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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

2
votes
1answer
34 views

Entries in history

I usually include the password when I log in to MySQL. How do I exclude mysql -u root -pPassword being picked up and stored by history?
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Trying to access Windows 8 computer asks for password 14.04 LTS

I have installed Samba share on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - I can see my Windows machine via 'Browse Network' but when I double click the icon it asks me to verify my username, workgroup and password. The ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Ubuntu 14.04 - New User Account

I have a question regarding the creation of a new user on Ubuntu 14.04. When I go to "User Accounts" and click "+" to make a new account it asks for "Account Type", "Full Name", and "Username". After ...
2
votes
1answer
462 views

Ubuntu 13.04 users switching without password [duplicate]

My wife and I share the same PC, we only use two different users for easier switching between each other's task without interrupting anything. We're not concerned about privacy nor security. Whatever ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Unable to log in and unable to reset the password [duplicate]

I was reading some blog and I found that I can manually start GUI by issuing this command sudo startx, so I did that. I did it in the terminal with the GUI already running. Now I'm unable to login to ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

After upgrading to 12.04 LTS it returns incorrect password

After upgrading my netbook to the current version of 12.04, I am unable to login. When I try it returns incorrect password even though it is the correct password. I have tried to reset the ...
2
votes
3answers
5k views

How move Firefox bookmarks from Windows to Ubuntu 11.10?

How can I move Firefox bookmarks from Windows to Ubuntu? I have Windows XP on one machine (which is very old and runs Firefox 8) and have Ubuntu 11.10 on another. I want to copy Firefox bookmarks to ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Adobe Air workaround for Pandora not working

I was trying this symbolic link approach because of the problem described here: http://askubuntu.com/a/120221/70462 After I made the symlink, the installation proceeded further than before, but it ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

Why is there a delay when entering a wrong password?

When entering the right password the application or the OS (no specific application, pretty much everywhere) accepts this immediately, but when entering a wrong password there is a slight delay of 1-2 ...
1
vote
0answers
276 views

How to enter password on console with NetworkManager's nmcli

I want to connect to a VPN with nmcli. Is there a way to allow me to provide a password to nmcli from the console? There seem to be ways to store the password in ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

`sudo` asks for password even when I have no password set?

I removed the password from my account using the "User Accounts" window and then on running sudo, it prompted me for a password, even when i didn't have one. I tried pressing enter without entering ...
1
vote
1answer
119 views

Remember Ubuntu password but ask for sudo confirmation

When I'm done with making Ubuntu remember my password and do not ask for it before risky actions... Is there a way to get safe pop up confirmation window (without password input, just OK or cancel)? ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

sudo doesn't ask for password anymore

I did not notice it but it has been quite a while since I entered the password for using sudo priviledges. Here is my /etc/sudoers file: # # This file MUST be edited with the 'visudo' command as ...
1
vote
1answer
263 views

Saving Keyring Password

I have found the answer to this but I'm posting it here in case others have the same issue and also asking if anyone has any more details ;-) I use Firefox and Thundirbird's "Gnome Keyring Password ...
1
vote
1answer
109 views

How to make Ubuntu Server 12 read keyboard input by the password line on login?

I have recently installed Ubuntu Server on my machine - successfully. However, the system does not read my keyboard input on the password on login. Is there something I did not do right? How do I go ...
1
vote
4answers
6k views

Broke my sudoers password, how do I reset it without using sudo? [duplicate]

I thought it would be a good idea to finally take the password off my little netbook since it has never actually been of any use, and has mostly just slowed down . But when I went to change my ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

sudo credential caching on by default

Just installed a minimal ubuntu 12.04, then installed xfce4 and xinit from the command line after first boot. Totally vanilla installation afaik. I'm noticing that sudo caches the password until I ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

How to reset my password without rebooting?

I lost my password to a VM running 11.04, but have ssh access via public key authentication. Is there any way I can reset the password without a reboot? (This is to avoid downtime of services it's ...
1
vote
0answers
86 views

User account password removed but terminal still asking for password [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Authenticate user that has no password? I'm new to Ubuntu. I recently installed 11.10 and removed the user account password. However, now when I try to do anything in ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

How to protect hard disk?

I have 320 GB hard disk on my laptop and I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 on 1 partition and another partition is reserved for storage. I want to protect that storage partition with a password. How can I ...
0
votes
1answer
204 views

How to recover lost username and password?

I tried using a procedure here to reset my password but I don't know my username. Never used Ubuntu that often, I'm using a dual boot with Windows 7. When I try to drop to a prompt in recovery mode ...
0
votes
1answer
256 views

14.04: No Auto login at User Account settings - I am administrator

This is what my picture would look like if I was allowed to post pictures... Account Type Administrator Language English (New Zealand) Login Options [blank] Password **** Last ...
0
votes
1answer
113 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
920 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
363 views

Want to change password my login

I want to change my computer's password. Right now my password is abc123. I run this command: sudo passwd I entered my current password and then a new one but the change does not take effect. How ...
0
votes
2answers
4k views

How to save VPN passwords with NetworkManger for nmcli?

There are many posts about putting VPN passwords into /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/<connection>. I can't get any of them working on Ubuntu 12.04. The fields in the questions and ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

remember wireless password in kde

I've got kubuntu 12.04.3 LTS installed. Don't know why - whether it's a default option or I've made this - but KDE always keeps asking me for the wireless connection password and it's annoying a ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
340 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
320 views

Root account at set up

When I set up Ubuntu (Ubuntu 10.) on my old IBM Thinkpad it asked me my name for user name I assume, and to chose a password. I did all that, now, I'm coming to Ubuntu from Mepis 11, and it's pretty ...
0
votes
2answers
763 views

When prompted what does Administrative Password refer to?

When prompted for an administrative password, what exactly does that mean? I'm trying to run a few programs but they are asking for my adminstrative password, but I have no clue what that means. ...
0
votes
1answer
136 views

Why does clicking 'Shutdown' from Menu only log me off? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Shutdown” or “Restart” logs out Whenever I click 'Shutdown' from the menu it just logs me off. I have no accounts (Exept from Guest, but I keep it logged off) logged ...
0
votes
0answers
2k views

How to enable login password in Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable automatic login? I install multiple Operating systems in Virtualbox. I have installed Ubuntu 11.04, 11.10, 12.10 too in it. While installation of Ubuntu ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

I have no password but Ubuntu thinks I still do im trying to change it but I cant [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost Administrative (root) password? it shows the "Current Password" field but I DON'T HAVE A PASSWORD what do I do??????? Please help me
0
votes
1answer
539 views

How do I reset my user password? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost Administrative(root) password? I lost my Ubuntu user account password... I saw some other questions on this topic that had answers telling me to ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How can I find my password?

So I installed xubuntu on a netbook with windows 7 already on it. Install seemed to go fine, boot works fine with proper dual boot options; but at the login screen, options are the same main account ...
0
votes
2answers
424 views

Login keyring prompt appears twice on login

Whenever I log into my Ubuntu desktop machine, a password dialogue appears for the login keyring. Once I've entered the password, it comes up again (and this isn't because I got it wrong the first ...
0
votes
1answer
546 views

Is there a way to never have to put in your password after you have logged in? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make Ubuntu remember forever the password after the first time I put my password in when I log in but after that I don't want to type it again. When I use my ...
-1
votes
1answer
6k views

Vodafone Webbook

I have a Vodafone Webbook, but I have lost the password. What can I do to reset the assword? Holding down shift / esc / shift+esc does not bring up a grub menu.
-2
votes
2answers
3k views

authentication is required to change user data

I set administrator password to blank. Now, I can't install new programs (message see in title), or change the admin password ("change" button grayed out). I tried a suggested fix from inside the ...