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

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automatic login without displaying the prompt for username and password in Chrome

I am on Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS. I wish to program a script that opens a browser window but bypasses the prompt for username and password and uses the already stored username and password to login ...
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What is the reasoning behind hiding characters when entering the sudo password?

When entering the sudo password, the • characters are hidden. Apparently the • are omitted for better security. They seem secure enough to me, and I don't see why they're not used. I think I'm ...
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Reset password Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I'm trying to reset the password on Ubuntu 14.04 as is my sister's pc and she doesn't remember the password that she set upon installation. I've followed the guide that I've found here, appending rw ...
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I do not want to be asked for a password after being inactive

Every time that I come back to my computer after being inactive (i.e. I am not in front of the computer), Ubuntu is (are?) locked and I am prompted for a password. How to disable this? Note that I ...
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Password protect application without using sudo

I have an unusual request. I need to put a password on an app but I need the app to run at the user level (not Sudo or SU). Is there an easy way to do this?
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After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, home folder remains encrypted, and the password doesn't work

Last weekend I upgraded Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04. After the upgrade I logged-in using my old user and password, and I noticed that my home folder is empty, except encrypted files (I logged-in using ...
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How can I set two passwords for one account? [duplicate]

It would be great if I have two passwords to my account, so that if I forget one, I can still login without much trouble. Is it possible to do this? By "two passwords" I mean two login passwords...
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Multiple solutions for login problem

Same problem others have. Forgot password. Changed password using Sudo passwd, but Home directory was encrypted, so now when I login the ecryptfs and home directory will not mount or decrypt. ...
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password invalid 12.04 when tryin to log in for the first time, cant get past login screen

i installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my computer, to boot up alongside windows. I did this through Wubi Installer, When i try to log in, it says that my password is not valid. I have reinstalled it a couple ...
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New user, new computer: system asked a password to uptade

I'm a new user, recently bought a new machine with Ubuntu. It's my first time with this OS. The first task I tried to do was update the system. I was asked about a password, but I don't know any. ...
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Password problems without setting one up

This might be a duplicate, but I didn't find any answer that fixes the problem. I have recently installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS and did not create a password for logging in. Now, if I try to use "sudo" ...
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login on shell with multilingual password

I have tried to find a solution but of no avail. I keep a non-latin password (hindi language) for my ubuntu login. It works great for graphical interface. However, I can't seem to find a way of typing ...
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Permission denied on start-dfs.sh

I am trying to create a 2-node Hadoop cluster, following this guide. The one node is my Ubuntu laptop and the slave node, the 2nd one, is a virtualbox that also runs Ubuntu. I am doing in the master ...
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My password has deleted by me. What can I do?

I was looking to not enter my password when I am logging in, so I tried running sudo visudo and changed ALL=(ALL) ALL to ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL. Which didn't work. So, I changed it back. Now, my ...
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Reset or recover GNU screen password

I have a server where I wish to run a process using screen. I start a screen using: screen -S <screen_name> Detach using ctrl+a+d. But when try to reattach the screen using, screen -r ...
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Need help with ESET NOD32 installation

I'm new to Ubuntu, a complete rookie. I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 64-bit. And I'm trying to install ESET NOD32 anti-virus on Linux desktop, the 64-bit version of course. I just downloaded the file ...
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Configuring my device(atmel embedded board) only logging permission to me : deny all other users trying to log in

First I will explain my needs. I want to configure my device (Atmel Embedded Board), for log in without password through SSH. I Googled it and found out the solution for that. Now I can log in to the ...
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Passwordless SSH only works when I'm already logged in on SSH

So I set up passwordless ssh using the following: How can I set up password-less SSH login? After setting this up, I'd expect that I wouldn't need a password to ssh. My issue is that on my first ...
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What is the default password for the `tomcat7` user on my system?

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 and I installed Apache Tomcat 7 via sudo apt-get install tomcat7 and without editing any configuration I can start and stop the service tomcat7 successfully (localhost:8080 ...
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How to make GDM have a limit of incorrect password attempts before action is taken?

I am currently running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, though I used to (a long while back) run Windows 7, and though Ubuntu is better in most ways, there is still a feature lacking or at least a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS cannot login 'invalid password' (not redirect loop)

I updated it, and while logged on I change my password, restarted the computer, and could not log back in. How to change password from guest account? I can't download anything, I tried ctrl+alt+F1 but ...
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password working only in text mode but not in XWindows mode

I was trying to install Nividia GTX 950 M driver. For that i need to do Ctrl+Alt+F1 and then stop XWindows(sudo service lightdm stop). It got stopped and then i started running the installation of ...
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How change user password in Ubuntu-Studio GUI?

Asking users to change their password using the command line is like asking them to play Russian roulette... ( Unable to change user password in Ubuntu 12.10 How recover encrypted home when lost ...
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How to stop the keyring password?

Is there is a way to stop the keyring password that pops up after booting! I read before that it's important to secure my history password or something! but there's no solution to stop it other than ...
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Keyring password didn't change after changing the password [duplicate]

When I change the password of the ubuntu the keyring password still uses the previous one, how to change it! I'm using ubunt 14.04
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Keeps asking for password or passphrase after copying sshd_config and id_rsa and id_rsa.pub keys

I have recently had to reinstall ubuntu 14.04 and copied the /etc/ssh/sshd_config and all ~/.ssh/* files from the backup I had. I was hoping this would reinstate the system as it was without having to ...
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Password used during installation of Ubuntu 15.10 [duplicate]

I'm setting up this box for a friend, and entered a simple password during installation. I set it to auto login, so it does come up to the desktop. All setup and ready to reset the password to one ...
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Display Directory Listing of .htaccess password protected directory

I want to be able to password protect a specific directory but keep others free for anyone to access, but I've found out that when a directory is password protected by a .htaccess and .htpasswd file ...
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There is no dialog box to input password for users other the main user

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 (Ubuntu MATE) and created a main account, 'rwabuhesi' from which I created another one, 'qulay'. From the terminal, I can log into both accounts and even move files ...
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Password in WiFi hotspot in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS not working

I am using Wired internet. Want to create a WiFi hotspot using an USB Wireless router. I tried all the possible way discussed here in AskUbuntu like: Followed step by step several times according to ...
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Encrypted Home… Forgotten password, but I have the Passphrase [duplicate]

I have forgotten the password to log in to Ubuntu (15.10). My home folder is encrypted. I do have the passphrase. How should I change the user password? There are some procedures here but they do not ...
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Update apache/admin password in multpile folder

This is great work very well done. I have a problem too it is requested that you inform me how can do this. Let say i have folders named Folder1/apache/users/admin Folder2/apache/users/admin ...
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how to enter password for sudo while using ubuntu in virtual box?

I cant enter my password while using sudo in virtual box (Version 5.0.10 r104061) with Ubuntu OS (14.04). How to enter password?
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How can i see my password on the terminal?

I can't see my password on the command line and even though i am sure that i enter my password correctly, sudo doesn't accept. How can i see my password on the terminal? Is there any way to change it? ...
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Confusion about what password one should use for the `sudo` command

Yester I asked this question, and tried to follow cl-netbox's advice: Highlight the Ubuntu entry in the GRUB boot menu and press the E key. Add nouveau.modeset=0 to the end of the linux line - ...
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How to clear password history? [duplicate]

I recently changed my Ubuntu login password. But now I want to change it back to the old password. But when I try that. It shows "Not good enough". It was a strong password when I had set it for the ...
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Inputting a text to an executable file the moment it's executed

i am bad at choosing titles but my problem is that I have an executable file that returns a value when i type the word password in it using the terminal, but the problem is the file require you to ...
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org.freedesktop.accounts.change-own-user-data asks me for password

I'm on Ubuntu 15.10. with multiple users configured. Each time I switch to another user and come back to my account, I have a prompt windows asking me to enter my password. Sometimes it works, ...
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Bootable Ubuntu USB flash drive asks for a username and a password

I just created a bootable Ubuntu 15.10 USB flash drive. On start-up, it asks for a user name and a password. Which user name and password am I supposed to enter here?
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How can I force sudo to always ask for a password after waking from suspend?

Say I execute a command with sudo, then if I use sudo within the next 15/5 minutes (not sure how long it remembers me for) it won't prompt me for a password. It will only prompt me again if I haven't ...
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Getting “you need to grant administrative rights to install software” when attempting to install software

I've been getting the above message every time I want to install any software from a "unknown source." I don't know what my admin password is. How do I set up a password or what is my password ...
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password not working, memery all used up. helpme

I'm completely clueless about ubuntu and computers really. I was directed towards ubuntu by a friend and now im in big trouble really. My laptop started acting funny on thursday. It used up all ...
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Network Manager keeps asking for username and password. Enterprise wifi and Ubuntu 15.10

So, as said in the title, the NM keeps asking me for my username and password, even though I have them entered correctly. Also, this is on a enterprise network, on Ubuntu 15.10. The radius server is a ...
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Password loop on toshiba laptop

I am trying to install 14.04 LTS on a older Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5965. Installing from a USB stick. Install proceeds properly, ends correctly. On reboot to the install, it asks for password. ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 password help [duplicate]

I was given a computer that runs Ubuntu 13.10 and have tried and tried to use the normal way to reset password but always get the authentication token manipulation error line....so I tried to make it ...
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How to use both remote server's username and password and Mysql username password in phpmyadmin

I need configuration for phpmyadmin to connect to remote machine, having a username and password. Details are: remote machine: Host: X.x.X.x, Some-Username, Some-password MYSQL: username:root, ...
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No keyboard input on login screen

On the screen where I would normally enter my password to unlock my computer I cannot type anything. I've tried switching USB ports for my keyboard and even check to see if the keyboard does work in ...
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Remember Password Lynx browser

I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04 lts and I have installed lynx for light browsing. The problem that I am facing currently is that, are there any ways to remember password to a website in lynx?
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Sudo doesn't recognize correct password [duplicate]

I tried changing my sudoers.d file to remove authentication from my pc by typing %admin ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:ALL without using visudo. However, after doing that anywhere where the sudo command is used, ...
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Forgotten user password for Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I recently found my old Lenovo which has Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I've forgotten my user login. My dad is the registered admin but he's no longer here and I've tried holding the shift key when I restart ...