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

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Compress files menu: password grayed out

I am trying to password protect a compressed file, but the option to do so is greyed out. I am using Ubuntu 14.02 Mate. How can i password protect a compressed file?
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What is sudo password?

I recently bought an HP Laptop with Ubuntu installed on it. I don't need a login password. I want to install a software called Open foam. For that I need a sudo password. I dont know it. How to get ...
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What remote host allows tunneling thru ssh with public key and password?

I need a virtual desktop that can only be accessed by having the ssh public key and the user password. I was trying remmina but it does not seam to support the dual authentication of public key and ...
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Problem with PBISOpen and Ubuntu 14.04LTS

Good morning I'm testing openpbis 8.3 version and i have authentification problem when i'm trying open new session on Ubuntu 14.04LTS, not in local netwark but only in distant network. Adding the ...
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Password denied after installing from Wubi

I am trying to install a dual boot with windows 7. Old wubi does the job but i have password problems. It doesn't accept my password after setup. I chose password from wubi . I had to install twice to ...
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Ubuntu WiFi password storage is per-card?

I've replaced a wlan card of my laptop HP EliteBook 2530p. I've removed Intel WiFi Link 5100 (full size mini PCIE) and put Atheros AR9832 AR5BHB116 (half size) In addition, I've flashed BIOS whose ...
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How do I password-protect a Samba-shared folder that uses “force user”?

After trying various things, I've found that this has allowed me to share an external HDD from Ubuntu to my Windows computers. Is there any way that I can add some sort of password protection to ...
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Recover encrypted home directory: login passwd changed, mount passphrase lost

I have made an extensive research through the site before submitting a new question, but on one side I'm a huge noob and on the other side non of the previous queries seems to fit my case. I'll try ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 locks and asks for unknown password (pc w/ UEFI firmware)

I got a new computer at work. It is a pc with UEFI firmware and no grub is accessible (as far as I am aware of). It came with Ubuntu 15.04. When I turned the computer on it logged directly to Ubuntu ...
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how do i change the password prompt format

When i ssh to ubuntu thru putty using username, it prompts for password. I want to change the format of the word "password". below is the current format. Using username "kraj". kraj@x.x.x.x's ...
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Cannot reset password on X Term, [duplicate]

I cannot reset my password on X term, it will result in saying 'Authentication token manipulation error', and it will not change my password. I tried using the command 'chromeos-setdevpasswd' in both ...
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How do I unlock my administration user account on Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS [closed]

I forgot my password. How can I unlock my administration account? I am using Vodafone webbook model ON9. I've tried the shift option.
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Is it possibe to add a password to the Guest Account in Lubuntu? [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a fairly basic Kiosk type installation for a Visitor Centre, but they need to have a password on the machine to make sure they know when somebody wants to use it (so they can ...
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When Ubuntu updates what does it change the password to?

i have two machines with three different disks where the password has changed. I got a system 76 box and put the password on it. All was fine until I updated. Now it's locked I can't log in to do more ...
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I can't change my password [duplicate]

Am completely stuck. I set a fairly standard password to my account by Ubuntu doesn't recognize it. I tried to change using command. Seems to have work but again Ubuntu doesn't recognize the new ...
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Ubuntu login screen, ctrl+alt+f1 incorrect password

So hi! First question, which seems to be a big and common problem. And that is the login screen problem, where everything works fine until you enter your password and hit enter. I've read some posts ...
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Login automatically after PC goes to sleep

My user account's state is this: However, when my laptop falls asleep, it prompts me for a password when I awaken it up (by moving the mouse for example). How to avoid that?
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Issues Unlocking Computer and Changing Password [closed]

I've been restoring directories and files that I backed up from Ubuntu 14.10 before I had to reinstall the OS (still 14.10), and it appears that I've befuddled some important files on my computer. I ...
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GUI login problem

I am using a ubuntu server. when i start that server it directly opens the command line. so to get GUI i have installed ubuntu desktop. It is installed properly... but when i press Ctrl+Alt+F7 it ...
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Save Passwords in Ubuntu-Touch Brower

I am looking for a way to save login details for websites on my Aquaris E5. Does anyone know, if the default browser supports this? - I could not find anything in the preferences... Alternatively: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, disable password lock when waking from screensaver for ALL users

I am in the middle of setting up a bunch of lab computers running Ubuntu 14.04 at the local University and would like to disable the need to use a password when exiting screen saver (but not necessary ...
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gnome keyring problem and/or network manager does not store passphrase in keyring

So on very new wifi connection, network-manager stores the passphrase in its file in /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections directory instead of the gnome keyring. Either if I choose to store it for ...
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SQLSTATE[28000] [1045] Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES) ubuntu

I installed magento and mysql on AWS. when I am trying to change the root password of mysql then it is working fine in phpmyadmin panel but magento giving error. I have checked local.xml file in ...
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login screen to decrypt hard drive

When I boot Ubuntu up, I have to enter the password to decrypt the drive and proceed with the regular boot process. However, all I get is a black screen, no splash screen and no where to enter the ...
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How to password protect a hidden directory

I want to encrypt and password protect hidden directory and its components (.folder/something/some/) using a secondary password (not login password). I have downloaded Cryptkeeper but i didnt find an ...
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User password reset

I purchased two refurbished T43s. The passwords provided worked for one, but not the other. The vendor did not know the solution. How can I reset the password for the second T43?
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How to configure password requirement for shutdown from unity

I configured one of the PCs to act as a server. It will be used by other emloyees as well via the guest account. Obviously I don't want the PC to be shut down by any user. Also I have to shut it down ...
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Use of leading # in password

On install I used a password #some1thing# (said it was strong) Now it won't let me log in. So I used the guest account. Open a terminal and echo #test produced a blank line. Echo t#est echoes OK. ...
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Unable to reset Ubuntu One password

I've forgotten my Ubuntu One password and need to reset it. However, when I enter the validation code and enter my new password, it throws me out again with the message "bad bot, go away!". I'm ...
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root password on meizu mx4 ubuntu edition

I just got this brand new phone from Meizu, and immediately after unboxing it, tried to open a terminal, and failed to go to root! Is there any default root password? I sucessfully changed the ...
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Creating custom text expansion for password template

Let me explain. As a security measure, my current password system is a complicated combination of letters and symbols, to ensure a different password is used for each website I use a base password as ...
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help. not letting me type password and task bar gone

My laptop task/menu bar that runs along the bottom of the screen has disappear. I found a useful question and answer that said to press ctrl alt f1 then login in and type unity-reset. So I tried that ...
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Bash script and escaping special characters in password

I have been reading a lot of questions already asked here, however, somehow nothing is working for me. I have a bash script where I have to send password which dump database on remote machine, so its ...
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Password Strength

I don't understand why on my Ubuntu install there is such a small password character restriction. I think it's about 13 characters. Is there a way to modify Ubuntu so that I can have much longer ...
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How to change sudo passwords [duplicate]

When I try to change a sudo password, it say it doesn't work even running the mount -rw -o remount / When you run that command it would say i worked from the root menu but would still be invalid when ...
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Does Ubuntu store passwords from failed login attempts?

This is probably a stupid question, but if I type in an incorrect password while attempting to log into my account, does that password get stored anywhere? Assuming that I don't have any third-party ...
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ubuntu 14.04 cannot log in, keep going back to password

I have dual win8+ubuntu 14.04. havent used ubuntu for a while. Today I found I am not able to login. I typed the corrected password and it keeps going back to require password after a flash. Tried ...
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Need to reset password, can't bring up grub2

I purchased a new dell laptop preloaded with ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I need to reset my password. However, I can't bring up the grub2 menu to enter recovery mode (holding down shift during boot up does ...
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I can not change password length complicity by editing common-password

I can not change password length complicity by editing common-password if edit common-password file, i can change all things except password length, the password can be possible to make length up to ...
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NAS won't auto-mount at boot

I want to set up a low-powered system with a netbook (Eee PC) and a NAS for torrent purpose. I’ve made a clean install of Lubuntu 15.04, I installed Samba and updated everything. NAS auto-mount ...
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Can I make the Windows folder require a password to access it? [Edit/change or add flder and data]

Recently, I was thinking that while running wine an application that contains a virus can inject into the windows folder. I don't know if this is possible, but it would be nice to make the Windows ...
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Can't type anything in to to reset admin password [duplicate]

When I go to reset my password in root mode and type passwd lunar It won't let me type to change my password so I need help here the laptop I'm using is a Lenovo G580 (windows on it got corrupted so ...
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Blank password not working on lock screen

I have removed my user account password following this Works fine. But when the laptop goes to lock screen, then Ubuntu is not accepting blank password. It is also not accepting the old password. ...
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Unable to lock Ubuntu 15.04?

I have ubuntu 15.04. When I press alt+ctrl+l to lock my ubuntu, a black screen appears with my mouse pointer. When I start to move to pointer the black screen goes and ubuntu desktop appears(as if it ...
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Password prompts dither after entering password for authentication

I'm having a problem with my new Ubuntu installation. Any password prompt (except in Terminal!) dithers after I enter my password. I have tried changing my password; I was successful but it didn't ...
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Enable shutdown from another computer on LAN without entering sudo password

I'm trying to execute this script from my laptop to shutdown the server without having to enter the sudo password. (Both are running Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS) ssh -t lachlan@192.168.0.xxx sudo shutdown -h ...
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Blank screen after loggin in from sleep mode

If I close the lid to let it sleep, open it and type in my password, right after that I get a blank screen. How can I fix this. Running xubuntu 15.04.
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Cannot get an access to one of my user accounts [duplicate]

I have two administrator and one guest user accounts on my computer. I have set password to one of my administrator accounts and forgot. Can I get back access to that account trough the second ...
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Can't connect to Wi-Fi network with la Lenovo y50

I'm trying to connect to my Wi-Fi network at home but for some reason it doesn't let me connect. I can connect on Windows but not on Ubuntu. I run Ubuntu 15.04 on my Lenovo y50 laptop. I also made ...
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Why am I being repeatedly asked for swap partition password when apt-get upgrade?

I installed recent kubuntu on a laptop, and choose to encrypt / and swap. Works fine. But very often, when I do apt-get upgrade, I get questions about password for swap partition. I could understand ...