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

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Chromium Browser keeps forgetting passwords

From time to time the saved passwords get purged without me doing anything.
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Set password for specific workspace

I would like to set a password for a specific workspace W so that when I (or someone else using my user session) tries to switch to that workspace, they can't do so unless they know the user password. ...
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Enable password on lock screen

I have a problem with restoring the password request on the lock screen. During the installation of Ubuntu I specified the auto-login option, but now I want to re-enable the password protection. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Can't Login even after password recovery (GUI / TERMINAL)

suddenly i can't login into Ubuntu 14.04, not via GUI and not via Terminal. i already tried to use recovery mode and reset the password with the root user with the following commands: mount -rw -o ...
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Ubuntu touch Terminal app asks for password

I just installed ubuntu touch latest devel on my nexus 7 2013. Everytime i open the terminal app it asks for a password. I am not talking for the root password that i read it is "ubuntu". Does anyone ...
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How do I enable account lockout using pam_tally?

I am trying to implement account lockout in ubuntu using pam_tally. I have tried adding the follwing lines in /etc/pam.d/common-auth auth required pam_tally.so deny=3 account required ...
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Ubuntu One: can't log in anymore

I changed my password for Ubuntu One a couple of days ago, after the hack on Ubuntu Forums. Logging worked fine on the forums, AskUbuntu and Launchpad. But all of a sudden I can't log in anymore on U1 ...
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WiFi asks for password again and again

The Problem My WiFi network disconnects itself randomly and start asking for password. The password is already stored,I just have to click on connect. When I click on connect ,it remains connected ...
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Can I use the Touch ID on an iPhone to unlock Ubuntu?

I have my iPhone next to me - and it's quicker to touch my finger to the Touch ID than type my password. Can I unlock my computer with my fingerprint via my iPhone?
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Hp compaq 6510b with Ubuntu & Windows Vista xp / locked out because lost Adim password [duplicate]

I had 2 hp compaq 6510b in 2010, my son needed one for school so gave him one.. He used it maybe 6-months and seen I was selling Blackberry tablets so I gave him that and got the laptop back. I just ...
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How to get Ubuntu to ask for my password at login screen again?

I used to have a password prompt but then I, from somewhere in User Accounts, unchecked "Require a password for login." Now, I want Ubuntu to prompt for a password again at login screen, mainly ...
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Cannot login into new install of OpenLDAP

In Oracle VM Virtualbox I installed a fresh new copy of Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 64 bit version, with OpenSSH installed as well. Steps I done: sudo apt-get install slapd ldap-utils nano /etc/ldap/ldap....
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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 http://www.wikihow....
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Restoring backup from another installation and myy Encryption Password for Dejadup does not work. Why, and what do I do?

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu. I was running Ubuntu MATE and decided to scale down to a stripped down version. I backed up all of my files to an external HDD and took a picture of my passphrase so I ...
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Forgot passphrase (encrypted hard drive), how can I use my computer again?

I forgot my password for an old computer I have that is running Ubuntu 14.04. I encrypted the hard drive when I set up the computer. There is nothing important on the computer so I do not care about ...
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How to achieve sudo privilege in shell script? [duplicate]

how do I can achieve sudo privilege via the shell script without entering the password? Example: [user@user Desktop]$ ./script.sh [user@user Desktop]# which command should I try on the script.sh?...
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Password changed for no reason?

I'm having a problem logging into my computer. I have Ubuntu 12.04 and I am 100% sure I didn't change my password, although I tried typing it 100 times, it's not working. I restarted the computer, I ...
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Ubuntu 15.0 Administrator login

I keep getting a black screen that asks for Ubuntu administrator login and password I've tried every combo I have for this computer and it doesn't work. I can not get past this screen at all. Please ...
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Forgotten/not accepting password [duplicate]

Forgot my password, and can get no further with prompts. I've gotten as far as: root@blackbox:# but don't know where to go from there to access my computer. I keep getting "command not found".
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Problem with Ubuntu cloud image 16.04 on VirtualBox

I was trying to use Ubuntu 16.04 cloud image xenial-server-cloudimg-amd64-disk1.vmdk [downloaded from https://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/xenial/current/ ] on VirtualBox but facing two problems: ...
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evolution not accepting my hotmail password

I have been struggling for a while with evolution not accepting my hotmail account password for receiving emails. The sending of email is not a problem. I also have a gmail account which works fine ...
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How to change password using recovery console? [duplicate]

Im having a problem entering my password in the login, every time i login its says thats wrong. Can I change it via recovery console?
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How to avoid password request for sudo for crontab scripts?

I need that a new user could execute sudo without any request of password, because this user has in crontab a .sh that uses sudo for some commands. I created a new user on my ubuntu server 16.04 x64 ...
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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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Gnome keyring 11% cpu when opening chrome

I have little prolem that when open up chrome, gnome keyring starts to use cpu on 11%. If i start chrome from command line with google-chrome --password-store=basic this bug is not present. The ugly ...
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Upgraded Ubuntu 15.04 and its going into login loop after that [duplicate]

Have tried other solutions posted on AU I tried CLTR+ALT+F1. It takes me to the login screen command screen. I logged in using UN & PW After that I tried many commands posted in other solutions ...
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How do I get past my login screen?

When I boot up Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, I get shown my login screen. When I put in my password and press enter, I get a black screen that shows some letters for about half a second, then I am looped back to ...
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How to reset my password when i have never made one? [duplicate]

i just started using Ubuntu and i ran into a strange problem. when i was setting up ubuntu i did not enter a password. i just clicked on the always log in or no password needed button, something like ...
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Software Centre authentication on install not working

I'm attempting to install Chrome. I've downloaded the 64 bit .deb file and opened it in software centre. Upon attempting to install it asks me to authenticate. I only have 2 users on my system: root, ...
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Asus E200H, keyboard does not work for entering encryption password

For the disk encryption password, I cannot type anything and the keyboard/mouse doesn't work. I've tried the options i8042.nomux=1 i8042.reset to no luck. With the option nosplash, I see this: [ ...
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Visudo - Change user without password doesn't work

I want a user to be able to change to another user without a password and any other root rights. I followed already a hint on http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/82438/allow-sudo-to-another-user-...
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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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Prevent sudo users switching to another user, without the target-users password?

Sorry if the title is ambiguous, however I'm quite new to Ubuntu but have just set up a webserver running it with a group "developers" that are all sudo. At the moment Users can only login via SSH ...
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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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Samba Share user/password error after update

this is the first time that I couldn't find an answer so this is my first question. I will provide as much information as possible. I have an ASUS router that has 2 HDDs. There is only 1 username/...
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Trying to install Ubuntu to dual boot Windows 7

I am a newbie to Ubuntu. I have done 2 full installations of Ubuntu 15.04 on 2 PC's 100% ok and everything works. I have a Windows 7 Laptop and tried to install Ubuntu from a CD and could not find a ...
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Replace kwallet with gnome seahorse

I have Ubuntu 15.04 and I have recently installed kde desktop. When I was on unity desktop the seahorse application was used to prompting me for main password at startup to unlock the keyring and let ...
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Switched to GNOME, no password prompt on wakeup

After months of using Ubuntu I decided to switch from Unity to GNOME. Everything is working fine except it seems like some settings haven't carried over. When I close my laptop and reopen it, it doesn'...
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How do I install MySQL without a password prompt?

I'm trying to install MySQL on Ubuntu Natty without the password prompt. However, I keep getting prompted for a password at some stage after the main installation. Also, when I do enter what I ...
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How to find my wi-fi password in ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Well, yesterday i wanted to connect in my wireless network in ubuntu 16.04 LTS , but figured out that i couldn't remember the router's password. First i check the router for the code in the down side ...
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Execute sudo without Password?

Inspired by this question.... I am the sole person using my system with 12.04. Every time I issue a sudo command; the system asks for the user password (which is good in its own way). However I was ...
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Login screen asks for username after removing and reinstalling lightdm

I have uninstalled lightdm by sudo apt-get remove lightdm by mistake but I installed it again by going to virtual console and using sudo apt-get install lightdm but the problem now I am encountering ...
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How to make nautilus forget SMB session passwords without logging out

I'm testing the accessibility of a couple of samba shares through nautilus. When inserting the password for the first time, I've chosen "remember password until you logout" but now I'd like to make ...
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Unable to find password on sudo apt-get [duplicate]

I want to install some apps. I did: $ sudo apt-get [sudo] password for .....: But I cannot install my apps!
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Unlocking at the lock screen fails

I have encountered a strange issue with my Ubuntu 15.10 install: Usually, I lock my desktop with Ctrl+Alt+L when I leave my computer, and when I come back, I enter my password and can continue working....
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Upgraded Ubuntu to 14.04, can't login to my account & don't know the password of root

I upgraded my ubuntu from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS recently. While installing the downloaded packages, my system hung up and restarted. That is how the problem started. It's not taking my old password. ...
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How to set up passwordless ssh for root account?

i am trying to follow the instructions here to set up passwordless ssh between root accounts (needed to use Ambari). However this involves ssh-copy-id user@machine and since user is root, when I try ...
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How do I stop the constant requests for a password?

I am 70 years old and losing my memory. The only other person here is my wife, who I trust with everything. I have Ubuntu set to automatically log me in when I boot the system. I need to stop the ...
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How to get GUI sudo password prompt without command line?

Currently, for all my commands that require root access, I have to type them out on a command line. I would like for the GUI to prompt me to key in my password, when sudo is required, instead of ...
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Prevent root from resetting a specific user password

Is there any way to prevent others including root account from resetting a user password? I'd like to protect my user account not to be logged in by others so that others can't see the mounted ...