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

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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?
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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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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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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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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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How to let Muon update manager run without entering a password?

How to prevent Muon from asking a password when installing updates? Adding user ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL to sudoers does not help. sudo apt-get upgrade works without a password, but Muon is still ...
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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 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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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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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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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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How do I run specific sudo commands without a password?

On one particular machine I often need to run sudo commands every now and then. I am fine with entering password on sudo in most of the cases. However there are three sudo commands I want to run ...
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How do you install software and updates without a password in 12.04?

Im looking for a way to remove the need of a password to install/uninstall and update software in Ubuntu 12.04? Im trying to give some Windows users a smooth transition. They have Vista which doesnt ...
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My password not accepted by applications [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 using mini.iso And I installed Gnome 3, and bleachbit and remastersys etc. When I open these applications from Menu, and it ask for password. I entered password and it does ...
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Find the password for the currently connected wireless network

I want to find the password for the wireless network that I am currently connected to (and I entered the password when connecting to the network). How can I do this in Ubuntu?
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How do you set requirements (such as minimum length) on passwords?

Is there any way to set up minimum passcode requirements, such as a minimum length, requirement of mixed case alphanumerics and at least 1 symbol in the passcode, and enforce that at passcode changes?