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

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How to turn off passwords?

When I start Firestarter, the firewall program asks for my password. How do I turn off my Firestarter password? I want Firestarter to start on computer startup but it won't because it's password ...
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I don't have the password to update Ubuntu

I have bought a laptop with Ubuntu 12.04, which runs fine but wants to update. I don't have the password and it won't let me update anything. I have downloaded 12.04 in order to re-install it and it ...
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Why does Ubuntu 12.04 have more stringent complexity requirements, and how to to remove them? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set a short password on Ubuntu? I was wondering why the developers of Ubuntu made stricter conditions for user passwords than before? My password has to contain ...
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How to put different password for screensaver?

Using Ubuntu 12.04. I'd like to know if it is possible to set a different password for Ubuntu screensaver or not?
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What am I doing wrong? Visudo

I am trying to make it so that I can have a script running on my computer that will check to see if a reboot code has been sent, and it will be checking a MySQL database. I have the php script ...
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how can i set ircd-hybrid server password?

I have been struggling with this for days, is there a way to set up a password for an ircd-hybrid server so that no one can connect to it without first entering a password? I have the server up and ...
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Using keyring restored from other system [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Restore Gnome Bookmarks with passwords I have recently had a severe hard disk failure and so had to rescue my keyring(/home/username/.gnome2/keyrings) from the failed ...
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Adding a password to an Ubuntu Live CD

I've made a personal Live CD on Ubuntu builder but I didn't add a password to the Live CD. Is it possible to add a password to a live CD in any way? (before or after creating the CD)
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Ubuntu laging and can I turn off root password?

Hello I have problem with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, it's always give me a lag and I don't know what to do. My laptop I think is fast, so how can you help me ? And one other problem, how to remove password ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 12.04 using special characters in password [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost administrative password? I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 from USB (new install, new partition) and used special characters in my password, as ...
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Password problem after creating a new user

I created a new user account and when I try to login to that account by switching accounts it said wrong password. I searched here and found my answer here - Create a new user in 12.04? Now when I ...
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How do I encrypt a user's home folder having no password?

The problem I have is that I use eCryptfs to encrypt a user's home folder, but in order to decrypt it the user must have a password. However, after I encrypt the home folder, I would love to change ...
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A question about the admin password [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost administrative password? I can't figure out my default Admin password. Until then, I won't be able to download apps etc. What is the default Admin ...
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How to make Ubuntu remember forever the password after the first time

Is it possible to make Ubuntu remember the password for any program after the first time it asks. I get asked for the password for Synaptic, for making a usb bootable, for connecting to the wifi ...
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What is the default password for Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost Administrative (root) password? I've just had someone install Ubuntu 12.04. I am not a techie - just a user. I am now asked for a password which I ...
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I have no password but Ubuntu thinks I still do im trying to change it but I cant [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost Administrative (root) password? it shows the "Current Password" field but I DON'T HAVE A PASSWORD what do I do??????? Please help me
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My administrator password doesn't work [duplicate]

I have recently loaded Ubuntu from a CD. My administrator password doesn't work when logging into Ubuntu at the opening screen.
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Precautions during SSH [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I audit users and access attempts to SSH on my server? I recently had to give away my Ubuntu 12.10 root password to one of my friends so that he could SSH into ...
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How to create a script file to input password? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I sudo a command in a script without being asked for a password? I have a small script file, to run Nautilus as root. that reads: gksu nautilus and it prompts ...
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Enabled root password and have System Policy and sudo problem

I enabled the root password a while back. But not three days ago. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with latest updates. My laptop is Vostro 3500 For about three day ago, I saw the symptoms. And those are, ...
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How can I get Seahorse Passwords and Keys to read-in passwords from $HOME/.gnupg?

After reinstalling my system, I copied the .gnupg folder from backup into my new home folder. Unfortunately, Seahorse does not read-in the passwords from that folder. It does pick-up the ssh keys ...
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How do I start Tomcat on boot without having to provide a root password?

I have Tomcat set up to launch at start up on my Ubuntu box. Trouble is, I have to manually supply a root password on each boot. Is it possible for this to be automated? Do I just supply an command ...
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system-wide proxy with username/password 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set a system wide proxy with a username and password? How do I set a system-wide proxy with username/password in Ubuntu 12.04? I have seen in the 'Network' ...
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My password won't work [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost Administrative (root) password? I've tried to change in grub but doesn't work. "mount -o rw; remount" doesn't allow it either
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rsync password problem

I have a python script. In that, I am using rsync for data transfer between two systems. While running, it ask for password for data transfer. So that I create a password-less run by the below ...
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No password prompts in Ubuntu (except login and lock screen)

I would only like a password prompt at login and lock screen (i.e, to make sure others don't use my computer). However, when I am at my computer, I do not want to be prompted at all for my password, ...
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Is there a way to lock my browser with a password?

It would be OK if it was only with my login password, but I would like to lock both midori and Firefox so that they cannot be used without entering a password. I'm running 12.04.
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How to allow a “standard user” (no sudo) make IP config changes without requiring admin password

Anyone know if it is possible to have a "Standard User" account make IP changes (via GUI or terminal) without requiring the admin (sudo) password? I want the user to be able to change interface from ...
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Is there a default password for the UBUNTU bootable stick?

Good day... I made a bootable USB stick, with UBUNTU 12.04 desktop (and on my laptop). (It does not work with my desktop... the monitor goes to stand by). I was successful at getting UBUNTU to boot. ...
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How do I allow a group (except one user in that group) to use sudo without a password?

How do I allow an entire group, except a certain user in that group, to use sudo without providing password?
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How can I get into Linux Mint system not recognizing my password? [closed]

I installed Linux Mint 12 and I am sure of my password, but it does not agree with me and "incorrect password number of successful attempts; system halted must power down" How can I get into the ...
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User that does not use password to login needs it to run a command

The user is set to login without a password. When trying to use that user to make a directory the user is asked to prvide a password. Since they don't have a password the system keeps rejecting them ...
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Elevation issue password always wrong?

ubuntu Newbie - I install OS using one account and then later created a second account made administrator with auto login and no password, then I logged in using new account and deleted old account. ...
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Multiple passwords per user

Is it possible to allow multiple passwords to log on to Ubuntu for the same user? I have also possibly considered having two users share a home folder, but I am not sure if that is safe. If anybody ...
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Security - Is there a tool for Gmail that integrate in Desktop and does not ask my password (Oauth?)

I am a new user of Linux and I love it so far. I am also a great fan of Google products and I was searching for a Gmail app that could tell me when I have unread emails. Unfortunately, all these ...
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How to re-enable a disabled standard user account?

Disabled a standard user account but did not opt to delete files. Later, tried to enable the account. At that time, a password had to be selected so entered a different one from the earlier one. Now, ...
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Help w/ password [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost Administrative (root) password? I can not remember my password as I have automatic log in. I need to change all my previous passwords (not because ...
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How can I restrict changing of root password to root users only?

Some users of my client are frequently changing root(administrative) password of ubuntu. My client is administrative user of that system. How to prevent other users to change administrative password? ...
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Why does the ubuntu password screen take longer on a wrong password?

I noticed that a check on a good password takes ~.5 seconds. However, if you give a password that is incorrect, it takes ~3 seconds to inform the user as such. Why is this?
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How do I configure the GMail notifier?

I changed my GMail password and since then my gm-notify doesn't work, even after reinstalling. I can't find anywhere to manage my gm-notify account. How to fix it?
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How to read the password from variable?

I am trying to move my file to another system which is located in some other place, with this command: rsync -avrz src destination It works fine. But what I need is to put this command in shell ...
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Where is the tool for password encryption in 12.04?

Ubuntu at Launchpad tells me to set up pgp keys by going to the Passwords and Encryption Keys tool. However I cannot find this program anyplace. In addition info is sparce on the net about Ubuntu's ...
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Access via network without password

Have set-up Samba and gotten connected to my Ubuntu box from Windows network, but now playing up with password and cannot connect again :(. I really need to get my data across to Ubuntu box so I can ...
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Admin password authenticates to log in, but not to install apps or change user accounts

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04. Then I changed my own user profile to not require a password and log me in automatically. What happened is, I'm still asked for a password once the desktop diplays. Once ...
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How to move wifi passwords from Ubuntu to Xubuntu?

How can I move wifi passwords from Ubuntu to Xubuntu? Xubuntu doesnt have .gconf/system/networking/connections.
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How do I set the root password so I can use su instead of sudo? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to know my root password? Instead of letting you set a password for root during install Ubuntu set it to * for no password and disables the actual account login, ...
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Completely eliminating all password prompt [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable all password prompts? I've looked all over Google for a way to disable those annoying password prompts. So far the only one that's worked is editing the ...
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How to flush the Empathy stored passwords?

I recently changed my Google Talk password, which causes Empathy to prompt for the new one. When I enter it, everything works fine. However, after a reboot (or desktop environment reset) it will ...
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I dont know my password and wont let me change it via GRUB

I recently turned off the login password so i would not have to enter my password every time I turn the system on. But now when I try to update or download anything it asks me for my password so I ...
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Deepin Software Centre unable to aunthenticate password

I am using Kubuntu 11.10. I tried installing Deepin Software Centre in it. Installation was successful but when I launched the application it asked for password. Every time I entered the password, it ...