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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I set my user account to have no password?

If I attempt to change my password to nothing by opening "User Accounts", the "Change" button remains greyed out: How do I change my password to be empty? I know you can set Ubuntu to automatically ...
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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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Unable to use mount -rw

I forgot my password to the root account, I have autologin enabled so I can use it, but unable to make changes in it. After searching and searching I found a "solution" which does not work for me at ...
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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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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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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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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 to Enter into Recovery mode? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I boot into a root shell? How would I boot into the Ubuntu and Windows recovery modes if I removed the options to do so from the Grub menu? My root password has ...
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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

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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How to find out root password for installing software

I'm trying to install the NetBeans IDE in my Ubuntu and in the process it's asking for my root password which I don't remember. I know my sudo user password. How can I recover my root 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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How to give a password to ubuntu user, which password recommendation does not pass?

When you install ubuntu you can input password for user account which even if are weak or un-recommended are allowed. But when from the command prompt if you type passwd it gives ratings on strength ...
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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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No password asked at login screen just start session button with LightDM

When I first installed Ubuntu I choose NOT to ask me for a password at login. That was ok for that moment cause it didn't ask me any password at login. But now I want to be asked for a login password. ...
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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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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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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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How can I delete a mail account in Thunderbird?

I missed one letter of my user name for my mail when add an account to Thunderbird. My mail is reachable in webmail with my browser, but is unreachable in Thunderbird. How do I delete an email ...
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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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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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How do I remove Ubuntu's password requirement? [duplicate]

Here are my circumstances: I am running Ubuntu 12.04. I have one user account. I absolutely hate the password requirement. How do I disable this requirement such that my Linux computer will behave ...
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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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How to change root password for mysql and phpmyadmin

I've set up mysql and phpmyadmin and chose not to set a password when installing hoping that once set up i could login with root and no password but i get the following error from phpmyadmin: Login ...
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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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14.04 always asks for password for a network drive (sftp)

I just upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. When I connect to a SFTP site it always (after rebooting) prompt me for username and password, even though I click the option to store them forever (it worked ...
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Lock screen password misses first character in 14.04

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit). In my previous Ubuntu, which was 12.04, when the screen was locked and the monitor went blank, I just typed the password and hit enter. Even though everything ...
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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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Password protect individual apps

Can I give certain applications their own rights, e.g. passwords, different from root password? The reason I want to do this is, apps like compiz, settings manager, that don't need root access. This ...
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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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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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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 ...