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

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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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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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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 ...
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Apt behind proxy

I've been trying to get a package manager to work behind our company proxy for a whole day now but without any luck. The proxy requires authentication which is my personal email address and password. ...
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ubuntu 11.10 /var/log/auth.log

I use Ubuntu 11.10. And I want it to write logging messages about failed ssh log in attempts to /var/log/auth.log. In my understanding /var/log/auth.log is supposed to hold all failed ssh connection ...
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Login on local terminal without password

I have a virtual guest of Ubuntu on a KVM Machine, I've setup the machine so I can type virsh console and be dropped into a console. I realise the security considerations here, but is it possible to ...
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Authentication issue after Wubi installation

I am unable to log-in to Ubuntu with the username/password combination I gave on Wubi at the time of installation (incorrect username/password error). This happened twice; the first time I really ...
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Authentication failed with the correct password and now I cannot use sudo anymore

Recently I installed Ubuntu 12.04 (first time on Ubuntu). I have my normal "administrator", and another Guest account. I was experimenting today with the user accounts, and set my "administrator" ...
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How do I authenticate over a domain while doing apt-get update? [duplicate]

I am getting various 401 auth errors when trying to sudo apt-get update. I am connected to my corp vpn and have an SSH into my Ubuntu machine. How can I authenticate using my network login/pw to ...
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How can clients authenticate to a proxy without user intervention?

I would like to set up a number of computers that need to go through a proxy server to get to the outside world. The OS is Ubuntu 12.04 but the issue seems common to all versions (are far as I can ...
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Is there a way to save username and password for print authentication?

I saw this this question and followed its answer, but the problem persists for me. Once I send a document to print, this dialog box (in figure) opens up and shows "Held for authentication". Then I ...
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Directory path for home to an external NTFS hard drive

OK, I have run into a problem with authentication and I think I have figured out the problem but i cant seem to find the solution anywhere I look. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 running Lamp (individually ...
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Atheros ar9285 can't connect to specific AP

My laptop (asus UL80J) has Atheros AR9285. the ubuntu is 12.10 -64 bit the problem is my wirless adopter work good with all AP that I have except one I tried: dmesg |grep wlan And it gave me ...
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gksu not working in menu mode but works in cli mode

I'm running 12.04, latest updates. when I use gksu in the menu to start a application the prompt for password doesn't appear and the application starts with user priviledges. If I use gksu from ...
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i cant remember my password [duplicate]

my computer goes on standby every 5mins and will then request for an authentication password; i cant remember setting any password. so i will have to restart the computer again before i can use it. ...
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Why do I get “Authentication Failure”? [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10. As i started the terminal and ran the command su which we usually use to perform root operations and to get the # symbol. After running the command it asks me to ...
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Suddenly, I Can't login with correct password (greeter & tty)

This might be a duplicate of other password related questions but it's somehow eccentric. I have three accounts in my Ubuntu 12.10 system (one standard and two administrators). One of the ...
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“Permission denied (publickey).” error when trying to ssh into server

I am trying to connect to a server via SSH. I am getting the following log from using the command: ssh -vvvT ubuntu@ec2-176-34-121-133.eu-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com. Please could someone help me ...
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Log file size or age

I'd like to change various log files (particularly auth.log) to retain info for anywhere from the last 30-90 days. Right now it only has about 4 days worth of info. How do I modify these settings ...
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'The Authentication failed' error in Ubuntu One using 12.04

I had a computer with 12.04 that Ubuntu One was working seamlessly. But I had to reinstall it in another computer (a brand new computer I've received at work). Since then Ubuntu One is not ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 12.10 from USB

I can't install Ubuntu 12.10 from USB drive. I tried LiLi, UNetBootin, Universal usb installer and others for create USB. It boots and I can select "Try Ubuntu without installing" and "Install Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu One oAuth token - time of life

I try to develop some Java application that works with Ubuntu One account. Everything is ok, I have access to my U1 space but I'm not sure of one thing. How long may I use my oAuth token? Has it some ...
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Graphical authentication works; why does sudo say my password is wrong?

I'm trying to install a theme, and when I enter the command sudo cp -r $HOME/Desktop/Overglossed /usr/share/themes the terminal asked for my sudo password which I entered, however I'm told my password ...
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I get this message when I try to install software in the Software Center Ubuntu 12.10. No fixes I saw here helped

Software can't be installed or removed because the authentication service is not available. (org.freedesktop.PolicyKit.Error.Failed: ('system-bus-name', {'name': ':1.168'}): ...
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Can not authenticate in Gnome to install packages

I can not install anything through 'Ubuntu Software Center'. The system refuse to accept the su password that it accepts in terminal. It might be relevant that I've had change the user's password a ...
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Incomplete system-wide proxy settings on Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where are the system-wide proxy server settings? The new: System Settings>Network>Network proxy does not allow me to configure the user and password for my proxy, and ...
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Authentication problem-I can't enable my wireless driver

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.10 after trying it on a usb stick which worked fairly well. But currently I am not able to install anything because every time I want to do something I'm prompted to ...
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Finger print driver for Dell Vostro 3460

Where do i get the driver for finger print recognition for Dell Vostro 3460 and how can I use my fingerprint reader for login? Fingerprint Reader: Validity Sensors, Inc. VFS5011 Fingerprint Reader ...
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No password set - how do I authenticate? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost administrative password? I am running Ubuntu 12.10 and have removed the password on my account. When I need to Authenticate, the system doesn't ...