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

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Ubuntu 12.04 - SSH hang at reading configuration

Hi fellow Ubuntu users! I currently have a problem when connecting to remote computers at work. Here is the log : OpenSSH_5.9p1 Debian-5ubuntu1.4, OpenSSL 1.0.1 14 Mar 2012 debug1: Reading ...
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Authentication with admin password problem [duplicate]

I have read quite a few of the answers to password problems but am completely new to Ubuntu and can't figure this out. I bought my computer (a Dell vostro) a few days ago, and I was trying to install ...
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PAM Module & nsswitch.conf

As i know, there are two authentication schema available on linux. PAM auth modules and, /etc/nsswitch.conf file When user logs in, which one take the precedence.?
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Ubuntu asks for permission to add a printer, but nothing works

I am trying to install my HP LaserJet Pro 400 color m451nw, got it all worked out using the hplip open-source program (hplip-3.14.6) until I get to the very end where I verify and setup the device and ...
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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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Using Port 587 for Secure Submission

Testing from swaks, mail is delayed indefinitely. I believe that the local mail server is configured correctly, as per the ehlo responses: thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ telnet localhost 25 Trying ...
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Error Password: chsh: PAM: Authentication failure when try to install Oh my zsh

I try to install Oh my zsh. After install zsh (sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y zsh) Then I install sudo apt-get install -y curl then install git. the problems occurs ...
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Need to reset Authenic Password! [duplicate]

I'm having this extremely frustrating problem right now! I bought a HP Mini Notebook 110-1025 from someone and before she sold it to me she did a system recovery and used this Ubuntu program instead ...
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After ldap and pam installation I cannot log in my computer

after ldap (Server) and pam (client) installation I cannot log with my user or my root in my computer. Maybe I configured wrong in pam. But I know password for root and ldap admin. After reboot I ...
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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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Ubuntu Server (14.04 LTS) System-Wide Socks5 Auth Proxy

I have recently switched to the server version of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and am not aware of a way to apply a system-wide authentication socks5 proxy so that all traffic on that computer goes through the ...
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Username/Password Authentication Failed. dpkg: error: requested operation requires superuser privilege

gichan02@gichan02-Latitude-D520:~$ wget https://private-ppa.launchpad.net/commercial-ppa-uploaders/xojo/ubuntu/pool/main‌​/x/xojo/xojo-bin_2013.41-0ubuntu1_i386.deb; dpkg -i xojo-bin*.deb --2014-05-28 ...
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How to disable multiple authentication?

Ubuntu's policy of reauthenticating the user every few minutes for sudo commands is a significant productivity drain, especially if you have a long password. I realize that autologin can get rid of ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 GPG error: http://archive.ubuntu.com precise Release: The following signatures were invalid: NODATA 1 NODATA 2 [duplicate]

I know this is asked often but nothing seems to work for me. Every time I try to update I get the following: sudo apt-get update Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise Release.gpg Get:2 ...
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How to install git server with apache authentication on Ubuntu 14

I trying to install git server on Ubuntu 14 following these steps: www.jmuras.com I made a little change when creating git.conf and symbolic link cause goes on different folders for Ubuntu 14, i did ...
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How to authenticate a startup disk image?

The process of creating a startup disk on Ubuntu looks really vulny to me. It's scary in a number of ways. Please either (1) refute my assertions with contrary evidence or (2) tell me how to avoid ...
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What happened whith software-center - authentification failed? [duplicate]

2014-05-04 16:00:34,847 - softwarecenter.backend.zeitgeist_logger - WARNING - Support for Zeitgeist disabled 2014-05-04 16:00:35,910 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None' ...
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while configuration of samba for ubuntu 12.04 client acess is denied

First i was login as root sudo su - apt-get install winbind samba Add the following lines to the /etc/samba/smb.conf in the [global] section. security = domain netbios name = UBUNTU_01 password ...
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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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Why won't Ubuntu let me log in?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 but after installation I cannot log in with my password. I tried the tried-and-tested route of resetting a password (rebooting into root console, remounting / with rw, ...
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how to join ldap client 12.04 to server 8.04

apt-get install libpam-ldap libnss-ldap nss-updatedb libnss-db nfscommon nscd ldap-utils You will again be asked a bunch of questions LDAP server Uniform Resource Identifier: ldap://ldap.example.com ...
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Clean installed ubuntu 14.04. Ran into some authentication problems

This was a clean install. I wiped everything even my windows partition. HP 2000 notebook, E2 vision HD AMD/ATI processor using the proprietary driver and fully up to date. 1) Using software updater, ...
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Login names in ubuntu 14.04

I am using pbis open (used to be likewise) to authenticate against an active directory. This worked fine in 12.04 with my username (ian.collins). I installed a fresh 14.04 and the latest pbis open. I ...
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SSH “Permission Denied (Public Key)” Automatically re-occuring problem

I have a headless server with (until recently) working SSH and public key auth. I deactivated passwords and had a problem resembling the one in this thread, ie. upon SSH-ing into my server I get: ...
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authentication required by wifi network ubuntu 14.04

Whenever I connect to my wifi network, this annoying 'authentication required by wifi nework' window pops up, with my wifi password in it. All I have to do is to press the Connect button. Still I ...
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Authenticating error with ubuntu 14.04 LTS

< Problem: Just as I upgraded my ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 LTS. I couldn't pass keyring and bash authentication. I can login in recovery mood for both root and my account, but that's not the case in ...
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LDAP authentication: not able to login through GUI but able to login from console

I am building a LTSP environment with LDAP authentication. I have configured the LTSP,LDAP server and client perfectly. I checked with getent passwd command in LTSP/LDAP client. I can see my LDAP ...
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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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Can I secure a webpage with something other than username/password

I want to secure a webpage, but I want something better than username and password. Is there any public key style authentication for a webpage? I'm not concerned with the usability / convenience of a ...
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I get Authentication is needed to run `/usr/bin/dropbox' as the super user

in a system popup window on startup. Anyway to avoid this? fwiw I authenticate ok with my pw. I think this may have started after my recent upgrade from Ubuntu 12 -> 13
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PAM authentication using ssh key instead of password

When I try to use chsh to change my default shell, I get prompted for my user password. The problem is I log in using my SSH key and do not have a user password - by design. Yes, I can set a ...
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WiFi authentication problem - a common issue?

I have a small form factor PC that I rescued from being thrown out by work, and I had the idea to try Linux on it (I am experienced with hardware etc. but completely new to Linux). It's an Ideq 210v ...
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Stop Ubuntu asking for password to mount second drive

Whenever I turn on my machine and browse to the second hard disk in nautilus it asks me to authenticate to mount the drive. I can find guides on how to turn on this behavior, but not to de-activate ...
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ssh key login to vps woes

I recently created a vps for web hosting purposes. Everything was going fine until I decided that it's time to add another account and disable root authentication. I added a new user to the sudoers ...
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PAM authentication failure

I got a dedicated server from a reputable hosting company. Unfortunately, they're one of those companies that thinks enabling root access is a good idea. I've successfully disabled root access and ...
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user not known while configuring glance-registry

I am trying to install glance-registry but keep getting the following error $ sudo apt-get install glance-registry ... Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y Setting up glance-registry ...
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Authentication failure for FTP server

I followed this link to install ftp server. And also added ftp user(ftpuser) and also added ftp password(1234567). But when I am using this password in any wordpress site or any ftp software such as ...
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authentication password on dell [duplicate]

I changed my user settings on my computer and I am no longer able to use my password. I am running ubuntu on an old dell i received that was being tossed out. How can I reset my password?
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Ubuntu One authentication failing with 404

I´ve been using Ubuntu One web authentication as described here Is there a way to get an access token via Ubuntuone oauth? But https://one.ubuntu.com/oauth/request has stopped working, it returns ...
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How to configure fFreeRadius server in ubuntu server?

I have an requirement to design internal radius server at my controller application. Can you please let me know how to configure FreeRadius Server in ubuntu? Thanks , Suresh.
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Installed Ubuntu 13.10 in Hyper-V and Speech DIspacher error now Ubuntu One Not Logging In

I wanted to set up a new web server and decided to try Ubuntu. I set up a new Hyper-V VM and installed but then on reboot I received the following error: speech-dispatcher disabled; edit ...
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Private/Public key authentication not working after reinstalling ubuntu

I backed up my ~/.ssh folder and reinstalled ubuntu 13.10 on my machine. Then I just copied the .ssh folder back into my home folder and tried to connect to my server. I'm getting the following error: ...
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Disable console access?

How do I disable console access to Ubuntu 12.04? I want to only allow login over SSH. I have searched the web thoroughly but no clear answer was found. EDIT: I'm talking about disabling physical ...
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Error authenticating some packages while upgrade

When I try to upgrade my ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10, it gives the following error: It was not possible to authenticate some packages. This may be a transient network problem. You may want to try again ...
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filter PAM_yubico.so debug stdout

I want to use the yubico-pam module (https://github.com/Yubico/yubico-pam) to enable challenge-response authentification using my yubikey when sudoing. I've managed to do that by adding the line ...
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User Auth Failure

I was trying to change my usernme on Ubuntu 12.04 lts by opening Terminal and enter this command $ sudo nautilus Then, I went to File System > home > alex (my username) I right click on ...
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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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smb authentication not working

I've recently created a windows file share (SMB). On linux however, it just says "Unable to mount location Failed to mount windows share" instead of asking for a username & password. On the shares ...
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Authentication Failed while creating folder in File System

Am very new to Linux environment and am eager to learn, so I thought of installing Ubuntu. While creating a folder in File System I am getting "authentication failed". I am using Ubuntu in ...
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Unable to login through GUI as a user but I am able to login via terminal

I am unable to login through GUI as a user but I am able to login via terminal. This occurred after I installed 2 steps authenticator of Google using apt-get install command. I followed these steps: ...