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

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Can't restore encrypted backup created with 10.04's deja-dup on 14.04 [closed]

I ran a Deja-Dup backup on an Ubuntu 10.04 LTS machine. It was an older version of Deja-Dup that came with 10.04 LTS. I password protected it. Then I installed 14.04.3 LTS Trusty Tahr from the 'Try ...
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Problem with lock screen authentication?

A couple of days ago I was facing an error, something like: "Keyring change and it was always asking me to change my password". I think I fixed it from users, accounts, passwords and keys settings. ...
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Create socks5 from Ubuntu 14.04 VPS

I want to create a socks5 (with login password to use with Proxifier like that way): I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my VPS. Please guide me how to create socks5 from it. I appreciate your help a ...
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terminal not proceeding after I enter my password in ubuntu

I copy pasted this terminal: wget -q "http://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add At which, it asks for my password. The cursor moves to the next line and then nothing happens ...
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Upgraded to 12.04 and can't log in to Firefox

I use a desktop computer. After upgrading Ubuntu to 12.04, I was/am no longer able to log into Firefox. I went to All Settings|User Accts. I am listed as the Administrator; under Login Options is the ...
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Ubuntu 16: Software Updater issue - Secure boot password

Whenever I update VirtualBox or Nvidia proprietary drivers, I get the following error: After that, I needed to restart the computer or force to close the Software updater and execute sudo dpkg --...
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Network Manager Prompts for VPN Login Password at User Login

I'm running 16.04 with Ethernet connection set to automatically connect to my VPN at start up in Network Manager (NM). However, the NM password window appears at the Ubuntu login screen asking ...
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How to use ubuntu live disk to reset windows 10 password?

I need to reset the password of windows 10 for my little brother. There is a similar post on here on resetting vista password with chntpw. I followed the steps but it doesn't help. Anyone know how to ...
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What is the correct way to use git with gnome-keyring and http(s) repos?

Currently, whenever I git pull or git push to a http(s) repository, I get the following: $ git pull Username for 'https://gitrepos.reposdomain.com': me@mydomain.com Password for 'https://me@mydomain....
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After suspend mode, Wi-Fi won't reconnect to open network, but works fine on secure network. Any suggestions?

I have Ubuntu 16.04 on a 2007 MacBook. Wi-Fi works perfectly at home on my passworded Wi-Fi network, including after I suspend. But at a coffee shop which has two open Wi-Fi networks, the Wi-Fi won't ...
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How do I modify PAM's configuration on Ubuntu 15.10 so as to remove the password restrictions?

My main account on my Ubuntu 15.10 has a password that does NOT meet the system's default password requirements. It is this way because either: setting the password on installation doesn't run into ...
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Help on Crunch Wordlist Creating

I would like to receive some help on making a crunch wordlist. Can anyone give me the command for a 8 character password, the first 4 characters being letters and the last 4 characters being numbers. ...
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upgrade from 12.10 to 16.04 without administrator password

I bought 2 years ago in eBay an Acer aspire one d250 without using it until months ago when I decided to sell it, but password founded inside the parcel was incorrect and also the seller didn't answer ...
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How do I stop the constant requests for a password?

I am 70 years old and losing my memory. The only other person here is my wife, who I trust with everything. I have Ubuntu set to automatically log me in when I boot the system. I need to stop the ...
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Cannot log into account via terminal

I am having trouble logging into by account. I tried logging in via the GUI (I get stuck in the NVIDIA login loop), I tried logging in via the terminal (CLT + ALT + F1) it shows me the message of the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 live CD not accepting password for wifi - Ralink RT3290

Ubuntu 16.04 live CD is not accepting wifi password for the WPA2 wifi network. Wifi is Ralink RT3290 pci express wifi card. The wifi card is working with Ubuntu 15.10 live CD. Wifi driver rt2800pci ...
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Not asking for password in GUI for login even when there is a password set in Ubuntu 14.04

I have a user which has no sudo rights. I have set the password for the user using cli. But when I logout and try to login again, the user is not asked for a passord and logs in as soon as the ...
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How can I have password manager cache my gpg password

On Ubuntu 14.04 I was asked if I liked to store the password of my newly generated GPG key in the password manager. I've reinstalled my system with Ubuntu 16.04. Unfortunately I'm no longer getting ...
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Back up administrator appears to be broke?

So I've set up a administrator account for back up incase my main one goes haywire, and well it sort of works. Keep in mind the back up account has no password and anyone can login (I done this ...
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mysql don't ask for root password when installing

I use apt install mysql-server to install MySQL on Ubuntu 16.04 but during the installation, it does not ask for root password .After installation it had ERROR 1045 when i tried to login as root ,...
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Changed password - now can't login to my account (full disk encyption + encrypted home folder)

So I'm running Ubuntu 15.10. I have full disk encryption setup and an encrypted home folder, I realize this is stupid but I didn't realize what I choose when I set it up and never bothered to try and ...
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Fresh Install of 16.04 First Login Failure

I installed a fresh 16.04 on a Lenovo Ideapad 300 i5 Skylake. During installation I entered a user name and password. The installation concluded fine and asked me to reboot. Did the reboot. Got to ...
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Shell script password with special chars

I've build a shell mysql backup script which works very well. It only has problems with passwords with special chars like this: xgT{uic[Is?uJ+. Here is the important part of the script: #!/bin/sh ...
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What alternatives are there to passwords for logging into my computer?

I don't like passwords for a number of reasons. I'd like to be able to log in to my computer some other way. For example, via face recognition or a fingerprint scanner. What others are there that ...
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[Solved]Passwords not recognized after install of Ubuntu server 16.04 x64 [duplicate]

It is a bit ridiculous. I just installed Ubuntu server 16.04, the install was fine, I entered a user password and root password. But right AFTER reboot I can't login. Not as user, not as root. Okay ...
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Starting openvpn error: “Please enter password with the systemd-tty-ask-password-agent”

I've just upgraded to 15.10 (and yes I plan to go to 16.04 next time I have a little free time). I've been using openvpn to connect to a work VPN for years and years via a .ovpn config file that's ...
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How to overwrite PAM rule from `common-auth` ? (`nullok` to make sshd accept empty passwords)

I got advice to change pam configuration (as I look for a way to make ssh user with empty password): sudo sed -i 's/nullok_secure/nullok/' /etc/pam.d/common-auth However in /etc/pam.d/common-auth I ...
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Change VPS root password [closed]

Is it advised to change root password of a VPS ? If yes, kindly give me the commands to do the same.
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Why was I asked to create a password in order to disable secure boot on initial installation of Ubuntu 16.04?

On initial installation of Ubuntu 16.04, I checked off "Install third-party software" and, underneath it, I was prompted to check off another option which would allow the OS package to automatically ...
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Firefox deletes all my passwords and some addons

When I shutdown my ubuntu with firefox open after I booting back up all my passwords and addons disappear... looks like firefox restores it's state to factory... Except that cookies are still in place....
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Support for psafe3 on ubuntu-touch?

The psafe file format for providing an encrypted password database has been an essential tool to me for several years. One of the best things about this is the wide number of platforms where ports ...
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USB Security by Encrypt.com - where do i purchase this ap? (The instructions say it has never been hacked?)

I have a Lexar usb stick with Encrypt technology. Lexar said I had to purchase for like $12.99 software to use the USB stick, as it is so good apparently that it has never been hacked according to ...
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Autossh fork after entering password

I have an SSH tunnel that I run with autossh to keep it going reliably. The only issue I have is that I have an encrypted private key which I use to connect. If I want to fork my process to the ...
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Correct password cannot be authenticated to run Synaptic Package Manager GUI [duplicate]

I cannot access my synaptic package manager(in GUI) due to authentication error. Even though I enter the correct user password, it always say that "Your authentication attempt was unsuccessful. Please ...
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Sharing folder issue between window 7 and ubuntu 14.04

We have around 5 Ubuntu installed pc in our office and 1 windows 7 PC. There is a sharing folder in windows 7 pc which can be read/write from every Ubuntu PC. Everything was going fine until last week....
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How to prompt for password with Systemd on Ubuntu 16.04

I'm needing to modify a boot process so I can make use of eCryptFS systemwide. I'm struggling to get the OS to prompt for the password during bootup, and have run out of things to try. How can I ...
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How to disable password prompt in Settings GUI [duplicate]

So before you give me an education in proper Linux security, let me just say: I know. I know I know I know. I'm doing this for an employer who has looked at all of those arguments and thrown them ...
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How to run a sudo command without a password where the command can be altered? [duplicate]

I know this question gets asked a lot but my situation is a little different. I am using Qt and the user has the ability to change timezones. Therefore, the following commands need to be used (America/...
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How can I encrypt my pendrive with password? [duplicate]

In windows 7 or windows 8, I can use BitLocker Drive Encryption to encrypt and set a password in my pendrive but i am unable to access files of my pendrive in Ubuntu. Is there is any method to ...
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Not able to ssh as root on 14.04.2

I have done all the workarounds, yet, I am still not able to ssh as root. I have already modified PermitRootLogin to yes, and I have reset ssh services. I have even rebooted the VM, but it is just not ...
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Can't login forgot password [duplicate]

I forgot my password on my Vodafone Webbook Model ON9 Ubuntu 10.04.4LTS. I have followed all the steps already as displayed in one of the answers to a the same question but no luck at all. When I type ...
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I can't remember my password [duplicate]

When I first downloaded Ubuntu, it asked me for a password, and I can't remember the password. What do I do? I have already tried opening Terminal and typing 'passwd' but even that asks me for my ...
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Getting to root [duplicate]

I've checked the question archive and can't find an exact answer to the following. I have just installed Ubuntu on a new PC. While I'm fairly proficient in lumbering about in MSs operating console, ...
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KDM accepting username and password but doesn't load desktop

I installed kde with sudo apt-get install kde-full on my ubuntu 14.04 desktop, then I got a warning about running out of space (I can't remember it exactly) and kde was still installing so I killed ...
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shutdown or reboot after entering wrong password x times

My laptop is configured with a bios password to unlock the encrypted ssd. Most times I don't shut it down and use just suspend/resume - this of course leaves the ssd accessible. To increase security ...
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How can a user account be disabled?

I've had a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS VM machine running my web sites for the past 2 years, on Windows Azure. I hadn't logged in for a few weeks, and today I tried to log in, via PuTTY/SSH username/password, ...
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How to tell git not to use rsa key but username + password

I guess I messed with my ssh configuration. Lately I cannot clone a local repository anymore. It seems like the git repository is accepting both publickey and password but instead of letting me ...
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Bash Automation without asking for password [duplicate]

How do I automate this without being ask for password every time it loops? #!/bin/sh for k in 2 3 5 10; do sudo ldconfig ######## # password asking here everytime python experiments.py done
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Samba Share user/password error after update

this is the first time that I couldn't find an answer so this is my first question. I will provide as much information as possible. I have an ASUS router that has 2 HDDs. There is only 1 username/...
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How to validate a user's password, with a shell script? [duplicate]

I'm making a bash script for the Ubuntu Terminal. I need to verify the user before the code can continue. How do I ask and validate their existing log-in password?