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

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Trouble Resetting Mysql root password

Fresh install of Mariadb. I tried following the instructions here to reset the root passwordCannot Log in to the MySQL Server. When got to sudo /usr/sbin/mysqld --skip-grant-tables --skip-networking &...
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How to Reset Root password without login? (I know current Root password)

I want to change the root password of my Ubuntu Server without logging in. I know the current root password. I've tried ssh root@SERVER_IP echo "currentpassword|newpass|newpassagain" but it's not ...
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Sign-in to Change old password

I have not used ubuntu before and installed it on an old pc. Due to a few personal problems it has remained unused for several months. I returned to it today and do not remember the sign-in password. (...
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Wine keeps asking for password then program freezes

I am trying to open a two way radio software program which works fine on Windows but I want it to work on this laptop using Ubuntu 14.04. Each time I click on the the exec of the program, Wine prompts ...
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Password in the terminal

I am new to Ubuntu (trying to get away from the clutches of Microsoft). I downloaded Ubuntu 14, then upgraded to Ubuntu 16. Now I am trying to understand the command line, and every time I try to do ...
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administrative password changed after losing but now doesn't login

I did the recovery mode then root then after receiving authentication token manipulation error I did the mount remount then chmod 640 /etc/shadow then when I tried the recovery on root passwd '...
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16.04 standard user password fails login, using timekpr

I have struggled with this all day. I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on Lenovo Yoga II and all went well. I installed myself as admin. then, I looked for parental controls and found timekpr, so I installed ...
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Provide password to `nmcli con up` in terminal 14.04

I am trying to connect to my VPN using terminal. My VPN password is a TOTP, so cannot save it to the connection conf file. When I try to connect, a dialog appear to enter password. I want to do it in ...
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Google Chromium asks for keyring to unlock 14.04, but I don't want the password to be the same as my ubuntu login [duplicate]

I don't want this prompt to use my default ubuntu login, I would like this to match the password I would use either on a chromebook, mac, or windows. In other words, similar behavior to the other ...
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Running two scripts on profile login (bash & sudo bash)

I have two scripts which I would like to be run when I log into my profile. ~/.scripts/startup/user-sensei-raw-startup.sh: ids=$(xinput list | awk '/SteelSeries Sensei Raw Gaming Mouse .*pointer/ {...
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terminal not proceeding after I enter my password in ubuntu

I copy pasted this terminal: wget -q "http://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add At which, it asks for my password. The cursor moves to the next line and then nothing happens ...
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Creating long root passwords

Lets say I have root password somepass. Is there a way to create a script that changes my password to a string consisting of the original password concatenated with itself n times ? I.e., if n=3, the ...
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Password Management Applications?

I have some passwords that are long, complicated and hard to remember. I would like to use a password-manager application to save all of my passwords instead of saving them using a text editor. ...
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Disable Show Password in WiFi Network Connection

WiFi connection management in Ubuntu as option to Show Password. If PC unlocked then someone can check what is the password set for WiFi. Ideally there should not be Show Password option at all. If ...
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How do I update shadow file password hashes after changing the encryption method?

I had gone through with this link. Suppose my current-encr is SHA-512, SHA-256, or another, the password hash would be stored (in /etc/shadow) of the user based on the current encr and would use ...
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What is the correct way to use git with gnome-keyring and http(s) repos?

Currently, whenever I git pull or git push to a http(s) repository, I get the following: $ git pull Username for 'https://gitrepos.reposdomain.com': me@mydomain.com Password for 'https://me@mydomain....
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Gnome2 Keyring displaying Large Green Tick

When an application wants to access a stored key or certificate in Gnome 2 Key Storage I get a password box with a green bordered white box with a green tick inside. The box overlays the password ...
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Is the lock screen secure?

I have a fully encrypted drive so I know when my laptop is turned off that nobody can access my data but what about when the screen is locked with my root password? It is often impractical to turn ...
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How to completely remove phpMyAdmin without knowing its password?

I know there are more questions about this problem "How to remove phpMyAdmin" but they did not work, because I lost my password! I lost my phpMyAdmin and MySQL password and username! I don't remember ...
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Can't restore encrypted backup created with 10.04's deja-dup on 14.04 [closed]

I ran a Deja-Dup backup on an Ubuntu 10.04 LTS machine. It was an older version of Deja-Dup that came with 10.04 LTS. I password protected it. Then I installed 14.04.3 LTS Trusty Tahr from the 'Try ...
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Asus E200H, keyboard does not work for entering encryption password

For the disk encryption password, I cannot type anything and the keyboard/mouse doesn't work. I've tried the options i8042.nomux=1 i8042.reset to no luck. With the option nosplash, I see this: [ ...
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Create socks5 from Ubuntu 14.04 VPS

I want to create a socks5 (with login password to use with Proxifier like that way): I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my VPS. Please guide me how to create socks5 from it. I appreciate your help a ...
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locked workstation

I cannot login to my system. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on ASUS X58L notebook. I left the workstation in suspend mode. My kids entered wrong passwords several times. they just typed characters and then hit ...
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Problem with lock screen authentication?

A couple of days ago I was facing an error, something like: "Keyring change and it was always asking me to change my password". I think I fixed it from users, accounts, passwords and keys settings. ...
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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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How to enter password on console with NetworkManager's nmcli

I want to connect to a VPN with nmcli. Is there a way to allow me to provide a password to nmcli from the console? There seem to be ways to store the password in /etc/NetworkManager/system-...
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Upgraded to 12.04 and can't log in to Firefox

I use a desktop computer. After upgrading Ubuntu to 12.04, I was/am no longer able to log into Firefox. I went to All Settings|User Accts. I am listed as the Administrator; under Login Options is the ...
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How do I make Ubuntu not ask me for my password?

I'm confident that I do not need a password for my computer. How do I remove passwords for things like when the screensaver activates and installing software?
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Ubuntu 16: Software Updater issue - Secure boot password

Whenever I update VirtualBox or Nvidia proprietary drivers, I get the following error: After that, I needed to restart the computer or force to close the Software updater and execute sudo dpkg --...
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Network Manager Prompts for VPN Login Password at User Login

I'm running 16.04 with Ethernet connection set to automatically connect to my VPN at start up in Network Manager (NM). However, the NM password window appears at the Ubuntu login screen asking ...
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MySQL Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost'

In my server, everytime I try to access MySQL I get the error: Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO) when I try mysqladmin -u root -p password I get Access ...
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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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After suspend mode, Wi-Fi won't reconnect to open network, but works fine on secure network. Any suggestions?

I have Ubuntu 16.04 on a 2007 MacBook. Wi-Fi works perfectly at home on my passworded Wi-Fi network, including after I suspend. But at a coffee shop which has two open Wi-Fi networks, the Wi-Fi won't ...
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Thunderbird keeps asking me for the password every time I login

I haven't used Thunderbird for a while but when I started to use it again I found out that I have to give the application driven password since I'm using Gmail. So I type that application password ...
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How do I modify PAM's configuration on Ubuntu 15.10 so as to remove the password restrictions?

My main account on my Ubuntu 15.10 has a password that does NOT meet the system's default password requirements. It is this way because either: setting the password on installation doesn't run into ...
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Cannot login into new install of OpenLDAP

In Oracle VM Virtualbox I installed a fresh new copy of Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 64 bit version, with OpenSSH installed as well. Steps I done: sudo apt-get install slapd ldap-utils nano /etc/ldap/ldap....
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How to know the login and password details, my name and computers name after i'm done installing ubuntu?

During the setup I'm asked to type in my name and the computers name. After the OS is installed, how can I know those?
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After Login there is a strange window asking for a password

since upgrading to Ubuntu 13.04, I get a window asking for a password for my email address. The window appears after logging into the desktop. The window is titled "Zugangsanfrage" (access request) ...
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Can you use gnome keyring in bash script, if yes then how?

I am developing a automated mounting script for Windows shares. I have finished the script and it works just fine, but is it possible to add Gnome Keyring to the bash so once user writes hes/hers ...
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Cannot log into account via terminal

I am having trouble logging into by account. I tried logging in via the GUI (I get stuck in the NVIDIA login loop), I tried logging in via the terminal (CLT + ALT + F1) it shows me the message of the ...
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Help on Crunch Wordlist Creating

I would like to receive some help on making a crunch wordlist. Can anyone give me the command for a 8 character password, the first 4 characters being letters and the last 4 characters being numbers. ...
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upgrade from 12.10 to 16.04 without administrator password

I bought 2 years ago in eBay an Acer aspire one d250 without using it until months ago when I decided to sell it, but password founded inside the parcel was incorrect and also the seller didn't answer ...
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Shell script password with special chars

I've build a shell mysql backup script which works very well. It only has problems with passwords with special chars like this: xgT{uic[Is?uJ+. Here is the important part of the script: #!/bin/sh ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 live CD not accepting password for wifi - Ralink RT3290

Ubuntu 16.04 live CD is not accepting wifi password for the WPA2 wifi network. Wifi is Ralink RT3290 pci express wifi card. The wifi card is working with Ubuntu 15.10 live CD. Wifi driver rt2800pci ...
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Changed password - now can't login to my account (full disk encyption + encrypted home folder)

So I'm running Ubuntu 15.10. I have full disk encryption setup and an encrypted home folder, I realize this is stupid but I didn't realize what I choose when I set it up and never bothered to try and ...
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Not asking for password in GUI for login even when there is a password set in Ubuntu 14.04

I have a user which has no sudo rights. I have set the password for the user using cli. But when I logout and try to login again, the user is not asked for a passord and logs in as soon as the ...
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Can someone determine my previous sudo password was if they have access to my machine and my new one?

I have found a bug and the developers to whom I reported this bug to want me to send them the VM with the bug. They want me to send them the password and the VM in its current state (a snapshot). I ...
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How can I have password manager cache my gpg password

On Ubuntu 14.04 I was asked if I liked to store the password of my newly generated GPG key in the password manager. I've reinstalled my system with Ubuntu 16.04. Unfortunately I'm no longer getting ...
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mysql don't ask for root password when installing

I use apt install mysql-server to install MySQL on Ubuntu 16.04 but during the installation, it does not ask for root password .After installation it had ERROR 1045 when i tried to login as root ,...
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Change VPS root password [closed]

Is it advised to change root password of a VPS ? If yes, kindly give me the commands to do the same.