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

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Account password not working after installation

I get ubuntu 14.04 and installed on my laptop.I chose a password and put automatic log in. Everything was right,but when I tried to put my password it doesn't match (I am sure because password ...
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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 ...
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Change password prompt

I am asking the very same question in this link: Remember Ubuntu password but ask for sudo confirmation It has been left unanswered. I want to modify the password prompt to become a single click...it ...
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Sudo won't accept my password even with Caps Lock off and the right password

First, I just want to say that I did check for caps lock and I know for a fact that it was the correct password and everything was fully correct. I even entered the sudo command a second time and ...
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14.04 won't save WPA password

Recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop 64 bit. Most things works great except it won't save my password for my wireless network, which is Security: WPA & WPA2 Enterprise Authentication: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 live cd while booting asks for username and password (Installing in Virtual Box)

Guys i am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 in my virtual box, but it repeatedly asks for username and password. Not able to solve this problem, None of my ubuntu .iso asked this before installation.. ...
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Aegis Padlock 256 bit padlock reset and now what?

OKay here is how it works: The External drive has a numeric keylock on it to open it. Top level ADMIN USER levels 5 (5 partitions) Each user has his own password and admin can delete user, change ...
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Possible to run gksudo without a password require?

So i have xampp installed on my desktop and since it can use alot of ram if it stays active for a long time i followed tutorial to put together some kind of python script to start and stop services ...
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Accidently removed admin/sudo rights [duplicate]

I removed admin rights for the original admin account, in order to set up a new account with clear history. (Not 100% that was needed, I am still getting to grips with linux / Ubuntu 12.04 and I read ...
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How to password protect my grub 2 menu entries?

I'm trying to password protect my Grub 2 boot entries. I've modified the menuentry lines in 10_linux according to the directions I've read on the web. I've created users and passwords in 40_custom, ...
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Lock-screen to take a picture after incorrect password [duplicate]

Is there a way to modify the lock screen to show a custom message and/or take a picture (/w the webcam) when incorrect password was typed in? (Like it was shown in the movie Goodbye World) (And does ...
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Computer not asking for password after waking from sleep

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and set up an account with a password. I configured the computer to ask for a password after waking up from a sleep however, I am still brought back to desktop ...
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Is it possible to use secret-tool to lookup existing seahorse passwords?

I found this post about getting passwords from the gnome keyring from commandline (How do I get passwords from the keyring in the terminal for usage in scripts?), and I found that secret-tool is the ...
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DocumentRoot is password protected but no htaccess file?

At some point I pw protected /var/www/ for security purposes (my actual hosted websites are located in a different path), now I would like to host something publicly in /var/www/ but do not know how ...
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Bash if password filled save it

I am trying to save a password to gnome keyring via python script. The python script will be runned from bash script if password is filled in zenity GUI. Example: User inserts hes/hers password to ...
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can not restore/update password for laptop how can i restore the old password

I was adding another account on to my Ubuntu and some how the main admin password does not work and when i go to update with a new password it will not let me update the password, and i have ...
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forgotten admin password in ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I am using a Packard Bell laptop running ubuntu 13.10. I cannot for the life of me remember the admin password, I have tried going down the grub route studiously following given directions but do not ...
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Last update messup my keyring auto login, when applying changes unlock icon is backward in 13.10

In using 13.10 and last update messed up my auto login and when i go to account the unlock icon is backwards when locked I can change settings and viseversa but changes dont work on startup always ...
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Is the Maintenance shell password different than the root password?

I always thought that both the root password and the maintenance password were the same, but apparently this is not the case on my dev / test machine? I can't understand what the maintenance one is, ...
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Can you use gnome keyring in bash script, if yes then how?

I am developing a automated mounting script for Windows shares. I have finished the script and it works just fine, but is it possible to add Gnome Keyring to the bash so once user writes hes/hers ...
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Security problem - password not required after tying to active directory server

We have been using our AD server to authenticate Ubuntu users for years. We have a handy perl script that places all the correct config files and does all the work for us. However, I'm having a ...
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Unknown Password

In the seccion of my account password. I put account disabled . And now my laptop ask me for a password to upgrade. But the password i used is not the same. Says it is incorrect. What is the password ...
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how do I get things downloaded? [closed]

Is it impossible to download, run and do scans with free Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and free Avast Antivirus if you are using Ubuntu? If not what free protection and virus-destruction, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 setting user password

I have 2 administrator accounts on my Ubuntu 14.04. I want both the accounts with startup password before logging in. But I only have 1 account with the startup password, which was created during the ...
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Force lock screen password input to NOT use Japanese iBus IME

Since I upgraded my 2 laptops from 13.10 to 14.04, I sometimes have a problem entering password to exit lock screen: When typing in the password field of the lock screen, I see that the usual dark ...
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LDAP Client change Unix and Samba password

I have to work in a mixed Windows/Linux world as far as desktop clients are concerned. I've got a central OpenLDAP server with Samba3 that serves a fake windows domain which keeps the Windows guys ...
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14.04 always asks for password for a network drive (sftp)

I just upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. When I connect to a SFTP site it always (after rebooting) prompt me for username and password, even though I click the option to store them forever (it worked ...
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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 ...
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PAM USB on 14.04 su “username” = “no passwd entry for user 'Thornton'”

I followed the directions located here http://linuxconfig.org/linux-authentication-login-with-usb-device Once I reached step 4 I found that the changed authorizations did nothing, so I reverted back, ...
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is a strong linux login password needed with full disk encryption with a strong password?

I'm using full disk encryption, that is easily done using recent ubuntu installation images. I have a very strong password that I type in on boot to unlock the encrypted disk partitions. Is a strong ...
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How do I set a password for root and skip creating an additional user during Ubuntu 14.04 Server installation?

It appears that Ubuntu 14.04 Server disabled the root account during installation (by not setting its password). I have been unable to find any way to set the password for the root user during the ...
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lock screen asks for root password which I never set

I recently installed Ubuntu server on my server and I found out it had no gui by default. So I installed that with the help of this page Everything seemed to be fine so I started copying some files ...
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Password field of login screen is disabled

I'm using ubuntu 14.04, here in the 'login screen' the password field is disabled, this issue also occurs sometimes during 'lock screen'. I don't want to remove password from my account nor do i want ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu password reset question unable to shutdown 12.04

So basically my father passed away has unbuntu on a Lenovo t61. I have no idea what his password was and I really want to be able to access all the stuff on his computer. I have done the following ...
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Administrator password

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and when I enter the admin password (it is only me using the system) I get the message that the password is wrong....I know that this is not the ...
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I can't use my password [duplicate]

I've just installed ubuntu 14 and setted my password but when i'm trying to install other software and ubuntu ask me to enter my password, it's always wrong even though i'm sure it's the right ...
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User Login Screen is not asking for password

My laptop is no longer requiring a password for my account from the user-login screen. No matter what settings I change, it never asks me for a password unless I am unlocking the screen from a ...
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How do I reset or recover my root password?

I have forgotten my root password after changing it. Is there a way to recover or reset it. I really do not want to reinstall Ubuntu again.
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User account doesn't display anything except background and cursor

I did something in CompizConfig Manager and the launcher and other bars was gone! I tried using the set background from right click menu and checked if it was a driver problem, but it was not. I ...
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I changed my password to “none” and now i don`t have authorities to change it back (ubuntu 14.04) [duplicate]

Today i have decided to "upgrade" my ubuntu from the 13.10 to 14.04 and on the way to make my life "easier" by stop using passwords since i am the only computer user in the hose, but now every time i ...
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Can't log in after I insert the correct password

I recently tried to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 from the command line but it didn't work for some reason. It was "upgrading" for about two hours and when I restarted my computer I still had 13.10. When I ...
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How to get back to my user account?

I was running Ubuntu 13.10 and I got a window indicating I could upgrade to 14.04. I accepted the upgrade, and after the upgrade was finished I was left with an empty Unity background and a mouse ...
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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 ...
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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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Secure Password Manager

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with the default password manager, now I want to make the important passwords secure and the rest unimportant. Now I have a keyring with a password and the other without a ...
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Permission denied (publickey,password): How to remove a password from an embedded device

I am trying to connect to an embedded device of mine through ssh. It's a FOX G20 V board. But I am having a hard time connecting because it always asks me for a password (it didn't used to before). ...
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Set password aging for a group of users

With chage command we can change password expiry information for a user. Is there anyway to enforce password aging for a group of users?
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How to disable password after login to 14.04? [closed]

After my update there is a password-request on startup. I want to autologin. It reads something like unlock bunch of keys and is inside a window together with an icon of two keys.