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

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Is there a way to view passwords in plaintext? [duplicate]

I need to figure out a password, but I'm not supposed to change the password itself. Is there anyway, perhaps through the common-password file or a command to show the plaintext password of a user?
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Reset password via recovery mode, now data is encrypted [duplicate]

I forgot my login details for a Ubuntu server 13.10 installation, so I followed the steps in the top answer in this question: How do I reset a lost administrative password? This worked fine, I was ...
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Errors with Encryption Keyring and X when Booting in Ubuntu 14.04

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and I know all of my passwords, but I'm having trouble logging in and error messages I've Googled have not led me to a solution. When I came home the desktop on my laptop ...
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Can login via ssh, but not system tty

Here's something weird. I can: ssh xyz@localhost provide my password, and login as xyz. However, I if hit ctrl-alt-F3 to go to the system prompt, and try to login as the same user xyz I get a ...
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Lost password for Ubuntu and grub won't boot? [duplicate]

I cant get into Ubuntu because i forgot my password and Grub won't boot after I press the SHIFT key? How do I get in to my profile?
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Ubuntu SSH Server freezes client after password over internet

I can log in to my Ubuntu server via SSH from anywhere in my local network, but I cannot from the internet. When I attempt to, It requests my username, displays the banner, and prompts for the ...
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Run script with arguments as sudo without being asked for password

I have two programs in Java that I'm calling from bash script: java program1 arg ... arg sudo java program2 arg ... arg I want to run program2 as sudo without being asked for password. I'm aware of ...
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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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How to store passwords in non default keyring?

I would like for my wife and I to be able to login to our laptop without a password without removing our passwords completely. The best way I have found to do this is add ourselves to the ...
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Cannot log into new user account

I am trying to set up a user account for my girlfriend on Ubuntu 14.04. Every time I try to set it up, the account is created with the right name, but I cannot get the account to log in. If I set the ...
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After returning from suspend, Ubuntu will not accept password even though it is correct.

I have only had Ubuntu 14.04 installed for a couple weeks. A couple days ago, whenever I would return from suspend, the password would not be accepted. However, if I restarted my computer, typing the ...
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PSQL - password authentication failed for user “postgres”

I have freshly installed postgresql 9.4 on my ubuntu 14.10 box and I have run \password as the postgres user and given it the password postgres: $> sudo -u postgres psql =# \password Enter new ...
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WiFi temporary username settings with PEAP/MSCHAPv2 on 14.04

I am setting up a computer for our grad students at my university. I have one standard-user login for all of them to use to make things a bit simpler for them. I am trying to find a way, however, to ...
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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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mysql-workbench and Gnome keyring daemon problem

when launching mysql-workbench I have the following warning: [12:13:49] coil@coil:~$ sudo mysql-workbench & [12:14:03] coil@coil:~$ ** Message: Gnome keyring daemon seems to not be available. ...
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Password doesn't work for desktop but does for terminal [duplicate]

I'm a Linux newbie, I'm doing quite well starting to get my head around it. But I've run into a problem. I don't plan to use the GUI much but here's the problem: My root account password works in ...
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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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Allow root access without passwd

Have a VirtualBox Ubuntu guest (14.04) used for the sake of testing only. The root user has its own password, so I can login as root in a separate terminal (su -), or directly from a login session (eg ...
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after installing firefoe, while in update: can't log in although password is correct

I installed firefox and update using apt-get updat , in between i got poweroff. next time when i am trying to login below is the observaion The password is correct- when I type in a wrong one, I am ...
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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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Very Novice - Can not login after upgraded from 12.10 to 14.04.1

So I opened the cmd prompt and have gotten as far as login to the computer's Directory, but it won't let me on to the desktop. Every time I try my password there it says it fails and to try it again. ...
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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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14.04 Password recovery options [duplicate]

I have just completed a new basic install of 14.04. Upon first boot I am now prompted for a password - of which i have no idea. Could somebody assist with identifying if there are any password ...
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Stuck in login loop following a password change; solutions don't work or make no sense [14.04]

I forgot my desktop password and did a password change via Recovery Mode. But after that, the login screen puts me into a loop. Though it seems to be a common problem, the solutions I've been given ...
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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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Xubuntu 14.04 vnc not showing password lock screen

It's actually two problems which I think somehow connects to each other. I am using Xubuntu 14.04 LTS. After the screen is locked and gets to a black screen, the keyboard mouse is dead and I can't ...
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Forget Authentication/System Password [duplicate]

How to change the authentication (i forget the current password) password?
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Is it possible to run software-updater without a password?

I know that I can add commands in /etc/sudoers to obtain passwordless sudo in the command-line, but I don't think this applies to the software-updater (does that use gksudo or some other form of ...
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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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How can I create a non password user?

@work (using Red Hat) we have the notion of npa users, these users are normally for services or applications (git, mysql, nginx etc) and these users can't login themselves. Only as a login authorized ...
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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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Is there a PDF viewer that supports password protected files (username and password)?

I need a pdf viewer that supports password protected files, I don't want to crack the files or anything like that I have the required information. The thing is that Document Viewer asks for a password ...
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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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su - Authentication failure; account accessible from root, not from user

I know there are tons of articles about authentication failure, but I think my case is specific. I have created groups and user oracle using this link: ...
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OpenVPN Username/Password

An OpenVPN server is installed on Ubuntu 14.04. This server is working for remote users to access local network. Each user has his own certificates generated by the CA (OpenVPN server itself). What is ...
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Authentication required before suspend

Since the last update of Ubuntu 14.04, when I press the sleep button in my laptop, a pop-up window appears with "Authentication is required for suspending the system". Password is not requested when ...
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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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Cannot reopen session after launching startx on UBUNTU

had an issue with Xorg so I launched startx from my terminal on ubuntu. It wasn't working well (only my wallpaper was on the screen after I launch the command). Then I force to shut down. My actual ...
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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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Password Manager for Ubuntu with ports available for android

I need a password manager for Ubuntu (a program in which I can save all my password like site access, credit card codes, software licenses, etc.) that has also a version for android in order to have ...
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give temporary password to root ubuntu

is there a way to give root a temporary password? that is after a certain time or 'manually deactivate' the password will be deleted I want to give my colleague a permission to access server with ...
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Entering an encrytion phrase through a serial port connection

I am building an Ubuntu 14.04 stand alone server, text install. I have rerouted the console through serial port /dev/ttyS0. During boot I am getting the full boot up display through the serial port. ...
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Is there a way to have a user account to have different user password and ssh password?

I am connecting to an Ubuntu 14.04 server through SSH using a sudo user with a randomly generated password (very lengthy). Of course running a command with sudo requires me to enter that lenghly ...
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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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Upgraded Ubuntu 12.10 to 14.04.1 LTS and loging password won't work

I just upgraded my ubuntu version from 12.10 to 14.04.1 LTS via the use of a bootable DVD. In the install menu I selected the upgrade option so that my personal files from the old version would be ...
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smb mount via fstab mount error 5

Something weird happened in the last weeks don't know why, before it worked perfectly so here's my problem: I am mounting my NAS via fstab and a script which looks like this, taken from fstab: ...