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

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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:

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?
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I can't login to Ubuntu?

When I want to log into my account, Ubuntu claims my password is wrong. Even after a fresh install, Ubuntu still does not accept my password at login. What is wrong here and how should I proceed?
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reset password? [on hold]

Let me start off by saying I am, what some would call, paranoid with password security. I change all of my passwords at least twice a year. So paranoid, that I crested a password file to remind me of ...
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No password stuck HELP [duplicate]

I changed the password to no password. It locked and now it wont accept any password because there is no password!! I can't download a thing without the password. Give me exact instructions on what to ...
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View Powerpoint (pptx) password protected files without Powerpoint

I have tried Libre Office, but it doesn't work, online it says it can open protected word and excel files only. I have the password, just don't have powerpoint to open it with.
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How to make nautilus forget SMB session passwords without logging out

I'm testing the accessibility of a couple of samba shares through nautilus. When inserting the password for the first time, I've chosen "remember password until you logout" but now I'd like to make ...
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Constantly being asked for unknown password

I'm using Xubuntu. Whenever I log in, and periodically when I'm using the computer, I'll be asked to enter my password to access the keyring. The problem is that I don't remember ever setting this ...
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“Mail Authentication Request” prompt [on hold]

My brother uses Thunderbird 31.6.0 on Linux Mint 17.1 (Cinnamon) and when he forwards me a message (I am on Lubuntu 14.04.1), it prompts me with a "Mail Authentication Request" for my email provider's ...
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Sometimes ubuntu ask me my password to mount and shutdown my computer

Sometimes Ubuntu ask me my password to mount my partitions (and I haven't set this feature) and whenIi want turn off my computer. I guess is related with a partition using GParted ( I do this to ...
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Recover Password - Ubuntu Desktop 14.02

Forgot my password on Ubuntu Desktop 14.04. I think I also changed root password at one point, forgot that too. I tried recovering via grub I believe but when I log in with the changed password, it ...
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Avoiding the password prompt on relogin

I'm running Kubuntu 14.10. I've arranged my settings so that when I start up my system, it starts automatically without a password prompt. But I still get a password prompt if I log out and then try ...
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Can't access my encrypted home folder

My problem is the following: I decided to do an apt-get dist-upgrade. At first it said that it had to remove a lot of programs, which seemed a little suspicious, but I trusted the upgrade system. I ...
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Find sensitive data/way tool

For an IT challenge, I've been asked to find all sensitive data (bookmarks, browsing history, pictures, videos, logs,passwords, ... ) on a protected Windows host machine. So far, I've been able to ...
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Issues with users/passwords after install cinnamon

Under Ubuntu 14.04 I've installed Cinnamon. Everything seems to work properly except the users access and passwords, let me explain: Before Cinnamon There are 4 users, 1 admin, 1 general with ...
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TeamViewer Invalid Password Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have two laptops both running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have installed TeamViewer 10 remote desktop application on both. When logging in, during authentication, a message is returned that the password is ...
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Ubuntu Password Change [duplicate]

I am trying to change my password. I was able to change the password using the root shell, then I rebooted my computer. I tried to login using the new password and it seemed to work, but after putting ...
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Locked Out as User, Signing In as Guest [duplicate]

Please help. I'm new to this OS and I'm a techie idiot to boot. If you're gonna give me instructions, I respectfully ask that you state it in a simple manner. I was gifted a laptop yesterday and it ...
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Can't change password Ubuntu 14.04 LTS after try many ways

I'm suffering with a suck problem. When I installed Ubuntu 14.04, I created a password but seem I tick start without log in. After few day using normally, I show a pop-up ask me to authentication for ...
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Exporting the Gnome Keyring

I'm making a backup on an encrypted drive and I want to make a backup of my passwords (wifi, web, svn etc). Since I don't write down sensitive information, restoring my system after a fatal crash ...
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I change the last line in /etc/passwd and I can't use sudo

Here is what I have done: Change a username in the last line: tiny to abc tiny@tty7:~$ sudo vim /etc/passwd Change this: tiny:x:1000:1000:tiny,,,:/home/tiny:/bin/bash to this: ...
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Password problems(nooby question) [duplicate]

I just recently followed a guide to get Ubuntu on my chrome book, link to the guide I followed: http://lifehacker.com/how-to-install-linux-on-a-chromebook-and-unlock-its-ful-509039343 Anyways, when I ...
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log in password problem in ubuntu 14.04

I have set the password and choose automatic login:off but when I Shut down my computer and try to log in again although it asks for password it opens without it when I just click or press the enter ...
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Can't login to Ubuntu server 14 after fresh install; never given chance to set password in first place [duplicate]

I'm very new with Linux and I'm trying to set up a testing network with VMs by following this video series. I downloaded Ubuntu server 64bit version 14 and installed it using VMware workstation. I ...
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Password is not required when log in to ubuntu 14.04LTS [duplicate]

I am using ubuntu 14.04 LTS for a week only. First, there was a password. Then I made the setting 'log in without a password.' After 2 days I again made a password. It is required for authentication ...
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How to change password complexity requirements in Ubuntu 14.04LTS

I am trying to setup some OLD laptops with Ubuntu 14.04LTS at an elementary school. I would like a simple password for the students to type but the password I am choosing keeps failing password ...
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Auto Login sometimes fails and requires a password

I am setting up some old laptops with Ubuntu 14.04 for students in kindergarten through 3rd grade. I want to have them boot automatically into Ubuntu with a username of egpl I do NOT want to require ...
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GNOME-Shell Password RePrompt Twice in a Row, Regardless

I have been getting these continually in Gnome Shell for the past year or so, different installs, on different machines and it's annoying. Lately it seems to occur every 12 hours or so. Here's the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Why can User bypass password at Unity Login?

We've had Ubuntu on my wife's computer at home for several years now and as far as I am aware, she has always had to use her password to login. However, a couple of days ago, she pointed out to me ...
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ubuntu prompts me for a username and password when i didnt make one for ubuntu

When I burned Ubuntu to a disc and tried it without installing it prompts me for a username and password when I didn't make one for Ubuntu. do I keep them blank or do I use my Windows username and ...
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Why is my password not working

I just fixed another bug on my computer and now I don't know what's happening I can't log into my account the password Is correct and I changed it to be sure but when I try to log in a bunch of words ...
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Encrypt USB stick and be able to mount it everywhere

I wonder if there's any way to encrypt the data in my USB stick with a password and be able to access to it once I plug the USB on any computer with Windows/Linux. I've been trying with VeraCrypt but ...
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Recovering Encrypted Home Directory With Ecryptfs - Passphrase not working

My computer recently failed and I'm now trying to recover files off my external SATA SSD via LiveUSB. I don't remember encrypting my computer, but I'm receiving the ACCESS_YOUR_.... file when ...
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Problems in setting up OpenVZ server with Vesta Control Panel

I am trying to install VestaCP on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. At first the installation process got terminated due to the webalizer corrupt package. Then I edited the vestacp installation script and removed ...
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Connecting to windows 7, mount.cifs error(115)

I'm trying to share a "Share" folder located in my Ubuntu 14.04LTS desktop with my Windows 7 computer through my local wireless using: sudo mount.cifs //WindowsPCname/Users ...
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**PLEASE** Help with Password Recovery / “Authentication token manipulation error” / keyboard won't type [duplicate]

I am really hoping that someone can help me with Password Recovery. A couple weeks ago my doctor found a 6 cm tumor in my head and had a surgeon remove it asap. Good news, it's benign so I get to ...
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Recovering Encrypted Home Folder; Login Passphrase Not Working

I recently switched computers and need to access the files on my old SSD. It's fully Ubuntu and encrypted, I'm unable to access my private directories right now. I'm booted off a USB with my SSD in ...
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How to automatically connect to wifi connection after entering keyring?

After starting up ubuntu, I need to enter my keyring password, which I don't mind. What I do mind is that it is not connecting automatically to a wifi connection stored in the keyring after entering ...
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Generate decryption key for manual recovery

I'm new to Ubuntu. I'm just learning Linux now. I did try to find the answer first before posting, but could not. Got lots of stuff on encryption, but not the answer I needed. I installed Ubuntu ...
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How to change forgotten password without bios ?

When I logged in today on my laptop and tried to do something in konsole it asked me for my password. So i typed in my password like 100 times and it keeps on saying that It's incorrect. It worked ...
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Input/output error on /etc/shadow

the file /etc/shadow seems to be corrupted as every time I try to remove it throws an input/output error. Now this is a problem because it contains my passwords and I get login without it. Anyone now ...
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Changing terminal login prompt with ncruses

I have a Ubuntu server with no DE that I want to replace the regular login prompt with a ncurses based login. How would I go about doing that? Below is a link to a program that I'm going to use to ...
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How can I avoid entering my password for everything? [closed]

Its getting really annoying having to use my password for everything from opening my internet browser, to doing anything in the terminal, to installing any sort of software etc. Is there a way to ...
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SSH Public Keys not working anymore?

I have an Ubuntu Server and OS X and Windows (Cygwin) clients. A few days ago, I was able to successfully generate RSA keys on the client and copy them to the server with: ssh-copy-id ...
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Using variables as paraments for commands in a bash script

I currently have a bash script which I can simply double click to remote desktop into my institution: #!/bin/bash xfreerdp -f -u myusername -d campus -p mypassword --ignore-certificate website.com ...
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$password with ssh chpasswd

I've a problem with "ssh chpasswd" .. I need to implement the "$password" of register.. Eg.. I've this code.. echo $ssh->exec("sudo sh -c 'echo $user:test | chpasswd'"); When the script is ...
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Yubikey Two-factor Authentication Full-disk Encryption via LUKS

I recently acquired a Yubikey Neo - a nifty little hardware second factor authentication device. It's primarily intended for use with One Time Passwords, and the emerging U2F protocol - but since ...
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Root User Logging in Without password

I have a 2 user accounts in Ubuntu 14.10, one is administrator and another one is normal user. At the time of installing the Ubuntu 14.04 I have given the password to administrator user.After that ...