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

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My password doesn't show when I type it

When I'm not using my laptop I close it and ubuntu automatically locks it. However when i type my password nothing appears on the password entry box. While shuting down my computer I realized that the ...
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Display Directory Listing of .htaccess password protected directory

I want to be able to password protect a specific directory but keep others free for anyone to access, but I've found out that when a directory is password protected by a .htaccess and .htpasswd file ...
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There is no dialog box to input password for users other the main user

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 (Ubuntu MATE) and created a main account, 'rwabuhesi' from which I created another one, 'qulay'. From the terminal, I can log into both accounts and even move files ...
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Password in WiFi hotspot in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS not working

I am using Wired internet. Want to create a WiFi hotspot using an USB Wireless router. I tried all the possible way discussed here in AskUbuntu like: Followed step by step several times according to ...
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Encrypted Home… Forgotten password, but I have the Passphrase [duplicate]

I have forgotten the password to log in to Ubuntu (15.10). My home folder is encrypted. I do have the passphrase. How should I change the user password? There are some procedures here but they do not ...
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Update apache/admin password in multpile folder

This is great work very well done. I have a problem too it is requested that you inform me how can do this. Let say i have folders named Folder1/apache/users/admin Folder2/apache/users/admin ...
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how to enter password for sudo while using ubuntu in virtual box?

I cant enter my password while using sudo in virtual box (Version 5.0.10 r104061) with Ubuntu OS (14.04). How to enter password?
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How can i see my password on the terminal?

I can't see my password on the command line and even though i am sure that i enter my password correctly, sudo doesn't accept. How can i see my password on the terminal? Is there any way to change it? ...
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Confusion about what password one should use for the `sudo` command

Yester I asked this question, and tried to follow cl-netbox's advice: Highlight the Ubuntu entry in the GRUB boot menu and press the E key. Add nouveau.modeset=0 to the end of the linux line - ...
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how to run sudo command by password in .sh file?

can i run sudo command by password? This is my .sh file : sudo service uwsgi stop nohup uwsgi --socket 127.0.0.1:4242 --module wsgi --callab application & sudo service uwsgi start
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How to clear password history? [duplicate]

I recently changed my Ubuntu login password. But now I want to change it back to the old password. But when I try that. It shows "Not good enough". It was a strong password when I had set it for the ...
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Inputting a text to an executable file the moment it's executed

i am bad at choosing titles but my problem is that I have an executable file that returns a value when i type the word password in it using the terminal, but the problem is the file require you to ...
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org.freedesktop.accounts.change-own-user-data asks me for password

I'm on Ubuntu 15.10. with multiple users configured. Each time I switch to another user and come back to my account, I have a prompt windows asking me to enter my password. Sometimes it works, ...
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Bootable Ubuntu USB flash drive asks for a username and a password

I just created a bootable Ubuntu 15.10 USB flash drive. On start-up, it asks for a user name and a password. Which user name and password am I supposed to enter here?
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How can I force sudo to always ask for a password after waking from suspend?

Say I execute a command with sudo, then if I use sudo within the next 15/5 minutes (not sure how long it remembers me for) it won't prompt me for a password. It will only prompt me again if I haven't ...
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Getting “you need to grant administrative rights to install software” when attempting to install software

I've been getting the above message every time I want to install any software from a "unknown source." I don't know what my admin password is. How do I set up a password or what is my password ...
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password not working, memery all used up. helpme

I'm completely clueless about ubuntu and computers really. I was directed towards ubuntu by a friend and now im in big trouble really. My laptop started acting funny on thursday. It used up all ...
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Network Manager keeps asking for username and password. Enterprise wifi and Ubuntu 15.10

So, as said in the title, the NM keeps asking me for my username and password, even though I have them entered correctly. Also, this is on a enterprise network, on Ubuntu 15.10. The radius server is a ...
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Password loop on toshiba laptop

I am trying to install 14.04 LTS on a older Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5965. Installing from a USB stick. Install proceeds properly, ends correctly. On reboot to the install, it asks for password. ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 password help [duplicate]

I was given a computer that runs Ubuntu 13.10 and have tried and tried to use the normal way to reset password but always get the authentication token manipulation error line....so I tried to make it ...
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How to use both remote server's username and password and Mysql username password in phpmyadmin

I need configuration for phpmyadmin to connect to remote machine, having a username and password. Details are: remote machine: Host: X.x.X.x, Some-Username, Some-password MYSQL: username:root, ...
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No keyboard input on login screen

On the screen where I would normally enter my password to unlock my computer I cannot type anything. I've tried switching USB ports for my keyboard and even check to see if the keyboard does work in ...
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Remember Password Lynx browser

I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04 lts and I have installed lynx for light browsing. The problem that I am facing currently is that, are there any ways to remember password to a website in lynx?
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Sudo doesn't recognize correct password [duplicate]

I tried changing my sudoers.d file to remove authentication from my pc by typing %admin ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:ALL without using visudo. However, after doing that anywhere where the sudo command is used, ...
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Forgotten user password for Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I recently found my old Lenovo which has Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I've forgotten my user login. My dad is the registered admin but he's no longer here and I've tried holding the shift key when I restart ...
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kerberos passwd: Authentication token manipulation error

(note - ignore the upgrade 15.10 bit, see "more info", below) I've just upgraded to Ubuntu 15.10 using the Live CD over an existing 14.04 version. Users that were configured before were lost from ...
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Perform sudo with different password? [duplicate]

Can I perform 'sudo' actions with different password other than my login password? Is there any way to achieve this?
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not able to login to mysql

when I am trying to login to mysql using mysql -u root -p I am getting the following error mysql -u root ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: ...
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Cannot type disk decryption password during boot

The GUI loads to input the decryption password, but when I type, the characters appear in the top-left of my screen, as though I was typing at a console without a command prompt. Forcing power-off ...
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Set a password, yet it logs in without one

My account is an administrator; I'm using Ubuntu 14.04LTS. I've set a password and set automatic login to OFF, yet when I wake up from suspension or reboot if I just press Enter or type in anything ...
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ubuntu 14.04 login password reentering problem

When i start to OS, enter the password, and a little bit second, it want to enter password again. If i enter wrong password, it warn me to invalid password, but i enter right password, it stay to ...
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gnome-keyring/pinentry gpg key password saved indefinitely after ubuntu 15.10 upgrade

After upgrading to ubuntu 15.10, the password prompt for gpg keys has changed to a program called pinentry. The pinentry prompt provides a text field for the passphrase, as well as a checkbox for ...
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Passing encrypted password in mount command

I am trying to cron a simple 4 line bash script to backup a folder which requires me to mount the NAS folder for which I have to provide the password. Which is a big NO , Is there a way to pass the ...
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How to disable non-english keyboard layouts on the log-in and unlock screens?

Although I use 3 different languages and have 3 keyboard layouts installed my password does not include characters that are not present on a standard English keyboard (actually I have never seen a ...
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Can't log in as a particular user after changing its password

I reset both of my accounts passwords but only one will let me log in. So I logged in as that account since it has admin privs, I changed the password on the other account (My main one which I really ...
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Can I set password for SSH for auto login? [duplicate]

I was wondering if it is possible to save the ssh password somewhere for auto login to the devices? I don't know if you guys have used SecureCRT but it has that option where it saves your password ...
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Black screen when open session [duplicate]

I try to open my session on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I write my password and press enter, then the screen becomes black and returns to the login screen. When I read the auth.log file, I obtain this: Dec 2 ...
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Can't use sudo command [duplicate]

I installed a VirtualMachine of Ubuntu 14.04 for university. (Which made me rage by itself a couple of times.) Now, I want to make the Virtual Machine - or the Linux OS, for that regard - actually ...
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My ubuntu 14.04.3 on VMware Player VM gets stuck in a login loop

I used to use Guake terminal. When I was using last time Guake stuck and stop working. Pressed F12 several times in order to close the terminal. Then system logged off and login screen shown up. ...
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iI left the install running overnight, i come back, system ask password

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.0.4 on a mac powerbook G5. I left the install go during I was asleep. I wake up, come back to my other place, It looks fine! I ended up on ubuntu desktop, wow, but ...
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Recovered Ubuntu Password Without Success .ICEauthority Does Not Exist

I used this thread to retrieve my long-forgotten Ubuntu password: How do I reset a lost administrative password? After following the solutions in the order of their popularity, I kept getting bounced ...
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Why windows's title “Unlock login keyring” appears when i try to connect on a network?

This windows ask me to "Enter password to unlock your(my) login keyring" on Ubuntu 15.04.1. And when i enter the admin's password, or the user password of my session nothings things occurred.
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Is it possible to add a GRUB profile to auto-login an user and start a script (15.10)

I have a 15.10 64bit machine with multiple user accounts. Normally, I select Ubuntu in GRUB, it boots and shows me the login screen, I select an account, enter the password and start my applications. ...
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Where is the actual admin password located?

I'm just curious because I know the configuration for the password is located in /etc/passwd, but in the document I don't see my actual password anywhere, obviously for security reasons. I opened ...
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How to know my sudo password? [duplicate]

I am really new to Ubuntu. I had it installed without me knowing what were the username or password. Now, I am trying to install skype, but ask me for authentication. I have read instructions on how ...
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Where does NetworkManager store WiFi passwords on Ubuntu 15.10?

I had previously learned that NetworkManager stores WiFi passwords in /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/<wifi name> file. But in my case on Ubuntu 15.10 I can't find any password in that ...
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Can't login to my main administrator account?

After recovering from the warning failed to connect to lvmetad error I released when I tried to login to the first account I ever created was not logging in I typed in the right password it says the ...
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I can't enter my encrypted ubuntu

I believe that the problem is that I changed the keyboard input settings to Italian keyboard during the installation. My passphrase doesn't work and I can't unlock the computer. I have an Italian ...
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Unable to login to graphical interface after changing password on Ubuntu 15.10

I'm currently using Ubuntu 15.10 and recently changed my password and it works okay, but after rebooting my system I can't login anymore using the graphical interface. When I enter from the command ...
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Ubuntu Password Problem

I was working on my system when suddenly I was no longer able to use the sudo command. It was acting as if I was not entering the password correctly. I rebooted and found that I cannot log into my ...