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

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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 facial/...
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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. http://...
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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 ...
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How to connect to sftp in filezilla using private key

I've downloaded filezilla on Ubuntu 14.04 using the package manager (apt-get) and I'm currently setting up a site to transfer files for on the remote server I'm using. For the login type, I need to ...
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Random Requests for Authentication

I have an unusual problem on my system which I don't seem to be able to find much information about anywhere. When I log into my account, switch to another account or the global login screen, and then ...
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How to use a proxy that requires authorization without exposing credentials (username and password)

There are knows ways to setup internet and system updates access through a proxy by setting the environment variables (http_proxy=) and/or updates' config options (like Acquire::Http::Proxy). There ...
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Clients and a server connection by SSH with authentication key usage

What is the way to share a server's SSH key to clients to allow them connect by SSH to that server? In the every manual about SSH authentication a connection between clients and server through ...
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set up two factor authentication with Google but only if a public key is not used

I have key setup from host1 to host2 and host2 to host1 for SSH. I want to setup two factor authentication with Google on host1 and host2 but only if the incoming connection is from another place. So, ...
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Can't connect to ubuntu 14.04 from android using ssh

I have a laptop, a desktop and an android phone(Moto G) connected to the same wifi network at home. I had installed openssh-server on my laptop and desktop and could connect between them using ssh. I ...
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Cannot install app from Software Center - Requires installation of untrusted packages [duplicate]

So, I've purchased an app from Ubuntu Software Center. The problem is that I cannot install it. Whenever I try to click Install this appears: Requires installation of untrusted packages ...
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Apache Authentication

I configured the authentication on Apache2 with .htaccess and .htpasswd files. Now my problem is that when I close the browser or the browser tab, remain logged in without me being prompted for ...
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how to check what incorrect password as attempted

In /var/logs/auth.log I can see the unsuccessful login attempts. They are like lines below: Oct 16 05:04:02 myMachine unix_chkpwd[15793]: password check failed for user (user1). Now is there a way ...
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Ubuntu keeps asking me for Gmail passworld

I'm using Ubuntu 15 and everything was fine till i decided to use evolution. Evolution failed to connect to Gmail and since then it asks me to enter my password for my Google account. according to ...
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Remove the “Authentication is required for …”

I'm terribly sorry if this has been answered somewhere else but I've read through many forum posts and still haven't found a fix to my issue. Recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 then updated to 14.04 (...
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amount of attempts Authentication password

Is there an amount of attempts when I forget the authentication password? Like Iphone or something when after 3 times the phone is locked for 30 sec, and after that for 5 minutes (and so on..)? I ...
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Authentification problems in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

My admin password is not accepted. All the solutions given in similar posts require to enter a password at some point, but in my case it is never accepted. Caps lock is not on, it just doesn't work. I ...
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In Ubuntu 14.04, password works for system login but nothing else

TOTAL noob here, having installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop (with some difficulty, as I have no clue what I'm doing). I set a strong login password that continues to let me log in to my system. I can ...
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User cannot login using Putty

User1 can login to the Ubuntu 12.04 server using Putty fine. User2 cannot login using Putty and gets access denied. When I login as user2 from the VMware console it logs in fine so the password is ...
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How to prevent loggin in via ssh as my domestic user?

Hi i am kind of a newb in ssh but i setup a domestic server in a laptop. I have a user called e.g. USERBRUNO with a password authentication required. The problem is that if my friend does ssh ...
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Equivalent Ubuntu network configuration

I have a windows 7 machine (already configured to connect to the LAN) and a Ubuntu 15.04 machine (yet to be configured to connect to the LAN). On Windows 7, the configuration is as follows 802.1x ...
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Problems with su: Authentication Failure

I am currently using Ubuntu and am 100% new to Unix. I have installed Ubuntu to program in C and will be using the "Learn C the Hard Way" online textbook (http://c.learncodethehardway.org/book/ex0....