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

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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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Cannot log into account via terminal

I am having trouble logging into by account. I tried logging in via the GUI (I get stuck in the NVIDIA login loop), I tried logging in via the terminal (CLT + ALT + F1) it shows me the message of the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 live CD not accepting password for wifi - Ralink RT3290

Ubuntu 16.04 live CD is not accepting wifi password for the WPA2 wifi network. Wifi is Ralink RT3290 pci express wifi card. The wifi card is working with Ubuntu 15.10 live CD. Wifi driver rt2800pci ...
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Changed password - now can't login to my account (full disk encyption + encrypted home folder)

So I'm running Ubuntu 15.10. I have full disk encryption setup and an encrypted home folder, I realize this is stupid but I didn't realize what I choose when I set it up and never bothered to try and ...
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Not asking for password in GUI for login even when there is a password set in Ubuntu 14.04

I have a user which has no sudo rights. I have set the password for the user using cli. But when I logout and try to login again, the user is not asked for a passord and logs in as soon as the ...
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Shell script password with special chars

I've build a shell mysql backup script which works very well. It only has problems with passwords with special chars like this: xgT{uic[Is?uJ+. Here is the important part of the script: #!/bin/sh ...
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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 ...
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Can someone determine my previous sudo password was if they have access to my machine and my new one?

I have found a bug and the developers to whom I reported this bug to want me to send them the VM with the bug. They want me to send them the password and the VM in its current state (a snapshot). I ...
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How can I have password manager cache my gpg password

On Ubuntu 14.04 I was asked if I liked to store the password of my newly generated GPG key in the password manager. I've reinstalled my system with Ubuntu 16.04. Unfortunately I'm no longer getting ...
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mysql don't ask for root password when installing

I use apt install mysql-server to install MySQL on Ubuntu 16.04 but during the installation, it does not ask for root password .After installation it had ERROR 1045 when i tried to login as root ...
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Change VPS root password [on hold]

Is it advised to change root password of a VPS ? If yes, kindly give me the commands to do the same.
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Back up administrator appears to be broke?

So I've set up a administrator account for back up incase my main one goes haywire, and well it sort of works. Keep in mind the back up account has no password and anyone can login (I done this ...
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Correct password cannot be authenticated to run Synaptic Package Manager GUI [duplicate]

I cannot access my synaptic package manager(in GUI) due to authentication error. Even though I enter the correct user password, it always say that "Your authentication attempt was unsuccessful. Please ...
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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 ...
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[Solved]Passwords not recognized after install of Ubuntu server 16.04 x64 [duplicate]

It is a bit ridiculous. I just installed Ubuntu server 16.04, the install was fine, I entered a user password and root password. But right AFTER reboot I can't login. Not as user, not as root. Okay ...
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Fresh Install of 16.04 First Login Failure

I installed a fresh 16.04 on a Lenovo Ideapad 300 i5 Skylake. During installation I entered a user name and password. The installation concluded fine and asked me to reboot. Did the reboot. Got to ...
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What alternatives are there to passwords for logging into my computer?

I don't like passwords for a number of reasons. I'd like to be able to log in to my computer some other way. For example, via face recognition or a fingerprint scanner. What others are there that ...
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Starting openvpn error: “Please enter password with the systemd-tty-ask-password-agent”

I've just upgraded to 15.10 (and yes I plan to go to 16.04 next time I have a little free time). I've been using openvpn to connect to a work VPN for years and years via a .ovpn config file that's ...
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How to overwrite PAM rule from `common-auth` ? (`nullok` to make sshd accept empty passwords)

I got advice to change pam configuration (as I look for a way to make ssh user with empty password): sudo sed -i 's/nullok_secure/nullok/' /etc/pam.d/common-auth However in /etc/pam.d/common-auth I ...
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Why was I asked to create a password in order to disable secure boot on initial installation of Ubuntu 16.04?

On initial installation of Ubuntu 16.04, I checked off "Install third-party software" and, underneath it, I was prompted to check off another option which would allow the OS package to automatically ...
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Firefox deletes all my passwords and some addons

When I shutdown my ubuntu with firefox open after I booting back up all my passwords and addons disappear... looks like firefox restores it's state to factory... Except that cookies are still in ...
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Support for psafe3 on ubuntu-touch?

The psafe file format for providing an encrypted password database has been an essential tool to me for several years. One of the best things about this is the wide number of platforms where ports ...
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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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USB Security by Encrypt.com - where do i purchase this ap? (The instructions say it has never been hacked?)

I have a Lexar usb stick with Encrypt technology. Lexar said I had to purchase for like $12.99 software to use the USB stick, as it is so good apparently that it has never been hacked according to ...
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when login screen to ubuntu , ubuntu ask my password and LDAP password ,

on login-screen on my ubuntu 15.04 1. username 2. password 3. LDAP Password my problem is i dunno what is my LDAP Password, i was try with all pass password i created and configured in ubuntu, it ...
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Autossh fork after entering password

I have an SSH tunnel that I run with autossh to keep it going reliably. The only issue I have is that I have an encrypted private key which I use to connect. If I want to fork my process to the ...
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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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Sharing folder issue between window 7 and ubuntu 14.04

We have around 5 Ubuntu installed pc in our office and 1 windows 7 PC. There is a sharing folder in windows 7 pc which can be read/write from every Ubuntu PC. Everything was going fine until last ...
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How to prompt for password with Systemd on Ubuntu 16.04

I'm needing to modify a boot process so I can make use of eCryptFS systemwide. I'm struggling to get the OS to prompt for the password during bootup, and have run out of things to try. How can I ...
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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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How to disable password prompt in Settings GUI [duplicate]

So before you give me an education in proper Linux security, let me just say: I know. I know I know I know. I'm doing this for an employer who has looked at all of those arguments and thrown them ...
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How to run a sudo command without a password where the command can be altered? [duplicate]

I know this question gets asked a lot but my situation is a little different. I am using Qt and the user has the ability to change timezones. Therefore, the following commands need to be used ...
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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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How to disable the password prompts?

I've have Ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop and just about everything I do requires me to enter my password. What do I have to do so I don't have to keep entering my password?
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How can I encrypt my pendrive with password? [duplicate]

In windows 7 or windows 8, I can use BitLocker Drive Encryption to encrypt and set a password in my pendrive but i am unable to access files of my pendrive in Ubuntu. Is there is any method to ...
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Not able to ssh as root on 14.04.2

I have done all the workarounds, yet, I am still not able to ssh as root. I have already modified PermitRootLogin to yes, and I have reset ssh services. I have even rebooted the VM, but it is just not ...
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How to validate a user's password, with a shell script? [duplicate]

I'm making a bash script for the Ubuntu Terminal. I need to verify the user before the code can continue. How do I ask and validate their existing log-in password?
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How to reset a password from kwallet?

How to reset a password from kwallet? I've read about a kwallet GUI that could be installed from synaptic, but I found nothing. Actually, it shows a GUI asking me the password, so is must have ...
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Can't login forgot password [duplicate]

I forgot my password on my Vodafone Webbook Model ON9 Ubuntu 10.04.4LTS. I have followed all the steps already as displayed in one of the answers to a the same question but no luck at all. When I type ...
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I can't remember my password [duplicate]

When I first downloaded Ubuntu, it asked me for a password, and I can't remember the password. What do I do? I have already tried opening Terminal and typing 'passwd' but even that asks me for my ...
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Getting to root [duplicate]

I've checked the question archive and can't find an exact answer to the following. I have just installed Ubuntu on a new PC. While I'm fairly proficient in lumbering about in MSs operating console, ...
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KDM accepting username and password but doesn't load desktop

I installed kde with sudo apt-get install kde-full on my ubuntu 14.04 desktop, then I got a warning about running out of space (I can't remember it exactly) and kde was still installing so I killed ...
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Find out which program requested authentication

I get password prompts like the one below every now and then. Usually they say: Authentication is required to change your own user data But I have not requested to do so. This often happens ...
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shutdown or reboot after entering wrong password x times

My laptop is configured with a bios password to unlock the encrypted ssd. Most times I don't shut it down and use just suspend/resume - this of course leaves the ssd accessible. To increase security ...
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How to tell git not to use rsa key but username + password

I guess I messed with my ssh configuration. Lately I cannot clone a local repository anymore. It seems like the git repository is accepting both publickey and password but instead of letting me ...
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Root password reset [duplicate]

I have forgotten my admin account password, and need to reset it. I tried to reset it through recovery mode, however it asked me to enter the root password for maintenance. In essence, I need the ...
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How can a user account be disabled?

I've had a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS VM machine running my web sites for the past 2 years, on Windows Azure. I hadn't logged in for a few weeks, and today I tried to log in, via PuTTY/SSH username/password, ...
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Bash Automation without asking for password [duplicate]

How do I automate this without being ask for password every time it loops? #!/bin/sh for k in 2 3 5 10; do sudo ldconfig ######## # password asking here everytime python experiments.py done ...
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How can I delete a mail account in Thunderbird?

I missed one letter of my user name for my mail when add an account to Thunderbird. My mail is reachable in webmail with my browser, but is unreachable in Thunderbird. How do I delete an email ...
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How to prevent users from changing their password to one of the last X passwords?

I have an Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 system which I would like to set up so that the users using it cannot set a new password as one of the previous X passwords, how can this be achieved? ...