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

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How can I use my Active Directory credentials to log in to my Linux machine?

I would like to use the same username/password to log in to my Linux machine as I do for a Windows machine that authenticates against Active Directory. In particular, what I want is: When I log in ...
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How do we implement requirements of password policy?

This question might look similar but I could not find a solution to this which covers all the below requirements of the policy, Hence please help me: - Incorrect pass lockout (after 3 incorrect ...
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Home directory permissions preventing ssh key authentication on Ubuntu Server 14.10

I have ubuntu server 14.10 with an SSH server on it, and have password authentication working fine from my System76 darter laptop running Debian Sid. I want to switch to rsa-key authentication. On ...
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Check which SSH key was used to login

So stupidly enough in our development team every individual SSH Key is used to access the root user directly. When Checking the auth.log I can find this Dec 18 09:45:04 webserver sshd[12377]: ...
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Accessing the computer [duplicate]

I have my son's laptop. He passed away this year and I am trying to access his computer. I dob't have the password or the email address he used. It is asking me for an authentication code when i ...
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how to run as administrator ubuntu 14.04 and not as guest?

today I installed ubuntu 14.04 and also a new user to the new operating sysytem. there are several problems I am facing with it they are: 1.I cant log in as administrator but as guest,can you help me ...
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Can login via ssh, but not system tty

Here's something weird. I can: ssh xyz@localhost provide my password, and login as xyz. However, I if hit ctrl-alt-F3 to go to the system prompt, and try to login as the same user xyz I get a "...
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ssh connection fails with and without rsa keys

I've got a machine running Ubuntu in the office.I've got a machine running Mint at home. My goal is to be able to work from home connecting to the office with ssh. I swear i tried to look for similar ...
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Stop asking for authentication to mount USB stick

My Ubuntu 14.04 is asking for my password to mount or unmount an USB stick. How can I change it, so that the mount is automatic and no password input is required ? This is about mounting arbitrary ...
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Can't authenticate against LDAP. /etc/nsswitch.conf seems to be ignored

Running ubuntu 14.0.4.1 on a BananaPi (ARM). I've had a lot of luck getting LDAP authentication to work under 14.0.4 on x86, but something about this just isn't working. If you run getent passwd | ...
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Software can't be installed or removed because the authentication service is not available

I'm trying to install flash via the software center and I get this error : "Software can't be installed or removed because the authentication service is not available. (org.freedesktop.PolicyKit....
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How to use microsoft isa proxy with authentication on ubuntu 14.04 64-bit

my apt.conf file: Acquire::http::proxy "http://user:password@server:port/"; Acquire::https::proxy "https://user:password@server:port/"; Acquire::ftp::proxy "ftp://user:password@server:port/"; ...
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Change default user for authentication

When I attempt to perform certain actions within ubuntu I am asked to authenticate with a root user, but ubuntu doesn't give me options for which root user, it just specifies it as the user that set ...
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rsync + ssh public key asking authentication

After creating the keys and use ssh-copy-id command successfully, I can connect by ssh user@host but when I'm trying to do a transfer via rsync and it asks for password... rsync command is as follows: ...
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lubuntu completely ignoring ldap setup. Followed guide, no contact with ldap server

We have LDAP authentication working on every other server and lxc container in our enterprise, but when we try and have a brand spankin new Lubuntu 14.04 installation do the same, it's completely ...
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Connecting 14.04 to Windows 8.1

I have a machine with 14.04 and a Windows 8.1. They are connected to a gigabit router. Both are connected to a VPN. The Windows machine is able to see the Linux machine and copy files to it. The ...
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How access openssh-server with external IP address from outside the Local Area Network

How can I use my new openssh-server with the external IP address from outside the Local Area Network? The purpose is that an external computer administrator from outside the Local Area Network should ...
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pg_dump won't run through PHP

This question has been addressed in various other posts but they don't seem to help me out. My issue is that I run the following script: $strBK = '/usr/bin/pg_dump --host localhost --port 5432 --...
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How can I install Railo and Apache on Ubuntu and have it pass a basic Authentication username to Railo?

I'm trying to move from using Adobe ColdFusion to using Railo. The Application I'm trying to migrate relies on having the webserver check basic authentication, but then needs to know the authenticated ...
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Validate password against regular expression?

Is it possible to somehow set a regular expression that would validate a user's password? So that if the regexp is set to: ^qwerty|йцуке$ than both qwerty and йцуке will be valid passwords. I want ...
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AUTHENTICATION PASSWORD UNKNOWN [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I do not know my authentication password due to which i cannot install any software. Its urgent. Please tell me a solution and not a suggestion. In case , if I have set the ...
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Installing Google 2 step Authentication causes SSH to not connect

I am following the instructions here https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-protect-ssh-with-two-factor-authentication After making the changes listed to /etc/pam.d/sshd and /etc/...
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DigitalOcean droplet root password not accepted for client, but works for console

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 droplet with PubkeyAuthentication set to yes and PermitRootLogin set to no. Since I created it, my pubkey has worked fine. For some unknown reason today it's not accepting my ...
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Locked myself out of remote server

Before I left, I've set up an old computer with Lubuntu 14.04 32-bit. While trying to set up rtorrent, I did something to lock myself out while following this tutorial. Normally my computer has one ...
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Lubuntu 14.04: fatal GDBus Error upon session login

Two days ago I freshly installed a Lubuntu Desktop 14.04 on an old Centrino M with 2 accounts: uid 1000 (administrator) and uid 1001 (general user) Until an hour ago all was well. Then shortly ...
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Ubuntu 14 with kerberos authentication, nslcd still needed?

I have converted my Ubuntu 14.04.1 systems over to kerberos authentication using corporate AD servers. The instructions said to install sssd, libpam-sss, libnss-sss. These package installations would ...
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How to stop having to enter password twice to unlock the screen?

Recently when I lock my Ubuntu 14.04 account I have to write my password twice in two different places before getting in. This happened recently. I think I might have installed some stuff that I saw ...
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How to fix authentication password, when password is rejected?

When I try to upgrade, I am prompted for authentication password. I enter the password I have set, but I receive a message saying it is incorrect. The same thing happens when I am prompted to "unlock" ...
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How to change proxy settings with authentication?

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 and having WiFi connection with proxy settings and authentication. By following some tutorials I successfully changed /etc/apt/apt.conf with the values Acquire::http::proxy "...
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Auto creating accounts

I'm wondering if there is any way to configure Ubuntu or install special software which could allow to automatically create user account when user login first time (without any special privileges, ...
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Do logins by the gdm (or lightdm) user in auth.log mean my system is breached?

Please look at this auth.log (from Ubuntu 14.04) I have provided and tell me who this gdm user is and why there are all these unauthenticated logins? I am freaked out; please help! Here's the /var/...
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SSSD password change not working with LDAP backend

Environment info: AD on win 2k8r2 Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS SSSD v1.8.6 everything is in the same vlan I have an LDAP / SSSD solution in use on our Ubuntu servers. The auth process works correctly -...
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How to make sudo use a separate password?

Using Ubuntu 14.04, I have 2 accounts: Account A (first one set up) with Password 1 Account B (second set up) with Password 2, when updating software in Account B, I use Password 1 to authenticate. ...
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How to change the default position of ~/.ssh/authorized_keys

My VM server is installed ubuntu 12.04 and connected to a storage (not sure about the system of this storage). I have change my home directory to the storage. However this storage could be assessed by ...
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Can't SSH in as root

I'm using the default installation of openssh-server for my Ubuntu 14.04 server. I can connect through the console as root like normal, with my username and password. When I try to SSH with the same ...
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Download apps in ubuntu software centre

I am having a problem authenticating in Ubuntu 12.04. I have no password. I have bought my computer online. There is no password when I log in. It's showing me unsuccessful password. So I cannot ...
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fprint-demo casusing authentication failure

I installed fprint-demo in Ubuntu 14.04 unfortunately I did not setup the finger prints and when I try to log in; its denying my password. I tried to remove the password in recovery mode: rw -o ...
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I dont know how to overcome authentication problem with my old password being unrecognized [duplicate]

I am unable to change my admin password. Its showing 'authentication is required to change the data'. And its asking for a password. Its not working with my so set password. please help me..
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Please help me disable authentication! [duplicate]

This is very annoying. I don't want to sound like a drag or anything to you security people but I switched over from windows and everytime I install or do something I need to type a password. Is there ...
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Not able to authenticate during sofware installation

When I try to install a package through Software Centre, an authentication window pops up. The authentication window is like this: But the window disappears immediately and I am not able to ...
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Why does sudo sometimes asks for a different sudo user?

i have all my boxes setup to authenticate against openldap. when i logon with the local user (localmin) and run a command like; sudo service smbd restart it sometimes asks for the password of ...
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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: [+181.14s]...
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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 /var/log/auth....
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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 sure, ...
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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 ...