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

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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 enter password to start Ubuntu

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 with the system disk encrypted with luks. When I start the computer, it shows the Ubuntu logo and asks to enter the password to unlock the disk. However, I cannot enter the ...
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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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Unable to decrypt disk on normal Lubuntu boot

I'm having trouble starting up my system. I use VirtualBox to run Lubuntu 14.10 on Mac OS X 10.10.1 host. I have used the built-in disk encryption available when installing (L)Ubuntu. When it boots ...
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Cannot unlock session if user has no password

I created an account with no password for my 3 year old child. After some time of inactivity on that account, the session locks. Then I cannot unlock the session. Trying to unlock with an empty ...
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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 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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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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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 ...