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

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Password doesn't work for desktop but does for terminal [duplicate]

I'm a Linux newbie, I'm doing quite well starting to get my head around it. But I've run into a problem. I don't plan to use the GUI much but here's the problem: My root account password works in ...
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Every installation on desktop asks for passwords that I never set in the first place

Everytime I boot up and try to log in using ubuntu, it asks for a username and password: which I have never set in the first place. So I log in under guest account. But when I try to change ANYTHING ...
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Allow root access without passwd

Have a VirtualBox Ubuntu guest (14.04) used for the sake of testing only. The root user has its own password, so I can login as root in a separate terminal (su -), or directly from a login session (eg ...
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How to avoid typing ssh-add everytime

I read and followed some online documentation on how to set up a ssh-agent so that I don't need to type in password every time I ssh to a remote machine. However, with the help of ssh-agent, I still ...
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Cannot re-enable password requirement for login to my account after disabling it. (14.04)

Okay, yesterday I temporarily took the password requirement off my login account (the only account on the machice). I then later tried to re-enable it. The password took (it uses this when I sudo for ...
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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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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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after installing firefoe, while in update: can't log in although password is correct

I installed firefox and update using apt-get updat , in between i got poweroff. next time when i am trying to login below is the observaion The password is correct- when I type in a wrong one, I am ...
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I am not getting the root prompt in recovery mode

I have dual boot Ubuntu 13.04 OS. I forgot my administrative password. I have tried the method in which you told to reset the password. After logging in recovery mode I selected root but it is not ...
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Very Novice - Can not login after upgraded from 12.10 to 14.04.1

So I opened the cmd prompt and have gotten as far as login to the computer's Directory, but it won't let me on to the desktop. Every time I try my password there it says it fails and to try it again. ...
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14.04 Password recovery options [duplicate]

I have just completed a new basic install of 14.04. Upon first boot I am now prompted for a password - of which i have no idea. Could somebody assist with identifying if there are any password ...
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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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Reset Windows share password after 'Remember forever'

I've been happily connecting to a Windows share from my 14.04 machine. When I first entered the password for the share I chose to have it remembered forever. Yesterday I changed the password on the ...
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ssh never ask for a password

Somehow my SSH never wants to ask me for a password. So I setup a VPS on some random server somewhere in the world and I want to connect to it with ssh. I can setup a key, but when I do this: ssh ...
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Adding NOPASSWD in /etc/sudoers doesn't work

On 14.04 here. I SSHed into my machine, added the following line to /etc/sudoers: myuser ALL=NOPASSWD: ALL And then tried running: sudo mkdir /etc/blah ...and I'm being asked for my password. ...
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Stuck in login loop following a password change; solutions don't work or make no sense [14.04]

I forgot my desktop password and did a password change via Recovery Mode. But after that, the login screen puts me into a loop. Though it seems to be a common problem, the solutions I've been given ...
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Stuck in log-in loop, Ubuntu randomly crashes, Windows still boots first

I'd really appreciate it if someone could shed some light on 3 problems of mine: I tried to reset my forgotten account password using the "standard way" in this guide. However, when I enter the new ...
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Password for GUI not working but same password in command prompt is working

While installing Ubuntu 12.04 I choose the language and keyboard as English(UK). I changed them to English(USA) later. After this I'm not able to login in GUI, whereas I'm able to login in command ...
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How do I turn off all the password prompts?

I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS since release and am trying to figure out a couple things about all of these passwords and key-ring prompts that I've just been living with for a while. Ever since ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 vnc not showing password lock screen

It's actually two problems which I think somehow connects to each other. I am using Xubuntu 14.04 LTS. After the screen is locked and gets to a black screen, the keyboard mouse is dead and I can't ...
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Is it possible to run software-updater without a password?

I know that I can add commands in /etc/sudoers to obtain passwordless sudo in the command-line, but I don't think this applies to the software-updater (does that use gksudo or some other form of ...
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Forget Authentication/System Password [duplicate]

How to change the authentication (i forget the current password) password?
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Why does Ubuntu force users to create a password upon installation?

There's been one problem I've had since I installed Ubuntu to run alongside Windows, I assume this would also be the same if it was installed to replace the other operating system as well, the ...
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Authentication Password

I am very new to ubuntu and I just downloaded it and its amazing but when I try to download things or create a new user it asks for an authentication password. I need help I have never made one before ...
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Execute sudo without Password?

Inspired by this question.... I am the sole person using my system with 12.04. Every time I issue a sudo command; the system asks for the user password (which is good in its own way). However I was ...
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How can I create a non password user?

@work (using Red Hat) we have the notion of npa users, these users are normally for services or applications (git, mysql, nginx etc) and these users can't login themselves. Only as a login authorized ...
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Am I protected over the internet with ubuntu, do I need an antivirus? [duplicate]

I know that Ubuntu is secure, but I'm worried about my passwords when I login to my yahoo email, or my facebook. Do I need an antivirus on Ubuntu to be password protected when navigating over the ...
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Install boto without password

I am new to Ubuntu. I have a virtual box on a Windows 7 computer. I went to this page. https://github.com/boto/boto I need to install boto. The commands are $ git clone ...
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Is there a PDF viewer that supports password protected files (username and password)?

I need a pdf viewer that supports password protected files, I don't want to crack the files or anything like that I have the required information. The thing is that Document Viewer asks for a password ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Light Locker Password Not Working

I was trying to install epsxe psx emulator for my desktop. For some reason after I ran the download in the terminal all my partitions got unmounted as i viewed them from my file system and since I ...
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I can't make Ubuntu ask for a password anymore!

I enabled auto-login some time ago and now I can't disable it. I've switched it at the user accounts options and it doesn't work! It says "off", but it's actually still on. And I also can't make ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 setting user password [closed]

I have 2 administrator accounts on my Ubuntu 14.04. I want both the accounts with startup password before logging in. But I only have 1 account with the startup password, which was created during the ...
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su - Authentication failure; account accessible from root, not from user

I know there are tons of articles about authentication failure, but I think my case is specific. I have created groups and user oracle using this link: ...
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OpenVPN Username/Password

An OpenVPN server is installed on Ubuntu 14.04. This server is working for remote users to access local network. Each user has his own certificates generated by the CA (OpenVPN server itself). What is ...
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Authentication required before suspend

Since the last update of Ubuntu 14.04, when I press the sleep button in my laptop, a pop-up window appears with "Authentication is required for suspending the system". Password is not requested when ...
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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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13.10 login loop, multiple solutions failed

FIXED AT BOTTOM I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 from a live cd via Live Linux USB creator. It installed with no errors. I put an encryption password on the hard drive, then created my user account with ...
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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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Bash - 'if' statement: compare two strings

I would like to make a script that deletes a directory with rmdir after confirming with a password using read to set the variable. So far I have this: #!/bin/bash -x echo "Password:" read -t 30 S1 ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Trying to access Windows 8 computer asks for password 14.04 LTS

I have installed Samba share on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - I can see my Windows machine via 'Browse Network' but when I double click the icon it asks me to verify my username, workgroup and password. The ...