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

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Ubuntu 13.04 Firefox Proxy Authentication Delays

We are using a Proxy server in my company. My proxy settings are ok and normally I can access Internet using our proxy server. Only Firefox and Thunderbird are acting very weird. When I try to access ...
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Authentication for my google account

I've tried fixing something and made things worse...! I tried to set up Evolution with my Google account to receive email. It didn't work immediately, which I put down to using two-factor ...
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Install software without root access?

Is it possible to give a user the rights to install software, without giving him other sudo-rights? Let's say I were to install Ubuntu on the student's computers at a school. I would like them to be ...
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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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Pre-Authentication on HTTP before Playing VoD

I did not know where to post this question. In case I am in the wrong place, please advise where I should have posted this instead. Moving to my issue... The Setup Set Top Box <--1--> Mediating ...
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Unable to access Bugzilla using LDAP authentication

I am unable to access one of my Bugzilla projects. I have Used User Authentication as well as Admin Authentication but it shows the warning"The username or password you entered is not valid." Please ...
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Different GUI fonts / settings is loaded depending on login speed

I'm observing very strange behavior on Ubuntu 12.04. I have a linux desktop in company network and user is authenticated against remote authetication server. It obtains IP address from DHCP server. ...
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Catalyst Control Center (Administrative) prompts for password, then won't open?

I have a fresh (non-wubi) Ubuntu 13.04 x64 install, with successfully installed AMD Radeon HD 7870 drivers that were obtained by Software & Updates > Additional Drivers > AMD Graphics accelerators ...
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Proxy settings not working in ubuntu12.04 but working fine with windows 7

Proxy authentication settings are set properly in the /etc/apt/apt.conf and even in the network settings. But the sudo apt-get update command gives an error "something wicked happend in resolving ...
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MongoDB super-admin authenticates fine but still gets unauthorized query errors?

I have started using MongoDB with authentication. As per the documentation I used the localhost exception to create an admin user with the single role of userAdminAnyDatabase. That all went fine. ...
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Not able to login through GUI in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm unable to login through GUI. On typing the correct password, I get a black screen and back to login screen. However, when tried with tty1 I was logged in. Then I tried reinstalling lightdm and ...
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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 ...
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Cannot ssh with publickey into Ubuntu 13.04 cloud instance

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 in an OpenStack instance. When I created the instance, I specified a keypair, and I may ssh into the box with the command: [laptop]$ ssh -i keypair.pem ubuntu@my-instance ...
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Wireless Password not working

I have uploaded Ubuntu with great expectations but it cannot connect to the Internet! I use SKy wirelss router I entered the passowrd and Pin repeatedly but still failing, It was working with Vista, ...
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Authentication password stopped working [duplicate]

So as stated above my authentication password "stopped working" a week ago. I ran through all the basic things like CAPS lock and making sure is was the right password. I've been reading up on how to ...
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Authenticate in ubuntu

I have a administrator privileges in Ubuntu 12.10 but when I try to install some applications Ubuntu requiere authentication, I write my password, but doesn't work somebody could help me?
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Google authenticator for gnome screen lock

What is the current status of using the google-authenticator PAM library in conjunction with a screen locking program like the Gnome screensaver ? I'd like to use google-authenticator to unlock my ...
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How to use a multi factor authentication device with ubuntu server 12.04?

I have a multi factor authentication (MFA) device similar to http://onlinenoram.gemalto.com/ Is it possible to use it with ubuntu server 12.04? If yes, what packages do I need to install to get it ...
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Proxy Authentication in ubuntu 13.04 with password not shown as text

I have ubuntu 13.04 on my system and my internet connection is under my college's proxy authentication. I have set up proxy settings by modifying the /etc/apt/apt.conf file but it's unsecure as anyone ...
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Pam face authentication terminal install went wrong

I was following the steps from this link http://lkubuntu.wordpress.com/2011/06/28/pam-face-authentication/ I was trying to set it so I could use my webcam and face recognition to unlock my computer. ...
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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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Unable to access limited access folder from Windows 7 PC

I am a complete novice at Ubuntu and Linux systems in general. I have wanted to play around with the OS for years and finally set up a spare computer and installed Ubuntu 12.04.2. My goal is to make ...
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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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How to have cntlm configuration per user?

This tutorial http://zipizap.wordpress.com/tag/cntlm/ suggests configuring cntlm using the file etc/cntlm.conf. It works great, but it means that all users logged to the machine will be using the same ...
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su: Authentication failure

I have downloaded the Eset Nod32 Antivirus from its website, and I got a eset_nod32av_64bit_en.linux file. I have right-clicked on it, Properties - Permissions, and checked the Allow executing file as ...
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Cannot authenticate to SBS 2003

I am trying to connect my machine to my work's entirely windows network and I am having a few issues: Whenever I try to access the server, the authentication dialog just keeps popping back up. I ...
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Delay on ssh authentication

I've just installed 12.04.2 server amd64 in VMWare Player and noticed that there is a 3-5 seconds delay after I put the password and before the shell appears. The same happens when I try to connect ...
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authentication method for likewise to join a domain

I installed likewise and joined my an active directory domain. I'm finding it's a bit unclear on how the default authentication works. Do I have to do any extra configuration to enable kerberos? If I ...
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connect to another proxy through squid

i have an HTTPS proxy outside which uses username/password for authentication and i want to configure squid on ubuntu 12.10 to direct all connections which are not in it's cache to that proxy. how can ...
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Annoying Wireless Authentication Prompt [duplicate]

When my internet connection fails and tries to reconnect (Which happens quite frequently on my crappy Uni Wireless) the following prompt pops up every 20-30 seconds: I consider this to be a major ...
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Cannot install google chrome - package cannot be authenticated [duplicate]

I have a puppet setup which adds the google package signing key, the google repo and then tries to install google-chrome-stable. It has been working fine on many servers for the past 6 months until ...
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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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Trying to do ssh authentication with key files: server refused our key

I'm trying to setup ssh authentication with key files in stead of username/password. The client is a Windows box running PuTTY and the server is a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server. I downloaded puttygen.exe ...
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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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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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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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ppolicy with pam_ldap - pwdReset has no effect when logging in from Ubuntu

We installed ppolicy overlay on our ldap server. Password policies work correctly for locking out user after X incorrect password attempts, but we can't enforce user to change his password. When we ...
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13.04 Packages cannot be Authenticated

I am unable to install updates because the following Packages cannot be authenticated: libudev1 libxml2 libasound2 google-chrome-stable libgudev-1.0-0 libtiff5 linux-image-3.8.0-19-generic ...
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How to use Google Authenticator with OpenVPN server on Ubuntu 12.04

I have a working OpenVPN system on Ubuntu 12.04 and I'd like to add Google Authenticator for extra security. This is my current openvpn config: dev tun proto udp port 1096 ca ubuserv04-ca.crt cert ...
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Nginx Basic Auth and subfolders

I have a problem with subfolders in a basic auth procted folder. In the protected folder i have a folder named phpmyadmin, which contains phpmyadmin. Im not able to run phpmyadmin, when basic is ...
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OpenSSH Two Factor Authentication

I'm using Ubuntu Server 13.04 and want to use OpenSSH for sftp. I have everything set up and the only thing not working is the Two Factor Authentication. Currently it asks for a password or the public ...
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Authentication in wireless network

I am authenticating a network using WPA2, but not working (authenticates then off) OS: Ubuntu 13.04 Wireless network card : Intel Corporation Ultimate N WiFi Link 5300 $dmesg: [ 1248.966666] wlan0: ...
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NIS client authentication

How to configure the nis client on Ubuntu? And how to configure system authentication? There is no option for system authentication like system setting system info in my system etc. When ever I go to ...
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How to make simple system user authentication work with postfix/dovecot on 12.10?

I have been wrestling on this a LOT. I never properly understood but I presume that authentication by the system users is done with PAM and the default authentication method for both Dovecot and ...
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Security warning from Facebook in Chromium

I am terrified. Every ten minutes Chromium pops up with a tab stating: Success SECURITY WARNING: Please treat the URL above as you would your password and do not share it with anyone. Very ...
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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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Authentication required for every 1 hour for Internet but NO proxy. How do I get out from this problem?

OS: Ubuntu 12.04 and/or above My system connected to University campus Internet which has no proxy. But needs authentication (username and password) for every 1 hour. If the web-browser is running ...
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apt authentication failure on self-signed package

I did create a gpg key using "gpg --gen-key", here is the listing: > gpg --list-keys /home/<user>/.gnupg/pubring.gpg -------------------------------- pub 2048R/99EDE0B7 2013-02-05 uid ...
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Authentication required to install plug-ins and application [duplicate]

I cannot install new plug in to my linux computer. It keeps asking authentication required that needs a password. I do not know what the password is. Pls help me identify the problem or remove the ...