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

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FireFox 24.0 canonical 1.0 want to update can't get “recovery screen” [duplicate]

When I tried the "shift" key to get a "recovery-mode" Ubuntu just started up as usual with GUI screen."authentication passwd" is asked for when I try to "install updates" from the "software updater" ...
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What is the password of my Ubuntu? I never put a password in the first place

I want to install some application, like a video player, but it requires me to give the password to install even though I never put a password in the first place... How do I get to know the password ...
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Unlock password when reboot Ubuntu 14.04

Every time I reboot the computer I got question to unlock the disk. Is it possible to remove this? The computer is used by several people and I don't want to give out the root password.
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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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Unable to enter password and logged into a different machine

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on Virtual Box and I have been using it for about a year now. Now I get the log on screen showing my username but when I try to enter my password by clicking on the text box, ...
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How to secure or protect files and derectory with password using software [duplicate]

I am now use Ubuntu 14.04 desktop and I want to secure directory or files using password then please suggest me to best software or else if any other methods than also suggest me...
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How to set a short password on Ubuntu?

When I install the Ubuntu, I set a short password(<4). Now I want to change the other short password by "passwd" or change passphrase on "Password and Keys" program, it needs a password >4 char.
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How to retrieve password in desktop mode ubuntu 12.04

After installing desktop using this command "sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop" i was successfully create my own account with administrative password. But i noticed our previous system administrator ...
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Password reset problems [duplicate]

After I get to recovery menu and them root I typed in the reset command. Passed username it pulls up enter new UNIX password when that pulls up my keyboard stops working can anyone help me fix
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mysql-workbench and Gnome keyring daemon problem

when launching mysql-workbench I have the following warning: [12:13:49] coil@coil:~$ sudo mysql-workbench & [12:14:03] coil@coil:~$ ** Message: Gnome keyring daemon seems to not be available. ...
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How to run a file with sudo without a password? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to run an application using sudo without a password? I've made a script that preforms various system tasks, that I run regularly, but I have to use sudo to run the ...
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How do I prevent others from resetting my admin password in (X)ubuntu 14.04?

I was shocked to discover that my password could be easily reset via the command line. Does that mean anybody with physical access to my machine could reset the password and read the encrypted ...
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LightDM does not ask for login password

I have an auto-logged in non-sudo user called "screen". I have a passwordless sudo but login-protected user called "support". I'm pretty sure this was working fine before, somehow maybe the latest ...
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Installation Failure of VirtualBox Extension

I'm attempting to add the Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack 4.2.12 to my VirtualBox Settings. When it asks me for authorization, I enter the same password I use with Ubuntu Software Center or any ...
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Stuck in Unbuntu Login Loop 11.10 / 12.04

I know there are places discussing login loops, but not of the solutions I have seen and tried have worked for me. Two days the computer froze, and when I restarted, I got a blank screen with a ...
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need information about my username and password [duplicate]

Just got my laptop and Ubuntu was already installed when I switched it on. I don't know my username nor password, no disk / paper was included. So I can't install applications or run this program ...
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Forgot default keyring password Ubuntu 14.10

So...I forgot it. I actually might have spelled it wrong first... Any advice?
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ssh connection problem

Hi everyone i am developing a robotic app, i want to run my launch files under a ssh connection with this script but when i run script it wants may password, i write it but nothing happens although i ...
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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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problem with remastering. how to remaster with remasterys without including my password configuration?

I want to make iso for my own ubuntu customization. I using remastersys command line, but after all operation done, and I try the .iso with virtual box, but after bootscreen there are any password. I ...
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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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Ubuntu SSH Server freezes client after password over internet

I can log in to my Ubuntu server via SSH from anywhere in my local network, but I cannot from the internet. When I attempt to, It requests my username, displays the banner, and prompts for 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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After inserting a new OS entry, GRUB2 asks for password

Yesterday I installed a new fresh Ubuntu system, and installed Android-x86 in another partition. Then I followed this tutorial to add an entry for Android-x86. My 40_custom file: #! /bin/sh -e cat ...
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14.04: No Auto login at User Account settings - I am administrator

This is what my picture would look like if I was allowed to post pictures... Account Type Administrator Language English (New Zealand) Login Options [blank] Password **** Last ...
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What is this fprint log doing when I sudo?

A while ago I was trying to get my fingerprint reader to work, compiling an experimental version of fprint. Since then, every time I sudo, in stead of asking for my password I get an fprint log. ...
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How can I clear my cached gpg password?

I've tried: the SIGHUP method --> no succes the cache timeout in gpg-agent.conf --> it seems that this file is not read, althougt I have the 'use-agent' line in gpg.conf What should I do ?
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File cracklib_dict.pwd not found when creating a new user or changing his password

I have created new users and changed his/her password lots of times on Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Desktop, Server, Live... etc. But, since a few weeks ago (I think it is due to the last system ...
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Default keying: How to require password?

Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit I always had to enter password for default keyring, immediately after logging in. Just noticed that the popup asking for password doesn't popup any more. How do I go back to ...
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Is there a way to view passwords in plaintext? [duplicate]

I need to figure out a password, but I'm not supposed to change the password itself. Is there anyway, perhaps through the common-password file or a command to show the plaintext password of a user?
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After returning from suspend, Ubuntu will not accept password even though it is correct.

I have only had Ubuntu 14.04 installed for a couple weeks. A couple days ago, whenever I would return from suspend, the password would not be accepted. However, if I restarted my computer, typing the ...
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Run script with arguments as sudo without being asked for password

I have two programs in Java that I'm calling from bash script: java program1 arg ... arg sudo java program2 arg ... arg I want to run program2 as sudo without being asked for password. I'm aware of ...
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WiFi temporary username settings with PEAP/MSCHAPv2 on 14.04

I am setting up a computer for our grad students at my university. I have one standard-user login for all of them to use to make things a bit simpler for them. I am trying to find a way, however, to ...
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Stuck in a user log-in loop on startup (fresh install)

So I wanted to set up my Lenovo Flex 2-15D to dual-boot Ubuntu alongside the pre-installed Windows 8.1. I installed the Universal USB Installer from pendrivelinux.com, created a USB stick loaded with ...
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Reset password via recovery mode, now data is encrypted [duplicate]

I forgot my login details for a Ubuntu server 13.10 installation, so I followed the steps in the top answer in this question: How do I reset a lost administrative password? This worked fine, I was ...
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Can login via ssh, but not system tty

Here's something weird. I can: ssh xyz@localhost provide my password, and login as xyz. However, I if hit ctrl-alt-F3 to go to the system prompt, and try to login as the same user xyz I get a ...
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Errors with Encryption Keyring and X when Booting in Ubuntu 14.04

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and I know all of my passwords, but I'm having trouble logging in and error messages I've Googled have not led me to a solution. When I came home the desktop on my laptop ...
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Lost password for Ubuntu and grub won't boot? [duplicate]

I cant get into Ubuntu because i forgot my password and Grub won't boot after I press the SHIFT key? How do I get in to my profile?
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ssh connection fails with and without rsa keys

I've got a machine running Ubuntu in the office.I've got a machine running Mint at home. My goal is to be able to work from home connecting to the office with ssh. I swear i tried to look for similar ...
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How to store passwords in non default keyring?

I would like for my wife and I to be able to login to our laptop without a password without removing our passwords completely. The best way I have found to do this is add ourselves to the ...
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Cannot log into new user account

I am trying to set up a user account for my girlfriend on Ubuntu 14.04. Every time I try to set it up, the account is created with the right name, but I cannot get the account to log in. If I set the ...
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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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PSQL - password authentication failed for user “postgres”

I have freshly installed postgresql 9.4 on my ubuntu 14.10 box and I have run \password as the postgres user and given it the password postgres: $> sudo -u postgres psql =# \password Enter new ...
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windows network password required for share

I want two-way sharing between Windows 7 and Ubuntu Studio 14. I never used Ubuntu before, but I managed to get it to work one way (I used Samba to share one of my Ubuntu partitions, now I have acess ...
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Can anybody read my password protected hard drive files using my hard drive as secondary hard drive?

So i have a laptop with ubuntu as OS. now can anyone having physical access to my hardrive ,see my data just by simply using it as secondary hard drive in another laptop or machine?
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How do I manually add a password to the keyring?

My dad uses facebook all the time on my PC. The password keyring will remember only my accounts and not his (facebook account), it won't even ask to remember his password. I want the Ubuntu 13.04 ...
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14.04 Default keyring

I updated from 12.04 a while ago. Didnt have this problem before. Once after I log in, and every time I open a browser, and some seemingly random times - I get an "create password for default ...
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How to change the password of an encrypted LVM system (done with the alternate Installation)?

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 with the alternate CD and encrypted the whole system (except boot) with the encrypted LVM. Everything works great as before, but I would like to change the password of the ...
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Password doesn't work for desktop but does for terminal [duplicate]

I'm a Linux newbie, I'm doing quite well starting to get my head around it. But I've run into a problem. I don't plan to use the GUI much but here's the problem: My root account password works in ...
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Every installation on desktop asks for passwords that I never set in the first place

Everytime I boot up and try to log in using ubuntu, it asks for a username and password: which I have never set in the first place. So I log in under guest account. But when I try to change ANYTHING ...