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

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I have upgraded my system from 12.04 to 14.04 after restart when im tried to login authenication error came

I have upgraded my system from 12.04 to 14.04. After restart, when I tried to login, an authentication error came. After that, I used sudo apt-get install -f and rebooted the system. I didn't get any ...
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lightdm failed to start session; user folder requesting Gnome

We're migrating some old 10.10 users on Gnome to 14.04 using Unity. When they log on, however, the lightdm greeter complains "Failed to start session." /var/log/lightdm/lightdm.log notes: ...
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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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Whenever I delete Jabber and Yahoo from my online accounts list, they reappear

Whenever I delete Jabber and Yahoo from my online accounts list, they reappear after a restart. Because of this, whenever I open login, I get a large number of popups asking for my Yahoo password: ...
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How to know if a authenticate box is real or fake?

For example, someone creates a fake Authenticate dialog to get my root password. How to know if it is real or fake?
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How can I identify the program that has written information to a log file?

I recently got a message that something had failed to sudo on my Ubuntu laptop. At the time, I don't believe I was running anything that would need sudo. The messages that appeared in ...
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Authentication failure while updating

After it downloaded the file, it reports an authentication failure and skips to the next task. After finishing all downloads it reports that I should check my internet connection. Just to make ...
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Global sudo session in ubuntu

Is is possible to keep the sudo session for sometimes? I mean when you open synaptic, each time you have to authenticate. In a single terminal, sudo session exits for a specific amount of time. You ...
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What encryption and authentication algorithms does vsfpd use by default?

I have followed this guide and was able to transfer files using SFTP, I want to know the encryption and authentication algorithms used by default in that file transfer.
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Evolution email client authentiaction

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC and then installed gnome-core as a desktop environment. And then installed evolution as my mail client, but after configuring it and start using it, it always ...
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Proxy authentication with terminal Ubuntu 14.04

I would like to access the internet to update files etc. from the terminal on a secured proxy network. I've already tried the following: Adding to /etc/apt/apt.conf, /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/01proxy, ...
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How can I use ldap authentication with full disk encryption?

I'm evaluating (x)ubuntu client for my companies software developer. We must use full disk encryption because of software, which doesn't save their files in /home (like databases). The company uses ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Connect to internet via captive portal from console

I use Plasma-Desktop. For some reason the packages for starting my graphical desktop are broken. I'd like to install the patched version but therefore I need to connect to the internet. Using a ...
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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: ...
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Kerberos and google-authenticator (2-factor auth)

Does anyone know how can I use google-authenticator in combination with kerberos and thus provide to my users 2-factor authentication?
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How to configure system wide proxy with user authentication

I would like to use my LAN's proxy server in Ubuntu Desktop 12.04, but all my attempts have failed. Here is what I did: 1) I went to System Settings Menu > Network, selected Network Proxy, Manual ...