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

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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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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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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 written,...
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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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How to make samba to ask password on every access?

We have configured samba with password protected share folders. The problem what we are facing is, multiple users were allowed to use the same system. For example if the user A uses the system S1 for ...
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Thunderbird keeps asking me for the password every time I login

I haven't used Thunderbird for a while but when I started to use it again I found out that I have to give the application driven password since I'm using Gmail. So I type that application 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 suggested ...
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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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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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sudo credential caching on by default

Just installed a minimal ubuntu 12.04, then installed xfce4 and xinit from the command line after first boot. Totally vanilla installation afaik. I'm noticing that sudo caches the password until I ...
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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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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 do ...
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Password protect individual apps

Can I give certain applications their own rights, e.g. passwords, different from root password? The reason I want to do this is, apps like compiz, settings manager, that don't need root access. This ...
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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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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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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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Samba does not accept my password

I have installed Samba onto Ubuntu 12.04 Server but I can't login as it says my password is incorrect but I am the only user so there are no other passwords. I have tried changing the password ...
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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 my ...
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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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How to set a short password on Ubuntu?

When I install the Ubuntu, I set a short password(<4). Now I want to change the other short password by "passwd" or change passphrase on "Password and Keys" program, it needs a password >4 char.
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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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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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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 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' section ...
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Installed perfectly but password not working for login or authentication

I installed Ubuntu on an old XP machine (replaced XP with Ubuntu) and it seemed like it went well... Until I tried to download and install the suggested updates! The password I set during ...
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What would be the concept behind the password not being echoed on cli

I am curious to know why the password characters(special characters) are not echoed when we login to the system via a terminal. But we can see the password characters(special characters) while we ...
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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 disk. ...
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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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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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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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How do I stop Thunderbird from forgetting my passwords?

I'm using Thunderbird for quite a while now and have successfully ported all my emails - some of them several years old - from my Windows7 setup to Ubuntu. My Thunderbird contains five different email ...
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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 command....
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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 do I create one user without key authentication?

I've completed the following steps: I have configured Ubuntu server with Key authentication and it is working fine. I have disabled password authentication for key authentication to work. The server ...
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After upgrading to 12.04 LTS it returns incorrect password

After upgrading my netbook to the current version of 12.04, I am unable to login. When I try it returns incorrect password even though it is the correct password. I have tried to reset the ...
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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 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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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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What is the default username and password for Ubuntu 12.04 via Startup Disk Creator? [duplicate]

I just installed ubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso to my 1GB flash drive via Startup Disk Creator on Ubuntu 12.04. Then, I tried to boot it on my system. The problem is that it was asking me for username ...
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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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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 of ...
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Having an Issue in restricting length of password

I am trying to place a restriction on my ssh box to require a password of a min. length of 16 character and a max. of 30. I was following the Password policy section, in the official user ...
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How to force firefox to remember passwords?

In firefox, some passwords I have cannot be saved (I'm not even asked for that), for example fab.com or battle.net How can I make Firefox remember those passwords?
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Why do I keep getting “invalid password” when trying to log in?

I have read and tried everything that I can find and I am still having issues logging in. I have Ubuntu 11.10 that I have put on my machine a couple of weeks ago and I still cannot log in. It says ...
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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?