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

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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Why can User bypass password at Unity Login?

We've had Ubuntu on my wife's computer at home for several years now and as far as I am aware, she has always had to use her password to login. However, a couple of days ago, she pointed out to me ...
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GNOME-Shell Password RePrompt Twice in a Row, Regardless

I have been getting these continually in Gnome Shell for the past year or so, different installs, on different machines and it's annoying. Lately it seems to occur every 12 hours or so. Here's the ...
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ubuntu prompts me for a username and password when i didnt make one for ubuntu

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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Why is my password not working

I just fixed another bug on my computer and now I don't know what's happening I can't log into my account the password Is correct and I changed it to be sure but when I try to log in a bunch of words ...
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Encrypt USB stick and be able to mount it everywhere

I wonder if there's any way to encrypt the data in my USB stick with a password and be able to access to it once I plug the USB on any computer with Windows/Linux. I've been trying with VeraCrypt but ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Login screen password always incorrect

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 for the first time boot. I am a long time MS Windows user and don't like where Windows is headed so I decided to switch to Ubuntu and only use Windows for gaming. ...
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Recovering Encrypted Home Directory With Ecryptfs - Passphrase not working

My computer recently failed and I'm now trying to recover files off my external SATA SSD via LiveUSB. I don't remember encrypting my computer, but I'm receiving the ACCESS_YOUR_.... file when ...
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Problems in setting up OpenVZ server with Vesta Control Panel

I am trying to install VestaCP on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. At first the installation process got terminated due to the webalizer corrupt package. Then I edited the vestacp installation script and removed ...
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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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SSH Public Keys not working anymore?

I have an Ubuntu Server and OS X and Windows (Cygwin) clients. A few days ago, I was able to successfully generate RSA keys on the client and copy them to the server with: ssh-copy-id ...
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**PLEASE** Help with Password Recovery / “Authentication token manipulation error” / keyboard won't type [duplicate]

I am really hoping that someone can help me with Password Recovery. A couple weeks ago my doctor found a 6 cm tumor in my head and had a surgeon remove it asap. Good news, it's benign so I get to ...
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Recovering Encrypted Home Folder; Login Passphrase Not Working

I recently switched computers and need to access the files on my old SSD. It's fully Ubuntu and encrypted, I'm unable to access my private directories right now. I'm booted off a USB with my SSD in ...
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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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I always get “Invalid password” on my first attempt to log in (and after long locks)

At work I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and on first boot, or after it's been locked for too long, my first attempt to unlock the computer will be met with Invalid password no matter how careful I am. The ...
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How to automatically connect to wifi connection after entering keyring?

After starting up ubuntu, I need to enter my keyring password, which I don't mind. What I do mind is that it is not connecting automatically to a wifi connection stored in the keyring after entering ...
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Generate decryption key for manual recovery

I'm new to Ubuntu. I'm just learning Linux now. I did try to find the answer first before posting, but could not. Got lots of stuff on encryption, but not the answer I needed. I installed Ubuntu ...
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Input/output error on /etc/shadow

the file /etc/shadow seems to be corrupted as every time I try to remove it throws an input/output error. Now this is a problem because it contains my passwords and I get login without it. Anyone now ...
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How to change forgotten password without bios ?

When I logged in today on my laptop and tried to do something in konsole it asked me for my password. So i typed in my password like 100 times and it keeps on saying that It's incorrect. It worked ...
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How can I avoid entering my password for everything? [on hold]

Its getting really annoying having to use my password for everything from opening my internet browser, to doing anything in the terminal, to installing any sort of software etc. Is there a way to ...
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Changing terminal login prompt with ncruses

I have a Ubuntu server with no DE that I want to replace the regular login prompt with a ncurses based login. How would I go about doing that? Below is a link to a program that I'm going to use to ...
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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 change root password in ubuntu?

I am trying to change root password in my Ubuntu system. This is what I did: ashot@ashot-desktop:~$ sudo passwd root passwd: Authentication token manipulation error passwd: password unchanged ...
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Enabling root privileges permanently and have no password

I want to enable root privileges permanently so that, for example, I never need to type sudo. I also want a blank password. I found a thread addressing this with link Always Sudo Privileges. Exactly ...
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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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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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Standby password

My problem is that every five minutes my screen is getting dark and then asks me for a password. How can I turn off the password request after computer's standby wakeup? Please show me where I can ...
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Get Wifi Password Into Ubuntu Touch

So tonight I flashed my Nexus 7 with Ubuntu Touch, however I'm having an issue. My wireless is protected with a 63 character WPA2 password. Whenever I try typing it in manually and hit "Connect" ...
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Using variables as paraments for commands in a bash script

I currently have a bash script which I can simply double click to remote desktop into my institution: #!/bin/bash xfreerdp -f -u myusername -d campus -p mypassword --ignore-certificate website.com ...
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$password with ssh chpasswd

I've a problem with "ssh chpasswd" .. I need to implement the "$password" of register.. Eg.. I've this code.. echo $ssh->exec("sudo sh -c 'echo $user:test | chpasswd'"); When the script is ...
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Root User Logging in Without password

I have a 2 user accounts in Ubuntu 14.10, one is administrator and another one is normal user. At the time of installing the Ubuntu 14.04 I have given the password to administrator user.After that ...
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Why is sudo by default asking for the password of the user that ran it?

I'm wondering why does sudo actually NEED the password, when the user has already logged in? The fact that the user has managed to run sudo means that the user has passed authentication and is ...
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Administrator account with no password is unusable

I tried removing my administrator account's password. Now that there is no password set for it, I cannot put a new one nor do any actions which needs administrator privileges. I tried different fixes ...
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Enforce password rules with /etc/pam.d/passwd file

I want to enforce some rules for password. So i changed, /etc/pam.d/passwd file. $ cat /etc/pam.d/passwd ##### # The PAM configuration file for the Shadow `passwd' service @include common-password ...
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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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Ubuntu Live 14.10 Default Password for ubuntu-Desktop-next

Hi am trying use try ubuntu with live cd, and i could see there is default username called "Ubuntu-desktop-next" may i know the password for that.
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After suspend unlocking failes: password only accepted after some waiting… an sssd problem?

I'm having trouble with suspend in Ubuntu 14.04. First let me try and describe our situation here: we run Ubuntu 14.04.2 with lightdm and a choice of DE's (KDE, Gnome's, XFCE, Unity). We use ...
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Easing entry of sudo password for remote hosts?

I'm logging on to remote hosts via SSH to do server admin. The login uses a cert but I login as a normal user (ssh -p $PORT $USER@$HOST) and use sudo to run commands. It's a pain to have to enter the ...
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How to change root password for mysql and phpmyadmin

I've set up mysql and phpmyadmin and chose not to set a password when installing hoping that once set up i could login with root and no password but i get the following error from phpmyadmin: Login ...
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How to change/disable password complexity test when changing password?

I know that it is a "bad" idea, I know that it is not secure, I know. I searched the net for an answer and all I saw was whining that it's not good. But I like using Linux because it lets me make the ...
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Cannot unlock session if user has no password

I created an account with no password for my 3 year old child. After some time of inactivity on that account, the session locks. Then I cannot unlock the session. Trying to unlock with an empty ...
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Wireless password not protected

This might be a security issue. In Ubuntu 14.10, 14.04... under -network connections/edit wi-fi/wi-fi security - my wireless password is shown and it can be seen by anyone who can access my ...
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Lock screen asks for password on no-password account

The Ubuntu lock screen always asks for a password even when the account does not have password. In my opinion, it should be exactly like the login screen: a button "connect >" for accounts that don't ...
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lost admin password and no fix after set up i recovery [duplicate]

I have turned on auto log in because i did not want to enter my long password every time i log in to my computer. now it does not recognize my old password to install and update items. i did password ...
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How To Encrypt Pidgin account Passwords

we know that pidgin stores password in plaintext in this file: /home/username/.purple/accounts.xml is there any way to encrypt passwords stored in this file ?
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Changing the backup/restore password

I forgot the password I was using for automatic backups and restore. I don't need to restore right now. I just want to set a new backup password for the next time the system backs my file up. ...
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How do I reconnect my WiFi without entering the superuser password?

The connection to my Mythbuntu system was recently changed from cable to WiFi. Now sometimes the computer disconnects the WiFi-connection and prompts for authentication. How do I tell Mythbuntu to ...
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Authentication not working properly after using fingerprint authentication in Ububtu 14.04

I installed fingerprint-gui to use fingerprint scanner in my thinkpad. The commands used were sudo apt-add-repository ppa:fingerprint/fingerprint-gui && sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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Getting “No key available with this passphrase.” when trying to add a new LVM encryption password

I am getting "No key available with this passphrase." when I try to reset the password for the LVM encryption on my Ubuntu box. I have tried the following commands: sudo cryptsetup luksAddKey ...
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repeatedly asked for admin password

With a brand-new Ubuntu 14.04 installation I streamed the third period of a hockey game last night. It was literally the first time I used this new computer. It connected to wifi no problem, and ...
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Unable to reboot into recovery mode and reset password

Someone else installed ubuntu on my laptop, as a result i dont have the admin password. i'm unable to do anything without it. so i googled it, found some procedures and tried to follow that. but ...