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

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How to get back to my user account?

I was running Ubuntu 13.10 and I got a window indicating I could upgrade to 14.04. I accepted the upgrade, and after the upgrade was finished I was left with an empty unity background and a mouse ...
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Want to change password my login

I want change my computer password. Right now my password is abc123. now i want to change it. I have write down this command sudo passwd enter password and then enter new password but still old ...
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Does anyone know how to reset a Windows 7 Administrator password with Linux?

If so, please help and advise. I do not have a reset disc and I only have one Administrator account.
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Secure Password Manager

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with the default password manager, now I want to make the important passwords secure and the rest unimportant. Now I have a keyring with a password and the other without a ...
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Permission denied (publickey,password): How to remove a password from an embedded device

I am trying to connect to an embedded device of mine through ssh. It's a FOX G20 V board. But I am having a hard time connecting because it always asks me for a password (it didn't used to before). ...
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Set password aging for a group of users

With chage command we can change password expiry information for a user. Is there anyway to enforce password aging for a group of users?
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How to disable password after login to 14.04? [on hold]

After my update there is a password-request on startup. I want to autologin.
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Forgot username and password

Username and password forgotten. How do I login? I have not used the programme yet and the system does not allow me to login.
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How do I remove password?

How do I remove password so at startup I do not have to enter a password. I am running Ubuntu 12.04. I have tried searching answers.
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Dealing with Password expiration from AD with Likewise

We are running machines with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, associated with our AD via Likewise. When logging in, we get the warning that the password is going to expire, however, we are unable to actually change ...
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Create x11vnc password file with both admin and viewonly password on 12.0.4LTS

Using Ubuntu 12.0.4 LTS and need to enable x11vnc access with admin and viewonly access based on which vnc password is supplied. The x11vnc server gets started out of /etc/lightdm/start via: ...
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broken gnome-keyring file and google-chrome hangs

After few weeks of uptime yesterday i rebooted my laptop. After that - i discovered that there is no password in gnome-keyring. gnome-keyring segfault and didn't work. I restored ...
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Select account based on password instead of username

Sometimes I might be forced to open my PC in front of strangers for some reason. In front of other people, I would like to make it appear that I'm logging in normally into my computer, but secretly I ...
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Lubuntu remembers secure WiFi connection login credentials

At our school, students log on to their Internet accounts as follows: Student A logs on to the Internet account by logging onto the school's secure WiFi connection with his login name and password. ...
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ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES)

I know that some users may say that this is a duplication but seriously I have combed the answers and those on the internet for over half a day and I am so frustrated i am going to explode. Now that ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Authentication is broken

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on VM. It was fine till last friday. There were some updates available, some were related to security stuff, I don't remember exactly. After that my system is broken. I ...
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How to set a password on recovery mode in GRUB

Any one can reset the root and other user's password by going in recovery mode. SO I want that on the recovery option GRUB require a password to enter in recovery mode. But user can login UBUNTU ...
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Cannot decrypt hardrive. Password not accepted

I have been tackling this for at least 5 days now. Initially I couldn't get Ubuntu to recognise my already installed partition LVM with an Arch, Home, and Swap logical volume. I have now got Ubuntu ...
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What is the password to the root account on Ubuntu Server? [duplicate]

if anyone knows what the password for the root account and can help me, that would be great. Thanks.
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login, password

I managed to get ubuntu installed on the extra hard drive. But I can't log in. it shows my username, then login If I type the username it then takes me to the password. It will not allow me to enter a ...
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Change keyring password after resetting password with “passwd” : Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I forgot my Ubuntu 13.10, so I reset my password from revoverymode using "passwd". Now when I log in to my system the keyring prompts "The password you use to login to your computer no longer matches ...
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Openldap ldif auto generated password

I am working on with my ldif file where I first spesify Poeple and groups, then generate two groups and one user. The problem I am having is how to automatic generate the password for the user. Right ...
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Create user with a blank password

How do I create a user with a blank password in Lubuntu? It seems that a password with a certain length is required when you create a new user. How do I avoid that?
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Missing password-asking dialog popup on session via VNC-SSH

I've almost got to have a remote Ubuntu Desktop working exactly as id it was a local session, but still can't solve a little issue wich is driving me crazy. I have a remote machine with Ubuntu ...
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Password-less Ubuntu install?

When you run Ubuntu as a live boot you are able to install programs etc. without a password, but when you have installed it you have to choose a password and you have to put it in everytime you want ...
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Password for apps

I want to limit access to running apps with a password. Is that possible? I have an app in the tray icon and I want to close it for unauthorized access. Greetings
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How to enter password on console with NetworkManager's nmcli

I want to connect to a VPN with nmcli. Is there a way to allow me to provide a password to nmcli from the console? There seem to be ways to store the password in ...
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How to save VPN passwords with NetworkManger for nmcli?

There are many posts about putting VPN passwords into /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/<connection>. I can't get any of them working on Ubuntu 12.04. The fields in the questions and ...
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Forgotten Password, need assistance with no grub menu [duplicate]

This is my first time using Linux so I'm still new to all this. I have forgotten my admin password, and I've tried opening the grub menu after a reboot, but it doesn't open even after holding down the ...
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(SOLVED) Can't Connect to Wifi that requires username & password ONLY [duplicate]

I'm a very very basic beginner so let me give as much detail that I can: I run Lubuntu 13.04 I CAN connect to public wifi's and also home private wifi networks that only need a password. I CANNOT ...
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I want to lock my folder with password in Ubuntu 12.04. [duplicate]

I want to lock my folder with password in Ubuntu 12.04. Is there any software for folder lock? Please suggest me how can i make this thing. Thanks in advance
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Check if the password has changed yet

I am supposed to ask the user to change his password then wait for some time then check if he has changed it how can I check if the password has been changed??
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Saving SSL password for SVN in Ubuntu

I have tried to set up my SVN that way, that it saves my passwords, but for some reason it won't work. I am using a SSL certificate, for which I need to provide a password every time. I have tried ...
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Type password with onboard

I noticed when use PCmanFM in Lubuntu 13.10 and I want to open a current folder as root, it will prompt me for password and I can't use onboard (virtual keyboard) to type the password. It's pretty ...
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Security benefits to force users to change their password at first login

When I consider chage command, I found that I can force users to change their password at first login with following command: $ sudo chage -d 0 <user-account> Has this work any security ...
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Reusing old passwords

pam_cracklib module is capable of consulting a user's password "history" and not allowing them to reuse old passwords. What security risk is in reusing old passwords? If this work is useful, how many ...
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`sudo` asks for password even when I have no password set?

I removed the password from my account using the "User Accounts" window and then on running sudo, it prompted me for a password, even when i didn't have one. I tried pressing enter without entering ...
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How to recover encrypted Home with only login password?

Until data wasn't lost I could login and use OS as normal and access my home folder without entering any passphrase because it was automounted at login. Now I want to access my home folder just by ...
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Ubuntu Kickstart/seed file - weak password

I have used the kickstart generator tool to generate a kickstart/preseed file for ubuntu KVM installations which has worked well until now. It stopped working when I switched over to using a very weak ...
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replace password prompts by confirmation

I'm a little annoyed by having to enter my password too many times (e.g. while running commands that start with sudo). There are ways to completely disable password prompts, e.g. How do I turn off all ...
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Problem login in

This might sound noobish, but, I wanted to change my username and password of my computer(ubuntu 12.4 I think) I changed the password, and it worked, I changed the username - and it worked, so I ...
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cannot access launcher or onboard when unetbootin asked for password

when i try to start unetbootin it usually asked for password. But when it asked for password ,i can not access luncher, and the onboard is also not access able during this time. On the other hand, in ...
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Changed root password on my server, now can't login anymore

I decided to change the root password that came preset on a fresh DigitalOcean server (ubuntu 12.04). I used the first answer to this post: How to change root password in ubuntu? which is: sudo -i ...
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Newbie wants to know what is a Root administrator password? [duplicate]

I trying to load the driver for the Lexmark printer which was downloaded form their site. I get to a point where Ubuntu 12.04 asks for the root administrator password. I don't recall putting one in ...
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Setting passwords on a Live USB install of 12.04

With the impending demise of Windows XP, I have taken this opportunity to try Ubuntu (via a bootable USB stick) on a number of machines. Everything looked fine but the lack of a password concerned me ...
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Password not working [duplicate]

I disabled my password in Ubuntu through the user accounts settings so I wouldn't be prompted for everything. Now, my sudo command password doesn't work, and that is a huge hindrance. There was no ...
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I've lost my secuity password [duplicate]

I've lost the main password to my computer and can only boot from C.D how do I reset it to access my computer from itself?
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Can't login after reset of password in recover mode

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : I lost my password but found a way to reset it in this forum. After restart I was not able to login and got a short black screen with some text. I recorded a video of the black ...
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Password protect running apps

I have a little alarm clock installed, which limits my children's computing time. It will ring, when the time is over. I want to protect that app with a password, as those little devils found out how ...
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sudo asks for root password but expects user in sudoers?

I have the root account enabled. I have degraded the user (say kenneth) to a standard account and I have set the Defaults rootpw flag in sudoers. When I use sudo it correctly prompt for root ...