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

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Admin account directly login with no password required

Ubuntu 15.04 with admin "account + password" at the beginning of time every thing is OK and every time logging to the system it requires "account password" after approx. 5 days the system log in ...
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How to add and pass system password as a variable in a script

I have a script which asks for system/login password and pass that password to further processing. This is the gist of programm by which I am executing my script. read -s -p "Password: " password1 ...
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Ubuntu Password help

I installed Ubuntu using wubi it asked me to enter a password for my account . I entered the same password twice . When I booted ubuntu it asked for my username I entered it then it asked for my ...
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Password don't works in graphical start login

I am working on a Ubuntu 14.04. I installed it 3 months ago and never had this problem. Yesterday evening before shutting off the computer i let the update manager update softwares on it (don't know ...
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Even correct password bounce back to login screen [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 12.04LTS os. If i login to my admin account with wrong password it shows invalid password error on ubuntu login screen. If i enter correct password it doesn't show any invalid password ...
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Password invalid [duplicate]

I tried the process recommended, but was unable to reset the Password. regardeless of what I typed, the results were always "root@jimmie-z62FM:~#". I tried adding or deleting spaces and would ...
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Set Login Password “unlock Login Keyring” Neither Old Or New Pass Word Work

What I did to cause the problem: Reset login in password on two desktop computers using the GUI at System Settings - > User Accounts: One computer went perfect, no grief what so ever. The other ...
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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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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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Completely unable to login

I've been trying to add more security to passwords, etc. I did the following things (in Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS) in /etc/pam.d/common-auth, added (as first line) auth required pam_tally.so onerr=fail ...
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Why does a system update ask for my password?

If doing updates is safe and secure, why does it need my password? From what I have read so far, it prevents man-in-the-middle attacks also. So what vulnerabilities exists that a user should be aware ...
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Ubuntu in endless password asking loop [duplicate]

This is very strange broblem, I have never seen anything even close to this. I have ubuntu 14 (or so) which is put into old 2005's cheap laptop computer. It had worked well since now, even tough ...
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How to change password requirements?

I tried to change my Ubuntu password but it keeps saying my new password is not "Good Enough" even when it passes my company security requirements: At least 8 characrters At least one number At ...
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making login.defs active

I am attempting to apply a new password policy on my Ubuntu Server 12.04.1. I have edited the MAX_PASS_DAYS 30, MIN_PASS_DAYS 2, PASS_WARN_AGE 7 in /etc/login.defs. The new rules do apply to any new ...
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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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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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Can a user with ssh keys set their own password after logging in with keys without knowing their password?

I'm playing around with a script to create a user across a number of machines. I'd like to not know the users password at any time, but having the public SSH keys is quite acceptable to me. The user ...
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Strange issue with samba -

I've configured 2 samba server (ubuntu 14.04), which work fine on all systems a part from Win 8. (both servers are configured the same as they are acting as primary and backup) The issue is; I have 2 ...
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How to forget sftp password in Nautilus (none in seahorse)

I added the entry sftp://daniel@<somedomain> to my bookmarks in Nautilus. The first time it was accessed it asked for the password but never after that. I cannot remember which option I selected ...
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issues faced while upgrading Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04

I am an Ubuntu user since 8.04 days and I have only a basic knowledge of Ubuntu. When I tried to upgrade feo 14.10 LTS to 15.04 using update option, my graphical ui does not recognize my password and ...
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After new Ubuntu 15.04 installation, startup asks for password even though no disk encryption was set up

I installed a brand new SSD into my laptop and did a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.04, with NO system encryption used (only Home directory encryption). However, it still asks me for a password when ...
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Evolution keeps asking me for password authentication (gnome shell)

Every time I open my dash, I see the dash display as normal. But once I type into the dash search bar, I receive a request for password authentication for evolution. This is incredibly frustrating! ...
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sudo password in terminal not accepted

Assuming my login password is the one being referred, I cannot type that, or in fact, anything when password is requested. I read through the answer to an earlier question on this problem and tried ...
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can't input password when display lock [closed]

I set display locked after 5 minutes , but can't input password if I want to reuse , I must switch user to input password and reenter the system.
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Using IRC with password on empathy gets stuck on “Authorize Ubuntu”

I'm trying to set up empathy to use IRC on the Rizon network. After following these instructions to add IRC support, adding the Rizon server to the list (using SSL), accepting the self-signed ...
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Want to remove Unlock login key ring when no keyring directory is there?

Recently I lost my root user password. So I had reset it using the Recovery terminal. Now whenever I login, the Ubuntu shows a dialogue box with unlock keyring. I already tried for deleting the ...
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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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I can adduser and login through the Terminal but not through the GUI

What should I do in this case? I added the user through "adduser" command. The user has a Home-Folder, but when trying to login through the GUI, it always says "wrong password"! What should I do?
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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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Adding NOPASSWD in /etc/sudoers doesn't work

On 14.04 here. I SSHed into my machine, added the following line to /etc/sudoers: myuser ALL=NOPASSWD: ALL And then tried running: sudo mkdir /etc/blah ...and I'm being asked for my password. ...
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How to make firefox ask for master password only when trying to show passwords

I have set up a master password on firefox and the browser asks for it at unexpected time. Not every time in the start (so it isn't useful to "lock" the browser. Someone may auto-login to a website ...
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plain text can be enctypted like password in vi editor? [duplicate]

Can anyone tell me, How to plain text can be enctypted like password (********) in vi editor or using vi editor or any other method ?
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Set a different password for unlock to my sudo password

I am running a single-user Ubuntu install. When I enter the password to unlock my screen after suspend/timeout, it is the same password I use for sudo - my user password. Is there any way for me to ...
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Password does not work in the Ubuntu terminal [duplicate]

hola ojala me entiendan español yo tengo un lenovo thinkpad sl500 y tengo instalado ubuntu 14.04 lts en una micro sd de 16 gb cuando intento installar pipelight me pide contraseña y no me deja ...
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Google Chromium asks for keyring to unlock 14.04 [duplicate]

I don't want this prompt to use my default ubuntu login, I would like this to match the password I would use either on a chromebook, mac, or windows. In other words, similar behavior to the other ...
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Forgotten new password so how can I log in to my computer? [duplicate]

I can not log in to my computer except as a GUEST because I tried to change the password to a simple 8-character keyboard sequence that could be inputted half-awake using just one hand. Unfortunately ...
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username and password not working [closed]

I recently installed (well, tried) Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and during the setup I made a username and password and after the setup my laptop automatically restarted and asked for a username and ...
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Free Radius User Authentication

I have a question regarding Freeradius.As of right now I this is a sample of how my users are set up /etc/freeradius/users Test Cleartext-Password := "test123" Service-Type = ...
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After software update cannot login

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer besides windows 8. I don't know if thats important but I had used supergrub2 to install Ubuntu AFTER windows 8. Recently, I used the software updater for ...
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What is the live session user password in Kubuntu 15.04?

What is the live session user password in Kubuntu 15.04? Furthermore, why is there a password for the live user at all?
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Caffeine and system settings and upper right hand corner

I was able to go to the terminal and type in the command for caffeine, but I don't find caffeine anywhere in the system settings and it doesn't show up anywhere on the upper right hand corner of the ...
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Set password security with pam.d (urgent homework)

I am trying to change the password security check. I would like to set rules for the password when adding a new user. Here is the content of my /etc/pam.d/common-password file: password ...
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Cant login after installation

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 but then i try to login using my password the screen goes black and some text is shown realy fast in the upper left corner then I am back at the login. Why cant I login?
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Defining what happens after trying 3 times to add a user with a pass that doesn't match the pass-policy set in pam.d

I've set a password policy, when creating a user for example, so that just passwords with at least 1upper- 1lower-case, 1symbol, 1digit and minimum 10character length are accepted. Now the problem ...
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Ubuntu prompts me for a username and password when i didn't make one for Ubuntu [duplicate]

When I burned Ubuntu to a disc and tried it without installing it prompts me for a username and password when I didn't make one for Ubuntu. Do I keep them blank or do I use my Windows username and ...
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Can't access my encrypted home folder

My problem is the following: I decided to do an apt-get dist-upgrade. At first it said that it had to remove a lot of programs, which seemed a little suspicious, but I trusted the upgrade system. I ...
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Yubikey Two-factor Authentication Full-disk Encryption via LUKS

I recently acquired a Yubikey Neo - a nifty little hardware second factor authentication device. It's primarily intended for use with One Time Passwords, and the emerging U2F protocol - but since ...
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Connecting to windows 7, mount.cifs error(115)

I'm trying to share a "Share" folder located in my Ubuntu 14.04LTS desktop with my Windows 7 computer through my local wireless using: sudo mount.cifs //WindowsPCname/Users ...
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how can i find out my password for root since i am not a sudo user? [duplicate]

i am asked for the password for root to edit my account settings,upgrade,especially for authentication,but i am not a sudo user.so i don't know how to solve this password asking problem if i enter ...
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How can I find whether I am a sudo user or not [duplicate]

I am asked for sudo password frequently while entering sudo commands in the terminal, but I can't remember whether I am a sudo user or not. Similarly I don't know any superuser do password. I am ...