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

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How to retreive password stored in Firefox?

I would like to retrieve an important password which I forgot, but which Firefox has remembered and uses to log in. Where is this password stored and is it (or can it be made) readable?
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Unlock keyring prompts three times instead of one time

When I have "automatic login" activated, the "Unlock the Gnome Keyring" box asks for my password. But this happens three times. There are three boxes asking me for my password. In 10.04 the box ...
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How to prevent Synaptic Package Manager from asking for password?

This is similar to How to prevent system applications (like the Software Center) from asking for password? However that solution does not work for Synaptic Package Manager in 10.04.
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How do I approve specific computers to ssh into a machine with password authentication disabled?

The instructions in help.ubuntu.com/community/SSH/OpenSSH/Configuring recommend disabling password authentication so that "it will only be possible to connect from computers you have specifically ...
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How to make Firefox use the Gnome Keyring vault for password storage and retrieval?

With Chrome it is quite simple to use Gnome Keyring for password storage. But with Firefox 4 on ubuntu 11.04, I don't know how to achieve this. I remember that firefox 4 supposedly has OS integration ...
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Software Center doesn't prompt for password

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10. The software center was asking me for password when I wanted to install/remove any application. Since last week, it doesn't prompt for password. Also, I have the same problem ...
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Where are passwords stored?

How do you figure out where are user's passwords stored, for users that can login? I know the system is using LDAP for users (username, home path, etc.), but it doesn't contain any kind of passwords. ...
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Fixing /etc/shadow with md5 passwords to sha512 passwords

I recently upgraded an ubuntu server with many users to a recent version from a version from 2008. The server used to use md5 password hashes (e.g., the shadow passwords began with $1$) and now is ...
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Is there a way to never have to put in your password after you have logged in? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make Ubuntu remember forever the password after the first time I put my password in when I log in but after that I don't want to type it again. When I use my ...
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Force the user to change their password at first login

When I add a new user to my system I set a password and tell it to the new user. If the user doesn't like it, he/she can change it. However in my opinion it is better to force the user to change ...
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Unable to login after power outage

I have accidentally cut power to the computer and now I can't login with my main user. In GDM I enter the password correctly but it always says "wrong password". Logging in with another user works. I ...
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How to set a VNC password?

Can anyone say me how to set a VNC password in Ubuntu? Such that if anyone access my machine through VNC it should prompt for a password.
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How to protect hard disk?

I have 320 GB hard disk on my laptop and I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 on 1 partition and another partition is reserved for storage. I want to protect that storage partition with a password. How can I ...
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How can I disable all requests for passwords? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make Ubuntu not ask me for my password? i want to disable all password requests on natty narwal. my laptop is only on when im using it, and it never leaves my ...
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how to make ubuntu to remember the login keying password

I want my system to remember the keyring password of my chat account login as well as broadcast account. Many times i clicked on remember this keyring password but it not working fine; i mean whenever ...
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Evolution does not ask for password with Yahoo [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Connecting Yahoo mail with Evolution Yahoo will not send or receive mail. Evolution never asks for a password. I will quit using yahoo after this but I would like to ...
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Ubuntu asks for password several time when logging in

When ever I log into my machine (Lenovo Laptop) Ubuntu (Natty running Unity) ask for the keyring password several times (4-5) why does it do that and how can I make it stop?
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Ubuntu Server Automatically Insert Password Using Python3

I'm trying to create a small python3 program for my friend which will install and configure the nessarcary set-up for his Ubuntu Server. I want him to be able to start the program, give some basic ...
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How to disable Multiple Keyring Popups? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unlock keyring promts three times instead one time Whenever I turn on my computer, I would expect the keyring to ask for my password once. But it asks it 3 different ...
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How do I change passwords that have been saved in the keyring?

I created a saved password via System ▸ Preferences ▸ Passwords and Encryption Keys ▸ File ▸ New ▸ Stored Password. How can I update it?
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What is the best tool to sync browser passwords and bookmarks?

Sadly, everything I've tried so far has been painful to manage between two computers, (even between different browsers on the same computer). So, right now I have different aggregations of ...
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How to prevent wireless network asking password when briefly out of range

When I'm connected to a wireless network from quite far away I sometimes briefly lose the connection. Then Network Manager prompts me to re-confirm the password as if it suspected that was the problem ...
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Why doesn't desktop unlock screen accept my password?

To unlock a my computer after waking it from standby or screen saver I sometimes have to enter my password many times before it's accepted. What's wrong with it? UPDATE: NOT a wireless keyboard - a ...
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Cracking WPA wireless network encryption [closed]

My teacher wont tell me the password of the wifi so I am wondering if there is a tool to know the security password of wifi. I can see the name of network in the network manager but when I click on ...
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Expect script that enters a username and password

I am trying to run an expect script, that everytime the prompt says user@blah's password, it enters the password I have the following expect script but it seem to be acting up. Can anyone tell me ...
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What strategies (especially available software) do you use to keep passwords safe?

Inspired by the recent issue with the Gawker network sites, I've been re-evaluating my password management. What strategies do you use to keep passwords safe? I'm particularly interested in ...
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How to remove/change saved SVN passwords?

I'm using SVN from Eclipse and it has a feature that allows you to save the SVN user and password. It think it uses something called gnome-keyring to do so. The problem is that now I need to use ...
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Accidentally typed password in username input, any logs to clear?

I have accidentally typed my password in SSH's interactive username prompt. Are there any log files that I should clear?
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Root password does not work to install some programs

I have a root user with password and an ordinary user with a seperate password. When trying to configure fire wall ufw, it will not accept my root password. Is it to do with advanced bin/bash etc on ...
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Password protect single Drive

I have four drives. I want that whenever user tries to mount drive it should ask for password. I know password protecting ALL drives is possible through user previlages but I dont want it for all ...
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How safe are my files in /home?

This is a community wiki. I would really like other folk's thoughts on this. I do not want to discuss the ethics of storing plain text passwords either. For those unfamiliar, libpurple is the library ...