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

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Ubuntu Cloud Live Image password

I have just installed the Ubuntu Cloud Live Image on a virtual machine. After completing all the steps from the getting started document I managed to change my ip and access the login portal via this ...
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Problem connecting to internet with broadband using username &password in ubuntu 12.04

I am able to connect to internet with BSNL broadband with "username & password" option. (Netowrk connection->DSL) But the problem is 'show password' option fails the very purpose of using ...
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Why do I need to enter a password to “unlock login keyring”? [duplicate]

I am being asked to... "Enter password to unlock your login keyring" I don't understand why this popup keeps coming up. I type in a password when I login to Ubuntu and if I look in 'Passwords ...
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How do I reset my admin password [duplicate]

When I login, system accepts my password to use system. But, when I try to update software programs, system says "manipulation error" or something like that. Went to login screen with Ubuntu ...
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unlock keyring popup after upgrade

Ever since I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10, I get a dialog box asking me for my password to unlock my login keyring, every time I boot up. This never happened before the upgrade. Is this bug? Is there a ...
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How to remove the password of the SD card in ubuntu 12.04

I forgot the password of my micro SD card. How can i remove the password of the SD in ubuntu 12.04. I tried using system files in mobile but it did not successes.
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How do i reset root password [duplicate]

I accidentally deleted all admine accounts and when i create a new account it asks for root password i looked up on the internet and i edited the grub menu and typed rw inti=/bin/bash i also tried ...
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How does Ubuntu One know my new password when I change it through the web form?

I changed my Ubuntu One password through the "edit personal details online" button. Both my Windows and Ubuntu One installations continue to work without updating the login information. I changed ...
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duplicity GnuPG passphrase for dejadup backup

I'm using Deja Dup backup and it backups everyday to my nas. Since there is no limit to the nas folder, the backup keeps growing and growing and now I want to delete old backups using this command: ...
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Ubuntu 12.04LTS password is indicated invalid (greeter and tty) even if password is correct. Passwd fails

Today after regular system updates on my 12.04 LTS system, I cannot login anymore. On a greeter password is said to be invalid immediately (without the usual delay). And on tty the same result, just ...
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Admin password not accepted on 13.04 [duplicate]

I am not able to use my admin account password even though I am sure I am using the right one.
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Setting password for administrator [duplicate]

I am using ubantu 12.04 LTS. I have three users - one administrator and two standard users. I changed the password for administrator to 'None'. Later I used passwd command to set the password for the ...
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What is the meaning of this keyring-related error?

It has been a while now since it all started and I'm not sure what cause The window in the image bellow keeps popping up from time to time and I don't know what to do about it, what could cause it and ...
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Add my password as part of the script or argument?

============== #shell script sudo ls ============== When I execute it, script asks for the password. I would like to add my password as part of the script or argument. How can I do it?
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How do I make Ubuntu ask for a password when logging in?

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 and selected the option to automatically log in to my account when the laptop starts. But now I want to change it so it asks me for my password when it starts. I can't ...
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encfs won't decrypt my encrypted folder - password incorrect

I use encfs to backup my data to my external hard drive. Until yesterday everything has always gone fine. Then, after formatting my internal hard drive, I needed to access data on my encrypted folder ...
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Ubuntu will not allow WiFi password more than 61 characters

My WiFi password is 64 characters and the connect button is only clickable until 61 characters. Any help would be appreciated. I am using wpa security.
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Stuck at login screen, help

i've ubuntu 13.10 , when i write my password , ubuntu wait for 3-4 seconds and then show the login page again this error didn't happen after updates, i'm still working to find many solutions but they ...
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Why won't my passphrase work

cryptsetup: evms_activate is not available I am new to ubuntu and after everything I am stuck here, I type in my password and press enter and nothing happens.
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Remove startup password when default login is command line

When I boot up my computer, it goes straight to the command line. I modified /etc/default/grub file from GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" to quiet splash text. Can someone please explain ...
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Trouble with user authorizations

I may have shot myself in the foot, but here is what I have going. My father has Alzheimers, and I've set up a D/T with Ubuntu 12.04 for him. The trouble is, I have his account set up with no ...
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How to clear ALL memory or reset a password on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I recently had Ubuntu 12.04 running on a PandaBoard ES. I set up a password with it to log in. Well, today I decided to wipe the OS off the SD card and re-install it. I formatted the SD card, ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 and 12.04 ask for password when unlocking

I have Ubuntu 13.10 and 12.04 installed on 2 pc,in both ones I don't want Ubuntu to ask for password when unlocking session,I disabled it from options but it's still asking for it,it doesn't when ...
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Unknown failed password logs

I decided to install steam on ubuntu 12.04 from the official repo. However after the installation(which required me to enter my password a second time in a terminal to install required updates) I ...
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Can't access shared folder on Win2k machine

I'm trying to access a shared folder on my Win2k machine from Ubuntu 12. I'm somewhat new to ubuntu so bear with me. I've setup the workgroup on the windows machine, added a user name and password to ...
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Howto limit the amount of time ssh keys password are stored in a session?

Using raring, I see once I gave the password to the prompter, the key remains "opened" for use as long as the session remains opened. I feel this like a security concern, and I think I remember in ...
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google.com requesting password?! Is my router / firefox / computer infected?

When I type "google.com" or "http://google.com" into the address bar in Firefox I end up with the following screen requesting some login and password. When I try the same in Chrome or Opera, I get ...
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Shared passwords

I am looking for a password program that I can use with my partner. We have to create a lot of shared passwords, and it is difficult to do that with conventional programs like keepassx or password ...
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User can't access share

Ubuntu server (12.04LTS), Simple file sharing server with samba (5 users). Worked past 2-3 years as fine. Clients use Windows OS. One client can't access sharing from past few weeks. (Reason from his ...
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Imported VPN profile doesn't save group password

I have a *.pcf file with credentials for connect to Cisco VPN. Importing was successful, but when I want to connect - pop-up window requires group password. I'm checking that password - it's on place ...
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unable to repair low graphics mode and unable to remember password [duplicate]

after three weeks of trying in install ubuntu on AsusF550DP laptop with radeon HD 8670M graphics I finally managed to work around the black screen and install ubuntu on the laptop. The problem I have ...
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Password not accepting

I wrote my password down when I installed Ubuntu. Now I enter that password, careful to note uppercase and lowercase and numerals. But it will not accept, as I am attempting to install Thunderbird. ...
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VPN password saving

I installed 13.10 but hated the window manager so installed kubunto-desktop . After that I had no network manager in the tray. I found a tray widget for it but it gives no option to save my VPN ...
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forgot password but passwd will not work [duplicate]

my brother changed my password on Ubuntu and forgot it but command passwd on recovery will not work and I can not buy disks or usb's any help? maybe a program or kon boot for Linux :s help! plz!
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Sudo does not recognize my password anymore

The problem is happening on a remote server, so everything is done through ssh. I can login with my key, no problem here. I can change my password at will with passwd (which I believe shows that it's ...
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Grub superuser password is required for login on 13.10

According to this documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/Passwords, I am supposed to be able to just set the superuser password to protect the grub entries. Why is grub asking for a ...
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SSH: Permission denied, please try again. While tryng to connect to remote 12.04 server

I'm having quite the head ache because of this. The day before yesterday I rented a VPS at atlantic. They provided me with vnc and root's ssh credentials. I could only login through a VNC viewer ...
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keyring open passwords

I've acquired an old desktop. There is no sensitive data on it, nor are there passwords on there that would matter if they get stolen. Since I use it as an alarm clock it automatically logs in. At ...
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WiFi password doesn't work on Ubuntu 12

I jusy installed Ubuntu 12.04 and had a lot of problems getting the WiFi to be recognized. But even as I solved that issue I cannot yet get connect with my WiFi, as my (100% sure) correct password is ...
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How to do svn update without password on crontab

I'm new to svn and ssh. I'm trying to do svn update of 5 repositories in my local system every 3 hours on crontab. So, to achieve this I have setup ssh passwordless login using the below steps: 1. ...
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Remember Ubuntu password but ask for sudo confirmation

When I'm done with making Ubuntu remember my password and do not ask for it before risky actions... Is there a way to get safe pop up confirmation window (without password input, just OK or cancel)? ...
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12.04.3 live flash repeatedly asks for login on boot

Installed ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-i386 to a flash drive. Booted it, mounted a harddrive and then umounted it. Changed desktop resolution, shut down. The app I used to install the image on the flash ...
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How can I make ubuntu ask for my password before mounting usb-drives? [duplicate]

I did some research and found my question asked already. It is a duplicate of is it possible to make ubuntu ask for my password before mounting usb-drives? the problem is, they did not answer that ...
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How to avoid typing ssh-add everytime

I read and followed some online documentation on how to set up a ssh-agent so that I don't need to type in password every time I ssh to a remote machine. However, with the help of ssh-agent, I still ...
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I changed my password to none and now i cant authenticate nor even cant do sudo? [duplicate]

I have admin rights. Could there be a way to change back my pass. I dont even know whats my password is because I already set it to "none' now its very hard to install apps. Need help please ! Fast.
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How to make password visible in Ubuntu login screen?

My six month-old child was hitting the keyboard of my locked laptop. And after some time I noticed that characters in the password entry field are visible (I mean not as asterisks). Is this some kind ...
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How do I set a password for guest login? [duplicate]

I'd like to set a password for the guest account. How can I do this? (This question is not answered under the similar question in this forum, see below.) The last time this was asked on this forum ...
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Password Protect a Workspace

Is there a way to password protect a workspace. So say workspace 1-3 are accessible and when you got to workspace 4 it asks for a password. Why do I want to do this so I could leave a password ...
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Can we set the root without password?

Suppose that I had set the root password before with ssh key. Hereinafter, I want to let the root without password. Is there a way to do that? Thank you
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Do I need lvm password and passeord for my user-account

Just install an new copy of Ubuntu 13.10 Now it give me the option to make an password on my lvm-volume.. But then I have to password to write, to do an full login! My lvm-password and password for ...