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

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Lubuntu allow non-admin to mount drive without admin password

Question 1: I'm the administrator of my Lubuntu system. I only have one "Desktop User" account for all kids. But when ever the Desktop User tries to access or open the "Data"[NTFS partition](Drives ...
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Am I protected over the internet with ubuntu, do I need an antivirus? [duplicate]

I know that Ubuntu is secure, but I'm worried about my passwords when I login to my yahoo email, or my facebook. Do I need an antivirus on Ubuntu to be password protected when navigating over the ...
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Can't login with username and password

I have just installed Wubi Ubuntu 12.04 and chose a username and password during the installation as requsted. When I load up Ubuntu I can't login with my username and password, I have to use a guest ...
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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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Is there a possibility to change the swap encryption method at runtime?

I'd like to have both hibernation capabilities and encrypted swap partition(s) on my Ubuntu 14.04.1 system. After a short experience of a LUKS encrypted swap partition I decided that entering the LUKS ...
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Enabling root privileges permanently and have no password

I want to enable root privileges permanently so that, for example, I never need to type sudo. I also want a blank password. I found a thread addressing this with link Always Sudo Privileges. Exactly ...
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Locked out of Ubuntu 14.04.1 (Can't login with right password) [duplicate]

I am locked out of my main account, which I worked a lot on today. I am running dual boot Windows 7 x64-bit, and I modified my grub to set the default to windows 7. Whenever I try to log into my main ...
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Diagnose Wi-Fi password prompt?

It seems that on some Wi-Fi networks I am often disconnected and prompted for the Wi-Fi password. The password is entered in the password box, so all I have to do is push connect. And pushing ...
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Copying files as password-protected files into an encrypted (password-protected) folder

I have password protected a folder. I made it password-protected by encrypting it from the right-click 'compress' option. This post helped me do that. All the present files inside my encrypted folder ...
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How do I password protect a single file [duplicate]

How do I password protect a single file so that an authorised Windows user can open it on his machine? I want to send a file to a friend who is ignorant of all things Linux. While none of the ...
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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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How to change proxy settings with authentication?

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 and having WiFi connection with proxy settings and authentication. By following some tutorials I successfully changed /etc/apt/apt.conf with the values Acquire::http::proxy ...
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Google asks me to login every time I reboot

My online account for Google loses the password every time I reboot my machine. I have a two tier log in to my Google account as it is managed by my employer. I am aware that this has been dealt ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 no password box after waking up

Opening the lid after suspension - the lock screen shows as normal except the lack of password box. When on dock, the user/password container & unity symbol swap between screens as mouse jumps ...
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Wireless Networks problems

I have wireless network at home and at my university. At home, Wireless networks gets connected automatically and never ask me for password whenever I login to computer. Also it never ask for ...
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Is there a way to have the login password different from the su password? [duplicate]

I have a friend that's running Debian and his computer login password is different from the superuser password. I was wondering if there's a way to do this in Ubuntu?
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Cannot login to 14.04.1 Screen goes black and returns to login screen

After clean install of 14.04.1 I installed a Brother printer from the command line. I optioned for encryption and LVM and on boot have to enter passphrase. On initial login I noticed an option for ...
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Ubuntu servers protection

Here is my needs : i need to protect data from being stolen on servers and Those servers are not physically secured. First i just wanted to base security solution on root password protection but ...
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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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First password often wrong when unlocking computer

I have a laptop with Ubuntu 14.04, when I lock my computer and try to unlock it after some time has passed (not if I do it immediately) the first time I try to unlock it, it will tell me that my ...
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Unknown Password on Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 13.04 set up to dual boot with Windows 7 using GRUB. I barely remember changing my password to something "brilliant," but I have no idea what it is. I'm new at this stuff, but I do know ...
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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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Script to list passwords for wifi connections

I am writing a script that finds various pieces of information about the ethernet interfaces. I have got most using ifconfig and iwconfig. However I now need to extract the passwords. The passwords ...
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Evolution keeps requiring passwords

I am running on Xubuntu 14.04 with XFCE desktop. I recently installed Evolution email client which I like. However, one annoying feature is that every time I log in to Evolution I get Mail ...
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Is it unsafe if, under single user mode, root password can be reset?

Is it unsafe if, under single user mode, root password can be reset? Then everyone can reset my root password!
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Lubuntu asking for password after inactivity despite settings

I've got a laptop with a fresh install of Lubuntu 14.04.1 AMD64. I set all the settings that I could find in the Menu Button > Preferences menus that might affect this. Even still, after a period of ...
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Connect to my College's WPA from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and am running it on a Sony Vaio VGN-CR12OE. It is the only operating system. I am trying to connect to my college's WPA WiFi. My settings for this WiFi connection are as ...
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How to get GUI sudo password prompt without command line?

Currently, for all my commands that require root access, I have to type them out on a command line. I would like for the GUI to prompt me to key in my password, when sudo is required, instead of ...
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How to add different keyring password for google chrome only in ubuntu

Google chrome saves password in gnome keyring and I want to secure it with different password instead of log in password. In passwords and keys application, there is a folder named Login which ...
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Reset Windows share password after 'Remember forever'

I've been happily connecting to a Windows share from my 14.04 machine. When I first entered the password for the share I chose to have it remembered forever. Yesterday I changed the password on the ...
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How do I get openldap password policy to work on 12.04 or 14.04?

I have installed the overlay, set up a default policy, I see in syslog that the policy is being referenced, but it does not seem to be enforced. Specifically, I have been testing out pwdMinLength of ...
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How to setup password-less SSH in Ubuntu Virtual Machine?

How can I set up password-less SSH to connect to a Ubuntu Virtual Machine (VM)? (Details below.) I am setting up an Ubuntu Beowulf cluster. For reasons out of my control, some machines I have must ...
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How can I use sudo after locking my password?

I was reading about passwordless authentication with ssh. So I made a key and published it to my Ubuntu server, and it worked well. Then decided to lock my password with passwd -l lucas, and I was ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS failed to load session [solved] [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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How can I change the Keyboard Layout on login screen?

I changed my Keyboard Layout from Swedish to English, but now my password doesn’t work and I can’t login. I need a way to change the keyboard layout at the login screen without having access to the ...
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What would be a free open source password manager that works on ubuntu and windows 8 (cross platform software)?

I am looking for a password manager that can store passwords along with auto login by auto filling passwords in on a website that is stored in a vault that is compatible with Ubuntu and windows 8. I ...
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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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How to get password working again after upgrade? [duplicate]

Installed Ubuntu 14.04, but my password doesn't work now. This is on an HP laptop PC that accepted my password before the upgrade.
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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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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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unrar folder with password (terminal)

i'm using this command to unrar folders: for file in *.part01.rar; do unrar x ${file}; done; but i don't know where to add the password in this command. because right now, this command wants the ...
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password incorrect 3 times + suspected failed update

I have been lurking your site for the past few hours, and have found myself in a bit of a pickle. Visiting my parents, I discover that neither computer, nor laptop work. Long story short, I've got ...
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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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Samba password expires?

I have a problem with samba, I have a user and a password for that user, and from a windows machine it let's me log in but after a few hours I try to log in again and it tells me that the password is ...
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What does this command do ? mount -rw -o remount /

I have windows 7 and ubuntu 14 installed side by side on the machine I've lost my root password, then I read this tutorial http://www.sysads.co.uk/2014/05/reset-lost-root-password-ubuntu-14-04/ on ...
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How to make sudo use a separate password?

Using Ubuntu 14.04, I have 2 accounts: Account A (first one set up) with Password 1 Account B (second set up) with Password 2, when updating software in Account B, I use Password 1 to authenticate. ...
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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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How can I lock Seahorse GnuPG Keys?

since not long ago I've started to use seahorse to manage my encryption keys, and at the moment I'm finding myself a bit baffled about what it appears quite a security hole of the system... In fact, ...
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login problems. passwords are correct but not accepted

I have 3 users with password (2 are admin), and one guest user without password. Passwords are correct as I can go to terminal from login screen and I already checked all work fine. I can not log in ...