stuck in login loop [duplicate]

I've tried all the previous answers that are likely a duplicate of this to no avail. The contents of my .Xauthority file is as follows: ubuntuOMIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 … followed by a bunch of special ...
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Lightdm - Login using two passwords?

I was thinking of an extra security layer by using two passwords for login. Is it possible to configure lightdm in such a way that it will ask you for two correct passphrases? I thought of including ...
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How to disable show password?

I work for a school and I want to disable this part. When ever the network goes down and it has to reauthenticate, the kids have a chance to see the password. How can I disable that part?
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Can somebody confirm that Samba authentication works on ubuntu 15.10

I am just re-approaching this problem again because I have shelved it for a while. I posted an issue I was and am experiencing with Samba authentication not working when connecting from a windows ...
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Find out which program requested authentication

I get password prompts like the one below every now and then. Usually they say: Authentication is required to change your own user data But I have not requested to do so. This often happens ...
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Invalid AuthExternal keyword (pwauth)

I'm trying to setup basic authentication on my Apache2 server using AuthExternal and pwauth. Thus using the system users to perform the authentication rather than another user db. I could install and ...
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How do I add a user to the “Authenticate” menu? [duplicate]

I am talking about the menu shown in the screenshot provided: When I click on "Select user...", a list of users is shown, but my user is missing, although I have sudoer permissions.
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PAM USB: require USB device only for some users

I have configured the pam_usb module on my Ubuntu 14.04.4 system. The current common-auth rules look like this: auth sufficient pam_usb.so auth [success=1 default=ignore] ...
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15.10 Biometric Auth

I have seen biometric authentication such as Pam-face-authentication and the such, but when I tried to get it to work, it didn't do anything, I realised it was old, does anyone know of a good ...
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How to change user without starting a new session?

I am connecting to a server with ssh. I use to change user with su username, but as far as I can tell it always starts a new session. So at the end I have to type 1000 exits and I can't remove users ...
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Add this Password to your keyring

Image related to QuestionIt is very annoying when always Authentication request comes.I need to put always password to login into ubuntu.
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Access a print queue on a Windows print server on a different network

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10. (Gnome edition) I want to access a Windows print queue that is on a different local network but it does not show up in the list when I try to add a new printer. I've noticed ...
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Cannot install software due to policykit-1 problem

I've installed a Linux OS with XFCE4, last version then updated Linux, there are some graphical changes, etc. But now if I try to uninstall or install something from the Ubuntu Software Center, I get ...
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Can't ssh without password to some machines, on a shared filesystem on a cluster, while it is successful on other machines

I am running on a cluster, where my home directory is shared to all machines. Some of the machines are RHEL and the others are Ubuntu. When I login without password from RHEL->RHEL or UBUNTU->RHEL it ...
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Packages cannot be authenticated [duplicate]

Anytime I install a new package i get the following error: WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated! I can still install the package despite this error, but is there a way to get rid ...
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client authentication via sssd/ldap

I'm struggling with an annoying server (14.04.03) setup. We basically want to enable users login via sssd/LDAP, so they can access the machine with ssh. I've followed various tutorials (e.g. ...
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Fingerprint reader authenticates but does not close dialog box

I have a T550 which sports the following reader: Bus 002 Device 016: ID 138a:0017 Validity Sensors, Inc. After plenty of tweaking around I managed to get it to work. I managed to register my ...
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Error of packages autentication while updating from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 [duplicate]

I am trying to update my Ubuntu 14.04 to it's lastest version 15.04 but during the process I get the error "It was not possible to authenticate some packages. This may be due to a transient network ...
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Problems with wifi connection (after going from 12.04 to 14.04 LTS)

the last problem I cannot get rid of after looking here is the wifi failing to authentication to my fritzbox on a regular basis. in ~ 2/3rd of the attempts, regardless if freshly booted or awaked from ...
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Internal Server Error (HTTP 500) when issuing an authentication token for OpenStack's demo user

Trying to install OpenStack on a VM (host Win10, guest UbuntuServer14.04.3) I'm following the installation guide (http://docs.openstack.org/liberty/install-guide-ubuntu). When trying to issue the ...
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First Time Ubuntu user, problem authenticating app download

I am new to ubuntu... as in just installed it a little bit ago. I no nothing about ubuntu but thought it would be a fun thing to explore a new operating system. I got it installed ok and was ...
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org.freedesktop.accounts.change-own-user-data asks me for password

I'm on Ubuntu 15.10. with multiple users configured. Each time I switch to another user and come back to my account, I have a prompt windows asking me to enter my password. Sometimes it works, ...
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“System Program Problem Detected” at login

I keep getting the system report of system programs: the action is com.ubuntu.apport.apport-gtk-root. Why is this happening? Should I authenticate it? I haven't allowed it since I'm not sure what ...
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Why is “authentication” not working with my user login password?

I'm trying to install Steam. I've downloaded it then right click the folder and hit "Open with Software Center". When I attempt to install, it asks for a password to authenticate. So I typed in my ...
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What password do you use when your installing or delleting app? [duplicate]

When I attempt to install software, I am prompted for a password. What is this password? Software to be installed Password Prompt
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kerberos passwd: Authentication token manipulation error

(note - ignore the upgrade 15.10 bit, see "more info", below) I've just upgraded to Ubuntu 15.10 using the Live CD over an existing 14.04 version. Users that were configured before were lost from ...
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How to make Apache2 login using PAM and access files using file system permissions?

I've searched & Googled for hours but haven't found recent solutions (re: PAM, mod_auth_pam or something ... is obsolete). I want users to login using their ubuntu usernames and password, so I'm ...
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Radius Ignoring request to authentication address

Radius only works if i use localhost i can't use its ip address. Output of: radtest user password localhost 1812 testing123 Sending Access-Request of id 251 to 127.0.0.1 port 1812 User-Name = ...
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Authenticated OpenVPN before User Authentication

Is it possible to prompt the user for OpenVPN credentials before they are required to login? Our problem is that the ubuntu laptops we distribute use LDAP for authentication, but since our LDAP is ...
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Sudo: chronic authentication failure on X operations

Sudo works fine from the command-line, but I've never been able to get authentication to work right when a GUI asks for it. Starting X apps from the command-line w/sudo sort of works, but causes weird ...
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How to fix sudo due to pam error

The short story is that I can SSH into my device with the a username and password that should be in the superuser group (so I should be able to sudo su). The problem is that I was trying to increase ...
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putty key -> connection refused (permissions OK, /var/log/auth.log is empty)

I already checked here: Trying to do ssh authentication with key files: server refused our key and I did all these: *new: generated key(s) via ssh-gen in a Linux client. added the public key to ...
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How can I debug /etc/ldap.conf mapping?

I'm trying to configure an ldap client. I'm almost successfull (LDAP server is answering requests) but: In the /etc/ldap.conf, mapping configuration seems to be broken map passwd uid login map ...