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

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Password box on boot up

Still a newbie. Using a clean maching, purchased from System 76 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed. Got it mid-May of 2014. Key words: Ubuntu 14.04 boot password When I start my machine, I am taken ...
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login credentials of 14.04 LTS

I am running ubuntu 14.04 lts from a dvd.I am prompted to enter login and password.I tried ubuntu.guest etc.., but of no use Please guide me how to proceed. Regards, Dr Srikanth 918801245435
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Root password asking for authentication is required to change user data

When I'm going to set ip address and click on save its showing "authentication is required user data" the its asking "root password" though I've no root password. I've single user account thats it. ...
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Resetting a Win 8 Password Using Ubuntu [duplicate]

A friend of my husband and me died in Feb 2013 and left his all of his tangible possessions to my husband. Our friend had just purchased a new HP laptop with the Win 8 OS installed on it. This laptop ...
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sudo password 14.04 after some maintenance

After an update and using system janitor I no longer have syncing password for sudo. initial ubuntu login works but screen lock password for admin account no longer provide sudo in terminal, system ...
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software center fails to open

I am not a programmer so have a limited understanding of the Terminal use. I cannot log in to the terminal when it asks for a password I understand it does not display, but I cannot log in. Attempting ...
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password in loggin session not working properly

I have Ubuntu 14.10 installed on Acer Aspire 5253. After create a standard user, the loggin session is not working properly. It is supposed to ask for my password when I choose my user but it doesn't. ...
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Ubuntu won't accept password

I have a notebook with Ubuntu 14.04 installed... My user is set to auto login, but everytime I need to input the password (for installing applications for example), it won't accept the actual ...
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What is the password of my Ubuntu? I never put a password in the first place

I want to install some application, like a video player, but it requires me to give the password to install even though I never put a password in the first place... How do I get to know the password ...
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FireFox 24.0 canonical 1.0 want to update can't get “recovery screen” [duplicate]

When I tried the "shift" key to get a "recovery-mode" Ubuntu just started up as usual with GUI screen."authentication passwd" is asked for when I try to "install updates" from the "software updater" ...
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Unlock password when reboot Ubuntu 14.04

Every time I reboot the computer I got question to unlock the disk. Is it possible to remove this? The computer is used by several people and I don't want to give out the root password.
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Unable to enter password and logged into a different machine

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on Virtual Box and I have been using it for about a year now. Now I get the log on screen showing my username but when I try to enter my password by clicking on the text box, ...
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How to secure or protect files and derectory with password using software [duplicate]

I am now use Ubuntu 14.04 desktop and I want to secure directory or files using password then please suggest me to best software or else if any other methods than also suggest me...
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How to retrieve password in desktop mode ubuntu 12.04

After installing desktop using this command "sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop" i was successfully create my own account with administrative password. But i noticed our previous system administrator ...
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Password reset problems [duplicate]

After I get to recovery menu and them root I typed in the reset command. Passed username it pulls up enter new UNIX password when that pulls up my keyboard stops working can anyone help me fix
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How do I prevent others from resetting my admin password in (X)ubuntu 14.04?

I was shocked to discover that my password could be easily reset via the command line. Does that mean anybody with physical access to my machine could reset the password and read the encrypted ...
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LightDM does not ask for login password

I have an auto-logged in non-sudo user called "screen". I have a passwordless sudo but login-protected user called "support". I'm pretty sure this was working fine before, somehow maybe the latest ...
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Stuck in Unbuntu Login Loop 11.10 / 12.04

I know there are places discussing login loops, but not of the solutions I have seen and tried have worked for me. Two days the computer froze, and when I restarted, I got a blank screen with a ...
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need information about my username and password [duplicate]

Just got my laptop and Ubuntu was already installed when I switched it on. I don't know my username nor password, no disk / paper was included. So I can't install applications or run this program ...
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ssh connection problem

Hi everyone i am developing a robotic app, i want to run my launch files under a ssh connection with this script but when i run script it wants may password, i write it but nothing happens although i ...
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Forgot default keyring password Ubuntu 14.10

So...I forgot it. I actually might have spelled it wrong first... Any advice?
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problem with remastering. how to remaster with remasterys without including my password configuration?

I want to make iso for my own ubuntu customization. I using remastersys command line, but after all operation done, and I try the .iso with virtual box, but after bootscreen there are any password. I ...
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14.04: No Auto login at User Account settings - I am administrator

This is what my picture would look like if I was allowed to post pictures... Account Type Administrator Language English (New Zealand) Login Options [blank] Password **** Last ...
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What is this fprint log doing when I sudo?

A while ago I was trying to get my fingerprint reader to work, compiling an experimental version of fprint. Since then, every time I sudo, in stead of asking for my password I get an fprint log. ...
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File cracklib_dict.pwd not found when creating a new user or changing his password

I have created new users and changed his/her password lots of times on Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Desktop, Server, Live... etc. But, since a few weeks ago (I think it is due to the last system ...
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Default keying: How to require password?

Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit I always had to enter password for default keyring, immediately after logging in. Just noticed that the popup asking for password doesn't popup any more. How do I go back to ...
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Is there a way to view passwords in plaintext? [duplicate]

I need to figure out a password, but I'm not supposed to change the password itself. Is there anyway, perhaps through the common-password file or a command to show the plaintext password of a user?
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Reset password via recovery mode, now data is encrypted [duplicate]

I forgot my login details for a Ubuntu server 13.10 installation, so I followed the steps in the top answer in this question: How do I reset a lost administrative password? This worked fine, I was ...
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Errors with Encryption Keyring and X when Booting in Ubuntu 14.04

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and I know all of my passwords, but I'm having trouble logging in and error messages I've Googled have not led me to a solution. When I came home the desktop on my laptop ...
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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 ...
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Lost password for Ubuntu and grub won't boot? [duplicate]

I cant get into Ubuntu because i forgot my password and Grub won't boot after I press the SHIFT key? How do I get in to my profile?
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Ubuntu SSH Server freezes client after password over internet

I can log in to my Ubuntu server via SSH from anywhere in my local network, but I cannot from the internet. When I attempt to, It requests my username, displays the banner, and prompts for the ...
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Run script with arguments as sudo without being asked for password

I have two programs in Java that I'm calling from bash script: java program1 arg ... arg sudo java program2 arg ... arg I want to run program2 as sudo without being asked for password. I'm aware of ...
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ssh connection fails with and without rsa keys

I've got a machine running Ubuntu in the office.I've got a machine running Mint at home. My goal is to be able to work from home connecting to the office with ssh. I swear i tried to look for similar ...
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How to store passwords in non default keyring?

I would like for my wife and I to be able to login to our laptop without a password without removing our passwords completely. The best way I have found to do this is add ourselves to the ...
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Cannot log into new user account

I am trying to set up a user account for my girlfriend on Ubuntu 14.04. Every time I try to set it up, the account is created with the right name, but I cannot get the account to log in. If I set the ...
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After returning from suspend, Ubuntu will not accept password even though it is correct.

I have only had Ubuntu 14.04 installed for a couple weeks. A couple days ago, whenever I would return from suspend, the password would not be accepted. However, if I restarted my computer, typing the ...
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PSQL - password authentication failed for user “postgres”

I have freshly installed postgresql 9.4 on my ubuntu 14.10 box and I have run \password as the postgres user and given it the password postgres: $> sudo -u postgres psql =# \password Enter new ...
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WiFi temporary username settings with PEAP/MSCHAPv2 on 14.04

I am setting up a computer for our grad students at my university. I have one standard-user login for all of them to use to make things a bit simpler for them. I am trying to find a way, however, to ...
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Can anybody read my password protected hard drive files using my hard drive as secondary hard drive?

So i have a laptop with ubuntu as OS. now can anyone having physical access to my hardrive ,see my data just by simply using it as secondary hard drive in another laptop or machine?
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windows network password required for share

I want two-way sharing between Windows 7 and Ubuntu Studio 14. I never used Ubuntu before, but I managed to get it to work one way (I used Samba to share one of my Ubuntu partitions, now I have acess ...
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14.04 Default keyring

I updated from 12.04 a while ago. Didnt have this problem before. Once after I log in, and every time I open a browser, and some seemingly random times - I get an "create password for default ...
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mysql-workbench and Gnome keyring daemon problem

when launching mysql-workbench I have the following warning: [12:13:49] coil@coil:~$ sudo mysql-workbench & [12:14:03] coil@coil:~$ ** Message: Gnome keyring daemon seems to not be available. ...
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Password doesn't work for desktop but does for terminal [duplicate]

I'm a Linux newbie, I'm doing quite well starting to get my head around it. But I've run into a problem. I don't plan to use the GUI much but here's the problem: My root account password works in ...
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Every installation on desktop asks for passwords that I never set in the first place

Everytime I boot up and try to log in using ubuntu, it asks for a username and password: which I have never set in the first place. So I log in under guest account. But when I try to change ANYTHING ...
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Allow root access without passwd

Have a VirtualBox Ubuntu guest (14.04) used for the sake of testing only. The root user has its own password, so I can login as root in a separate terminal (su -), or directly from a login session (eg ...
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after installing firefoe, while in update: can't log in although password is correct

I installed firefox and update using apt-get updat , in between i got poweroff. next time when i am trying to login below is the observaion The password is correct- when I type in a wrong one, I am ...
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I am not getting the root prompt in recovery mode

I have dual boot Ubuntu 13.04 OS. I forgot my administrative password. I have tried the method in which you told to reset the password. After logging in recovery mode I selected root but it is not ...
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Very Novice - Can not login after upgraded from 12.10 to 14.04.1

So I opened the cmd prompt and have gotten as far as login to the computer's Directory, but it won't let me on to the desktop. Every time I try my password there it says it fails and to try it again. ...
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Cannot re-enable password requirement for login to my account after disabling it. (14.04)

Okay, yesterday I temporarily took the password requirement off my login account (the only account on the machice). I then later tried to re-enable it. The password took (it uses this when I sudo for ...