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

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Trying to access Windows 8 computer asks for password 14.04 LTS

I have installed Samba share on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - I can see my Windows machine via 'Browse Network' but when I double click the icon it asks me to verify my username, workgroup and password. The ...
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keyboard starting layout

I have just upgrade my system to 14.04 During instalation i chose greek as the main keyboard language when i was prompted to enter the password i used one with latin characters in the problem is that ...
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GUI applications doesn't ask for sudo password

I have bought a VPS and installed Ubuntu 12.04 on it. However I needed a GUI, so I installed xubuntu-desktop packages and a vnc server. That part just works fine, I also created a user, and added it ...
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ssh authentication failure in ubuntu 14.04

I'm running 14.04 via VMware in my mac, I create an rsa.pub key and now I want to pass the key in my Mac /known_hosts file. So I try it with: cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub | ssh root@newserver "cat ...
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What is my password for kubuntu?

I just installed kubuntu. What is my password? I've never entered a password but it won't open to the desktop unless I enter a password. Thanks
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Password passes through login screen to active desktop window

I get to my computer. Shake my mouse and the Ubuntu login screen shows up. I start typing my password and nothing happens. I click enter. (Since I do this without thinking) I notice the focus in the ...
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unable to reset root password of mysql

I need to reset the root password of my local mysql installation but it woudln't let me. I've tried this: $ sudo /etc/init.d/mysql stop * Stopping MySQL database server mysqld ...
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ubuntu password [duplicate]

I just got a computer from a friend of a friend. It has Ubuntu and an unauthorized version of Windows XP loaded on it. I want to be able to eventually get online with the computer; however, when it ...
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Lock screen password misses first character in 14.04

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit). In my previous Ubuntu, which was 12.04, when the screen was locked and the monitor went blank, I just typed the password and hit enter. Even though everything ...
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Login screen getting hanged after it wake up from Suspend, unable to enter password

Also the background of login screen (after suspend wake-up) is different from screen I get after Restart/Shutdown. Every I need to restart the system after suspend. Please help me to solve this. I ...
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Activate wifi with password

is it somehow possible to set a password so that you can't turn on wifi? thanks in advance Christian Ubuntu 14.04
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How to stop at boot menu for ubuntu miniPC

I had a PC running Ubuntu 12.10. Haven't used it much after installing OS. Now I can't remember the password. Tried to go to single user mode to reset password, unfortunately, when pressing SHIFT ...
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LUKS hdd encryption: Maximum maximum password length?

Is there any maximum lenght of the passphrase in the hardrive encryption option on ubuntu (luks)?
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Ubuntu 14.04 Login screen password always incorrect

I have just installed ubuntu 14.04 for the first time woot. I am a long time windows user and dont like where windows is headed so i decided to switch to ubuntu and only use windows for gaming. ...
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Change ownership or permissions of external drive using username and password

There must be an answer to this, but I really could not find it anywhere. I have an external hard drive with data from an older computer, i.e. I have the old username and password, but these do not ...
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How do I enable password request after hibernation in lubuntu 14.04?

I'm running lubuntu 14.04 and have finally managed to enable hibernation. However, after hibernation, the system will start without asking for my password. I've tried several advices posted for ...
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Can i customize the password prompt window/box( to perform administrative tasks)?

Can i customize(change colors, the shape) the windows/boxes,that are shown below: Where those settings stored in CSS?
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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 ...