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

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ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES)

I know that some users may say that this is a duplication but seriously I have combed the answers and those on the internet for over half a day and I am so frustrated i am going to explode. Now that ...
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Lubuntu remembers secure WiFi connection login credentials

At our school, students log on to their Internet accounts as follows: Student A logs on to the Internet account by logging onto the school's secure WiFi connection with his login name and password. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Authentication is broken

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on VM. It was fine till last friday. There were some updates available, some were related to security stuff, I don't remember exactly. After that my system is broken. I ...
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Cannot decrypt hardrive. Password not accepted

I have been tackling this for at least 5 days now. Initially I couldn't get Ubuntu to recognise my already installed partition LVM with an Arch, Home, and Swap logical volume. I have now got Ubuntu ...
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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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How to set a password on recovery mode in GRUB

Any one can reset the root and other user's password by going in recovery mode. SO I want that on the recovery option GRUB require a password to enter in recovery mode. But user can login UBUNTU ...
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What is the password to the root account on Ubuntu Server? [duplicate]

if anyone knows what the password for the root account and can help me, that would be great. Thanks.
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Password for apps

I want to limit access to running apps with a password. Is that possible? I have an app in the tray icon and I want to close it for unauthorized access. Greetings
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login, password

I managed to get ubuntu installed on the extra hard drive. But I can't log in. it shows my username, then login If I type the username it then takes me to the password. It will not allow me to enter a ...
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Change keyring password after resetting password with “passwd” : Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I forgot my Ubuntu 13.10, so I reset my password from revoverymode using "passwd". Now when I log in to my system the keyring prompts "The password you use to login to your computer no longer matches ...
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Create user with a blank password

How do I create a user with a blank password in Lubuntu? It seems that a password with a certain length is required when you create a new user. How do I avoid that?
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Openldap ldif auto generated password

I am working on with my ldif file where I first spesify Poeple and groups, then generate two groups and one user. The problem I am having is how to automatic generate the password for the user. Right ...
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Locked out of my server [closed]

I've been logging into my server all day using a keyfile I generated, I had no issues at all. Just now I was running a shellscript when my internet got disconnected. As soon as I got signal again I ...
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Password-less Ubuntu install?

When you run Ubuntu as a live boot you are able to install programs etc. without a password, but when you have installed it you have to choose a password and you have to put it in everytime you want ...
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How to save VPN passwords with NetworkManger for nmcli?

There are many posts about putting VPN passwords into /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/<connection>. I can't get any of them working on Ubuntu 12.04. The fields in the questions and ...
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Missing password-asking dialog popup on session via VNC-SSH

I've almost got to have a remote Ubuntu Desktop working exactly as id it was a local session, but still can't solve a little issue wich is driving me crazy. I have a remote machine with Ubuntu ...
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How to enter password on console with NetworkManager's nmcli

I want to connect to a VPN with nmcli. Is there a way to allow me to provide a password to nmcli from the console? There seem to be ways to store the password in ...
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Thunderbird does not store remote address books' passwords

I have the following problem: I am running a Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit on a Lenovo Thinkpad S430. As email composer I use Thunderbird (24.0). All my contacts are being synced from an ownCloud address book ...
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Windows xp machine is password protected

Somebody gave me a very old HP Omnibook 500 laptop with Windows XP Professional on it. It was a corporate PC from HP and it was given to me by a former executive of the company. But he doesn't ...
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Forgotten Password, need assistance with no grub menu [duplicate]

This is my first time using Linux so I'm still new to all this. I have forgotten my admin password, and I've tried opening the grub menu after a reboot, but it doesn't open even after holding down the ...
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Samba does not accept my password

I have installed Samba onto Ubuntu 12.04 Server but I can't login as it says my password is incorrect but I am the only user so there are no other passwords. I have tried changing the password ...
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(SOLVED) Can't Connect to Wifi that requires username & password ONLY [duplicate]

I'm a very very basic beginner so let me give as much detail that I can: I run Lubuntu 13.04 I CAN connect to public wifi's and also home private wifi networks that only need a password. I CANNOT ...
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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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How to extract saved password from Remmina?

I don't remember my password for one of my servers. I have a working connection saved and want to get the password from it. From Remmina faq: Q: How are my passwords stored? Are they secure? ...
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How to prevent system applications (like the Software Center) from asking for password?

I'd like Software Center, Update Manager and some other system management applications to work without asking for password (like sudo does if configured with NOPASSWD) but only asking for a ...
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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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Samba and User Acount Passwords

Is it possible to tie your login password to your samba password? Ideally every 30 days, users need to change their passwords to login into the machine and if its possible, when they update their ...
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Which is a safe way to record Firefox passwords in Gnome Seahorse Keyring?

Searching for answers about ways to record Firefox passwords in Gnome Seahorse Keyring vault, I found severals possibilities: Firefox Gnome Keyring firefox addon from https://github.com/ in this ...
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Authentication Password

I am very new to ubuntu and I just downloaded it and its amazing but when I try to download things or create a new user it asks for an authentication password. I need help I have never made one before ...
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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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Linking bash scripts

Im looking for a way to link some bash scripts. Kinda the way you include php. I wanna have my password.sh ask for pass > launch Utility > Utility checks to see if its correct > if so it will move to ...
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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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How do I create one user without key authentication?

I've completed the following steps: I have configured Ubuntu server with Key authentication and it is working fine. I have disabled password authentication for key authentication to work. The server ...
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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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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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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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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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What is the default root password when was never set at installation time? [duplicate]

On a standard desktop installation, I created my administrative and user login. Further with some applications, the system ask for the root password. So my question is: What will be the default ...
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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 individual apps

Can I give certain applications their own rights, e.g. passwords, different from root password? The reason I want to do this is, apps like compiz, settings manager, that don't need root access. This ...