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

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How do I enable password request after hibernation in lubuntu 14.04?

I'm running lubuntu 14.04 and have finally managed to enable hibernation. However, after hibernation, the system will start without asking for my password. I've tried several advices posted for ...
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Can i customize the password prompt window/box( to perform administrative tasks)?

Can i customize(change colors, the shape) the windows/boxes,that are shown below: Where those settings stored in CSS?
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Why does Ubuntu keep asking me for another super user's password?

I have two users: misha-local (the first user I created when installing Ubuntu) misha (a user authenticated against an LDAP server) I'm logged in as misha. misha@misha-antec:~$ whoami misha ...
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How do I restore the password from another installation?

I have Arch installed along with Ubuntu. I forgot the password for Arch. Luckily, I can read its /etc/passwd file. But I can't understand what the password really is and if it is there anyway or not. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Can't Log In With Correct Password

For some reason I can no longer log in to my account. This happened after changing my password. Sometime after that I accidentally unplugged the computer which shut it down. Once restarted I could ...
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Would like to use different passwords for initial login and sudo for encrypted home folder

I just encrypted my home directory using ecryptfs and the instructions from How to Encrypt Ubuntu Home Folder After Installation. In order to really benefit from the encryption, however, I needed to ...
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How to make gksudo or gksu sessions last longer in ubuntu

Every time I want to open a GUI program that needs root permissions, I have to put my password. For example, I open synaptic and put my password then close it and a second later decide to reopen it it ...
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Is there a way to password protect individual folders?

Let's say that I have a folder, within my Documents folder, that has files I want no one to access without a password. Is there a way to lock down that folder so that it's password protected / ...
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WLAN0 scans but doesn't connect

I have two older Dell computers now working on Lubuntu. Had much trouble getting the Broadcom cards to work, but with Askubuntu help, they are now working. However, although wlan0 scans, sees my ...
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Why am I getting error essages when I am trying to change my password? [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Inspiron 1520. I am new to Linux and Ubuntu. Actually, I forgot my password. Then I followed help directions to log in as root. After that I changed one password ...
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How do I unlock a user account?

I've been to system settings and to User Accounts. My account is the only one on the system and I have previously been able to UnLock the screen so that I could set my account to login without ...
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Is adding a user needs password

In my Ubuntu after login by my user account, I want to create another user I intered bellow commands : adduser alex_2 -m I created new user, but when I want to login, Ubuntu needs passwords and I ...
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Remote Network Access Control

I'd like to know which software/process would help me do the following: I've got two offices (A & B) in which I will install Ubuntu 14.04 on their respective Desktop PCs. Both offices would have ...
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How to change password requirements?

I tried to change my Ubuntu password but it keeps saying my new password is not "Good Enough" even when it passes my company security requirements: At least 8 characrters At least one number At ...
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How to gain root access to UEC image?

When openstack creates an instance from a UEC image (using precise amd64), the SSH public key is successfully injected via cloud-init and I'm able to ssh into the instance via the ubuntu account, but ...
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How can i keep password for a folder? [duplicate]

I want to keep password for my important folder where my all the documents are kept so how can i keep password for it?
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Will changing password re-encrypt my home directory?

I need to change my user password. Do I need to take any extra steps for my encrypted home directory to become inaccessible with my old password and only accessible with my new password?
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ssh pair key authentication problem

I have a problem with public and private key authentication. I do this steps and then, public-key based doesn't work. 1- generate a pair of private and public key (RSA) using the following command: ...
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How to change the password of an encrypted LVM system (done with the alternate Installation)?

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 with the alternate CD and encrypted the whole system (except boot) with the encrypted LVM. Everything works great as before, but I would like to change the password of the ...
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How to save VPN passwords with NetworkManger for nmcli?

There are many posts about putting VPN passwords into /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/<connection>. I can't get any of them working on Ubuntu 12.04. The fields in the questions and ...
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When I tried logging in with the username and password I used in Wubi, it wouldn't let me log in

So I just installed ubuntu 13.04 on my Windows 7 laptop not replacing Windows 7 with Wubi. But for some reason when I used I loged on to Ubuntu using the username and password I typed in for Wubi, it ...
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When I tried installing Google Chrome, it asked me for a root password

I just got Ubuntu on my Windows 7 laptop. When I installed Google Chrome, it asked me for a "root password". I tried my own password for my account and it didn't work. Then I searched for a way to ...
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Why does the terminal not hold my root password for sudo? [duplicate]

I stopped using Ubuntu for a while (since 12.10) and recently came back to it. From what I remember, it used to only ask for the root password once for a terminal session (for sudo commands). Now it ...
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Computer not asking for password after waking from sleep

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and set up an account with a password. I configured the computer to ask for a password after waking up from a sleep however, I am still brought back to desktop ...
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Login screen doesn't prompt for password

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10, and tied it to my company LDAP. On the login screen, instead of prompting for a password there is just a "Log In" button by my name. I click it, and I am immediately ...
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Unity session goes to lock on app launch, and won't unlock with password

Has been happening on every Ubuntu machine I've used to date, which is a total of 4. Started in 12.10 as far as I know, but it might have happened with 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10 and now 14.04. It ...
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how to change password of an enrypted ubuntu user account?

I changed my ubuntu user password using: $ sudo passwd now when I reboot and login using the new password, following warning is displayed: Signature not found in user keyring perhaps try the ...
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Given a used laptop with Ubuntu installed, how do I get past the password demands?

Recently given a laptop with Ubuntu 12.1 installed alongside Windows 7. Can only access Ubuntu, which is fine for everyday use (LibreOffice, Firefox, etc.) but there's an authentication password ...
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14.04 password suddenly not working

I was watching something on the computer last night and after 1 hour the screen locked (which I set it to do). Now all of a sudden my password is not working and I can't login. I have another account ...
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No longer able to go online with 13.10

Bought my Computer from ebay, loaded with Ubuntu 12.04 or 12.10. Came with a disk with Ubuntu 13.10. I loaded Ubuntu 13.10 and called who I purchased computer from. He walked me through setting up ...
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When prompted what does Administrative Password refer to?

When prompted for an administrative password, what exactly does that mean? I'm trying to run a few programs but they are asking for my adminstrative password, but I have no clue what that means. ...
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Account password not working after installation

I get ubuntu 14.04 and installed on my laptop.I chose a password and put automatic log in. Everything was right,but when I tried to put my password it doesn't match (I am sure because password ...
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Why is there a delay when entering a wrong password?

When entering the right password the application or the OS (no specific application, pretty much everywhere) accepts this immediately, but when entering a wrong password there is a slight delay of 1-2 ...
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Remember Ubuntu password but ask for sudo confirmation

When I'm done with making Ubuntu remember my password and do not ask for it before risky actions... Is there a way to get safe pop up confirmation window (without password input, just OK or cancel)? ...
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Change password prompt

I am asking the very same question in this link: Remember Ubuntu password but ask for sudo confirmation It has been left unanswered. I want to modify the password prompt to become a single click...it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 live cd while booting asks for username and password (Installing in Virtual Box)

Guys i am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 in my virtual box, but it repeatedly asks for username and password. Not able to solve this problem, None of my ubuntu .iso asked this before installation.. ...
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Sudo won't accept my password even with Caps Lock off and the right password

First, I just want to say that I did check for caps lock and I know for a fact that it was the correct password and everything was fully correct. I even entered the sudo command a second time and ...
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14.04 won't save WPA password

Recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop 64 bit. Most things works great except it won't save my password for my wireless network, which is Security: WPA & WPA2 Enterprise Authentication: ...
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Aegis Padlock 256 bit padlock reset and now what?

OKay here is how it works: The External drive has a numeric keylock on it to open it. Top level ADMIN USER levels 5 (5 partitions) Each user has his own password and admin can delete user, change ...
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Possible to run gksudo without a password require?

So i have xampp installed on my desktop and since it can use alot of ram if it stays active for a long time i followed tutorial to put together some kind of python script to start and stop services ...
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Accidently removed admin/sudo rights [duplicate]

I removed admin rights for the original admin account, in order to set up a new account with clear history. (Not 100% that was needed, I am still getting to grips with linux / Ubuntu 12.04 and I read ...
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How to decode the hash password in ./etc/shadow

I don't know much of Ubuntu, but is ubuntu able to decode these sort of things? Or do I need to install some program? If I don't, how do I use Ubuntu to read the file? Thanks in advance!
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Ubuntu Kickstart/seed file - weak password

I have used the kickstart generator tool to generate a kickstart/preseed file for ubuntu KVM installations which has worked well until now. It stopped working when I switched over to using a very weak ...
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How to password protect my grub 2 menu entries?

I'm trying to password protect my Grub 2 boot entries. I've modified the menuentry lines in 10_linux according to the directions I've read on the web. I've created users and passwords in 40_custom, ...
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Is it possible to use secret-tool to lookup existing seahorse passwords?

I found this post about getting passwords from the gnome keyring from commandline (How do I get passwords from the keyring in the terminal for usage in scripts?), and I found that secret-tool is the ...
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Lock-screen to take a picture after incorrect password [duplicate]

Is there a way to modify the lock screen to show a custom message and/or take a picture (/w the webcam) when incorrect password was typed in? (Like it was shown in the movie Goodbye World) (And does ...
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DocumentRoot is password protected but no htaccess file?

At some point I pw protected /var/www/ for security purposes (my actual hosted websites are located in a different path), now I would like to host something publicly in /var/www/ but do not know how ...
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How do I turn off passwords to log in and resume?

When I turn on and waking asks for a password, then again, always twice. I want to turn OFF the passwords and not have to enter one at all when waking or turning on, please advise.
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Bash if password filled save it

I am trying to save a password to gnome keyring via python script. The python script will be runned from bash script if password is filled in zenity GUI. Example: User inserts hes/hers password to ...