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

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Forgotten password [duplicate]

I have forgotten my password. How can I download a programm from Ubuntu Servicecenter? Only I use my computer.So I'am the admin, but I cannot make a new account with full rights because I don't know ...
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14.04 Default keyring

I updated from 12.04 a while ago. Didnt have this problem before. Once after I log in, and every time I open a browser, and some seemingly random times - I get an "create password for default ...
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How to recover lost username and password?

I tried using a procedure here to reset my password but I don't know my username. Never used Ubuntu that often, I'm using a dual boot with Windows 7. When I try to drop to a prompt in recovery mode ...
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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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Samba will not accept my password

I have recently done a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04lts. samba is installed and I can see the computers in my workgroup. I was able to transfer files from a Windows XP computer on my workgroup ...
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Password Disable

I am the only user on my PC and do not want to enter my password. How do I disable? I do not want to enter a password every time my screen saver starts or I install any aps.
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Asks password when trying to install Boot-Repair

I'm trying to install Boot-Repair directly from Lubuntu, but after typing the line "sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair" in the terminal (as suggested here: ...
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Remove kdewallet password without being prompted for wifi password

I would like to boot my computer and it automatically connect to the wifi without typing in any passwords. I've found online how to disable the kdewallet using kwalletmanager and that works - but if I ...
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Terminal problems entering password

Every time I try to enable shell theme extension or anything in general in Terminal it asks me for a password but won't accept it.
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Can't set or change user password on ubuntu?

I can successfully set a password by terminal using "passwd" command , and it works good , when using "sudo" commands , when installing software . but i can't lock screen , and i can't log out of the ...
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User logs in without asking for password , and can't log out of user and also can't lock screen?

I have just installed Ubuntu, and set a password while installing which it was 1234 , and then after I was done installing I wanted to change it, but when I went to the user account and unlocked it, ...
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Cannot authenticate without a password

The problem can be reproduced as follows: When I remove the password of an administrator account, "Log In without Password", I cannot use that account to authenticate. When I do something that ...
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Sudo does not recognize my password anymore

The problem is happening on a remote server, so everything is done through ssh. I can login with my key, no problem here. I can change my password at will with passwd (which I believe shows that it's ...
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What to do when Ubuntu One (Launchpad.net) forgotten password confirmation code is unknown?

I went to Ubuntu One (Launchpad) login, entered my email and password, was told the combo was not right (I'm pretty sure it is right), used the "forgot password" option to have it send me a ...
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“Permission denied, please try again.” ERROR when trying to connect to localhost through ssh [duplicate]

I know this problem has been discussed several times in the forum but none of the steps recommended to remedy the problem have worked in my case. In the following I will describe again the problem ...
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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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Login Password not accepted after Killall command on logged in user

I am new to Ubuntu and experiencing an issue after below mentioned action performed. installed Ubuntu (dual boot) in windows 7 created username "aslam" while installing Ubuntu (everything running ...
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How to change root password in ubuntu?

I am trying to change root password in my Ubuntu system. This is what I did: ashot@ashot-desktop:~$ sudo passwd root passwd: Authentication token manipulation error passwd: password unchanged ...
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How to install applications through a standard user account with blank password

In standard user account with no password specified, I want to use apt-get which subsequently requires the password of the current account. (I have the administrator password): user@System:~$ sudo ...
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How can I easily encrypt a file?

Is there any simple (IE: right click in Nautilus) way to password protect a particular folder/file in Ubuntu? I've got a few files containing sensitive info and I'd much prefer that if/when I leave my ...
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How to encrypt 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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How can I recover the password of an encrypted Home folder?

I forgot my encryption password and now can't access my laptop. I have tried using the command line to remove it, and the bootloader. The home folder is blocked by the encryption code. Is there a ...
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Problem with login after power outage

I know similar questions have already been asked here, but they all seem to be different from my problem. After a power outage I cannot login locally with my main user. I can ssh into it with the ...
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mysql-workbench and Gnome keyring daemon problem

when launching mysql-workbench I have the following warning: [12:13:49] coil@coil:~$ sudo mysql-workbench & [12:14:03] coil@coil:~$ ** Message: Gnome keyring daemon seems to not be available. ...
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root password required

I cannot use my network or other functions because every time I try, I am asked to enter a root password. Ubuntu does not ask for the password I used to set up the OS, it automatically logs me in as ...
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Cannot login using correct password

I installed Ubuntu server on a PC, with correct user + password. We installed webmin, and we are running a website on this PC. It works. I can remotely update webmin and ubuntu package. However, I ...
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my stand alone laptop

I have a Lenovo think pad with Ubuntu 14.04 installed I set a new password to the administrator account and I forget what that is. I can use the machine but making changes it asks for the password in ...
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Change password on root user and user account

Just want to ask, if i change the password on the root user, is that going to automatically change the password to on the user account? i found this link to change the root user ...
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Can't use sudo commands after removing the user password [duplicate]

I was searching for a way to disable sudo password promot , then I found a command to remove the user password sudo passwd -d username but after I wrote it and try to make sudo commands it asks for ...
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unidentified app asking for authorization via my email password in gnome dash

Since last week I am facing a strange problem, each time I open the gnome dash and start typing, I have some app (unidentified) asking for authorization via my email password - the only hint is there ...
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Modify PAM to run script at password fail

Today I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop and I decided to get a bit more control on who is doing what while I'm not around. So what I'd like to do is to modify PAM to run a script on ...
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Unlock keyring keyboard entry error?

Ever since I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my laptop (about a month ago, so I'm very new to this!), I sometimes cannot unlock my computer on startup.. On startup, i'm always prompted to insert my ...
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Virtualbox Ubuntu Image Username / password

First of all I am totally new to Linux. I decided to load Ubuntu Linux on Virtualbox and found an ova file here: ...
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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 ...
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How do i set password expiry for all users?

I need to set the password expiry time for ALL users at once with the terminal, or at least by group. Is there any way to do this? Without using suspicious or sketchy software/sites? Thankyou!
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UBUNTU is not prompting for password

I am using UBUNTU 14.04 on Sony vaio computer. I'm dual booting with windows 8.1. till now everything works fine but recently my OS(UBUNTU) is not prompting for password. I am using gnome while ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Won't prompt for password when connecting to a wireless network?

I recently updated my Thinkpad X61s from Xubuntu 12.10 to 14.04. I've always used XFCE. Before I was always able to click on any network from the wifi icon on the task bar, if the network required a ...
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Upgraded to 12.04.5 and I don't know the password it wants

I just upgraded my dell precision m6300 to Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS (Precise Pangolin), and it is asking for a password which I don`t have, my old one does not work, can you help?
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Ignore “Bad: new and old password are too similar”

I receive this message when trying to change my password: "Bad: new and old password are too similar" The passwords' "similarity" is irrelevant for my needs, so I'd like to bypass this. I tried ...
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Is there a software that allows people to have different passwords?

Is there such a software that allows you to enter different passwords. When you login with one of them you can see all your files, but when you put in the another one, you can only view selected ...
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Cannot unlock session if user has no password

I created an account with no password for my 3 years old child. After some time of inaction on that account, the session locks. Then I cannot unlock the session. Trying to unlock with an empty ...
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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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cannot add or update ubuntu 13.10- do not know owner password, errors [duplicate]

New to linux but I have searched the other questions on these errors, eg Getting an "Authentication token manipulation" error when trying to change my user password and I am still coming up ...
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Is my drive encrypted? I can read encrypted partition without providing password

Please help me determine if my is drive encrypted or not, what did I do wrong? I used Ubuntu Disk Utility for creating encrypted partition and I choose encrypted partition and provided a password, ...
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Digikam asks for password when trying to access shared folder

I have a samba folder mounted in Nautilus (everybody allowed to do anything), where all my fotos are in. From Digikam I cant access the mounted folder directly, but have to enter the network again, ...
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my Ubuntu password has become corrupted [duplicate]

I had the same problem as a previous user in that my Software Center would not start. I followed the advice given to that user, but when I got to entering my password, the program asked me to try ...
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How to block an ip address after several wrong login attempts

I have an web application which needs the user to login. On the server there is an php page who does this (it will check the user input against a mysql table). If an user tries to login with a wrong ...
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How to move wifi passwords to a new installation

I have an Acer Aspire ZG5 netbook which is currently running Jolicloud, but I've decided it isn't for me and plan to switch to Lubuntu or Xubuntu. However, I do lot of travelling and have many saved ...
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How do I produce a É character in the tty login prompt?

TL;DR : How can I produce a É character in the tty login prompt ? Long story : Ok so I was playing with the application "Unity Tweak Tool" to discover some nice features but at some point the whole ...
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Authenticate password [duplicate]

I've read and tried some ways, I have read here but I don't understand and it didn't work. I even cannot change my user password. I don't have current password, so I want to create one. However, after ...