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

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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 ...
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kerberos passwd: Authentication token manipulation error

(note - ignore the upgrade 15.10 bit, see "more info", below) I've just upgraded to Ubuntu 15.10 using the Live CD over an existing 14.04 version. Users that were configured before were lost from ...
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Perform sudo with different password? [duplicate]

Can I perform 'sudo' actions with different password other than my login password? Is there any way to achieve this?
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not able to login to mysql

when I am trying to login to mysql using mysql -u root -p I am getting the following error mysql -u root ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: ...
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Cannot type disk decryption password during boot

The GUI loads to input the decryption password, but when I type, the characters appear in the top-left of my screen, as though I was typing at a console without a command prompt. Forcing power-off ...
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Set a password, yet it logs in without one

My account is an administrator; I'm using Ubuntu 14.04LTS. I've set a password and set automatic login to OFF, yet when I wake up from suspension or reboot if I just press Enter or type in anything ...
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ubuntu 14.04 login password reentering problem

When i start to OS, enter the password, and a little bit second, it want to enter password again. If i enter wrong password, it warn me to invalid password, but i enter right password, it stay to ...
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gnome-keyring/pinentry gpg key password saved indefinitely after ubuntu 15.10 upgrade

After upgrading to ubuntu 15.10, the password prompt for gpg keys has changed to a program called pinentry. The pinentry prompt provides a text field for the passphrase, as well as a checkbox for ...
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Passing encrypted password in mount command

I am trying to cron a simple 4 line bash script to backup a folder which requires me to mount the NAS folder for which I have to provide the password. Which is a big NO , Is there a way to pass the ...
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How to disable non-english keyboard layouts on the log-in and unlock screens?

Although I use 3 different languages and have 3 keyboard layouts installed my password does not include characters that are not present on a standard English keyboard (actually I have never seen a ...
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Can't log in as a particular user after changing its password

I reset both of my accounts passwords but only one will let me log in. So I logged in as that account since it has admin privs, I changed the password on the other account (My main one which I really ...
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Can I set password for SSH for auto login? [duplicate]

I was wondering if it is possible to save the ssh password somewhere for auto login to the devices? I don't know if you guys have used SecureCRT but it has that option where it saves your password ...
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Black screen when open session [duplicate]

I try to open my session on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I write my password and press enter, then the screen becomes black and returns to the login screen. When I read the auth.log file, I obtain this: Dec 2 ...
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Can't use sudo command [duplicate]

I installed a VirtualMachine of Ubuntu 14.04 for university. (Which made me rage by itself a couple of times.) Now, I want to make the Virtual Machine - or the Linux OS, for that regard - actually ...
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My ubuntu 14.04.3 on VMware Player VM gets stuck in a login loop

I used to use Guake terminal. When I was using last time Guake stuck and stop working. Pressed F12 several times in order to close the terminal. Then system logged off and login screen shown up. ...
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iI left the install running overnight, i come back, system ask password

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.0.4 on a mac powerbook G5. I left the install go during I was asleep. I wake up, come back to my other place, It looks fine! I ended up on ubuntu desktop, wow, but ...
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Recovered Ubuntu Password Without Success .ICEauthority Does Not Exist

I used this thread to retrieve my long-forgotten Ubuntu password: How do I reset a lost administrative password? After following the solutions in the order of their popularity, I kept getting bounced ...
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Why windows's title “Unlock login keyring” appears when i try to connect on a network?

This windows ask me to "Enter password to unlock your(my) login keyring" on Ubuntu 15.04.1. And when i enter the admin's password, or the user password of my session nothings things occurred.
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Is it possible to add a GRUB profile to auto-login an user and start a script (15.10)

I have a 15.10 64bit machine with multiple user accounts. Normally, I select Ubuntu in GRUB, it boots and shows me the login screen, I select an account, enter the password and start my applications. ...
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Where is the actual admin password located?

I'm just curious because I know the configuration for the password is located in /etc/passwd, but in the document I don't see my actual password anywhere, obviously for security reasons. I opened ...
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How to know my sudo password? [duplicate]

I am really new to Ubuntu. I had it installed without me knowing what were the username or password. Now, I am trying to install skype, but ask me for authentication. I have read instructions on how ...
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Where does NetworkManager store WiFi passwords on Ubuntu 15.10?

I had previously learned that NetworkManager stores WiFi passwords in /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/<wifi name> file. But in my case on Ubuntu 15.10 I can't find any password in that ...
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Can't login to my main administrator account?

After recovering from the warning failed to connect to lvmetad error I released when I tried to login to the first account I ever created was not logging in I typed in the right password it says the ...
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I can't enter my encrypted ubuntu

I believe that the problem is that I changed the keyboard input settings to Italian keyboard during the installation. My passphrase doesn't work and I can't unlock the computer. I have an Italian ...
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Unable to login to graphical interface after changing password on Ubuntu 15.10

I'm currently using Ubuntu 15.10 and recently changed my password and it works okay, but after rebooting my system I can't login anymore using the graphical interface. When I enter from the command ...
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Ubuntu Password Problem

I was working on my system when suddenly I was no longer able to use the sudo command. It was acting as if I was not entering the password correctly. I rebooted and found that I cannot log into my ...
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Access Prompt won't unlock

I just installed Ubuntu 15.10 and every time Access Prompt, shows up it won't unlock even know I provide the right password. It will treat it as a wrong password.
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I've disabled password authentication for SSH, so why can I still login through sFTP?

I've disabled password authentication for SSH and have setup the public/private keys so I can only login to my Ubuntu computer with my RSA key. If I try to login without a key then it won't let me. So ...
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How do I reset mysql's root password?

I'm trying to get a fresh install of MySQL, how currently I can not connect. I can't figure out what the problem is, nor how to reset the password. Currently, I keep on getting, mysqladmin: connect ...
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User password doesn't work after installing (language) updates

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my computer, but after the first update (which install many other languages), my user password doesn't seems to work anymore, and I can't login to my account from ...
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Why do I always have to type in my password? [closed]

This is really annoying, with Windows it would ask whether you give permission for it to make changes to your hard drive. This is even more annoying as when I install a program, it asks me to type in ...
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Is it possible to enable paste in the pin entry in thunderbird?

As Evolution does not support TLS Client Certificate Authentication, I have switched to using Thunderbird. I also use gpg encryption. As my pgp pin is rather long, I store it in a password manager. ...
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how to prevent kleopatra (or other openpgp tools) from storing your key passphrases

I am trying to use kleopatra to encrypt not just messages but files as well. I have noticed that when decrypting a file, it no longer asks me for the key's pass-phrase. Presumably because the ...
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Random Requests for Authentication

I have an unusual problem on my system which I don't seem to be able to find much information about anywhere. When I log into my account, switch to another account or the global login screen, and then ...
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Security risk in everyday use of an admin account (not root)?

The only thing that distinguishes my admin account from normal accounts is that my admin account is a member of the sudo group and can run sudo. Is it any less secure to use my admin account for ...
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Can't SSH to EC2 instance after Ubuntu upgrade

Summary: I have Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS server running as an AWS EC2 instance. Using do-release-upgrade, 14.04.3 is installed without any problems. But after that I can't SSH into my instance. Both my ...
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what is the default password when you create new user in ubuntu?

I have created a new user by using useradd command e.g.: sudo useradd acreddy Then new user is created but it is asking for a password what is the password?
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new install of Ubuntu will not go past password login

I'm thoroughly frustrated with my Ubuntu 14.04 install. I wiped my Windows 7 in hopes that I would no longer need it if Ubuntu was all it was purported to be. Now I'm screwed because Ubuntu will not ...
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cannot log in after software upgrade - ibus issue

(I think that this issue is different from others with a similar title. In my case the problem was caused by a piece of software called ibus.) I just applied a software update to my Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Deault Guest Session password Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS (64 bit) image from the official site.I installed that on VMWare.After installation its showing guest session password.During installation it didnt ask me for any ...
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ecryptfs-recover-private not accepting password

I'm trying to recover my encrypted home directory using an ubuntu liveUSB. When I run ecryptfs-recover-private and it asks for my login passphrase, I type my login passphrase, and it fails. In ...
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How to lock files with custom-set password?

How can I lock files and programs with custom-set passwords? That is, without changing the permissions of the file so that the sudo password has to be used...
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Login Screen keeps asking for password

I installed Ubuntu 15.10 on VirtualBox today and while trying to install jdk1.8.0_66, I updated /etc/profile and /etc/environment files for updating JAVA_HOME & PATH variables. Even after the ...
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How to use a proxy that requires authorization without exposing credentials (username and password)

There are knows ways to setup internet and system updates access through a proxy by setting the environment variables (http_proxy=) and/or updates' config options (like Acquire::Http::Proxy). There ...