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

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A script that signals if a login attempt is failed

I want to run a script that signals if a login attempt is failed.My problem is how do i get the text from the user textbox and from the password textbox.I would be very thankful if somebody will help ...
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SAKIS 3G Configuration(Auto user name and password)

all, i am using sakis 3g to connect to internet because most of times, my modem doesn't get detected in network manager and modem detection is very slow as compared with sakis3g. I just downloaded ...
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How to delete my user account [duplicate]

I forgot my user account password and I need to either delete it or reset the password. I have tried everything I could have used and I am out of ideas. Also, I don't have any backup as I don't use ...
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How to configure pkexec to not ask for password?

I have a GUI application that needs to call a daemon (written in Python) with superuser privileges. I would like to do this without prompting the user for a password. Since the daemon is a script, I ...
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can't get to the host in Ubuntu

I’m using Vmware on windows 8 environment.. running Ubuntu and trying to get into the host (windows 8) and is asking me for a password. the password I use to get in Ubuntu don’t work. nothing works ...
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curser does not move when typing password on internet sites

I am unable to log into my aol mail . I type in my screen name. All ok; however, when I type in my password the curse does not move and no x appears. Eventhough the x's don't appear I press the ...
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How to decode the hash password in ./etc/shadow

I don't know much of Ubuntu, but is ubuntu able to decode these sort of things? Or do I need to install some program? If I don't, how do I use Ubuntu to read the file? Thanks in advance!
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User password rejected on login screen but accepted on text console login

While updating 13.04 Raring Ringtail on a fresh installation my system froze. On reboot I am unable to log in on the graphical screen. CTRL-ALT-F2 takes me to the command line where the login works ...
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tried resetting my admin password now ubuntu wont boot up!

i'd forgotten my admin password on ubuntu so i attempted to reboot into recovery mode using these instructions: How do I reset a lost administrative password? when i did hold down the left shift key ...
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How do I disable the administrators account?

My school gave me this Ubuntu laptop and it still has its schools administrators account on it. How can I get rid of it?
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Password error regarding synaptic

I'm using Lubuntu 13.10 and I removed my root password using the visudo command as directed in this video. But, I'm facing issues with respect to Synaptic, it shows me a log and asks for a passowrd. ...
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Run a specific program as root without asking for password everytime

I am using ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Many times, i need to connect modem using SAKIS-3G script and because modem-manager sucks many times. I need to supply admin/root password, everytime i need to run ...
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forget administration accont name &password [duplicate]

I have forgotten my administration account name & password, plus I changed the ADMINISTRATION account to standard account. How can I change a standard account to an ADMINISTRATION account.
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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 ...
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password for a new ubuntu install from a flash drive

I am trying to install ubuntu from a flash drive. It is a new install so I type in a user name and a password but it says it doesn't match?
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Can't login but password is not invalid [duplicate]

I'm quite new to linux so please excuse me if i ask any stupid questions. I recently upgraded from ubuntu 12.04 to 13.10. Everything was working fine until I accidentally deleted the ubuntu interface ...
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Screensaver started and locked the “guest account” and asks for password.

I were logged in as a guest user on Ubuntu 12.04. I left the computer for a while and when I came back the screensaver had started, and locked the computer. Now it asks for a password to log in to the ...
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unable to install softwares or update ubuntu12.04 LTS due to root password

I am unable to update Ubuntu 12.04 LTS due to root password. I have set a password for admin during installing ubuntu but after that I had changed my admin account to standard account. After changed ...
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User name and password changes [duplicate]

After getting "can not write bytes : broken pipe" message and being unable to boot, I reloaded 12.04, my user name had some upper case letters in it and I was unable to log in. Maybe the password ...
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How do I recover my information?

I do not remember which email address I used and the password I used when I downloaded ubuntu a few years back. How can I recover this information? Thank you.
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How can I get ubuntu save my WiFi password?

Each time I start lightdm, ubuntu pops up a box asking me for my WiFi password before I log in - I can log in without the password. How I can have ubuntu save the password and connect the WiFi ...
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I Forget Password for my ubuntu Desktop, Please Help me. Thanks [duplicate]

Can any one help me in unlocking my ubuntu Desktop, because I forget my password. Thanks
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Is there any way to get ubuntu 13.10 to stop asking for my password [duplicate]

I've always found this feature quite annoying and when I try to turn it off or simply just clear the password it still prompts me for a password. Everytime I've done that I've had to reinstall ubuntu ...
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how to set default login asking for password again?

I want to set my login screen (greeting screen or GUI) to the default setting, which asks for password befor let me login, I dont know how did I messed it out, now running saucy, it just can show me ...
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Never wrote password when setting up crouton on Chromebook, how do I set it up?

Since it never showed anything as much as I typed, I thought it was a bug so I just pressed enter 3 times until it let me set up my account without a password. But now I want to run Unity from sudo ...
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Ecryptfs: lost passphrase

When I mounted some dir by mount -t ecryptfs private data I entered wrong password. I wrote data in this dir and now I can't mount it. I have no valid password and passphrase (know only the same), ...
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Want to remove Unlock login key ring when no keyring directory is there?

Recently I lost my root user password. So I had reset it using the Recovery terminal. Now whenever I login, the Ubuntu shows a dialogue box with unlock keyring. I already tried for deleting the ...
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Can't work out security [closed]

I installed Ubuntu on puter I am the only user I alone use. I was trying a to find out how to repair hardware faults. Surprised to find I was not the owner and that there is a password that locks me ...
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phpmyadmin just will not work fully

Right, I've spent upwards of 8 hours on this and I just can't solve it! Firstly, I couldn't log in to phpmyadmin with every combination of possible default password and usernames until I had to go ...
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It Automatically select last username on login screen

In ubuntu 12.04 after last updates, the system auto select the last username enter in machine and only ask for password. How i can change that? I want it ask for username and passwork like before ...
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Password Problems [duplicate]

Whenever I try to change settings for the Admin account or download any files/programs it asks for a password. I do not know/remember this password. I've tried resetting it and making a new account ...
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What is meant by “no password set” for root account (and otthers)?

Several years back, we were more accustomed to changing to the root account using the su command. First, we switched to the root account, and then executed those root commands. Now we are more ...
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Keep track of password in Ubuntu

Is there a keychain-like program included with Ubuntu? Or is there something I can sudo apt-get ? I really liked dashlane on osx. What's the best software available that can keep track of passwords ...
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What is the default SSH password for UBuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Honestly, it's late for me I just want to know the password. I don't want to set up keys or anything. I understand that it is more secure to have no password and just allow access from certain ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 isn't remembering my passwords anymore, why?

Ubuntu's password management used to be working just fine for me, but around two weeks ago after running apt-get upgrade, I've noticed that now it keeps "forgetting" my passwords. For instance, I ...
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How to set Grub Password

Red Hat Linux has grub-md5-crypt for setting up a grub password. How to do the same in Ubuntu 13.10 ?
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I need to authenticate when installing or removing software

I'm having trouble to install updates, because it pop-up a window requiring to authenticate. and the problem is, I don't know it. Thanks!
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I cannot boot up 13.04. It asks for a password that I don't have [duplicate]

I don't remember creating a password and I have tried everything I can remember. I am currently trying to sign into Ubuntu 13.04 but when I start up I get a blue box on a black screen that says ...
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error mounting /dev/sda4 at /media/user/E: Command-line `mount -t “ntfs” -o

I forgot the password of my user login, so i read some forums and i did what they stated (as follows) : mount -rw -o remount / passwd user sync reboot -f Now I can login using my new password but I ...
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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 ...
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disabling password prompt once logged in, Ubuntu 13.10

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10. I like having my home folder encrypted, and I also like having my account password-protected. But I was wondering if it was possible to not have to re-enter the password ...
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How to add the GRUB password protection to the OS load process instead of when editing boot options

This is the current content of my grub.conf file. # grub.conf generated by anaconda # # Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file # NOTICE: You have a /boot ...
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How to make my Ubuntu passwordless? [duplicate]

I am slowly developing a disability and therefore want to remove all passwords from my system. I have no security issue, thanks for helping.
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Can't access Ubuntu? Ubuntu is not accepting my password. Can't enter Ubuntu even as Guest session [duplicate]

all of a sudden, after one reboot, Ubuntu is asking me to enter password to log in to my user profile. It was set to log in automatically, without entering password. And now it is asking for password ...
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Password screen after wake up forgets keyboard layout

I have Colemak as my default layout. It used to be my only layout, but recently it has started reverting to Qwerty. Upon checking settings, it still says it's Colemak. As it sometimes does this ...
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Segmentation fault (core dumped) in mkpasswd

I want to generate password using Blowfish Encryption method. i have used mkpasswd-ratbox command. Here is it: mkpasswd-ratbox -b -s 3dr -p test but it returns the message "Segmentation fault ...
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Ubuntu keeps asking for password but it's deactivated - And show me error message

Yesterday I deactivated the Ubuntu 12.04 password because my parents come to my home and I need let they use the computer without password. So, I go to System Settings" -> "User Accounts, ...
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How to know the login and password details, my name and computers name after i'm done installing ubuntu?

while the setup i'm asked to type in my name and the computers name, after the os is installed, how can i know it?![enter image description here][1]
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Why does ubuntu 13.10 keep asking for my gmail password?

After upgrading to 13.10, I am now getting a prompt for my gmail password every time I log in. There is no indication as to which service or application needs this information. If I enter the correct ...
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cannot install software because of authentication problem in ubuntu 12.04

I am able to login into ubuntu 12.04 with the password i remember, but when i try to install a software my password is not accepted. in the user accounts it says None next to password. when i try to ...