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

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Forgotten Password, need assistance with no grub menu [duplicate]

This is my first time using Linux so I'm still new to all this. I have forgotten my admin password, and I've tried opening the grub menu after a reboot, but it doesn't open even after holding down the ...
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Can't Connect to Wifi that requires username & password ONLY [duplicate]

I'm a very very basic beginner so let me give as much detail that I can: I run Lubuntu 13.04 I CAN connect to public wifi's and also home private wifi networks that only need a password. I CANNOT ...
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How to recover encrypted Home with only login password?

Until data wasn't lost I could login and use OS as normal and access my home folder without entering any passphrase because it was automounted at login. Now I want to access my home folder just by ...
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Problem login in

This might sound noobish, but, I wanted to change my username and password of my computer(ubuntu 12.4 I think) I changed the password, and it worked, I changed the username - and it worked, so I ...
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Change expired password via ssh

I have added some new users and set default passwords. Using chage -d 0, I have expired them, hoping that they will be prompted to change their passwords the first time they login. Unfortunately, ...
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Ubuntu login modification

From what I've red I'm legally allowed to modify my personal copy of Ubuntu. Correct me if I am wrong here though. So my question: I would like to edit how the user logs in. I am using the default ...
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Setting null password locks me out of updates

I changed the installation password to (none) after install which works great at boot. Now I cannot install updates because all administrative programs keep asking for a password and will not accept a ...
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Maintenance Password [duplicate]

I just downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 onto an older XPS 420 Dell 32 bit. I did the single boot. When it downloaded, for some reason it kept the original user name as well as the computer name. Now I can't ...
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Change my virtual servers' admin password

I'm having a problem with my virtual servers (CloneZilla and Accounts); I don't remember the admin password to access them. I control them in a virtual machine manager. I can login in to the main host ...
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Shutdown launcher withouth password

I added new launcher to panel using this command for shutdown: gksu telinit 0 When I wanted to get rid of constant inserting of password, I did not succeed. I opened visudo and added line "username" ...
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Forgotten password ext. hdd

I found an old hard drive on which I once had some version of linux installed. Don't remember which. When I mount it I can mount a 255MB Filesystem folder but the rest of the drive is encrypted. I ...
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Quit from the middle of password setting process

I try to check whether my root has password or not. I run this command; sudo passwd root Later on it responses as; Enter new UNIX password: Based on that response, I have an indication that my ...
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How to remove the password of the SD card in ubuntu 12.04

I forgot the password of my micro SD card. How can i remove the password of the SD in ubuntu 12.04. I tried using system files in mobile but it did not successes.
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Add my password as part of the script or argument?

============== #shell script sudo ls ============== When I execute it, script asks for the password. I would like to add my password as part of the script or argument. How can I do it?
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Ubuntu will not allow WiFi password more than 61 characters

My WiFi password is 64 characters and the connect button is only clickable until 61 characters. Any help would be appreciated. I am using wpa security.
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Ubuntu 13.10 and 12.04 ask for password when unlocking

I have Ubuntu 13.10 and 12.04 installed on 2 pc,in both ones I don't want Ubuntu to ask for password when unlocking session,I disabled it from options but it's still asking for it,it doesn't when ...
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Shared passwords

I am looking for a password program that I can use with my partner. We have to create a lot of shared passwords, and it is difficult to do that with conventional programs like keepassx or password ...
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Password not accepting

I wrote my password down when I installed Ubuntu. Now I enter that password, careful to note uppercase and lowercase and numerals. But it will not accept, as I am attempting to install Thunderbird. ...
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Refurbished laptop [duplicate]

Purchased a refurbished laptop; love it, but the previous owner has an administrative password installed. How can I overwrite their password with my own to allow the latest Ubuntu upgrade and program ...
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Using Ubuntu 12.04 live from USB stick first time user id and password

I just created a USB flash drive with 12.04 live. When it starts up it asks for a user id and password. What are they?
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password is incorrect - when tried to login into ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 with dual boot to Win 7 without any issue. The login screen came up on Ubuntu with two accounts (Guest & myname). I was able to login as guest but not through my ...
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User name and password changes [duplicate]

After getting "can not write bytes : broken pipe" message and being unable to boot, I reloaded 12.04, my user name had some upper case letters in it and I was unable to log in. Maybe the password ...
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how to set default login asking for password again?

I want to set my login screen (greeting screen or GUI) to the default setting, which asks for password befor let me login, I dont know how did I messed it out, now running saucy, it just can show me ...
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phpmyadmin just will not work fully

Right, I've spent upwards of 8 hours on this and I just can't solve it! Firstly, I couldn't log in to phpmyadmin with every combination of possible default password and usernames until I had to go ...
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It Automatically select last username on login screen

In ubuntu 12.04 after last updates, the system auto select the last username enter in machine and only ask for password. How i can change that? I want it ask for username and passwork like before ...
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Password Problems [duplicate]

Whenever I try to change settings for the Admin account or download any files/programs it asks for a password. I do not know/remember this password. I've tried resetting it and making a new account ...
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What is the default SSH password for UBuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Honestly, it's late for me I just want to know the password. I don't want to set up keys or anything. I understand that it is more secure to have no password and just allow access from certain ...
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13.10 login loop, multiple solutions failed

FIXED AT BOTTOM I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 from a live cd via Live Linux USB creator. It installed with no errors. I put an encryption password on the hard drive, then created my user account with ...
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cannot install software because of authentication problem in ubuntu 12.04

I am able to login into ubuntu 12.04 with the password i remember, but when i try to install a software my password is not accepted. in the user accounts it says None next to password. when i try to ...
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default username and password for ubuntu12.04 LTS image

I have spawned an OpenStack instance using ubuntu 12.04 image that I got from http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/precise/current/precise-server-cloudimg-amd64-disk1.img. Its now asking me for a username ...
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Password problems in ubuntu 13.04

Ubuntu keeps asking me for my password to log in to my account when I enter the correct password, it asks for it again and will not accept it. Id does tell me if it's incorrect when I enter wrong ...
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how to see the home or recent files in guest account of admin account

I want to see my important videos and images from a guest account which is in my brother's administrator account and the main account is locked by my brother.i have only a guest account and i want to ...
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KeePass2 auto-type google, and other password systems [duplicate]

I am going through the process of changing all my passwords using KeePass2, using 256bit encryption, with keyfile held on microSD. In test I cannot seem to get my autotype to work. I created a ...
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Require password even though I removed it

Good day. One day I decided to remove the logon password from the setting. After that when I tried to change my other settings eg : install another language, Ubuntu states it required Authentication ...
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Enter Password To Unlock Login Keyring [duplicate]

I had forgotten my password for my user account so I pressed Ctrl + Alt + F2 and loged in as root and ran the following commands root Password: passwd harley Enter NEW Unix Password: Reeter UNIX ...
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Standard user password

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I was wondering when a standard user is asked for his password, other than on login or lock screen, I am thinking about disabling it completely.
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How to bypass sudo when it asks for password & when you don't have a password to begin with? [duplicate]

I removed my Password on my login account(I'm not admin). When I go to terminal to install something using sudo, it asks for a password. Not the admin's password but my account's password but I don't ...
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Unable to shut down laptop after Logging Out of Ubuntu 12.04

I logged into the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and instead of installing it... I pressed the Log Out button, thinking of installing it some other time. But then a screen appeared asking for Username and ...
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Why do I need a strong password for my Ubuntu user account? [duplicate]

Assuming that no one else has physical access to my computer, assuming that I don't run any unusual services, do I still need a strong password for my Ubuntu user account (it has admin privileges)? ...
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I can only login as guest

I did a password change. It wasn't memorable enough. I reset my password using a series of commands from the root shell in recovery mode: # mount -rw -o remount / # passwd {username} Enter new ...
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New Login keychain created at each login

Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit. Auto lagin is NOT disabled (i.e. I do have to enter my password to login). The password for the "Login" key chain (previously my only key chain is the same as my login password. ...
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NEW TO UBUNTU, No loggin or password! [duplicate]

I downloaded Ubuntu 13.4 and I can only sign in as guest. I entered the User and Password I originally chose and nothing works. I can't do anything because I don't know the root password either. I run ...
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Cannot mount encrypted home after password change, ecryptfs not configured (no passphrase set)

I recently forgot my user password from a relatively fresh Ubuntu 13.04 installation (dual-boot with Windows 7, latter more heavily used). During setup, I had selected the encrypted home directory ...
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When I go in the Ctrl+Alt+F1-F6, the password doesn't work [duplicate]

I can't do commands in the Ctrl+Alt+F1-F6. When I do a command, it asks me my password. When I write it, it doesn't work. I've tried it enough times to know that it's broken/there's a problem.
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Downloading Netflix Software [duplicate]

Just started running my computer off of Ubuntu and I'm trying to download some software that will enable me to watch netflix. I hit Ctrl+Alt+T and typed in the commands I found here: sudo ...
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Authentication Password

I am very new to ubuntu and I just downloaded it and its amazing but when I try to download things or create a new user it asks for an authentication password. I need help I have never made one before ...
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System password in Lubuntu 13.04

When I reboot my computer Lubuntu prompts me for a password,it's just after the motherboard prefrences and there are no username options,just system password,I input sudo password and it's ok,but it's ...
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I removed password from my user and it asks for my password [duplicate]

So today I removed the password from my user but all programs still ask for a password and I don't know it. I tried my old password, but it didn't work.
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ok… i just need help here… possibly advice

So I'm trying to upgrade to the newest install, build, whatever you call it of Ubuntu. I've never used anything but windows before, but this computer was given to me (by a neighbor being evicted no ...
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administrative password doesn't work [duplicate]

I'm trying to install the Virtual Box extentions to add USB 2.0 functionality. While I install, a box pops up and asks for the administrative password. When I enter the password, it tells me it was ...