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

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Installed perfectly but password not working for login or authentication

I installed Ubuntu on an old XP machine (replaced XP with Ubuntu) and it seemed like it went well... Until I tried to download and install the suggested updates! The password I set during ...
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Trying to change password on a Storedge 3310

I need to know how I can change the password on a storedge 3310. I have read that you need sccli. I don't really have it. I would like to know where I could get it. I'm running 2 servers on has oracle ...
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How can I reset ssh passwords in nautilus?

I've logged to my home server using ssh from Nautilus. I selected the option "remember forever" (or something similar) after typing my password. Today I had to change my server's password. Now I can't ...
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How do i reset my password [duplicate]

Ok so i tried to reset my password using these instructions Hold shift during start menu to open up the ubuntu menu Hit enter on recovery mode Hit enter on root After that this appeared like it was ...
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Intermittent problems with desktop environment in Ubuntu 14.10

I am using Ubuntu 14.10. The problem is that sometimes (maybe with 20% probability), when I turn on my PC, I face these bugs: Dummy output/no sound card detected If I lock the screen and try to ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04.2 cryptsetup failed on boot

I decided to reformat my hard drive and install a clean copy of the newly released Ubuntu 14.04.2 with full disk encryption (incl. LVM) and I chose a strong password with special characters which ...
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Is it okay to use the same password for encryption and login? [on hold]

Is it okay to use the same password for encryption and login? Only I use the PC. Can login be turned of? Would that be safe if? For example if someone tryed to connect to my PC over the internet?
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can't type my password in terminal [duplicate]

I am trying to install torrent, so I typed some commands like: sudo apt-get install libssl0.9.8:i386 after this command: [sudo] password for shiddhant: here is the problem comes, the cursor was ...
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Why does the password for a zip-file not work?

I've tried to unpack a password-protected zip-file on Ubuntu 14.04. Although I am absolutely sure the password I use is correct the built-in unzip-function gives an "unknown error".
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Ubuntu 14.04 no password box after waking up

Opening the lid after suspension - the lock screen shows as normal except the lack of password box. When on dock, the user/password container & unity symbol swap between screens as mouse jumps ...
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How do I enable password request after hibernation in lubuntu 14.04?

I'm running lubuntu 14.04 and have finally managed to enable hibernation. However, after hibernation, the system will start without asking for my password. I've tried several advices posted for ...
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How do I run specific sudo commands without a password?

On one particular machine I often need to run sudo commands every now n then. I am fine with entering password on sudo in most of the cases. However there are three sudo commands I want to run ...
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gksu firefox & password [closed]

I have a launcher with gksu -u someuser firefox Why does this launcher require root password instead of the password of the currently logged-in user. The password window has the following message: ...
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Why kde keep asking password when i use chrome even if the password is not saved?

I have not saved the password of a website, but kde keep asking me that password and I find this annoying. :|
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Kubuntu 14.04 - NIS user are not requested for password

Good day, We are using kubuntu 14.04 in a NIS + NFS setup , user login from NIS is use to login to workstation machines. My problem is that whenever a NIS user log's out. Any one can just type back ...
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How do I set the root password on an uninstalled dvd version of ubuntu

I haven't installed ubuntu on my pc. I am using a dvd version of ubuntu. I've tried to set the root password using the methods explained when you answered other users questions about resetting root ...
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How secure is KeePassX?

I have hundreds of passwords, since I use a different random one for each website/service. They are all generated & stored with KeePassX, which can be synced to different computers and my android ...
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Forgot wifi router password [closed]

I have a 3G WiFi router got from my friend. I accidentally changed it mode as a 3G router. Now my SSID had changed and my password is not working. cannot access web interface to change the settings. I ...
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Removing the encryption password at boot

This question has been asked a lot, but I still don't know the answer to it. Is there a way to remove the password at boot? I have processes that start up when the computer boots up, and when have to ...
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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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Ubuntu password reset problem

I forget my password of my Ubuntu system. I have tried this method, which I tried on my other computer and it works fine. When I entered the boot menu in recovery mode, it prompts bash command not ...
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Why is this password not good enough?

I was changing my password on Ubuntu 14.04 and wondering why is this password not good enough: pr#cur@rempr_3go! My current password is procurar@empr3go! Any ideas?
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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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Why do SSH passwords sometimes stop working?

On more than one occasion I've messed up so bad the only answer is to reinstall Ubuntu. One of these mess ups is that I do something such that the password to SSH into the machine no longer works. ...
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Ubuntu ver 14 will not install - Wants Password

My Ubuntu download will not install because passwords do not match. I recently bought a drive from a guy locally, formatted it and thought that it could be used to install Ubuntu. Why am I being ...
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How to change/create password keyring

when I try to remote desktop to the server from another ubuntu machine using the remote desktop viewer, it asks me to enter the password, which I do, then the viewer pane just goes black. When I come ...
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ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES)

I know that some users may say that this is a duplication but seriously I have combed the answers and those on the internet for over half a day and I am so frustrated i am going to explode. Now that ...
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Black Screen after password Unity not working [duplicate]

Hello this is my first question on here, but after looking around I cant seem to find a fix for my problem. So here it is, Everytime I start up my PC I get the usual "enter Passcode" Which I do. But ...
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shutdown from gnome menu doesn't ask password

I want to prevent my roommates to shutdown my computer without needing my password from the gnome menu at the top. i would like to keed dbus permissions since i am using that commands with alias. ...
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Github ask for Username & password after Configure ssh?

I have Created SSH keygen and Just add the Public Key to My Github Account. When I am pushing My local Saved State to Github Repo.It ask for UserName & Password again. Any input would be ...
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Decrypting a password protected LibreOffice Calc .ods file (forgotten password)

Sometime ago I created an .ods file with Libreoffice Calc which I password protected. I have now forgotten the password and as a result I am unable to access the file. Is there any way of bypassing or ...
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Unable to decrypt disk on normal Lubuntu boot

I'm having trouble starting up my system. I use VirtualBox to run Lubuntu 14.10 on Mac OS X 10.10.1 host. I have used the built-in disk encryption available when installing (L)Ubuntu. When it boots ...
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Bash - 'if' statement: compare two strings

I would like to make a script that deletes a directory with rmdir after confirming with a password using read to set the variable. So far I have this: #!/bin/bash -x echo "Password:" read -t 30 S1 ...
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Using seahorse generated password files from command-line

Seahorse (aka Passwords and Keys) is a pretty cool application for general password management. It stores the keys in ~/.local/share/keyrings/. Is there some way for me to easily read/modify this ...
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Using 12.04 LTS network manager mixing up login and wifi passwords

I've been using 12.04LTS on my laptop for a while now, with automatic security patches etc. etc. I use wired ethernet at work, and wifi at home. Until recently both worked seamlessly and without any ...
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Password Protect web interface [on hold]

Hello Guys I followed this guide for one of Custom build system on top of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS however this doesn't work.
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Single user forgot password can't do updates [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and like it very much but I can't update anything because I forgot my password and authentication is required. This is a home computer and I am a single user who doesn't even ...
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GPG Password Agent and SSH Key Agent

Yesterday I wanted to add an app to the startup menu, and I noticed that there are two instances that weren't there before: GPG Password Agent and SSH Key Agent. I didn't install those, and I read it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 phpmyadmin : “Login without a password is forbidden” error

I searched lots of Questions and answers here and i applied the solution too. I edited config.inc.php and commented $cfg['Servers'][$i]['AllowNoPassword'] = TRUE; too ,then I restarted apache server ...
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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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Unable to lock Ubuntu 14.04 desktop

I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 for nearly 8 months now and have been a long time Ubuntu user. Recently, I disabled the password for my user account and later re-enabled it. However, ever since doing ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 does not log in despite correct password

This is a rather bizarre problem that I am experiencing. My Ubuntu 14.10 does not let me log in despite proper password. Here is what happens: I try to log into my machine by entering the password. ...
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Returning from a sleep the desktop displays shortly (before entering password), privacy issue [migrated]

OS: Linux mint 17.1 Cinnamon 64-bit Cinnamon version 2.4.6 Intel Celeron: 900 @ 2.20Ghzx1 Memory 2 Gb Graphics Card: Intel Mobile 4 series integrated When I return to my computer after it has been ...
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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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How to reset mysql root password without logging into mysql?

I want to reset mysql root password but I don't want to log into mysql and then reset the password just as follows, mysql -u root FLUSH PRIVILEGES; SET PASSWORD FOR root@'localhost' = ...
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How to add User from GUI in lubuntu? Asks for root password

I'm trying to add a new user by going to "System Tools" -> "Users and Groups". Now when I click "Add user", a dialog pops up asking for the root password I can not select any other identity than ...
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LDAP double root password

I've changed my LDAP root password following a few guides like this one and this one. I'm in Ubuntu 14.04, and in /etc/ldap/slapd.d/cn=config I've created a subdirectory and placed my ldif file in ...
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Cannot enter password to start Ubuntu

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 with the system disk encrypted with luks. When I start the computer, it shows the Ubuntu logo and asks to enter the password to unlock the disk. However, I cannot enter the ...