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

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Lost password, recovery mode doesn't help [duplicate]

A friend of mine has a old Ubuntu laptop that he wants to put back into use, but since it has been some time since he used it he has forgotten his password. I've looked up how to change but none of ...
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Why don't the commands 'sudo bash' or 'sudo -s' ask for a password? [duplicate]

Even when I am logged in as a non-admin user, when I enter sudo bash or sudo -s, the system does not ask for any password. In the command history, I have not entered any password for sudo earlier ...
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root login password when I never set it? [duplicate]

Sorry for too many duplicate questions about this. But I don't think any of the answers to these kind of question has the solution for me. As some users might have asked, how to set root login ...
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Ubuntu is not accepting my passwords [duplicate]

I just installed 13.10 on my laptop and the passwords for login will not work. I'm very sure that I am not typing it wrong, and it will not accept my remote login either. I have restarted the PC and ...
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Authentication required to change user data

I have installed Ubuntu 13.01 on a new drive on my computer and all went well until I downloaded Skype for Linux. When I was asked to install it a window popped up to say "Äuthentication is required ...
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remember wireless password in kde

I've got kubuntu 12.04.3 LTS installed. Don't know why - whether it's a default option or I've made this - but KDE always keeps asking me for the wireless connection password and it's annoying a ...
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gdm stopped asking for password on login or unlock

How does the login password authentication work or where to find a current description? I broke some dependencies (?) for login authentication on a fresh install of Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 by removing the ...
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Password in plain text in Ubuntu 12.04 Unity [closed]

Every time I use Ctrl+Alt+Backspace, either to log out or to recover from system crash, I can see my login password on screen in plain text! How is this possible? Can I solve this bug or I should I ...
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Cannot enter password in lock screen dialog after long suspend

I am currently using Ubuntu 13.10 and recently I've noticed that after my ASUS K56CB laptop goes into suspend mode, and is left like that for a long time (about an hour or more), the password input ...
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On each sudo command I get [sudo] password for root:

I have run a script https://github.com/starlilyth/Linux-PoolManager to install it and I have run into the situation where on each sudo command I get the prompt: [sudo] password for root: the ...
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Software updates without password request?

I use Ubuntu 13.10 and every time the automatic updater finds updates, I click Install and it never asks me for the password. I mean it asked me for the password at first update, and a few times ...
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hdparm - version that accepts non-ascii characters for ata passwords

I'm looking for a way of using hdparm to unlock my drive. Simple enough you would think once you have the password? Nope, the password, thanks dell, contain non-ascii characters. I have the password ...
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How to recover forgtten password [duplicate]

I forgot my Ubuntu password. And now while trying to recover it using recovery mode I am not able to do so. When i uses the command >ls /username its doesn’t show anything except oem. how can i reset ...
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MySQL Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost'

In my server, everytime I try to access MySQL I get the error: Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO) when I try mysqladmin -u root -p password I get Access ...
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I have a Password problem can some one help [duplicate]

I am a new Ubuntu user with 12.04 lts and stepped away from my computer for a month and forgot my password. Using this forum I attempted to reset my password using a root line upon booting in grub, ...
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Increase minimum user password length? [duplicate]

For security reason i would like to enforce users to set 10 character password length . How can i modify this policy ?
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new password not accepted [duplicate]

I followed the steps for resetting the password on Ubuntu 13. It all worked until I entered a new password, then I got the message "Authentication manipulation error" -password unchanged. This was ...
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Change expired password via ssh

I have added some new users and set default passwords. Using chage -d 0, I have expired them, hoping that they will be prompted to change their passwords the first time they login. Unfortunately, ...
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Log in with a password

I have not enabled auto login, but I can still log in to my account without entering my password. I want to turn this option off and let Ubuntu ask me for my password before logging in. This is only ...
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Desktop's “Connect to Server” function repeatedly asks for SSH password after connecting

I would like to use the "Connect to Server" function (available from the Ubuntu desktop menu) to open a Nautilus window showing the file system of another machine through SSH, since I find it easier ...
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How to save kftpgrabber site in kwallet

I'm researching for a more secure FTP client which is more securelely stores site details like passwords, than Filezilla and found kftpgrabber fits with my need. However for get the most out from ...
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Double password entry when changing active users in Ubuntu 13.10

There are three primary users of my Ubuntu 13.10 Cinnamon 2.14 install: me, my wife, and our oldest daughter. Everything seems to work just fine unless we change users. When one user is active, we ...
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I was trying to change my password, on my user account and accidently pressed enter too fast. Im running 12.04LTS

Im running in 12.04LTS on a Dell Inspiron Mini 910 - with default specks. I really just need to get this fixed. When I use the sudo passwd root command, it still says I cant change it, the account is ...
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Ubuntu login modification

From what I've red I'm legally allowed to modify my personal copy of Ubuntu. Correct me if I am wrong here though. So my question: I would like to edit how the user logs in. I am using the default ...
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mysql password reset but dont stop mysqld

I have a server with MySQL database installed longtime ago. I forgot the password but this db is associated with many services which I cannot stop. If I stop mysql to reset its root password I may ...
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Teamviewer not starting from command-line when using --passwd switch

Tested on Ubuntu 12.04 with Teamviewer v9.0.24147 (.deb package, 32 bits). Before starting the process: $ ps -e | grep "teamviewer" -i 2936 ? 00:00:00 teamviewerd If I then do: $ sudo ...
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Setting null password locks me out of updates

I changed the installation password to (none) after install which works great at boot. Now I cannot install updates because all administrative programs keep asking for a password and will not accept a ...
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SSH to computer with user not logged in

I have two computers with Ubuntu 12.04.4 and 12.04.2. The 12.04.2 is set up to request a password before login on start up. When the PC is turn on I am able to connected to the 12.04.2 from 12.04.4 ...
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Maintenance Password [duplicate]

I just downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 onto an older XPS 420 Dell 32 bit. I did the single boot. When it downloaded, for some reason it kept the original user name as well as the computer name. Now I can't ...
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Ask for password to unhide files/folders

I have some files that needs to keep hidden after every use(often). I use Ctrl+H to hide the files and same to unhide them. Is there anyway to make password mandatory for only unhidding ...
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Change password on root user and user account

Just want to ask, if i change the password on the root user, is that going to automatically change the password to on the user account? i found this link to change the root user ...
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Automatically enter a pw for a bit bucket account?

I have a git repo on an ubuntu 12.04 machine synced with a remote bit bucket repo. When I do a git pull I have to always provide a password. Is there a way to store that PW so that I don't have to ...
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Github ask for Username & password after Configure ssh?

I have Created SSH keygen and Just add the Public Key to My Github Account. When I am pushing My local Saved State to Github Repo.It ask for UserName & Password again. Any input would be ...
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Ubuntu took my windows username, kindof

i used a program that will put an iso on a usb stick. so thats what i did with ubuntu. i installed it through windows onto another drive. when doing it this way, its asks for you to give ubuntu a ...
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How to stop unlock login keyring?

Every time i open web browser and application anoying dialog box comes say about unlock login keyring and there is always option for password.I don't know the password to unlock i tried my system ...
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Bogus FF user/pass authentication prompt on nxdomains

When I want to log into my router's web interface, I enter the following into my browser's address bar and hit return: http://192.168.1.1/Status_Router.asp (Actually, I have that bookmarked.) My ...
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Change my virtual servers' admin password

I'm having a problem with my virtual servers (CloneZilla and Accounts); I don't remember the admin password to access them. I control them in a virtual machine manager. I can login in to the main host ...
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ssh never ask for a password

Somehow my SSH never wants to ask me for a password. So I setup a VPS on some random server somewhere in the world and I want to connect to it with ssh. I can setup a key, but when I do this: ssh ...
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Keyring passwords

My laptop has a login password, but to the best of my knowledge I never set up a keyring password and all worked OK until today when Ubuntu asked for a keyring password. During setup I entered a ...
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Default sudo settings did not require password

This is for a 12.04 ec2 instance. In the man pages it says the default should be to require a password when using sudo. I thought by setting the ubuntu's account password (in case it wasn't set) ...
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Likewise-Open and Change Expired Password on Login Prompt is not working

I am having problem on Ubuntu 12.04 with Likewise-Open and Active Directory Authentication. I can change users password using passwd command on the machine. But if user password expires and he try to ...
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How do i enable a disabled admin account> Using Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I some how disabled my account and every time I log in, it does not ask for my password, and when I try to enable my account it asks for my previous password. when I put in my password it says that my ...
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Editing Sudoers to avoid typing a password for iwconfig command [duplicate]

I wanted to follow this guide to avoid typing a password every time I want to use "sudo iwconfig" command http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1132821 I tried the steps with "apt-get" command ...
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Shutdown launcher withouth password

I added new launcher to panel using this command for shutdown: gksu telinit 0 When I wanted to get rid of constant inserting of password, I did not succeed. I opened visudo and added line "username" ...
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How to specify in password input dialog the language always to be English?

In Gnome I often enter sudo password when Russian language is being selected. It's so annoying to wait for password verification fail, to switch to English and retype the password! Is there a way to ...
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Enable password asterisks when run command sudo? [duplicate]

when I run sudo command , so when I mess up my password, I have to start over from scratch, is there a trick to enable password asterisks so I know how letter I have typed?
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Forgotten password ext. hdd

I found an old hard drive on which I once had some version of linux installed. Don't remember which. When I mount it I can mount a 255MB Filesystem folder but the rest of the drive is encrypted. I ...
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How to recover a deleted /etc/passwd?

I deleted the /etc/passwd file and cannot login now. I don't know the root password and tried lots of passwords, but none of them worked. How can I fix this?
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my user name and password are correct but still cant sign in to ubuntu 13.10

I am able to log in to Ubuntu 13.10 only as a guest user. I am unable to use my user name and password. I have uninstalled and re-installed Ubuntu 13.10 several times, created new user name and ...
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What can one do so that the administrator password could not be resetted? [duplicate]

This question provides ways to reset admin password if it is lost.But I think it is also a major security threat as there is practically no barrier in a data theft and data in one's PC once the theft ...