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

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I want to lock my folder with password in Ubuntu 12.04. [duplicate]

I want to lock my folder with password in Ubuntu 12.04. Is there any software for folder lock? Please suggest me how can i make this thing. Thanks in advance
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Check if the password has changed yet

I am supposed to ask the user to change his password then wait for some time then check if he has changed it how can I check if the password has been changed??
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Saving SSL password for SVN in Ubuntu

I have tried to set up my SVN that way, that it saves my passwords, but for some reason it won't work. I am using a SSL certificate, for which I need to provide a password every time. I have tried ...
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Type password with onboard

I noticed when use PCmanFM in Lubuntu 13.10 and I want to open a current folder as root, it will prompt me for password and I can't use onboard (virtual keyboard) to type the password. It's pretty ...
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Security benefits to force users to change their password at first login

When I consider chage command, I found that I can force users to change their password at first login with following command: $ sudo chage -d 0 <user-account> Has this work any security ...
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Reusing old passwords

pam_cracklib module is capable of consulting a user's password "history" and not allowing them to reuse old passwords. What security risk is in reusing old passwords? If this work is useful, how many ...
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`sudo` asks for password even when I have no password set?

I removed the password from my account using the "User Accounts" window and then on running sudo, it prompted me for a password, even when i didn't have one. I tried pressing enter without entering ...
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How to recover encrypted Home with only login password?

Until data wasn't lost I could login and use OS as normal and access my home folder without entering any passphrase because it was automounted at login. Now I want to access my home folder just by ...
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Ubuntu Kickstart/seed file - weak password

I have used the kickstart generator tool to generate a kickstart/preseed file for ubuntu KVM installations which has worked well until now. It stopped working when I switched over to using a very weak ...
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replace password prompts by confirmation

I'm a little annoyed by having to enter my password too many times (e.g. while running commands that start with sudo). There are ways to completely disable password prompts, e.g. How do I turn off all ...
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Problem login in

This might sound noobish, but, I wanted to change my username and password of my computer(ubuntu 12.4 I think) I changed the password, and it worked, I changed the username - and it worked, so I ...
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cannot access launcher or onboard when unetbootin asked for password

when i try to start unetbootin it usually asked for password. But when it asked for password ,i can not access luncher, and the onboard is also not access able during this time. On the other hand, in ...
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Changed root password on my server, now can't login anymore

I decided to change the root password that came preset on a fresh DigitalOcean server (ubuntu 12.04). I used the first answer to this post: How to change root password in ubuntu? which is: sudo -i ...
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Newbie wants to know what is a Root administrator password? [duplicate]

I trying to load the driver for the Lexmark printer which was downloaded form their site. I get to a point where Ubuntu 12.04 asks for the root administrator password. I don't recall putting one in ...
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Setting passwords on a Live USB install of 12.04

With the impending demise of Windows XP, I have taken this opportunity to try Ubuntu (via a bootable USB stick) on a number of machines. Everything looked fine but the lack of a password concerned me ...
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Password not working [duplicate]

I disabled my password in Ubuntu through the user accounts settings so I wouldn't be prompted for everything. Now, my sudo command password doesn't work, and that is a huge hindrance. There was no ...
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I've lost my secuity password [duplicate]

I've lost the main password to my computer and can only boot from C.D how do I reset it to access my computer from itself?
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Can't login after reset of password in recover mode

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : I lost my password but found a way to reset it in this forum. After restart I was not able to login and got a short black screen with some text. I recorded a video of the black ...
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Password protect running apps

I have a little alarm clock installed, which limits my children's computing time. It will ring, when the time is over. I want to protect that app with a password, as those little devils found out how ...
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sudo asks for root password but expects user in sudoers?

I have the root account enabled. I have degraded the user (say kenneth) to a standard account and I have set the Defaults rootpw flag in sudoers. When I use sudo it correctly prompt for root ...
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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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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 ...