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

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create multiple users from csv file and communicate them the password

I have to create multiple users in an Ubuntu environment from a csv file that lists their names and password. I am using the following tutorial Import users from CSV file But I am not been able to ...
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Default Keyring asks for passwords instead of keyring

The default keyring is asking me for a password and then the keyring password. I made a backup of my mails in Evolution and made a restore and this are the passwords asked at start-up Can this be ...
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How Ubuntu does encrypt user's password?

How Ubuntu does encrypt user (session) password? What algorithms/mechanisms are involved in that?
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How secure and portable are Cryptkeeper encrypted folders?

I have some questions about Cryptkeeper. Is it safe to use Cryptkeeper for password protecting folders in ubuntu?Is there a chance that using Cryptkeeper causes data loss?(in cases other than ...
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Why do I have to enter my keyring for a WiFi password?

My Ubuntu 14.04 asks me every morning to unlock my keyring in order to connect to a specific WiFi, namely eduroam. Every other network works immediately. I can't really use the machine until I ...
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What is the default root login password for ubntu desktop iso

I tried installing ubnto 14 on a virtual box. During the install, I was asked for a customer username and password. But am unable to login as root ( using 'su' command ). AM getting an incorrect ...
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“None of your passwords in your keyring match your current password” after changing password [duplicate]

A few days ago I went into Passwords and Keys and locked my Login folder, however today I changed my password, and while using Empathy (although it may have nothing to do with Empathy) a dialog popped ...
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How to make it so that a file can only be executed by root, but not as root?

There are certain applications that I don't want people to be able to open unless they have root privileges, however I do not want to give the programs root privileges. So how can I make it so that ...
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execute shell script without entering password

I want to execute a script that requires root privileges without entering a password. There are similar questions/answers but non seems to work for me. I placed my script in /home/kf/bin (I added the ...
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Password fails to login

First of all i have ubuntu 14.04 lts. I have deactivated the login need of a password since the 1st day.minutes ago i upgraded the ati graphics from the official software update. I restarted the pc ...
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Admin Password reset - Keys don't work

I am trying to reset the admin password on my laptop. I can successfully get the prompt to ask for the new password, but when I try and type a new password none of the laptop keys work. The ...
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cryptsetup: cryptsetup failed, bad password or options?

today ,i installed ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop running windows 8.1 using Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.6.1.exe. When i finished the installation, i was asked to reboot. I did so but the passphrase wasn't ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu 14.04.3 on a 64GB flash drive-won't boot properly

I have thrice tried unsuccessfully to install Ubuntu 14.04.3 on a 64GB flash drive in the "use entire drive" mode. I set it for automatic logon during the install and gave it a password. When I try to ...
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Trying to download updates can't remember password [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and having problems downloading updates to the system. Every time the system prompts to the software repository setting authentication it prompts for a password. Now I ...
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Trying to reset root password, nothing is working? [duplicate]

I'm borrowing my sister-in-law's Acer One laptop that she used once and if runs Ubuntu or Windows 7. All I want to do is connect to my wifi but it's asking me for a root password but she has no idea ...
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I deleted my password but sudo keeps asking me for it

I've deleted my password using sudo passwd -d alexwolf153. Now even though I have no password anymore sudo still keeps asking for one. What do I do? EDIT: thankfully, my terminal with provided sudo ...
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Employee left blank password on Ubuntu 15 graphic install [closed]

My boss wants a blank password on the desktop running the Ubuntu 15.04. The system logs me into the account directly but whenever I try to sudo command anything and it asks for the password, leaving ...
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I have forgotten my password to my laptop, and can't access GRUB

I forgot my password to my laptop. I know the passcode in the startup that is displayed on the bottom with white stars. But, not my actual account password. I can only use it in guest mode, and that ...
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How to prevent the people from using 'e' to change the 'config' in grub?

I'm really stumped this time because, I've tried to configure the 10_linux & the 00_header the /boot/grub/grub.conf I've tried it many times, but unable to protect it with Password Please do ...
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Need default admin password for installing Ubuntu 15.4 on HP Dreamscreen

Have installed Ubuntu 15.4 on HP Dreamscreen. However, it asks for login and password which were neer set. Need the default admin password for installing Ubuntu 15.4 on HP Dreamscreen
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on compaq presario cq60 stuck at password

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on an old compaq presario that was running MS Vista. The wipe of MS seems to have gone through; I selected my user name and password, but now I get my full name ...
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What is the defaut password for Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

The default password for the Administrator account is already set by the system.
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To reset password

Whenever I go to the recovery mode and enter root, it's asking for root password for maintenance but i dont know, please help me how to overcome this problem
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Code to send the contents of a text file into a terminal window [closed]

I'm looking for some code to be able to send the contents of a text file to the terminal window at the press of a button or through by typing an alias into the terminal. If I explain what I'm trying ...
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`pass` timeout cached master password

I use a password manager called pass. It asks for the master password upon its first invocation. It appears to cache the master password as to avoid rewriting it. For security reasons, I would like to ...
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Problem with Login password [duplicate]

when ever I'm logging in, I have set a login password for my account but it is logging in automatically with out asking me for a password. Please tell me what I can do to get rid of this problem.
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“No such file or directory” upon login

After booting up my PC and typing the password to log in something strange happens - Ubuntu is telling me, that there's "no such file or directory" and password box changes to "Log in" button. After I ...
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Is there a way to make your computer automatically lock the screen?

Just wanted a way to have my computer lock if I walk away from it it and forget to lock it manually.
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Hot to edit /boot/grub/grub.cfg to protect changes on grub

How would I specifically edit that file from preventing people from making changes in grub boot menu. I need it to where it needs a password every time some one tries to make a change to the menu.
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Why does tilde V output ~V [LogLevel ERROR]?

One of the password variations I use a github account contained the characters ~V. When prompted for the password to push to Github, I typed in ~V and it output ~V [LogLevel ERROR] Why is this?
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Login screen password incorrect

Since the last ubuntu update I cannot login anymore, each time I have a "password incorrect". I open a terminal and updated my password with passwd user, the password works fine in a shell, but still ...
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How to get the details of User(Computer)name and the Password?

Where the details of Password and Username/Computer Name being Stored in Ubuntu 14.04? How to Change the Password and the Username? Ways to recover the forgotten Password and the Username without ...
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I forgot my localhost root password

I installed Hadoop on my machine. To start it, I was logging in as the user named hduser. I connected to the ssh port using ssh localhost command. Then I went to the bin folder of hadoop to start ...
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Require Install untrusted packages

My brother has put a password on installing untrusted packages and i cant install adobe flash player on my linux. Is there any other way than putting the password for installing untrusted packages.
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How to validate passwords with pam

I have got a bash script which asks for your password, and then needs to validate the password using pam, I have installed libpam0g-dev as I understand I need it for this, but how exactly do I go ...
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Trouble Logging In

I recently installed the linux-generic package in the console to help with installing amd catalyst drivers. I used this command: sudo apt-get install linux-generic After letting this run I ...
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I forgot my password! [duplicate]

I have no idea as to what my password was. I think I changed it a while back but I don't remember what it was. I can't seem to get it to reset either can anyone help me?
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How do I lock specific apps from users?

I want to be able to lock down apps from my 'student' user and don't know, like I said in earlier post please give step by step instructions to do this. Thank you.
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Change password on Ubuntu client using LDAP Authentication

I've setup a computer lab running Ubuntu 14 clients and an Ubuntu 14 server. The clients are successfully logging in using credentials provided by Open LDAP. I used this guide to configure the ...
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Ubunto Two passwords Want to change first password

Ok,so With ubuntu I have two passwords the first one I can't figure out how to change. The first password is the start up "phrase" and its a purple screen with the Ubuntu logo and word along with a ...
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Admin password doesn't work [duplicate]

Yesterday I got a new notebook with Ubuntu (it's my first time using Ubuntu). The problem is that I can't log in! I turn on my notebook and when the time comes to type the password below the username, ...
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Ubuntu ? username & passwrod. NOt working [closed]

Here it goes, I installed ubuntu to my windows 7 as a dual just to test it out and see if I want a linux os. Here the kicker, I tried to configure the Ubuntu to add my wireless connection that is on ...
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Log in with password not working(Lubuntu-15.04)

I have enabled the Password:asked on login from the users and groups available in the system tools. But however it's not working for me. When I login to lubuntu it automatically goes to the session ...
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how to change the username and password for nagios site access on config files.

It is explained here how to configure username and password during initial configuration. How do I install nagios? how to change that from config files on server if i lost username and password? ...
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Help! First time setup password broken! [duplicate]

I tried downloading Ubuntu 14.04 onto my old windows vista laptop. The installation went fine, but when i loaded it up for the first time I got to this screen: Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Linux tty1 Linux ...
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How to password protect grub menu from changes to get into the root shell

Try to password protect through the /etc/grub.d/00_header and put in the cat lines to do so but I can still change what I want from grub.
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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? [duplicate]

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 ...