Questions regarding passwords and the use of them. Where and when it is needed for system security.

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MySQL Login Error

I recently installed mysql-server on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS computer and was able to log in only once. I didn't change any passwords or user information but now when I try and login it keeps throwing ...
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Password promt twice at Log In screen

I am experiencing a problem when logging into my account. I’m using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The scenario is when I turn on my computer the Log In screen pops up as it should, I enter my password and it ...
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Black screen after inserting password in login Ubuntu 15.04

I have seen lots of open threads about this problem, but nothing specific on how to solve my own problem. I run Ubuntu and the loading screen is normal, the login screen follows and the drums are ...
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How to undo login password removal

I need help, I am very new to Ubuntu and am running 14.04 LTS. the problem was that my password login screen would prompt me twice for my password, I could not find a solution so I decided to remove ...
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ssh keeps asking for a password

I am trying to set up an MPI cluster, following Setting Up an MPICH2 Cluster in Ubuntu tutorial. At the end of step 7, it says that I should not receive a password request, which unfortunately is not ...
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Problem with Ubuntu 15.04 Install switched encripted areas of of my main disk

During install the only area of my disk I requested encrypted was my home folder. What actually happened was home folder is not encrypted and the rest of the disk is encrypted by a blank password. ...
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Hadoop in Ubuntu : Unable to create Passwordless SSH

I am learning Hadoop and trying to create the passwordless SSH following the procedure in define in the Book : Hadoop: The Definitive guide Configuring SSH Pseudodistributed mode is just ...
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Admin account directly login with no password required

Ubuntu 15.04 with admin "account + password" at the beginning of time every thing is OK and every time logging to the system it requires "account password" after approx. 5 days the system log in ...
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How to add and pass system password as a variable in a script

I have a script which asks for system/login password and pass that password to further processing. This is the gist of programm by which I am executing my script. read -s -p "Password: " password1 ...
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Ubuntu Password help

I installed Ubuntu using wubi it asked me to enter a password for my account . I entered the same password twice . When I booted ubuntu it asked for my username I entered it then it asked for my ...
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Password don't works in graphical start login

I am working on a Ubuntu 14.04. I installed it 3 months ago and never had this problem. Yesterday evening before shutting off the computer i let the update manager update softwares on it (don't know ...
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Password invalid [duplicate]

I tried the process recommended, but was unable to reset the Password. regardeless of what I typed, the results were always "root@jimmie-z62FM:~#". I tried adding or deleting spaces and would ...
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Set Login Password “unlock Login Keyring” Neither Old Or New Pass Word Work

What I did to cause the problem: Reset login in password on two desktop computers using the GUI at System Settings - > User Accounts: One computer went perfect, no grief what so ever. The other ...
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Why does a system update ask for my password?

If doing updates is safe and secure, why does it need my password? From what I have read so far, it prevents man-in-the-middle attacks also. So what vulnerabilities exists that a user should be aware ...
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Ubuntu in endless password asking loop [duplicate]

This is very strange broblem, I have never seen anything even close to this. I have ubuntu 14 (or so) which is put into old 2005's cheap laptop computer. It had worked well since now, even tough ...
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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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Strange issue with samba -

I've configured 2 samba server (ubuntu 14.04), which work fine on all systems a part from Win 8. (both servers are configured the same as they are acting as primary and backup) The issue is; I have 2 ...
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How to forget sftp password in Nautilus (none in seahorse)

I added the entry sftp://daniel@<somedomain> to my bookmarks in Nautilus. The first time it was accessed it asked for the password but never after that. I cannot remember which option I selected ...
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issues faced while upgrading Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04

I am an Ubuntu user since 8.04 days and I have only a basic knowledge of Ubuntu. When I tried to upgrade feo 14.10 LTS to 15.04 using update option, my graphical ui does not recognize my password and ...
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Completely unable to login

I've been trying to add more security to passwords, etc. I did the following things (in Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS) in /etc/pam.d/common-auth, added (as first line) auth required pam_tally.so onerr=fail ...
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Evolution keeps asking me for password authentication (gnome shell)

Every time I open my dash, I see the dash display as normal. But once I type into the dash search bar, I receive a request for password authentication for evolution. This is incredibly frustrating! ...
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Using IRC with password on empathy gets stuck on “Authorize Ubuntu”

I'm trying to set up empathy to use IRC on the Rizon network. After following these instructions to add IRC support, adding the Rizon server to the list (using SSL), accepting the self-signed ...
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I can adduser and login through the Terminal but not through the GUI

What should I do in this case? I added the user through "adduser" command. The user has a Home-Folder, but when trying to login through the GUI, it always says "wrong password"! What should I do?
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plain text can be enctypted like password in vi editor? [duplicate]

Can anyone tell me, How to plain text can be enctypted like password (********) in vi editor or using vi editor or any other method ?
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Set a different password for unlock to my sudo password

I am running a single-user Ubuntu install. When I enter the password to unlock my screen after suspend/timeout, it is the same password I use for sudo - my user password. Is there any way for me to ...
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sudo password in terminal not accepted

Assuming my login password is the one being referred, I cannot type that, or in fact, anything when password is requested. I read through the answer to an earlier question on this problem and tried ...
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Google Chromium asks for keyring to unlock 14.04 [duplicate]

I don't want this prompt to use my default ubuntu login, I would like this to match the password I would use either on a chromebook, mac, or windows. In other words, similar behavior to the other ...
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Forgotten new password so how can I log in to my computer? [duplicate]

I can not log in to my computer except as a GUEST because I tried to change the password to a simple 8-character keyboard sequence that could be inputted half-awake using just one hand. Unfortunately ...
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Password does not work in the Ubuntu terminal [duplicate]

hola ojala me entiendan español yo tengo un lenovo thinkpad sl500 y tengo instalado ubuntu 14.04 lts en una micro sd de 16 gb cuando intento installar pipelight me pide contraseña y no me deja ...
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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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After software update cannot login

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer besides windows 8. I don't know if thats important but I had used supergrub2 to install Ubuntu AFTER windows 8. Recently, I used the software updater for ...
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Caffeine and system settings and upper right hand corner

I was able to go to the terminal and type in the command for caffeine, but I don't find caffeine anywhere in the system settings and it doesn't show up anywhere on the upper right hand corner of the ...
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Cant login after installation

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 but then i try to login using my password the screen goes black and some text is shown realy fast in the upper left corner then I am back at the login. Why cant I login?
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Defining what happens after trying 3 times to add a user with a pass that doesn't match the pass-policy set in pam.d

I've set a password policy, when creating a user for example, so that just passwords with at least 1upper- 1lower-case, 1symbol, 1digit and minimum 10character length are accepted. Now the problem ...
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Set password security with pam.d (urgent homework)

I am trying to change the password security check. I would like to set rules for the password when adding a new user. Here is the content of my /etc/pam.d/common-password file: password ...
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how can i find out my password for root since i am not a sudo user? [duplicate]

i am asked for the password for root to edit my account settings,upgrade,especially for authentication,but i am not a sudo user.so i don't know how to solve this password asking problem if i enter ...
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How can I find whether I am a sudo user or not [duplicate]

I am asked for sudo password frequently while entering sudo commands in the terminal, but I can't remember whether I am a sudo user or not. Similarly I don't know any superuser do password. I am ...
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KeePass2 and KeePassX, which is more secure? [closed]

I use KeePass2 on Windows and KeePassX on Linux. I understand the arguments between the two on database compatibility and cross-platform performance. What I'm curious about is whether either one is ...
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After new Ubuntu 15.04 installation, startup asks for password even though no disk encryption was set up

I installed a brand new SSD into my laptop and did a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.04, with NO system encryption used (only Home directory encryption). However, it still asks me for a password when ...
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Dumn question, what's the current SU password on version 15.04 ? new install [duplicate]

I want to change the SU password but wont let me, what's the current SU password on version 15.04 ? it is a new install, thanks
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Disable Root — what password will it ask for when I do Sudo

My web-host recommends disabling root. I've created a non-root-user with a non-root-user's-password in the sudo group. So far so good. Here's my question. Usually, when I do sudo, Ubuntu asks for ...
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Password restriction is not working in Ubunutu 14.04

Earlier I tried installing some apps (PlayOnLinux and Wine) and used the previous command in a terminal. Maybe this is the reason? sudo apt-get install curl Also Im getting a pop up requesting to ...
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Password protect NFS

I am wanting to password protect access to my NAS. I have a /etc/exports like this /HDD/NAS/ *(rw,fsid=0,insecure,no_subtree_check,async) And I have tried adding: password=bar But that just ...
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Upgrade to 15.04. Now asks for private key password at boot

I just upgraded Ubuntu from 14.10 to 15.04 and when I boot I now get a question before the login screen that asks me for my private key password. I didn't quite now what this password was so I've ...
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Disable authentication prompts in 15.04?

I'd like to know how I can disable the authentication prompts when opening apps such as Synaptic, mounting disks and so. I got my user as passwordless set in sudoers, but seems the change to systemd ...
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lock screen user with direct access

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and created an user with direct access ( i.e. no password needed to log-in). But after 5 minutes idle, the screen lock appears and asks for a password to ...
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Is there a way I can password protect a folder without encrypting/compressing?

I have got a folder that contains private stuff and I don't want others to be able to see its content. I will frequently open it and the folder is quite large. I know I can password protect it by ...
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Reset password for mysql in ubuntu: [duplicate]

Refer from this question (Resetting forgotten phpmyadmin password) I am trying to reset the password of mysql installed.But run the third command mysql -u root mysql i will get the error ERROR 1045 ...
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How to set credentials for network printer when setting it up through CUPS web interface

I'm working on setting up an Ubuntu Server, it's in a virtual machine now, but will go physical once I figure all this stuff out. I have a Windows 7 box which acts as a print server, all my Ubuntu ...
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What is the live session user password in Kubuntu 15.04?

What is the live session user password in Kubuntu 15.04? Furthermore, why is there a password for the live user at all?