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Administrative password doesn't work when I try to install applications

I have a problem. When I try to install something from the software center it tells me my password is incorrect. In my account, I just changed my password to 'None', since I don't want to be prompted ...
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sshd_config file is being overwritten on reboot

I need an AWS server to accept password authentication and whenever I remove the hash and set PasswordAuthentication yes After reboot or create image and launch a new instance, the # is added back ...
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2answers
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Why does Ubuntu keep asking me for another super user's password?

I have two users: misha-local (the first user I created when installing Ubuntu) misha (a user authenticated against an LDAP server) I'm logged in as misha. misha@misha-antec:~$ whoami misha ...
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1answer
27 views

ssh pair key authentication problem

I have a problem with public and private key authentication. I do this steps and then, public-key based doesn't work. 1- generate a pair of private and public key (RSA) using the following command: ...
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2answers
132 views

Administrator password

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and when I enter the admin password (it is only me using the system) I get the message that the password is wrong....I know that this is not the ...
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0answers
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Ubuntu 12.04 Authentication is broken

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on VM. It was fine till last friday. There were some updates available, some were related to security stuff, I don't remember exactly. After that my system is broken. I ...
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Bogus FF user/pass authentication prompt on nxdomains

When I want to log into my router's web interface, I enter the following into my browser's address bar and hit return: http://192.168.1.1/Status_Router.asp (Actually, I have that bookmarked.) My ...
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1answer
60 views

Require password even though I removed it

Good day. One day I decided to remove the logon password from the setting. After that when I tried to change my other settings eg : install another language, Ubuntu states it required Authentication ...
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Password authentication problem [duplicate]

So I wanted to download some software, and it says I need to put in my password, but I didn't put a password on my account, so I didn't add a password and clicked authenticate, but it says that my ...
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0answers
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passwd history through PAM not working (and weird 'Authentication token manipulation error' when using passwd)

I'm trying to set my password policy to remember the last two passwords a user chose, and to prevent him or her from re-using those particular passwords. I'm currently running Ubuntu 12.10 through ...
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0answers
152 views

proxy authentication problem

I installed ubuntu along side windows from a bootable USB. My internet is working behind a proxy. after entering the hostname and all other things, the connection is not receiving my username and ...
0
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1answer
421 views

What is the authentication password?

I'm very new to ubuntu, and i just installed it on my new chromebook acer c7. I never made an authentication password, and when I try to download something, it asks me for it. Please help!
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OpenVPN - Password Authentication Only

When using the OpenVPN Client for Windows, I can log into the OpenVPN server with only a username and password. I can't figure out how to make the same thing happen in Ubuntu. It seems that some kind ...
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help with authentication password [duplicate]

When I try to install or remove software it asks for an authentication password but I don't have a password and never set one so how do I reset the password
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4answers
298 views

How can I prevent a user from changing their password? [duplicate]

I want to prevent a user from changing their own password. Additionally, if possible, I want to prevent them from changing it via sudo.
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1answer
238 views

I can authenticate but can not login in using my password?

Here is my story : there were days when I had my password and everything was fine. I removed my password : Opened User accounts Unlocked it by pressing "Unlock" button Selected my username (btw, I ...
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1answer
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Wifi only accepts passwords of 5 or 13 characters

Installed Ubuntu 13.04 and when attempting to connecting to a home wifi network, the connect button is only click-able with passwords of 5 or 13 characters. Is there a fix?
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1answer
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Difficult Problem - I'll Try To Explain [duplicate]

OK, so my husband and I have had Ubuntu 13.04 I believe for about a week now, or whenever they released it. Yesterday, turn on the computer and his "user" and everything with it, was gone. Mine, still ...
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sudo su fails with 'Unable to change to sudoers gid :operation not permitted.' fault [closed]

I have installed ubuntu and now I want to install flex. It asks for password but when I type my password, it asks me the password for root. When I enter the password which I had specified during ...
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1answer
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Authentication issue after Wubi installation

I am unable to log-in to Ubuntu with the username/password combination I gave on Wubi at the time of installation (incorrect username/password error). This happened twice; the first time I really ...
0
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1answer
932 views

i cant remember my password [duplicate]

my computer goes on standby every 5mins and will then request for an authentication password; i cant remember setting any password. so i will have to restart the computer again before i can use it. ...
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2answers
948 views

Graphical authentication works; why does sudo say my password is wrong?

I'm trying to install a theme, and when I enter the command sudo cp -r $HOME/Desktop/Overglossed /usr/share/themes the terminal asked for my sudo password which I entered, however I'm told my password ...
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1answer
247 views

I cant login in Ubuntu Server after passwd command [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Authentication token manipulation error I installed Ubuntu Server using Oracle VM on my Windows 7 for practicing GNU commands. I used the passwd tool but after using ...
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authentication is required to change user data

I set administrator password to blank. Now, I can't install new programs (message see in title), or change the admin password ("change" button grayed out). I tried a suggested fix from inside the ...
0
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1answer
4k views

Password Authentication Problems [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost administrative password? I am new to Ubuntu, am extremely delighted with the performance and speed, as compared to Windows 7-However, I messed up, ...
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1answer
170 views

Authentication problem — locked out from changes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost administrative password? Why can’t non-admin users install software? Authentication for everything I am really frustrated about the ...
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2answers
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Installed perfectly but password not working for login or authentication

I installed Ubuntu on an old XP machine (replaced XP with Ubuntu) and it seemed like it went well... Until I tried to download and install the suggested updates! The password I set during ...
0
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1answer
891 views

My password won't work [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost Administrative (root) password? I've tried to change in grub but doesn't work. "mount -o rw; remount" doesn't allow it either
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3answers
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Is there a way to lock my browser with a password?

It would be OK if it was only with my login password, but I would like to lock both midori and Firefox so that they cannot be used without entering a password. I'm running 12.04.
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1answer
202 views

How do I create one user without key authentication?

I've completed the following steps: I have configured Ubuntu server with Key authentication and it is working fine. I have disabled password authentication for key authentication to work. The server ...
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2answers
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I have removed my password now what should I answer when it asks for password?

I used pass word earlier but for now I removed password and used to login without password. Now some actions need administrators aurthentication through password even to set password I it asks for ...
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Passwordless su in a Bash script?

I've run into a dilemma while migrating a Hadoop installation from Oracle Enterprise Linux to Ubuntu. The prior developer put the following command into rc.local within OEL: su reporter -c "cd ...
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1answer
879 views

Adobe Air workaround for Pandora not working

I was trying this symbolic link approach because of the problem described here: http://askubuntu.com/a/120221/70462 After I made the symlink, the installation proceeded further than before, but it ...
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3answers
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Cannot authenticate without a password

The problem can be reproduced as follows: When I remove the password of an administrator account, "Log In without Password", I cannot use that account to authenticate. When I do something that ...
3
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1answer
994 views

Once authenticated once, passwords are cached in lightdm

We are preparing 12.04 LTS for our userbase and have done some basic configuration to the login screen (disabled guest account, removed user list, etc). However, one thing that I've noticed is that ...
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2answers
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sudo in the Terminal seems not to accept password input [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Nothing shows up on the screen when I type my password I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and was trying to update software with sudo apt-get .... In the Terminal I am asked ...
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2answers
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I cannot enter my password when using sudo to install Sophos AV for Linux [duplicate]

I cannot type my password as shown below. After successfully unlocking root account in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. saintmichael@ubuntu:~$ sudo usage: sudo [-D level] -h | -K | -k | -V usage: sudo -v [-AknS] ...
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0answers
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I can log in with my password, but it's not accepted as valid for authentication

I can log in with my password just fine, but when trying to use sudo to run commands or authenticating to install software, my password does not work and my account is an administrator account. ...
0
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1answer
805 views

Disable constant user authentication

I've been using windows for 10 years, and now discovered Ubuntu, which is way cooler, but the downside is that I'm at a complete lost.. So far , so good but what I find annoying is that I have to type ...
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1answer
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Deepin Software Centre unable to aunthenticate password

I am using Kubuntu 11.10. I tried installing Deepin Software Centre in it. Installation was successful but when I launched the application it asked for password. Every time I entered the password, it ...
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2answers
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How can I allow SSH password authentication from only certain IP addresses?

I'd like to allow SSH password authentication from only a certain subnet. I see the option to disallow it globally in /etc/ssh/sshd_config: # Change to no to disable tunnelled clear text passwords ...
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1answer
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Authentication problem - and I still can't change the password [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost Administrative(root) password? My question has been previously asked by other users, but has been dismissed by those who answered. I changed the ...
3
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2answers
14k views

I cannot enter my password in the terminal - can't install packages [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Nothing shows up on the screen when I type my password I can open a terminal (Ctrl-Alt-T) I can copy or type in the following: sudo wget ...
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2answers
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Authentication for everything

I was wondering if it is possible to just disable the password authentication. It is getting tedious to install everything when I'm being asked to enter my password what feels like every two seconds. ...
0
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1answer
4k views

How do I enable account lockout using pam_tally? [closed]

I am trying to implement account lockout in ubuntu using pam_tally. I have tried adding the follwing lines in /etc/pam.d/common-auth auth required pam_tally.so deny=3 account required ...
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2answers
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What is the least insecure way to store a password that is used by a script?

I have a Bash script that automatically authenticates with a service using my username and password. The credentials are currently stored as plain text within the script. What precautions should I ...
3
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2answers
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How do I approve specific computers to ssh into a machine with password authentication disabled?

The instructions in help.ubuntu.com/community/SSH/OpenSSH/Configuring recommend disabling password authentication so that "it will only be possible to connect from computers you have specifically ...