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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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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 ...
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How to reset admin password, without grub/boot/recovery mode, and without live distrib [closed]

I recently purchased a used notebook running Ubuntu 9.04, but I don't know the password. It doesn't have a boot menu, so I can't access the recovery mode. (can it be accessed an other way ?) There ...
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Ubuntu 14.0.4 freezing

I've just installed 14.0.4 and it freezes if left for any amount of time (more than a few minutes) The mouse moves, but any input on the keyboard isn't shown on screen (password lock screen) The ...
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Can not get two Ubuntu 14.04 computers to work via Samba

First, I am using Samba because, though primary computers are Ubuntu 14.04, I have Windows laptops. These laptops should gain read access to the primary database. The primary database is on my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won-t pass login screen after update and terminal won't accept password

So, I've been using Ubuntu 14.04 for several months now [still a newbie] and today, disaster has struck. I installed an everyday update, not really sure which, the kinds that I'm prompted for all ...
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ERROR 1045 (28000) on mysql-server installation [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu trying to install MySQL. sudo apt-get install mysql-server php5-mysql then to create database directory structure sudo mysql_install_db Then to secure I use sudo ...
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Password dialog doesn't work on lock screen 14.04

I have a two-monitors configuration. Sometimes after a long period the passord dialog on lock screen doesn't work. Input control doesn't appear. Is may happen in one or both monitor dialogs. What ...
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How to assign the password to mount any drive other than login password?

I have searched for the above stated problem but did not find any answer. The answer stated in other questions only provide a method to ask for password while mounting the drive, which helped me a ...
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Is it possible to enter password once for 2 encrypted partitions at start-up? [duplicate]

I have my ubuntu 14.04 installation set up with my / and swap partitions encrypted. They both have the same password. My /home is on a separate HDD. My user login password is different to that of the ...
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Samba printing: difference in prompt for authentication vs set authentication details

I'm connecting a printer via Samba and am observing the difference in Authentication. When I hit 'Verify' using the 'Prompt user if authentication is required' details, and I enter my username, ...
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Ubuntu touch Terminal app asks for password

I just installed ubuntu touch latest devel on my nexus 7 2013. Everytime i open the terminal app it asks for a password. I am not talking for the root password that i read it is "ubuntu". Does anyone ...
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localhost/phpmyadmin root password recovery in ubuntu

I have recently installed phpmyadmin in ubuntu 14.4 but when I go to localhost/phpmyadmin to login and enter user as root and password it will generate the error Login without a password is forbidden ...
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Just installed UBUNTU and two problems [duplicate]

First every time it asks me for a password in a terminal all the keys on my keyboard stop working completely fine all the time until it asks for the terminal password so I cant do anything Second. ...
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How recover encrypted home when lost because user password was changed with root?

My Ubuntu-encrypted home directory was lost when I changed my user password. This was because I did it from the command line as root. So my user password is no longer linked to my encrypted user ...
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I've changed my login by manual editing the /etc/passwd and my former password is not recognised

I've modified the /etc/passwd by changing manualy mickey to mike such as: mike:x:1000:25357:mike:/home/mickey:/bin/bash Unfortunately, when I'm trying to log as mike, my former password in not ...
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Anyway to bring back encrypted home information [duplicate]

Recently forgot my password? And I've tried to reset the password. The problem is that the home direct is encrypted. So there is no way to log in through new password. Cannot remember old password ...
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Correct password is not accepted for Evolution

Evolution does not accept my password when I try to send/receive mail. I have set up my gmail account in Evolution with these settings: SEND: smtp.gmail.com RECEIVE: pop.gmail.com (also tried imap ...
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glassfish: Authorization has been refused for credentials [user: admin] given in this request

On Ubuntu 14.04 Tahr and Glassfish 4.1, I managed to reset my glassfish master password as so: ejb@ix:~$ ejb@ix:~$ glassfish4/glassfish/bin/asadmin change-master-password Enter the current master ...
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Forgotten my main ubuntu login password [duplicate]

Im trying to log in to my old pc after a couple if years of not using it, but can't for the life of me remember my old password. I really need to transfer some files over to my laptop, but can't ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - BUG? SSH login failing [duplicate]

Ubuntu 14.04 - installed apt-get install openssh-server, username is sun and password is 1234 and root also has password 1234. Remotely connecting and failing to allow me. suns-MacBook-Air:js sun$ ...
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Where are my browser passwords stored?

When we prompt our browser to save credentials once we log into a web application, they store our corresponding username and password. I know to recover these things from my browser. But I want to ...
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How to enable sudo passowrd?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a virtual machine in the Windows Azure Cluster. By default sudo is not requiring a password. I would like to force a password on all sudo commands. How do I go ...
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Ask for password when shutting down

How to ask for sudo password after click in shutdown button in the shutdown menu instead of shutdown instantly? What I want to achieve for example is something like what gksu does.
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How to stop having to enter password twice to unlock the screen?

Recently when I lock my Ubuntu 14.04 account I have to write my password twice in two different places before getting in. This happened recently. I think I might have installed some stuff that I saw ...
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username and password not working

I recently installed (well, tried) Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and during the setup I made a username and password and after the setup my laptop automatically restarted and asked for a username and ...
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How to resolve login-issue paired with flashing colors in Ubuntu 12.04?

I got to the GRUB menu, picked recovery. To find the name of the user, I ran: mount -o rw, remount / ls /home Then I typed; passwd joe then typed in the new password at the prompt; xxx then ...
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Lubuntu allow non-admin to mount drive without admin password

Question 1: I'm the administrator of my Lubuntu system. I only have one "Desktop User" account for all kids. But when ever the Desktop User tries to access or open the "Data"[NTFS partition](Drives ...
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Am I protected over the internet with ubuntu, do I need an antivirus?

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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Can't login with username and password

I have just installed Wubi Ubuntu 12.04 and chose a username and password during the installation as requsted. When I load up Ubuntu I can't login with my username and password, I have to use a guest ...
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reinstall ubuntu or delete the root password without having it?

I have received a laptop from school but i can't download anything because there is a root password on it. I already used the GRUB screen by clicking on the shift button but the '(recovery mode)' ...
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Is there a possibility to change the swap encryption method at runtime?

I'd like to have both hibernation capabilities and encrypted swap partition(s) on my Ubuntu 14.04.1 system. After a short experience of a LUKS encrypted swap partition I decided that entering the LUKS ...
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Enabling root privileges permanently and have no password

I want to enable root privileges permanently so that, for example, I never need to type sudo. I also want a blank password. I found a thread addressing this with link Always Sudo Privileges. Exactly ...
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Locked out of Ubuntu 14.04.1 (Can't login with right password) [duplicate]

I am locked out of my main account, which I worked a lot on today. I am running dual boot Windows 7 x64-bit, and I modified my grub to set the default to windows 7. Whenever I try to log into my main ...
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Diagnose Wi-Fi password prompt?

It seems that on some Wi-Fi networks I am often disconnected and prompted for the Wi-Fi password. The password is entered in the password box, so all I have to do is push connect. And pushing ...
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Copying files as password-protected files into an encrypted (password-protected) folder

I have password protected a folder. I made it password-protected by encrypting it from the right-click 'compress' option. This post helped me do that. All the present files inside my encrypted folder ...
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How do I password protect a single file [duplicate]

How do I password protect a single file so that an authorised Windows user can open it on his machine? I want to send a file to a friend who is ignorant of all things Linux. While none of the ...
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Can I set up a different password to login with?

I just switched from windows, and there I had the ability to set up multiple login options- you can enter your account password, or login with a PIN number/ other password, which I liked because I can ...
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How to change proxy settings with authentication?

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 and having WiFi connection with proxy settings and authentication. By following some tutorials I successfully changed /etc/apt/apt.conf with the values Acquire::http::proxy ...
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Google asks me to login every time I reboot

My online account for Google loses the password every time I reboot my machine. I have a two tier log in to my Google account as it is managed by my employer. I am aware that this has been dealt ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 no password box after waking up

Opening the lid after suspension - the lock screen shows as normal except the lack of password box. When on dock, the user/password container & unity symbol swap between screens as mouse jumps ...
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Wireless Networks problems

I have wireless network at home and at my university. At home, Wireless networks gets connected automatically and never ask me for password whenever I login to computer. Also it never ask for ...
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Is there a way to have the login password different from the su password? [duplicate]

I have a friend that's running Debian and his computer login password is different from the superuser password. I was wondering if there's a way to do this in Ubuntu?
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Cannot login to 14.04.1 Screen goes black and returns to login screen

After clean install of 14.04.1 I installed a Brother printer from the command line. I optioned for encryption and LVM and on boot have to enter passphrase. On initial login I noticed an option for ...
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Ubuntu servers protection

Here is my needs : i need to protect data from being stolen on servers and Those servers are not physically secured. First i just wanted to base security solution on root password protection but ...
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Loggin on to Unbuntu after new install

I installed Unbuntu 13.04 four times. After each installation I attempted to log in by clicking log-in instead of guest. In this field I typed the user name and password I established at the beginning ...
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First password often wrong when unlocking computer

I have a laptop with Ubuntu 14.04, when I lock my computer and try to unlock it after some time has passed (not if I do it immediately) the first time I try to unlock it, it will tell me that my ...
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Unknown Password on Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 13.04 set up to dual boot with Windows 7 using GRUB. I barely remember changing my password to something "brilliant," but I have no idea what it is. I'm new at this stuff, but I do know ...
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ubuntu 12.04 admin password account disabled

i have ubuntu lts 12.04 i wanted to make a new administrator.....i created a new user..made it admin and made the earlier user standard....but accidentally the new admin user password says "account ...
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Don't know password, how do I set a new one? [duplicate]

I have been using UbuntuLKB 17 for almost half a year now, and recently, when attempting to download updates, am prompted for a password. I never set a password for Ubuntu. I've read similar threads ...
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Script to list passwords for wifi connections

I am writing a script that finds various pieces of information about the ethernet interfaces. I have got most using ifconfig and iwconfig. However I now need to extract the passwords. The passwords ...