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

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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' ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Elevation issue password always wrong?

ubuntu Newbie - I install OS using one account and then later created a second account made administrator with auto login and no password, then I logged in using new account and deleted old account. ...
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How to access MySQL server with user password issued through LibreOffice Base frontend?

When dist-upgrading Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 UpdateManager asked to enter a "new" user password for MySQL. I denied 3 times. This asking was put misleadingly. I better should have entered a user password ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 Server remote access

A IT Tech person set us up a Ubuntu Server 11.10 fileserver is there a way that you can remote access the file on the server, I know that it can me done but I'm not sure if it have been setup. how to ...
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Proxy is locked with an account [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: apt-get does not work with proxy At my school is a proxy with accounts. I got it to go in the internet with firefox, but i don't have access with the update and the ...
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How to change the root password on Ubuntu 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to know my root password? I am using Bash. I have a freshly installed Ubuntu 11.10 and I need to change the password.
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Deepin Software Centre unable to aunthenticate password

I am using Kubuntu 11.10. I tried installing Deepin Software Centre in it. Installation was successful but when I launched the application it asked for password. Every time I entered the password, it ...
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Password protecting a private NTFS folder

Here's the story. I recently moved to Ubuntu from Windows using the Wubi installer. The issue is that I have a private folder on my Windows NTFS partition. It is configured so that no listing ...
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how to back to be the administrator in ubuntu 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to know my root password? how to back to be the administrator in ubuntu 11.10 i was exploring in the users account. and i have changed my account rom administrator ...
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how to back to be the administrator in ubuntu 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add myself back as a sudo user? I was exploring in user accounts. I only have my account but i changed from administrator to standart. and I didn't can put to ...
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Authorization Code [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost Administrative(root) password? When trying to download updates, e.g., flash, there comes up a prompt for authorization code. I tried my password ...
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No password set but still asks for a password [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost Administrative(root) password? I decided to turn off the password. A couple days after this I tried downloading a webcam app and it asks me for my ...
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Problem with authorization of any action that requires my password

I use Ubuntu 11.10. After successful obtain of all available updates I have a problem with authorization of any action that requires my password. I cannot use Ubuntu Software Center, Terminal... My ...
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Authentication problem - and I still can't change the password [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost Administrative(root) password? My question has been previously asked by other users, but has been dismissed by those who answered. I changed the ...
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After disabling the password login the system will no longer accept any password meaning I cannot do anything that requires authentication [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost Administrative(root) password? The system tells me my root password is wrong even though I know it is right. Resetting the password with passwd ...
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After disabling password at login, the system will not accept a password to modify the system. Cannot install, uninstall, or modify anything. HELP? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost Administrative(root) password? I have been using Ubuntu on and off for a number of years. I have always been a fan. I have been having issues on ...
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Unable to login after power outage

I have accidentally cut power to the computer and now I can't login with my main user. In GDM I enter the password correctly but it always says "wrong password". Logging in with another user works. I ...
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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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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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how can i find out my password for root since i am not a sudo user? [duplicate]

i am asked for the password for root to edit my account settings,upgrade,especially for authentication,but i am not a sudo user.so i don't know how to solve this password asking problem if i enter ...
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Single user forgot password can't do updates [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and like it very much but I can't update anything because I forgot my password and authentication is required. This is a home computer and I am a single user who doesn't even ...
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How do I restore the password from another installation?

I have Arch installed along with Ubuntu. I forgot the password for Arch. Luckily, I can read its /etc/passwd file. But I can't understand what the password really is and if it is there anyway or not. ...
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Missing password-asking dialog popup on session via VNC-SSH

I've almost got to have a remote Ubuntu Desktop working exactly as id it was a local session, but still can't solve a little issue wich is driving me crazy. I have a remote machine with Ubuntu ...
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WiFi password doesn't work on Ubuntu 12

I jusy installed Ubuntu 12.04 and had a lot of problems getting the WiFi to be recognized. But even as I solved that issue I cannot yet get connect with my WiFi, as my (100% sure) correct password is ...
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Password not accepted at login

I had tried to setup kerberos authentication to log into some ADS thing at my new university, however that didn't work and resulted in me having to enter my password twice for everything. So I did: ...
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Can't type in password for Steam Install on Ubantu

I just got Steam from the Ubuntu Software Center, and it asked me to reopen steam to finish the installation. When I opened it up, I got a terminal that said the following: Steam needs to install ...
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Cannot create password for account without one.

I have a standard account with no password, then in the terminal it aksed for my password to install a program, I tried just ENTER and the adminstrators password but none worked, then I tried to ...
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Why does Ubuntu keep asking me for another super user's password?

I have two users: misha-local (the first user I created when installing Ubuntu) misha (a user authenticated against an LDAP server) I'm logged in as misha. misha@misha-antec:~$ whoami misha ...
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root password not recognized

I got kubuntu 12.04 on my laptop, but everytime I try t update, install or something like that it does not recoginze my password, here is what the konsole says... ernesto@neto-desktop:~$ sudo ...
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Why can't I type my password after using a sudo command? [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I go to use a sudo command, it asks for my password. When I go to type my password, it doesn't let me type a password. If anyone could possibly help, I would ...
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Password Disable

I am the only user on my PC and do not want to enter my password. How do I disable? I do not want to enter a password every time my screen saver starts or I install any aps.
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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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How to get Ubuntu to ask for my password at login screen again?

I used to have a password prompt but then I, from somewhere in User Accounts, unchecked "Require a password for login." Now, I want Ubuntu to prompt for a password again at login screen, mainly ...
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Does anyone know how to reset a Windows 7 Administrator password with Linux? [closed]

If so, please help and advise. I do not have a reset disc and I only have one Administrator account.
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Why is Ubuntu asking me for a password? (I didn't set one.)

I'm from Mexico City, living in the US now. I recently put Ubuntu in my PC and tried to set the wireless connection but i need a five digit password I never set. Do you now how to change this? Thanks ...
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Just installed UBUNTU and two problems [duplicate]

First every time it asks me for a password in a terminal all the keys on my keyboard stop working completely fine all the time until it asks for the terminal password so I cant do anything Second. ...
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reinstall ubuntu or delete the root password without having it?

I have received a laptop from school but i can't download anything because there is a root password on it. I already used the GRUB screen by clicking on the shift button but the '(recovery mode)' ...
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Trying to unzip a locked folder

I recently downloaded a .zip archive, and i want to unzip it, so that I can run the application inside, but when I try to, it asks for a password. I am the root on my laptop, so I put in my own ...
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I need to authenticate when installing or removing software

I'm having trouble to install updates, because it pop-up a window requiring to authenticate. and the problem is, I don't know it. Thanks!
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Was never asked to set a password, can't download software without one? [closed]

I installed chrubuntu on my ARM chromebook. I need to download from the Ubuntu software center. Whenever I try to download something, it asks for authentication by a password, but I have never set one ...
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Ubuntu ? username & passwrod. NOt working [closed]

Here it goes, I installed ubuntu to my windows 7 as a dual just to test it out and see if I want a linux os. Here the kicker, I tried to configure the Ubuntu to add my wireless connection that is on ...
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AUTHENTICATION PASSWORD UNKNOWN [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I do not know my authentication password due to which i cannot install any software. Its urgent. Please tell me a solution and not a suggestion. In case , if I have set the ...
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My computer wont let me do sudo commands [duplicate]

I took off the password (I thought it was annoying and I am the only one who uses my computer) and now I cant do any sudo commands or put the password back on. Help!
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Installed Ubuntu on USB stick but the default password is not being accepted [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my USB stick using the Universal USB Installer from Pendrive Linux. Everything went well and Ubuntu installed without any problems. I can then select the USB stick ...