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

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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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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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Ubuntu won't connect to my router, But connects to my hotspot on my phone. Why is this?

I have installed Ubuntu for the first time, and it won't authenticate to my router. It connects just fine to my wireless hotspot, and i'm not sure if it can connect via ethernet cable. Any fixes to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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The request you have made requires authentication. (HTTP 401)

I have Openstack dashboard on localhost. When I run command ' keystone service-list' or some another commands to get 'users-list' or smth., I have one Error: "The request you have made requires ...
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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 ...
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I can SSH into a remote host but get “Connection reset by peer” with SSHFS, what do I miss?

I created a key pair to connect to a Synology disk from 12.04. Deployed, edit ~/.ssh/config to automatically use it. Tested: ssh user@remotesynology -> works like a charm. Tested on a second remote ...
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All sites fail with 401 unauthorized

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and until yesterday everything was fine. Today I cannot access any site (no matter which browser I use). If I start Firefox, it wants to go to: start.ubuntu.com and I get a ...
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How can I set up password-less SSH login?

I want to be able to login to a remote via ssh without having to enter the password all the time. How do I set it up? Is a different command required to execute a password-less session?
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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 have a samba share that REQUIRES login for both a user and a guest

So my question is, with a samba share folder I'd like it so that anyone trying to access it would require authentication, and a valid user can login. But I also would like guests to also be able to ...
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Authenticate Ubuntu against OS X 10.9 Server: No passwd entry for user 'user'

I'm a computer tech at a school and having some issues. We're an all-Mac district running OS X Server 10.9. I have some Core Duo iMacs that are too old to run OS X, but they're perfectly good ...
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minimal data showing in auth.log

I have locked my server down and to help troubleshoot any holes, I look in the logs, especially auth.log. In the logs, it shows that there are attempts to log in but no data shows. I am not able to ...
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Using `System.DirectoryServices` on Ubuntu to authenticate with windows active directory

I have developed c# application using monodevelop, which basically does ldap authentication with windows active directory. And works fine in windows environment. but if i use the same code in the ...
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Unable to use RSA keys with SSH: Server refused our key

I am trying to use RSA public/private keys generated by PuTTY to log in to two GNU/Linux computers from Windows computers, and it works for one but not for the Ubuntu computer. The keys were generated ...
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How to configure FreeRADIUS Server in Ubuntu Server?

I have a requirement to design an internal RADIUS server at my controller application. Can you please let me know how to configure FreeRADIUS Server in Ubuntu?
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Use Google Open ID to automatically create accounts/login to Ubuntu

What I'd love to be able to do is to have the ability to use Google's Open ID system to have users automatically authenticate with Ubuntu. Yes, it would be Chromium OS-like in its login but there are ...
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Trying to install Squid3 on Trusty with AD Authentication

I'm trying to install Squid3 as a proxy server on 14.04, with AD Authentication such that authenticated users will not have to 'login' to the proxy each time they want to access the internet. I've ...
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Wifi connection deauthenticated by router

I use ubuntu 14.04 and I have an Acer V3-571G laptop. I have an O2 Box 6431 modem which I have received from O2. My wifi connection works fine except when I restart ubuntu or laptop. Next time it does ...
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Cannot authenticate without a password

The problem can be reproduced as follows: When I remove the password of an administrator account, "Log In without Password", I cannot use that account to authenticate. When I do something that ...
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Access denied when using domain credentials

I am unable to login to Ubuntu with my domain credentials....I am getting access denied. My machine has authenticated against my domain for 2+ yrs. Then a few weeks ago, when resuming from sleep, my ...
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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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What is the correct way to modify /etc/pam.d/common-auth?

By default /etc/pam.d/common-auth looks like this $ cat /etc/pam.d/common-auth # # /etc/pam.d/common-auth - authentication settings common to all services # # This file is included from other ...
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Can not authenticate form system tools

Whenever I try to run a program from gnome, I get messages like Authenticated is required to run the Gparted Partition Editor The same goes for all programs that need root permission and I try to ...
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Why isn't my apache authentication working?

I am trying to set up apache2 authentication for a given website which can be found locally on my webserver. When I try to open up the website it states Internal Server Error 500. Then I put the ...
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How to resolve failed PAM radius authentications for local account?

I have a local account which is not set up for radius on my 14.04 server, then I have multiple radius accounts. The local account is used for automatic file transfers from network devices and creates ...
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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 to configure system wide proxy with user authentication

I would like to use my LAN's proxy server in Ubuntu Desktop 12.04, but all my attempts have failed. Here is what I did: 1) I went to System Settings Menu > Network, selected Network Proxy, Manual ...
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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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How can I allow SSH password authentication from only certain IP addresses?

I'd like to allow SSH password authentication from only a certain subnet. I see the option to disallow it globally in /etc/ssh/sshd_config: # Change to no to disable tunnelled clear text passwords ...
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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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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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how do I create a user data base for postfix/dovecot sasl [closed]

I am trying to install postfix in Dovecot sasl with virtual mailboxes and virtual users. How do I create the user/password database file. I do not want to use Linux system passwords showdow or ...
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RE Q & A from Aug.16 '12 at 10:32

@Eliah When I first set up 14.1 I was able to download apps and change settings but now I can't.I also can't get updates. When I'm asked to authenticate and type in my password it says Your ...
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connect to openvpn using username and password

Is it possible to connect to an openvpn server using a username and password. I read that you need a config file on ubuntu, but I don't have a config file. How can I connect to my openvpn server ...
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No longer asked to authenticate

I used to receive an authentication screen upon startup. Lately, the authentication screen has been popping up later and later in my session, and as of this week, I am no longer being asked to ...
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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 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 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 ...