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

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How to authenticate users via PAM using freeradius?

I have like 20 users in server2, and I need to configure PAM on server1 to authenticate users against /etc/passwd file using freeradius which is configured on server2 with a shared secret ...
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Problems with disappearing authentication window

When I try to use the software center, the authentication windows pops up and disappears after 1 second shaking sideways (like when the password is incorrect) even though I was not able to type ...
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“Software can't be installed or removed because the authentication service is not available. ”

I have 12.10 ubuntu and when I try to remove / install programs I get notification : Software can't be installed or removed because the authentication service is not available. ...
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How to fix sudo: setreuid(ROOT_UID, user_uid): Operation not permitted error?

I am using LDAP authentication on my Ubuntu 11.10 server. I installed libpam-ldap, and configured things accordingly. It works great, except that I get this error every once in a while when I try to ...
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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 ...
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Conditional authentication

I want to use the following authentication in Linux: If during the boot flash drive is connected, the logon to the operating system is performed by the user "user1", in this case should be carried out ...
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Disable authentication password

I forgot my authentication password for downloads. So now want to remove it all together I haven't trying any command yet
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Authentication failure

I'm using ubuntu 3.13.0-24-generic. I know root password and login before (my friend can use su command), root password not change but when i using su command it appear " authentication failure", What ...
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Can't complete dropbox installation from behind proxy

Problem: My PC on campus sits behind a proxy (requiring authentication) and I can't setup Dropbox. I am convinced that this is a proxy issue as I can't setup Ubuntu one either (but I don't use Ubuntu ...
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Dovecot user login failed

I have a problem with my dovecot. I want to make a mail server using postfix, dovecot, thunderbrid and outlook for windows users. But when I install and configure dovecot, I can't login with my mail ...
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Could not load host key: /etc/ssh/ssh_host_ed25519_key in /var/log/auth.log

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 instance running on AWS. I was browsing the auth logs (/var/log/auth.log*), and noticed the following line appearing: Could not load host key: /etc/ssh/ssh_host_ed25519_key ...
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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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How to use “apt-get” via “Http-proxy” like this?

I'm trying to use apt-get command on a network that uses a proxy, like this: We use 10.114.7.7 on port 80 as Http-proxy, and after that an authentication window comes up, asking for user name and ...
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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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Can a user with ssh keys set their own password after logging in with keys without knowing their password?

I'm playing around with a script to create a user across a number of machines. I'd like to not know the users password at any time, but having the public SSH keys is quite acceptable to me. The user ...
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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. ...
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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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Can I disable other users authenticating while on my account?

So I have not realized this feature until recently after adding another admin to my computer and I realized when updating that either of the admins can authorize the update while logged into my ...
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Free Radius User Authentication

I have a question regarding Freeradius.As of right now I this is a sample of how my users are set up /etc/freeradius/users Test Cleartext-Password := "test123" Service-Type = ...
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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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Wireless Network Found, can't connect, repeated requests for authentication

After trawling through the internet, on forums, support websites, and through dozens upon dozens of answered questions on this site, I've not found a solution to what seems like a fairly regular ...
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Yubikey Two-factor Authentication Full-disk Encryption via LUKS

I recently acquired a Yubikey Neo - a nifty little hardware second factor authentication device. It's primarily intended for use with One Time Passwords, and the emerging U2F protocol - but since ...
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Retrieve Windows 8 Product Key from mainboard

My new laptop came preinstalled with Windows 8. Naively, as I am, I just formatted the harddrive and installed fine old Ubuntu. Now I want to install Windows 8 for dual boot again, but I have no DVD ...
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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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firefox -37.0.2 not taking proxy username and password

I am behind the proxy server, when i open Firefox-37.0.2 a window came and say "authentication required" after entering the proxy username and password, keep asking continuously "authentication ...
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Public Key authentication failed

I am using ubuntu 13.10, and the server runs ubuntu 12.04. I had generate private and public keys using ssh-keygen, and put id_rsa.pub to server side and added it to authorzied_keys accordding to the ...
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Can't log in from terminal

I have a server with a hosting provider (OVH). I've never had any trouble logging in via SSH, but I use RSA authentication, so I'm not sure if I could actually get in with a password. However, when ...
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Can someone help me escape Skype and use Ekiga?

I really want to escape from Skype because its Linux support is abysmal and its ethics questionable. The most prominent alternative seems to be Ekiga, but I just can't get it working. Could someone ...
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how to setup two factor authentication in Ubuntu for Ubuntu users using Google authenticator?

How to setup two factor authentication in Ubuntu for Ubuntu users using Google authenticator (It can also be setup for non Google accounts)?
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Ubuntu Phone (Aquaris 4.5) How to connect to a wifi network wich requires an account?

So I tried to login to the WiFi network at my University, which requires an account and password, but I never came that far. Whenever I select one of the networks (there are 2 usable networks) it ...
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Blocking Specific User to specific website using Squid Web Proxy Webmin

I'm using Squid Web Proxy via Webmin and currently it works. I have set the proxy authentication too. source : ...
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Dovecot IMAP (port 143) not working with SASL while Postfix (port 25) is

I've got SASLAuthd working (via LDAP), and am also successfully able to telnet via port 25 with my LDAP credentials. Postfix is configured with Dovecot. All 3 services are running fine (Postfix, ...
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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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**PLEASE** Help with Password Recovery / “Authentication token manipulation error” / keyboard won't type [duplicate]

I am really hoping that someone can help me with Password Recovery. A couple weeks ago my doctor found a 6 cm tumor in my head and had a surgeon remove it asap. Good news, it's benign so I get to ...
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Ubuntu LDAP authentication

Need to know if i'm on right path. Trying to use LDAP authentication for Web user access of network resource. I have configured LDAP server and client_auth (ldap-auth-client) demon on Ubuntu ...
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Samba keeps warning 'Session closed for user nobody'. Why?

I've set up an Ubuntu 14.04 server, using Samba to share files to our Windows clients. Everything appears to be working correctly, but while checking my auth logs, I see the line 'session closed for ...
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After moving home directory, ssh configuration is not working

I moved my home directory from /home/user to /media/newDrive/home/user. Everything seems to be working at first, except my ssh configuration. I was able to log into this machine from my laptop with ...
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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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Using wget to download websites when logged in to a password protected session

I am having difficulty downloading websites with wget that require specific authentication. Specifically, my university has me login to my account to be able to access university related websites. I ...
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Authentication not working properly after using fingerprint authentication in Ububtu 14.04

I installed fingerprint-gui to use fingerprint scanner in my thinkpad. The commands used were sudo apt-add-repository ppa:fingerprint/fingerprint-gui && sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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Why am I getting authentication errors for packages from an Ubuntu repository?

I'm experimenting with VPNs, so I wanted to install pptpd. john@desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install pptpd [sudo] password for john: <snip> The following extra packages will be installed: bcrelay ...
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more information about the authntication [duplicate]

I have turned by mistake the account to standard position the passowrd right but the authenticate say your authentication attempt was unsuccessful so Icant download any program
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Installed perfectly but password not working for login or authentication

I installed Ubuntu on an old XP machine (replaced XP with Ubuntu) and it seemed like it went well... Until I tried to download and install the suggested updates! The password I set during ...
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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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Multiple Users Private / Public Keys

I am currently undergoing a project of maintaining a server with certain simple services (mail, web) for a group of thirty users. I would like to use pub/private keys but I guess unsure of their use. ...
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PKCS11 Error when setting up

I have been trying to setup contactless authentication on my Dell E6520. I have 6 new/blank cards. I am able to get Windows to log me in with one of them but Ubuntu seems to be having trouble. I keep ...
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Access Prompt keeps asking for GMail password

A pop up keeping appearing in Ubuntu (running 12.10), asking for the password to my gmail account. The icon has a silver shield, and it is labeled Access Prompt. The actual window has an image of ...
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can't authenticate for wifi n access

Beginning about two weeks ago, perhaps owing to a software update, Network Manager has been unable to authenticate successfully on N type WiFi networks, but continues to work with other network types. ...
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Enable Google Authenticator with PEM key-based auth of AWS EC2 Ubuntu Server

I am trying to configure to use Google Authenticator with AWS EC2 PEM file key-based auth. I have tried a number of setups with the closest being a combination of this: ...
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How do I deal with “unauthenticated sources” errors in the Software Center?

Any install that I'm trying through the Software Center is telling me: Requires installation of untrusted packages: The action would require the installation of packages from not authenticated ...