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

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unable upgrade 11.10 [duplicate]

Several attempts to upgrade went nowhere Update manager displays that system is up-to-date and launches a new active window stating : "Your Ubuntu release is not supported anymore." "You will not get ...
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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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Authentication required by wireless network appears multiple times

Sometimes when I don't use my Ubuntu for a long time - maybe a day, I can see the popup showing Authentication required by wireless network There's obviously some wireless connects and ...
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Very slow svn checkouts unless I use --no-auth-cache

Using an up-to-date Ubuntu precise 64-bit, checking out a large code base svn co https://.... takes hours. Using cygwin or tortoise it takes 5 minutes. After poking around, I found this post which ...
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How to disable shutdown/restart/hibernate without authentication

I do not want to allow my desktop to shutdown/restart/hibernate without authentication. How can I achieve this? I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with unity. Most of the questions previously asked ...
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Polipo HTTPS Authentication Problem

I use internet behind http proxy, and that requires authentication. I tried using polipo to bypass the authenticated proxy to 127.0.0.1:9134. Applying these settings to my browser, works fine for ...
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Bypass Authenticated HTTP Proxy :Ubuntu

Is there any way to bypass authenticated http proxy to something like 127.0.0.1:port, so that we could use it any application, simply by filling out the proxy 127.0.0.1:port (which could be used for ...
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pam radius module access-reject

I am trying to set up an Ubuntu server that my users will connect to. I already have a Radius server running on a Windows box, and I would like for connections to this Ubuntu box to authenticate to ...
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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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How can I add proxy authentication parameters for Ubuntu tweak? [closed]

I was trying to play around with Ubuntu tweak, when I tried to access Tweaks → Love Wallpaper HD and encountered the following error: Distribution: Ubuntu 12.10 quantal Application: ...
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Installing apps programs etc

Im new to Ubuntu. I'm trying to install apps etc, but it keeps asking for authentication. I don't where or how to create a password. I've had a look in system settings but no joy
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...