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

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Server 2003 password reset HELP! [closed]

My issue arose when I was attempting to uninstall an application from my windows server 2003 box. I was constantly getting errors when trying to uninstall the software so I booted the server into safe ...
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Computer starts, ubuntu asks username and password, and then “freezes”

I've just installed the version 12.04 of ubuntu, and the installation was succesfull, then it asked me to restart computer, everything normal, but when it started again, ubuntu asked for username and ...
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User's password can not be set with passwd

I am running Ubuntu as a server, but with X-windows setup. I have SSH , Samba and RAID 5 setup. Was having trouble browsing Samba shares from my Windows 7 laptop, so I thought it might be a problem ...
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Can't key in password in Terminal [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Nothing shows up on the screen when I type my password I typed in the following command in terminal. "sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras" I press enter and I ...
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Why does clicking 'Shutdown' from Menu only log me off? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Shutdown” or “Restart” logs out Whenever I click 'Shutdown' from the menu it just logs me off. I have no accounts (Exept from Guest, but I keep it logged off) logged ...
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How to display password policy information for a user?

Ubuntu Documentation > Ubuntu 9.04 > Ubuntu Server Guide > Security > User Management states that there is a default minimum password length for Ubuntu: By default, Ubuntu requires a minimum ...
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password does not work for everything “anymore”!

I did set my password as I installed Ubuntu some months ago, and all is running flawless up to few days ago. Since then, although I did never change my password, the whole authentication is not ...
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How did all the passwords get in my login keyring?

In my Passwords and Keys application (Seahorse) I have a "login" keyring. Within that are a many keys. How did they get there? What application put them there? I use Chrome with Lastpass extension, ...
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How can I force chrome to save email passwords?

I am running Ubuntu Quantal (12.10) with Chrome (not Chromium) installed via terminal. Unfortunately, when it comes to mail automatic log in, for some reason Chrome doesn't offer to save passwords, ...
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Removing Evolution password under KDE?

I'm using Evolution mail client under KDE. I want to get rid of entering my password each time I use it. How can I do that ?
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When installing several programs in a row, some needed my password, some didn't. Why?

When I was installing several programs from the Ubuntu Software Center, I installed several of them in a row; for some, I was asked to provide my password; for others, I wasn't. When I removed them, ...
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How do I delete cached password for encrypted volume?

I am novice Ubuntu user. For laughs I encrypted an external USB drive and put a punch of secret stuff on it. It used to be that every-time I would attach the drive I would be challenged for a ...
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Save and restore nautilus server connection bookmarks

Usually I open Nautilus \ File \ Connect to server. Enter some authentication data (usually FTP). Login, go to some folder (usually public_html) and save bookmark to remote server (so later folder can ...
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Ubuntu “1 time password on login” solution [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is it bad to run as root? I recently fully switched from Windows into Ubuntu. And of course I loved Ubuntu. But the most annoying thing is, system requires password ...
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How can I override passwd's checks for good passwords?

I have an encrypted /home and just had to reinstall Ubuntu. Problem is, my /home partition is encrypted with my old password, which is short, and my new system has a new password on it. I could fix ...
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after 12.04 upgrade: can't log in although password is correct

I upgraded from 10.10 to 12.04, and now can't log in any more. The password is correct- when I type in a wrong one, I am told it's incorrect, while the correct one is seemingly accepted, but then just ...
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How can I use my GPass data?

There are two parts here: It appears that GPass is dropped in oneiric so can anyone recommend a new password manager? Is there a way to open the file created with GPass, or do I need to recover the ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 password don't works after login

During a complete fresh installation I choosed a case sensitive password with an "!" inside the string, it works fine for the normal login, but when I try to use sudo or su or passwd or some GUI stuff ...
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Broke my sudoers password, how do I reset it without using sudo? [duplicate]

I thought it would be a good idea to finally take the password off my little netbook since it has never actually been of any use, and has mostly just slowed down . But when I went to change my ...
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how do I enter a sudo command when part of my password contains uppercase letters and numbers

Part of my password contains numbers and uppercase letters. How can I know that I am correctly typing my password in a terminal when invoking sudo? I am not very computer literate, so I would ...
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I cant login in Ubuntu Server after passwd command [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Authentication token manipulation error I installed Ubuntu Server using Oracle VM on my Windows 7 for practicing GNU commands. I used the passwd tool but after using ...
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How to recover password without restart

So I recently installed Ubuntu on this computer, I just started using it today for the 2nd time, I needed to install some video plugins to use for the web and it asked me for a password. I do not ...
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How do I make Empathy match my keyring with my password?

I changed my password a few months ago from the password I first used when I installed Ubuntu on my machine. I tried to add a Google Talk account to Empathy, but every time Empathy gives me a message ...
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How do I delete the boot passphrase?

I'm using ubuntu 12.10 and I set it up to have a password to login, and apparently, I also selected to have a password on boot-up. I went into my BIOS and made sure start-up/HDD password is turned ...
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Opening terminal asks for sudo password

Whenever I open a new terminal within 12.04, I am prompted to enter my sudo password. Why is this happening?
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Pasword space is blank under VMWare, what can I do?

I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 on my VMWare and now the password space is just not there. It says the name of user but no space to enter the password. What to do?
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What is default password?

What is the difference between default and login? And what does Default Keyring mean? When I run some applications(Emphaty etc), Unlock Keyring window launched first, then it requires me password. ...
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Why is the login section of “passwords and keys” empty

Where are passwords stored for the user. As a test I deleted the files stored in /home/user/.gnome2/keyrings expecting to have to re-enter my WiFi password at least but it had no effect. So where are ...
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How to make authentication required to install updates?

Ubuntu's new policy dictates that updates to already installed applications don't require password when doing it from Update Manager (Synaptic and apt-get still require password). Also, I would like ...
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CLI mod(root) dont accept login credentials on ubuntu 12.10

to install nvidia 304.64 driver on ubuntu 12.10 i need to login as root but it doeant accept my username and password and says incorrect login i also has created a root password but still have the ...
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Security aspects of home dir encryption [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a security risk if a password can be reset easily? Changing the login password will automatically make an encrypted home directory re-accessible, as PAM takes ...
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Auto select user on login screen

I am new to Ubuntu (10.10), migrating from Windows 7 and I want to setup my login screen so it auto-selects user (there is only one user profile on my system) and that it asks for my password so I can ...
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How do I reset my password? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost Administrative(root) password? I inherited a machine with Ubuntu desktop installed. It has a password in place and I have no idea what the ...
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authentication version 12.10

I'm trying to sign in, log on, but I continually get a box saying password. Not recognized. I noticed in first boot up it mentioned password failed, shadow password would be used instead. I don't know ...
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Setup auto login and now I do not have root authorization for anything

I am the sole user of my computer so I use my root user name for everything. I am tired of logging in all the time and entering a keyring so I was hoping that creating an automatic login would resolve ...
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Firefox/Opera password manager

On Windows machines, Firefox and Opera both will fill in and save passwords in the password manager. Why does it not function the same way in Ubuntu?
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How can I stop being prompted to enter my password when installing a webapp?

Everytime I click on install a webapp it asks me to enter my password. Is there a way to bypass this?
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How to create a dedicated user for running a service?

I have an application that I want to run as a service on system-start, and that application should run as a specific user (the application is Apache Karaf). I have all this setup, but the user I am ...
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Place for password is blocked [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: No cursor output on the sceen when typing password in terminal I am running Ubuntu 12-10. This is my trouble: When I write (for example) sudo apt-get install Wine in ...
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No admin password set

I booted Ubuntu 12.10 32bit from pendive. I would like to re-partition my hard drive using gparted, but it requires root privilege* that I could not provide, because there is no password set. (*) ...
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Very confusing administrations and password security [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost administrative password? I have recently suffered an annoying problem which is really bugging me at the moment. When I start Ubuntu, I can login ...
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Password Authentication Problems [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost administrative password? I am new to Ubuntu, am extremely delighted with the performance and speed, as compared to Windows 7-However, I messed up, ...
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3 sudo password errors

After upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10, I forgot to disable cap-locks and have attempted to use the wronf sudo password three times. Now when I attempt a sudo command , I get a message in part reads "HTTP ...
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Unable to mount media hard drivrs. after [user@machine ~]$ sudo usermod -G dialout user

I wasn't able to download date from my USB cradle from a Powertap cycling computer after upgrading to 12.10. I thought I found the answer with a google search that suggested using this code where user ...
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How to reset or recover password without Grub?

Using Ubuntu 10.04. Yesterday, I removed the password on one user so that my mother could access my computer. When I tried putting the same password back, I was unable to unlock the user settings to ...
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How to remove encryption password [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to stop using built-in home directory encryption? Recently i installed ubuntu 12.10 on my system and by mistake put up an encryption password, the password that is ...
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sudo refuses my password

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and now that I want to install a program through the terminal with a command starting with sudo, the terminal says Sorry, try again. I just don't get it, this is my ...
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Authentication problem — locked out from changes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost administrative password? Why can’t non-admin users install software? Authentication for everything I am really frustrated about the ...
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Sync KeePassX with KeePass2

Simply put: In Ubuntu I am using KeePassX and in Windows KeePass2. In am not able to export/import passwords from one to another. I would prefer to use the same database, but I don't really know ...
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SSH password entered too many times Connection refused

I tried connecting to my new installed Ubuntu 12 server via SSH and I was asked for my password. (I had used "myusername@ipadress" to connect) After entering the right password a few times (with no ...