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

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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? [on hold]

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 ...
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Why is sudo by default asking for the password of the user that ran it?

I'm wondering why does sudo actually NEED the password, when the user has already logged in? The fact that the user has managed to run sudo means that the user has passed authentication and is ...
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Enforce password rules with /etc/pam.d/passwd file

I want to enforce some rules for password. So i changed, /etc/pam.d/passwd file. $ cat /etc/pam.d/passwd ##### # The PAM configuration file for the Shadow `passwd' service @include common-password ...
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Ubuntu Live 14.10 Default Password for ubuntu-Desktop-next

Hi am trying use try ubuntu with live cd, and i could see there is default username called "Ubuntu-desktop-next" may i know the password for that.
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Standby password

My problem is that every five minutes my screen is getting dark and then asks me for a password. How can I turn off the password request after computer's standby wakeup? Please show me where I can ...
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Get Wifi Password Into Ubuntu Touch

So tonight I flashed my Nexus 7 with Ubuntu Touch, however I'm having an issue. My wireless is protected with a 63 character WPA2 password. Whenever I try typing it in manually and hit "Connect" ...
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After suspend unlocking failes: password only accepted after some waiting… an sssd problem?

I'm having trouble with suspend in Ubuntu 14.04. First let me try and describe our situation here: we run Ubuntu 14.04.2 with lightdm and a choice of DE's (KDE, Gnome's, XFCE, Unity). We use ...
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Easing entry of sudo password for remote hosts?

I'm logging on to remote hosts via SSH to do server admin. The login uses a cert but I login as a normal user (ssh -p $PORT $USER@$HOST) and use sudo to run commands. It's a pain to have to enter the ...
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Wireless password not protected

This might be a security issue. In Ubuntu 14.10, 14.04... under -network connections/edit wi-fi/wi-fi security - my wireless password is shown and it can be seen by anyone who can access my ...
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lost admin password and no fix after set up i recovery [duplicate]

I have turned on auto log in because i did not want to enter my long password every time i log in to my computer. now it does not recognize my old password to install and update items. i did password ...
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How To Encrypt Pidgin account Passwords

we know that pidgin stores password in plaintext in this file: /home/username/.purple/accounts.xml is there any way to encrypt passwords stored in this file ?
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Changing the backup/restore password

I forgot the password I was using for automatic backups and restore. I don't need to restore right now. I just want to set a new backup password for the next time the system backs my file up. ...
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Getting “No key available with this passphrase.” when trying to add a new LVM encryption password

I am getting "No key available with this passphrase." when I try to reset the password for the LVM encryption on my Ubuntu box. I have tried the following commands: sudo cryptsetup luksAddKey ...
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I always get “Invalid password” on my first attempt to log in (and after long locks)

At work I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and on first boot, or after it's been locked for too long, my first attempt to unlock the computer will be met with Invalid password no matter how careful I am. The ...
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repeatedly asked for admin password

With a brand-new Ubuntu 14.04 installation I streamed the third period of a hockey game last night. It was literally the first time I used this new computer. It connected to wifi no problem, and ...
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Authentication not working properly after using fingerprint authentication in Ububtu 14.04

I installed fingerprint-gui to use fingerprint scanner in my thinkpad. The commands used were sudo apt-add-repository ppa:fingerprint/fingerprint-gui && sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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Unable to reboot into recovery mode and reset password

Someone else installed ubuntu on my laptop, as a result i dont have the admin password. i'm unable to do anything without it. so i googled it, found some procedures and tried to follow that. but ...
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How can I reset ssh passwords in nautilus?

I've logged to my home server using ssh from Nautilus. I selected the option "remember forever" (or something similar) after typing my password. Today I had to change my server's password. Now I can't ...
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How do i reset my password [duplicate]

Ok so i tried to reset my password using these instructions Hold shift during start menu to open up the ubuntu menu Hit enter on recovery mode Hit enter on root After that this appeared like it was ...
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Intermittent problems with desktop environment in Ubuntu 14.10

I am using Ubuntu 14.10. The problem is that sometimes (maybe with 20% probability), when I turn on my PC, I face these bugs: Dummy output/no sound card detected If I lock the screen and try to ...
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How do I reconnect my WiFi without entering the superuser password?

The connection to my Mythbuntu system was recently changed from cable to WiFi. Now sometimes the computer disconnects the WiFi-connection and prompts for authentication. How do I tell Mythbuntu to ...
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can't type my password in terminal [duplicate]

I am trying to install torrent, so I typed some commands like: sudo apt-get install libssl0.9.8:i386 after this command: [sudo] password for shiddhant: here is the problem comes, the cursor was ...
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Why does the password for a zip-file not work?

I've tried to unpack a password-protected zip-file on Ubuntu 14.04. Although I am absolutely sure the password I use is correct the built-in unzip-function gives an "unknown error".
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Kubuntu 14.04 - NIS user are not requested for password

Good day, We are using kubuntu 14.04 in a NIS + NFS setup , user login from NIS is use to login to workstation machines. My problem is that whenever a NIS user log's out. Any one can just type back ...
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How do I set the root password on an uninstalled dvd version of ubuntu

I haven't installed ubuntu on my pc. I am using a dvd version of ubuntu. I've tried to set the root password using the methods explained when you answered other users questions about resetting root ...
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Removing the encryption password at boot

This question has been asked a lot, but I still don't know the answer to it. Is there a way to remove the password at boot? I have processes that start up when the computer boots up, and when have to ...
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Why kde keep asking password when i use chrome even if the password is not saved?

I have not saved the password of a website, but kde keep asking me that password and I find this annoying. :|
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Forgot wifi router password [closed]

I have a 3G WiFi router got from my friend. I accidentally changed it mode as a 3G router. Now my SSID had changed and my password is not working. cannot access web interface to change the settings. I ...
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Ubuntu password reset problem

I forget my password of my Ubuntu system. I have tried this method, which I tried on my other computer and it works fine. When I entered the boot menu in recovery mode, it prompts bash command not ...
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How to make firefox ask for master password only when trying to show passwords

I have set up a master password on firefox and the browser asks for it at unexpected time. Not every time in the start (so it isn't useful to "lock" the browser. Someone may auto-login to a website ...
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Why do SSH passwords sometimes stop working?

On more than one occasion I've messed up so bad the only answer is to reinstall Ubuntu. One of these mess ups is that I do something such that the password to SSH into the machine no longer works. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 cryptsetup failed on boot

I decided to reformat my hard drive and install a clean copy of the newly released Ubuntu 14.04.2 with full disk encryption (incl. LVM) and I chose a strong password with special characters which ...