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

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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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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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Ubuntu 12.04 Can't Log In With Correct Password

For some reason I can no longer log in to my account. This happened after changing my password. Sometime after that I accidentally unplugged the computer which shut it down. Once restarted I could ...
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Would like to use different passwords for initial login and sudo for encrypted home folder

I just encrypted my home directory using ecryptfs and the instructions from How to Encrypt Ubuntu Home Folder After Installation. In order to really benefit from the encryption, however, I needed to ...
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How to make gksudo or gksu sessions last longer in ubuntu

Every time I want to open a GUI program that needs root permissions, I have to put my password. For example, I open synaptic and put my password then close it and a second later decide to reopen it it ...
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WLAN0 scans but doesn't connect

I have two older Dell computers now working on Lubuntu. Had much trouble getting the Broadcom cards to work, but with Askubuntu help, they are now working. However, although wlan0 scans, sees my ...
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Why am I getting error essages when I am trying to change my password? [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Inspiron 1520. I am new to Linux and Ubuntu. Actually, I forgot my password. Then I followed help directions to log in as root. After that I changed one password ...
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Is adding a user needs password [duplicate]

In my Ubuntu after login by my user account, I want to create another user I intered bellow commands : adduser alex_2 -m I created new user, but when I want to login, Ubuntu needs passwords and I ...
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Remote Network Access Control

I'd like to know which software/process would help me do the following: I've got two offices (A & B) in which I will install Ubuntu 14.04 on their respective Desktop PCs. Both offices would have ...
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How to gain root access to UEC image?

When openstack creates an instance from a UEC image (using precise amd64), the SSH public key is successfully injected via cloud-init and I'm able to ssh into the instance via the ubuntu account, but ...
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How to change password requirements?

I tried to change my Ubuntu password but it keeps saying my new password is not "Good Enough" even when it passes my company security requirements: At least 8 characrters At least one number At ...
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ssh pair key authentication problem

I have a problem with public and private key authentication. I do this steps and then, public-key based doesn't work. 1- generate a pair of private and public key (RSA) using the following command: ...
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How can i keep password for a folder? [duplicate]

I want to keep password for my important folder where my all the documents are kept so how can i keep password for it?
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When I tried logging in with the username and password I used in Wubi, it wouldn't let me log in

So I just installed ubuntu 13.04 on my Windows 7 laptop not replacing Windows 7 with Wubi. But for some reason when I used I loged on to Ubuntu using the username and password I typed in for Wubi, it ...
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When I tried installing Google Chrome, it asked me for a root password

I just got Ubuntu on my Windows 7 laptop. When I installed Google Chrome, it asked me for a "root password". I tried my own password for my account and it didn't work. Then I searched for a way to ...
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Why does the terminal not hold my root password for sudo? [duplicate]

I stopped using Ubuntu for a while (since 12.10) and recently came back to it. From what I remember, it used to only ask for the root password once for a terminal session (for sudo commands). Now it ...
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Unity session goes to lock on app launch, and won't unlock with password

Has been happening on every Ubuntu machine I've used to date, which is a total of 4. Started in 12.10 as far as I know, but it might have happened with 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10 and now 14.04. It ...
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Given a used laptop with Ubuntu installed, how do I get past the password demands? [duplicate]

Recently given a laptop with Ubuntu 12.1 installed alongside Windows 7. Can only access Ubuntu, which is fine for everyday use (LibreOffice, Firefox, etc.) but there's an authentication password ...
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14.04 password suddenly not working

I was watching something on the computer last night and after 1 hour the screen locked (which I set it to do). Now all of a sudden my password is not working and I can't login. I have another account ...
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No longer able to go online with 13.10

Bought my Computer from ebay, loaded with Ubuntu 12.04 or 12.10. Came with a disk with Ubuntu 13.10. I loaded Ubuntu 13.10 and called who I purchased computer from. He walked me through setting up ...
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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, ...