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

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FireFox 24.0 canonical 1.0 want to update can't get “recovery screen” [duplicate]

When I tried the "shift" key to get a "recovery-mode" Ubuntu just started up as usual with GUI screen."authentication passwd" is asked for when I try to "install updates" from the "software updater" ...
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How to secure or protect files and derectory with password using software [duplicate]

I am now use Ubuntu 14.04 desktop and I want to secure directory or files using password then please suggest me to best software or else if any other methods than also suggest me...
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need information about my username and password [duplicate]

Just got my laptop and Ubuntu was already installed when I switched it on. I don't know my username nor password, no disk / paper was included. So I can't install applications or run this program ...
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File cracklib_dict.pwd not found when creating a new user or changing his password

I have created new users and changed his/her password lots of times on Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Desktop, Server, Live... etc. But, since a few weeks ago (I think it is due to the last system ...
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Default keying: How to require password?

Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit I always had to enter password for default keyring, immediately after logging in. Just noticed that the popup asking for password doesn't popup any more. How do I go back to ...
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ssh connection fails with and without rsa keys

I've got a machine running Ubuntu in the office.I've got a machine running Mint at home. My goal is to be able to work from home connecting to the office with ssh. I swear i tried to look for similar ...
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Can anybody read my password protected hard drive files using my hard drive as secondary hard drive?

So i have a laptop with ubuntu as OS. now can anyone having physical access to my hardrive ,see my data just by simply using it as secondary hard drive in another laptop or machine?
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windows network password required for share

I want two-way sharing between Windows 7 and Ubuntu Studio 14. I never used Ubuntu before, but I managed to get it to work one way (I used Samba to share one of my Ubuntu partitions, now I have acess ...
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14.04 Default keyring

I updated from 12.04 a while ago. Didnt have this problem before. Once after I log in, and every time I open a browser, and some seemingly random times - I get an "create password for default ...
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Every installation on desktop asks for passwords that I never set in the first place

Everytime I boot up and try to log in using ubuntu, it asks for a username and password: which I have never set in the first place. So I log in under guest account. But when I try to change ANYTHING ...
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I am not getting the root prompt in recovery mode [duplicate]

I have dual boot Ubuntu 13.04 OS. I forgot my administrative password. I have tried the method in which you told to reset the password. After logging in recovery mode I selected root but it is not ...
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Cannot re-enable password requirement for login to my account after disabling it. (14.04)

Okay, yesterday I temporarily took the password requirement off my login account (the only account on the machice). I then later tried to re-enable it. The password took (it uses this when I sudo for ...
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Stuck in log-in loop, Ubuntu randomly crashes, Windows still boots first

I'd really appreciate it if someone could shed some light on 3 problems of mine: I tried to reset my forgotten account password using the "standard way" in this guide. However, when I enter the new ...
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After inserting a new OS entry, GRUB2 asks for password

Yesterday I installed a new fresh Ubuntu system, and installed Android-x86 in another partition. Then I followed this tutorial to add an entry for Android-x86. My 40_custom file: #! /bin/sh -e cat ...
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Install boto without password

I am new to Ubuntu. I have a virtual box on a Windows 7 computer. I went to this page. https://github.com/boto/boto I need to install boto. The commands are $ git clone ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Light Locker Password Not Working

I was trying to install epsxe psx emulator for my desktop. For some reason after I ran the download in the terminal all my partitions got unmounted as i viewed them from my file system and since I ...
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I can't make Ubuntu ask for a password anymore!

I enabled auto-login some time ago and now I can't disable it. I've switched it at the user accounts options and it doesn't work! It says "off", but it's actually still on. And I also can't make ...
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How to turn off Automatic Login

I have turned on Automatic Login in Ubuntu 14.04. Now I cant install any updates as I cannot authorize. I tried to turn off Automatic Login, using the User Accounts screen in System Settings. But to ...
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How to find the root password?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 installed with Wubi. My problem is I cannot connect to my wifi and I cannot see my files at data. It asks for the root password to login but I don't know it.
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Cannot execute sudo command without correct password (Even though my account has no password). Why? [duplicate]

My account on my computer does not require a password, and I have admin privelages. As I understand it, so I'm trying to run sudo [...] and getting the following result when leaving the password field ...
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Stuck in a user log-in loop on startup (fresh install)

So I wanted to set up my Lenovo Flex 2-15D to dual-boot Ubuntu alongside the pre-installed Windows 8.1. I installed the Universal USB Installer from pendrivelinux.com, created a USB stick loaded with ...
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Xubuntu: Turn off password after suspend

On a new install of 14.10 beta, I'm getting prompted for my password when the laptop is coming back from suspend (ie closing the laptop lid). Weirdly, everyone else seems to have the opposite problem. ...
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Samba will not accept my password

I have recently done a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04lts. samba is installed and I can see the computers in my workgroup. I was able to transfer files from a Windows XP computer on my workgroup ...
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Logging in to an encrypted home directory after forgetting my password

I want to try Ubuntu and make it my permanent OS. Hence installed it alongside with Windows 8 on my HP laptop. I have faced lot of problems to make my system dual boot. I thought it was because lack ...
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How to reset my password in ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. I am not able to install any software because it is not accepting my password. However I am able to log in to my account using the same password on my pc.
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14.04: How to ssh/scp as root with NO password prompting? [duplicate]

We upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. We have a dozens of processes that perform automation tasks for us and we use root with ssh/scp. After the upgrade root couldn't ssh/scp into the servers at all. We ...
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Sudo is working without password? Is this a bug? [duplicate]

sudo commands are running without any passwords. I had not made any setting to make something like "sudo without password" This view show how sudois running without prompting for password ...
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DigitalOcean droplet root password not accepted for client, but works for console

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 droplet with PubkeyAuthentication set to yes and PermitRootLogin set to no. Since I created it, my pubkey has worked fine. For some unknown reason today it's not accepting my ...
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Ubuntu 14.0.4 freezing [duplicate]

I've just installed 14.0.4 and it freezes if left for any amount of time (more than a few minutes) The mouse moves, but any input on the keyboard isn't shown on screen (password lock screen) The ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won-t pass login screen after update and terminal won't accept password

So, I've been using Ubuntu 14.04 for several months now [still a newbie] and today, disaster has struck. I installed an everyday update, not really sure which, the kinds that I'm prompted for all ...
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How recover encrypted home when lost because user password was changed with root?

My Ubuntu-encrypted home directory was lost when I changed my user password. This was because I did it from the command line as root. So my user password is no longer linked to my encrypted user ...
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I've changed my login by manual editing the /etc/passwd and my former password is not recognised

I've modified the /etc/passwd by changing manualy mickey to mike such as: mike:x:1000:25357:mike:/home/mickey:/bin/bash Unfortunately, when I'm trying to log as mike, my former password in not ...
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Correct password is not accepted for Evolution

Evolution does not accept my password when I try to send/receive mail. I have set up my gmail account in Evolution with these settings: SEND: smtp.gmail.com RECEIVE: pop.gmail.com (also tried imap ...
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Can I set up a different password to login with?

I just switched from windows, and there I had the ability to set up multiple login options- you can enter your account password, or login with a PIN number/ other password, which I liked because I can ...
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Loggin on to Unbuntu after new install

I installed Unbuntu 13.04 four times. After each installation I attempted to log in by clicking log-in instead of guest. In this field I typed the user name and password I established at the beginning ...
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ubuntu 12.04 admin password account disabled

i have ubuntu lts 12.04 i wanted to make a new administrator.....i created a new user..made it admin and made the earlier user standard....but accidentally the new admin user password says "account ...
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Don't know password, how do I set a new one? [duplicate]

I have been using UbuntuLKB 17 for almost half a year now, and recently, when attempting to download updates, am prompted for a password. I never set a password for Ubuntu. I've read similar threads ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS failed to load session [duplicate]

I just upgraded from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. After the reboot I see the same user I had with 12.04 but the previous password does not work. I wonder whether this behaviour is normal and I have to ...
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Forgot password [duplicate]

I have a dell mini that would not boot to unbutu. It sat in my closet for over a year and a half. My son wanted a laptop, so I decided to try and fix it. With the help of this website and adding ...
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Auto-enter master password in KeePassX on launch

I use KeepassX only for unimportant sites and it's set up to autostart. Entering password every time is quite annoying.
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wifi trouble shooting

I'm quite new to Linux. I am currently using Ubuntu on my HP Celeron laptop. I've been having trouble with my wifi on my laptop. I've tried pressing the button to activate my wifi but it doesn't seem ...
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How do I get rid of the password promting in the Terminal? [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu and I have a looot of issues :))! I saw that many things can be solved by typing commands in that window, terminal, which is kinda new to me( I am Windows 7 user, not a developer). ...
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Unable To Log In - Won't Accept Password

Ubuntu has started rejecting my password when I log in. Not a new installation; I have been able to log in until now. Any suggestions for recovery with current installation? Is it possible to install ...
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Download apps in ubuntu software centre

I am having a problem authenticating in Ubuntu 12.04. I have no password. I have bought my computer online. There is no password when I log in. It's showing me unsuccessful password. So I cannot ...
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Weird Wubi.exe installation?

I would like to get Ubuntu on my old laptop (HP Compaq). So I ran the installation and it completed (I installed 13.04 with the Wubi installer). When I booted it up, it went to the login screen. This ...
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Resetting password in GRUB [duplicate]

I am trying to reset my password thru GRUB, but when I get to the command line "type new UNIX password", it won't enter anything I type. the cursor doesn't move. on a previous attempt, I got as far ...
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Managing passwords

I've created as administrator other account using the command sudo adduser newuser. The system asked for a UNIX password and I provided it, but now I want to create a sudo password for that account. I ...
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I modified sudoers. All users can not use sudo now. How should I fix this? [duplicate]

I was trying to save times to type password for sudo because one of my scripts had to be randomly repeated quite often. I googled some information about how to bypass typing password and applied to ...
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Applying password with command in Terminal [duplicate]

Is there an option to apply a password with the command in the terminal? Somethhing like: sudo some-command -pass=mypass I'm just curious, I know that this is not safe.
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I don't want other administrator to change my password [duplicate]

I have one administrator account in my system which named as "admin". One more admin account called "test". I don't want test account to reset "admin" account and root account password in my system. ...