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

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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 move wifi passwords to a new installation

I have an Acer Aspire ZG5 netbook which is currently running Jolicloud, but I've decided it isn't for me and plan to switch to Lubuntu or Xubuntu. However, I do lot of travelling and have many saved ...
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Don't lock the computer when I press sleep

I have an automatic login and no screensaver password. I would easily have no password at all, but I am keeping it for the things that require root in hope of using alternative methods to get my ...
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Ignore “Bad: new and old password are too similar”

I receive this message when trying to change my password: "Bad: new and old password are too similar" The passwords' "similarity" is irrelevant for my needs, so I'd like to bypass this. I tried ...
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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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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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Is there a way to move passwords from “Default” to “Login” in seahorse?

When I reinstalled Ubuntu, I logged in on my wifi and authenticated with a password that seahorse saved in "Default". But I want that in "Login" so that I won't have to enter my password twice ...
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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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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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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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Set encrypted home passphrase

I just reinstalled Ubuntu, Natty. I set to use encrypted home, but once the system was running, I was asked to define the encrypted home passphrase. Out of haste, I skipped that, but now I want to ...
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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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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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Will changing password re-encrypt my home directory?

I need to change my user password. Do I need to take any extra steps for my encrypted home directory to become inaccessible with my old password and only accessible with my new password?
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Password change does not work using GUI

I have been trying to change my password now for a while, and every single time I get an error. Here's what I have tried so far: passwd in terminal - I get a message saying the password has been ...
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Password Management Applications?

I have some passwords that are long, complicated and hard to remember. I would like to use a password-manager application to save all of my passwords instead of saving them using a text editor. ...
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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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How do I make Ubuntu not ask me for my password?

I'm confident that I do not need a password for my computer. How do I remove passwords for things like when the screensaver activates and installing software?
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How to make Chrome/Chromium remember passwords in the gnome seahorse keyring?

Is it possible to make chrome or chromium (as that comes default in the repos) to use the Gnome seahorse as password vault? I have not found a way to do this for Firefox either, but maybe a solution ...
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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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How to change/create password keyring

when I try to remote desktop to the server from another ubuntu machine using the remote desktop viewer, it asks me to enter the password, which I do, then the viewer pane just goes black. When I come ...
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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 to disable samba shared folder password prompt

I have shared a samba folder on ubuntu desktop. Is there a way to disable ubuntu shared folder password prompt when accessed from windows?.
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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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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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Looking for pageant equivalent

I was wonder if there is an equivalent to pageant for Ubuntu, for those of you who are unfamiliar with this tool, its basically a tool that runs and types in your password for public and private keys. ...
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Can you recommend a password generator?

I was hoping someone could recommend a good password generator. Extra props to the person who can name one that gives you a mnemonic to remember it as well.
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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 give a password to ubuntu user, which password recommendation does not pass?

When you install ubuntu you can input password for user account which even if are weak or un-recommended are allowed. But when from the command prompt if you type passwd it gives ratings on strength ...
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Disable locking the screen after resuming from suspend

One thing I like for MacBooks is that they are usable within a second after opening their lid when they were on stand by. Ubuntu always requires me to enter my password when I resume from suspend, ...
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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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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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How to reset a password from kwallet?

How to reset a password from kwallet? I've read about a kwallet GUI that could be installed from synaptic, but I found nothing. Actually, it shows a GUI asking me the password, so is must have ...
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How secure is KeePassX?

I have hundreds of passwords, since I use a different random one for each website/service. They are all generated & stored with KeePassX, which can be synced to different computers and my android ...
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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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How to ban an IP temporarily after several incorrect password attempts?

My new server got hacked (sigh). I have physical access to my machine. It seems like the only changes made was a new user account created and a broken /etc/sudoers file. It seems as though the ...
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Disable root account in Ubuntu?

I was asked for root credentials to setup my printer in Ubuntu. This seemed to be caused by a bug. And the suggested workaround is to create a root password. Since it is default that no root password ...
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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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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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How to prevent system applications (like the Software Center) from asking for password?

I'd like Software Center, Update Manager and some other system management applications to work without asking for password (like sudo does if configured with NOPASSWD) but only asking for a ...
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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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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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Remove Keyring Popup on Startup [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keyring On Startup popup I forgot my password recently, so I had to use Ubuntu's recovery mode to change it to something else. I used this command: passwd username and I ...
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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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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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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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Making touchpad and resume password changes permanent

in Ubuntu 10.10 I really don't want any password on resume on my EeePC, so I have to run gconftool-2 --set --type=bool /apps/gnome-power-manager/lock/suspend false and I want two finger middle ...
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How do I change my password?

How do I change my password for Ubuntu?
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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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What is my user login password?

Just got a new netbook running Ubuntu. When I turn it on it auto-logs-in to the desktop automatically, but when I try to connect to the wireless network it wants my Keyring password to store the ...