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

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Easing entry of sudo password for remote hosts?

I'm logging on to remote hosts via SSH to do server admin. The login uses a cert but I login as a normal user (ssh -p $PORT $USER@$HOST) and use sudo to run commands. It's a pain to have to enter the ...
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Wireless password not protected

This might be a security issue. In Ubuntu 14.10, 14.04... under -network connections/edit wi-fi/wi-fi security - my wireless password is shown and it can be seen by anyone who can access my ...
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lost admin password and no fix after set up i recovery [duplicate]

I have turned on auto log in because i did not want to enter my long password every time i log in to my computer. now it does not recognize my old password to install and update items. i did password ...
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How To Encrypt Pidgin account Passwords

we know that pidgin stores password in plaintext in this file: /home/username/.purple/accounts.xml is there any way to encrypt passwords stored in this file ?
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Changing the backup/restore password

I forgot the password I was using for automatic backups and restore. I don't need to restore right now. I just want to set a new backup password for the next time the system backs my file up. ...
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Getting “No key available with this passphrase.” when trying to add a new LVM encryption password

I am getting "No key available with this passphrase." when I try to reset the password for the LVM encryption on my Ubuntu box. I have tried the following commands: sudo cryptsetup luksAddKey ...
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I always get “Invalid password” on my first attempt to log in (and after long locks)

At work I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and on first boot, or after it's been locked for too long, my first attempt to login/unlock the computer will be met with Invalid password no matter how careful I am. ...
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repeatedly asked for admin password

With a brand-new Ubuntu 14.04 installation I streamed the third period of a hockey game last night. It was literally the first time I used this new computer. It connected to wifi no problem, and ...
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Authentication not working properly after using fingerprint authentication in Ububtu 14.04

I installed fingerprint-gui to use fingerprint scanner in my thinkpad. The commands used were sudo apt-add-repository ppa:fingerprint/fingerprint-gui && sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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Unable to reboot into recovery mode and reset password

Someone else installed ubuntu on my laptop, as a result i dont have the admin password. i'm unable to do anything without it. so i googled it, found some procedures and tried to follow that. but ...
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How can I reset ssh passwords in nautilus?

I've logged to my home server using ssh from Nautilus. I selected the option "remember forever" (or something similar) after typing my password. Today I had to change my server's password. Now I can't ...
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How do i reset my password [duplicate]

Ok so i tried to reset my password using these instructions Hold shift during start menu to open up the ubuntu menu Hit enter on recovery mode Hit enter on root After that this appeared like it was ...
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Intermittent problems with desktop environment in Ubuntu 14.10

I am using Ubuntu 14.10. The problem is that sometimes (maybe with 20% probability), when I turn on my PC, I face these bugs: Dummy output/no sound card detected If I lock the screen and try to ...
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How do I reconnect my WiFi without entering the superuser password?

The connection to my Mythbuntu system was recently changed from cable to WiFi. Now sometimes the computer disconnects the WiFi-connection and prompts for authentication. How do I tell Mythbuntu to ...
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can't type my password in terminal [duplicate]

I am trying to install torrent, so I typed some commands like: sudo apt-get install libssl0.9.8:i386 after this command: [sudo] password for shiddhant: here is the problem comes, the cursor was ...
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Why does the password for a zip-file not work?

I've tried to unpack a password-protected zip-file on Ubuntu 14.04. Although I am absolutely sure the password I use is correct the built-in unzip-function gives an "unknown error".
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Kubuntu 14.04 - NIS user are not requested for password

Good day, We are using kubuntu 14.04 in a NIS + NFS setup , user login from NIS is use to login to workstation machines. My problem is that whenever a NIS user log's out. Any one can just type back ...
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How do I set the root password on an uninstalled dvd version of ubuntu

I haven't installed ubuntu on my pc. I am using a dvd version of ubuntu. I've tried to set the root password using the methods explained when you answered other users questions about resetting root ...
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Removing the encryption password at boot

This question has been asked a lot, but I still don't know the answer to it. Is there a way to remove the password at boot? I have processes that start up when the computer boots up, and when have to ...
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Why kde keep asking password when i use chrome even if the password is not saved?

I have not saved the password of a website, but kde keep asking me that password and I find this annoying. :|
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Forgot wifi router password [closed]

I have a 3G WiFi router got from my friend. I accidentally changed it mode as a 3G router. Now my SSID had changed and my password is not working. cannot access web interface to change the settings. I ...
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Ubuntu password reset problem

I forget my password of my Ubuntu system. I have tried this method, which I tried on my other computer and it works fine. When I entered the boot menu in recovery mode, it prompts bash command not ...
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How to make firefox ask for master password only when trying to show passwords

I have set up a master password on firefox and the browser asks for it at unexpected time. Not every time in the start (so it isn't useful to "lock" the browser. Someone may auto-login to a website ...
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Why do SSH passwords sometimes stop working?

On more than one occasion I've messed up so bad the only answer is to reinstall Ubuntu. One of these mess ups is that I do something such that the password to SSH into the machine no longer works. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 cryptsetup failed on boot

I decided to reformat my hard drive and install a clean copy of the newly released Ubuntu 14.04.2 with full disk encryption (incl. LVM) and I chose a strong password with special characters which ...
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Ubuntu ver 14 will not install - Wants Password

My Ubuntu download will not install because passwords do not match. I recently bought a drive from a guy locally, formatted it and thought that it could be used to install Ubuntu. Why am I being ...
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gksu firefox & password

I have a launcher with gksu -u someuser firefox Why does this launcher require root password instead of the password of the currently logged-in user. The password window has the following message: ...
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shutdown from gnome menu doesn't ask password

I want to prevent my roommates to shutdown my computer without needing my password from the gnome menu at the top. i would like to keed dbus permissions since i am using that commands with alias. ...
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Black Screen after password Unity not working [duplicate]

Hello this is my first question on here, but after looking around I cant seem to find a fix for my problem. So here it is, Everytime I start up my PC I get the usual "enter Passcode" Which I do. But ...
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Using 12.04 LTS network manager mixing up login and wifi passwords

I've been using 12.04LTS on my laptop for a while now, with automatic security patches etc. etc. I use wired ethernet at work, and wifi at home. Until recently both worked seamlessly and without any ...
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Single user forgot password can't do updates [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and like it very much but I can't update anything because I forgot my password and authentication is required. This is a home computer and I am a single user who doesn't even ...
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GPG Password Agent and SSH Key Agent

Yesterday I wanted to add an app to the startup menu, and I noticed that there are two instances that weren't there before: GPG Password Agent and SSH Key Agent. I didn't install those, and I read it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 phpmyadmin : “Login without a password is forbidden” error

I searched lots of Questions and answers here and i applied the solution too. I edited config.inc.php and commented $cfg['Servers'][$i]['AllowNoPassword'] = TRUE; too ,then I restarted apache server ...
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Unable to lock Ubuntu 14.04 desktop

I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 for nearly 8 months now and have been a long time Ubuntu user. Recently, I disabled the password for my user account and later re-enabled it. However, ever since doing ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 does not log in despite correct password

This is a rather bizarre problem that I am experiencing. My Ubuntu 14.10 does not let me log in despite proper password. Here is what happens: I try to log into my machine by entering the password. ...
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Using seahorse generated password files from command-line

Seahorse (aka Passwords and Keys) is a pretty cool application for general password management. It stores the keys in ~/.local/share/keyrings/. Is there some way for me to easily read/modify this ...
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How to reset mysql root password without logging into mysql?

I want to reset mysql root password but I don't want to log into mysql and then reset the password just as follows, mysql -u root FLUSH PRIVILEGES; SET PASSWORD FOR root@'localhost' = ...
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How to add User from GUI in lubuntu? Asks for root password

I'm trying to add a new user by going to "System Tools" -> "Users and Groups". Now when I click "Add user", a dialog pops up asking for the root password I can not select any other identity than ...
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LDAP double root password

I've changed my LDAP root password following a few guides like this one and this one. I'm in Ubuntu 14.04, and in /etc/ldap/slapd.d/cn=config I've created a subdirectory and placed my ldif file in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 wont boot after entering harddrive encryption password

I have installed 14.04 LTS on to my Samsung 850 pro SSD and it was working fine then last time I booted it, it took three attempts to boot. Basically the request for the password appears and I enter ...
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How do I add a command permission to specific user to do it without password? [duplicate]

I want to give permission to a user to do shutdown command without password. Shutdown command need root privileges. If I give NOPASSWD in /etc/sudoers, the user can do all command that need root ...
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Forgot my Ubuntu 14.04 password - no recovery mode [duplicate]

Here is the problem, I forgot my Ubuntu password. After doing some googling I found out to reset the password I need to access the recovery mode through the grub menu. However, back when I installed ...
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How to get Ubuntu to ask for my password at login screen again?

I used to have a password prompt but then I, from somewhere in User Accounts, unchecked "Require a password for login." Now, I want Ubuntu to prompt for a password again at login screen, mainly ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...