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

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How to turn off Automatic Login

I have turned on Automatic Login in Ubuntu 14.04. Now I cant install any updates as I cannot authorize. I tried to turn off Automatic Login, using the User Accounts screen in System Settings. But to ...
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Subversion does not store password in gnome-keyring [migrated]

I am using Linux Mint 16 Petra and svn, Version 1.8.10 (r1615264) and I want to store the passwords of my svn repositories encrypted. Although I think I set all the correct options, I get prompted for ...
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Cannot reopen session after launching startx on UBUNTU

had an issue with Xorg so I launched startx from my terminal on ubuntu. It wasn't working well (only my wallpaper was on the screen after I launch the command). Then I force to shut down. My actual ...
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How to find the root password?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 installed with Wubi. My problem is I cannot connect to my wifi and I cannot see my files at data. It asks for the root password to login but I don't know it.
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Cannot execute sudo command without correct password (Even though my account has no password). Why? [duplicate]

My account on my computer does not require a password, and I have admin privelages. As I understand it, so I'm trying to run sudo [...] and getting the following result when leaving the password field ...
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Password Manager for Ubuntu with ports available for android

I need a password manager for Ubuntu (a program in which I can save all my password like site access, credit card codes, software licenses, etc.) that has also a version for android in order to have ...
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give temporary password to root ubuntu

is there a way to give root a temporary password? that is after a certain time or 'manually deactivate' the password will be deleted I want to give my colleague a permission to access server with ...
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Entering an encrytion phrase through a serial port connection

I am building an Ubuntu 14.04 stand alone server, text install. I have rerouted the console through serial port /dev/ttyS0. During boot I am getting the full boot up display through the serial port. ...
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Is there a way to have a user account to have different user password and ssh password?

I am connecting to an Ubuntu 14.04 server through SSH using a sudo user with a randomly generated password (very lengthy). Of course running a command with sudo requires me to enter that lenghly ...
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Stuck in a user log-in loop on startup (fresh install)

So I wanted to set up my Lenovo Flex 2-15D to dual-boot Ubuntu alongside the pre-installed Windows 8.1. I installed the Universal USB Installer from pendrivelinux.com, created a USB stick loaded with ...
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Upgraded Ubuntu 12.10 to 14.04.1 LTS and loging password won't work

I just upgraded my ubuntu version from 12.10 to 14.04.1 LTS via the use of a bootable DVD. In the install menu I selected the upgrade option so that my personal files from the old version would be ...
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smb mount via fstab mount error 5

Something weird happened in the last weeks don't know why, before it worked perfectly so here's my problem: I am mounting my NAS via fstab and a script which looks like this, taken from fstab: ...
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Xubuntu: Turn off password after suspend

On a new install of 14.10 beta, I'm getting prompted for my password when the laptop is coming back from suspend (ie closing the laptop lid). Weirdly, everyone else seems to have the opposite problem. ...
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alternative of dmg for ubuntu (to password protect folders)

I used dmg files on Mac osx to password protect files. I can create a password protected zip file. But decompression is very long for big files. On other hand dmg are so fast in mounting. So is ...
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I can't open secured PDF in Ubuntu (open password), but can in Windows XP

I can open a certain PDF in Windows XP like any other, but I can't open the same PDF in Ubuntu because I get asked for "open password". In XP Foxit reader shows that the file is secured for all ...
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Trying to change passwd in 12.04 [duplicate]

From GRUB v1.99 Recovery mode I enter ROOT and then "passwd username" I enter username and get "Enter new password" at this point my keyboard stops working. That is keys do not respond. If I enter ...
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Change your password on the command line 14.04 [duplicate]

How can I change my password on the command line with Ubuntu 14.04
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Asking for a sudo password in advance

I have some scripts for backing up data. Some of them need root access, so I use them with sudo. However, sometimes I get confused, e.g. for the mySQL backup, which also needs a mySQL root password. ...
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How to enable autologin but still require password

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 14.04, using gdm display manager and gnome-shell environment and I need to achieve the following behaviour: after boot, a selected user is automatically logged in, but a ...
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How do I unlock my SSH keys on login in Ubuntu Server?

I'm making a new server that will pull backups from multiple sources on a schedule, so I'd like it to connect via SSH using a key. Setting this up in Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop is trivial, you write the ...
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Samba will not accept my password

I have recently done a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04lts. samba is installed and I can see the computers in my workgroup. I was able to transfer files from a Windows XP computer on my workgroup ...
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Administrative Password doesn't work after it changed by GUI

I am new to Linux. I have changed my administrative password by GUI (under user accounts setting). But Now its not accepting my password. It says wrong password try again. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ...
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What are the reasons to have strong password at home?

For a typical home PC the security situation is following: No servers running, not even the SSH. Firewall is ufw running in simple mode: all outgoing allowed, all incoming denied. Torrents and DC++ ...
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After Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade, two different lock screens

I've done a lot of searching around for a solution but only found results that were only similar to my problem and not quite exactly the same. My problem is that ever since I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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chpasswd -e not seting password correctly

I'm trying to set my password with echo "user:SOME_PASSWORD_STRING" | sudo chpasswd -e but when I do this, my password is not set to the correct password. The passwords I'm using are one's I've ...
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What are the allowed characters for a password?

I'm asking for the type of characters supported by user passwords (the passwd command precisely) Are spaces allowed? NULL characters (\0)? a subset of ASCII or more? If spaces are allowed do I need ...
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Updates Installed without asking password

Software Updater installed updates on my computer without asking any password. Is it normal or suspicious? It always asked for password in times before. I use Ubuntu 14.04 and I haven't tweaked ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 will ask current password twice

I manually set the Ubuntu account password expired then I logout and login again. The expect is that it will ask me to change my password. but why it will ask me to input twice for the current ...
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add authentication prompt to thunar file manager

I would like to know if there's a way to be asked for authentication every time I open thunar file manager. sort of like when you open synaptic package manager. I've tried cryptkeeper and other things ...
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How do I enter my passphrase correctly?

I replaced windows XP with ubuntu 14.04 and everything seemed to install/work fine. I chose to have a password required upon login. The problem is, my keyboard works fine until I reach the login ...
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Passwword is not reconized after sign on [duplicate]

Running 14.04 LTS. I am the only user and have administrative rights. When I go into terminal mode to increase space needed for updates, I am prompted for my password then it is not recognized. Also ...
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Logging in to an encrypted home directory after forgetting my password

I want to try Ubuntu and make it my permanent OS. Hence installed it alongside with Windows 8 on my HP laptop. I have faced lot of problems to make my system dual boot. I thought it was because lack ...
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Multiple hosts password problem using mpirun

So I am running a parallel c++ program by sending jobs from an Ubuntu machine to remote hosts (also Ubuntu), the command line I use on the terminal is something like: mpirun -np 4 --host host1,host2 ...
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How to reset my password in ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. I am not able to install any software because it is not accepting my password. However I am able to log in to my account using the same password on my pc.
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Never ask me for passwords [duplicate]

I'm using Kubuntu 14.04 and I'm asked for password when: Using sudo in terminal. Login. Installing/removing/updating programs with Muon. KWallet initiates or adds a password. I don't want to write ...
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User cant access samba from windows 8.1

[Open_Share] path = /home/brady/open_share available = yes guest ok = yes valid users = brady read only = no browseable = yes public = yes writable = yes force user = brady create mask = 0640 ...
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After logging in my password does not work

I'm running a fresh install of ubuntu 14.04 and I've got a strange problem. When I login to the GUI I successfully get to my desktop and can use everything fine, but as soon as I try to sudo anything, ...
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Validate password against regular expression?

Is it possible to somehow set a regular expression that would validate a user's password? So that if the regexp is set to: ^qwerty|йцуке$ than both qwerty and йцуке will be valid passwords. I want ...
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VPN not remembering password

The VPN will not save the password in dialog box, so it needs to be re-entered each time! Often despite having re-entered and re-saved the password it will still not connect until the machine is ...
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14.04: How to ssh/scp as root with NO password prompting? [duplicate]

We upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. We have a dozens of processes that perform automation tasks for us and we use root with ssh/scp. After the upgrade root couldn't ssh/scp into the servers at all. We ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.01 user login not possible

I upgraded to the new ubuntu version, in the middle hade a power failure...so i followed these instructions Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10: Filesystem check or mount failed The update is now complete and at ...
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AUTHENTICATION PASSWORD UNKNOWN [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I do not know my authentication password due to which i cannot install any software. Its urgent. Please tell me a solution and not a suggestion. In case , if I have set the ...
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Cannot enter user account in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

Recently I had a few problems with my laptop. First, after a reboot cuz the bluetooth doesn't started, after the dots screen appeared, the screen just got black. Using Ctrl+Alt+F2 I could get back the ...
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Sudo is working without password? Is this a bug? [duplicate]

sudo commands are running without any passwords. I had not made any setting to make something like "sudo without password" This view show how sudois running without prompting for password ...
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How to change pptp vpn remote password 12.04

I'm looking for a way to change my pptp VPN connection password on the remote server, is there any way to do this? I know that from windows if the password expires the connection automatically prompt ...
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DigitalOcean droplet root password not accepted for client, but works for console

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 droplet with PubkeyAuthentication set to yes and PermitRootLogin set to no. Since I created it, my pubkey has worked fine. For some unknown reason today it's not accepting my ...
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Password protect changing wallpaper

In order to prevent someone (other than me) from changing my background, how can I make wallpaper changing an action requiring a password?
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How to make an admin account like guest account

I need an admin account to work as guest session - I need all settings restored - files deleted, background wallpaper restored after reboot. This is for school - I cannot use guest session on school ...
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logon without password kubuntu 14.10

I just set up Kubuntu 14.10 beta, how can I set it up to not require a password when booting up (after a restart). I want to start or reboot the PC and it NOT to ask for a user name/password, just go ...
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ERROR: Failed to load session “ubuntu” after ubuntu 12.04 LTS updates…Ubuntu 14.04.1 LST was not selected/unwanted & installed

Ubuntu session fails to load after this update manager debacle. I DID NOT select to upgrade from 12.04 LTS to 14.04.1 LTS. I ignored canceling the prompted partial install I've been prompted with ...