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

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How do I manually add a password to the keyring?

My dad uses facebook all the time on my PC. The password keyring will remember only my accounts and not his (facebook account), it won't even ask to remember his password. I want the Ubuntu 13.04 ...
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Prevent that TrueCrypt gets Administrator rights

If I try to open a TrueCrypt drive, TrueCrypt asks me for my administrator-password (also when I am a normal user). I know, that i can prevent this password-asking by editing the sudoers file = giving ...
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Ubuntu One: “The user cancelled a prompt.”

Every time that I try to sign in to Ubuntu One, it tells me: "An application wants to create a new keyring called 'default'. Choose the password you want to use for it." I set the password to ...
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problem sharing printer via samba in Ubuntu server 12.04

I have cannon ImageRunner 1133 I want to share it through samba with cups server installed on Ubuntu server 12.04 it works all fine I installed samba and cups server ubuntu and windows clients can ...
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Why do I see a screen showing all text I typed during the session on logging out?

When I log off of Ubuntu 12.10, a screen appears shortly with all the text I typed during the session, including passwords and such. Is this supposed to happen? [update] The screen is fullscreen ...
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How to display password policy information for a user?

Ubuntu Documentation > Ubuntu 9.04 > Ubuntu Server Guide > Security > User Management states that there is a default minimum password length for Ubuntu: By default, Ubuntu requires a minimum ...
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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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Pasword space is blank under VMWare, what can I do?

I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 on my VMWare and now the password space is just not there. It says the name of user but no space to enter the password. What to do?
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I can log in with my password, but it's not accepted as valid for authentication

I can log in with my password just fine, but when trying to use sudo to run commands or authenticating to install software, my password does not work and my account is an administrator account. ...
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ecryptfs-setup-private login passphrase incorrect

I'm trying to access my former home folder. When I run ecryptfs-setup-private, I am asked for my login passphrase which returns ERROR: Your login passphrase is incorrect. I have tried both, my ...
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How to set a password on recovery mode in GRUB

Any one can reset the root and other user's password by going in recovery mode. SO I want that on the recovery option GRUB require a password to enter in recovery mode. But user can login UBUNTU ...
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Can't login after reset of password in recover mode

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : I lost my password but found a way to reset it in this forum. After restart I was not able to login and got a short black screen with some text. I recorded a video of the black ...
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gdm stopped asking for password on login or unlock

How do I restore password authentication? On a fairly fresh install of Gnomebuntu 13.10 I recently removed the 'Default keyring' in Seahorse as I saw a default keyring to be named Login on my other ...
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Desktop's “Connect to Server” function repeatedly asks for SSH password after connecting

I would like to use the "Connect to Server" function (available from the Ubuntu desktop menu) to open a Nautilus window showing the file system of another machine through SSH, since I find it easier ...
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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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Bogus FF user/pass authentication prompt on nxdomains

When I want to log into my router's web interface, I enter the following into my browser's address bar and hit return: http://192.168.1.1/Status_Router.asp (Actually, I have that bookmarked.) My ...
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my user name and password are correct but still cant sign in to ubuntu 13.10

I am able to log in to Ubuntu 13.10 only as a guest user. I am unable to use my user name and password. I have uninstalled and re-installed Ubuntu 13.10 several times, created new user name and ...
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Remove startup password when default login is command line

When I boot up my computer, it goes straight to the command line. I modified /etc/default/grub file from GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" to quiet splash text. Can someone please explain ...
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VPN password saving

I installed 13.10 but hated the window manager so installed kubunto-desktop . After that I had no network manager in the tray. I found a tray widget for it but it gives no option to save my VPN ...
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Grub superuser password is required for login on 13.10

According to this documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/Passwords, I am supposed to be able to just set the superuser password to protect the grub entries. Why is grub asking for a ...
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Remember Ubuntu password but ask for sudo confirmation

When I'm done with making Ubuntu remember my password and do not ask for it before risky actions... Is there a way to get safe pop up confirmation window (without password input, just OK or cancel)? ...
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How to make password visible in Ubuntu login screen?

My six month-old child was hitting the keyboard of my locked laptop. And after some time I noticed that characters in the password entry field are visible (I mean not as asterisks). Is this some kind ...
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Password Protect a Workspace

Is there a way to password protect a workspace. So say workspace 1-3 are accessible and when you got to workspace 4 it asks for a password. Why do I want to do this so I could leave a password ...
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Change user password

Hi I have a chromebook 14. I recently installed crouton Ubuntu on it. The problem is, after the installation is done it ask me to put a user name and password. I enter my user name, but whenever I am ...
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How to unlock multiple encrypted partitions on boot?

I have two encrypted partitions sharing the same passphrase. I would rather not enter the password twice plus the login password. How can I unlock both partitions at once? Maybe even only enter one ...
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Can a weak Ubuntu user password be a risk for ONLINE security?

Can anyone gain an unauthorized remote access to my Ubuntu machine? Does having a strong user password really helps prevent this? Or firewall just doesn't let anyone in by default, regardless of the ...
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Keyrings/Seahorse: Disabling default setting of auto-unlock at login for secondary keyrings

I have multiple keyrings, one of which unlocks certain encrypted files that are cloud-synced. I unlock this keyring at almost every login, but it is still important to me that the password for the ...
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Password and music

It has been so long that I have used my password for administrator, how can I reset it? or do without it? Why doesn't the music play on a Power Point presentation?
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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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Xubuntu: How can I avoid the double-password entry (lightdm then xscreensaver) on user switching?

I'm running Xubuntu raring with lightdm and xscreensaver. Both users on the system have xscreensaver set to lock the screen after n minutes. However, when I click "switch user" (or do gdmflexiserver ...
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infinite loop on login 12.04

My machine used to automatically log me in. It crashed a couple of weeks ago and now it boots to the login screen. when I type in the password, the screen goes black for a couple of seconds and ...
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no password to report app crashes

How do I reset the password to report app crashes when the yellow "crash" icon appears in the desktop tray for xubuntu? It seems to be the same password for adding users. Note that I can add users ...
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Disable network manager password prompt after reconnect due to connection problem

I want to avoid any password prompt from Ubuntu (12.04) network manager. I just want that the application works silently with the network and password that I gived to it and prompt for password just ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Mount shared folders when domain password changes periodically

We have a windows (Active Directory) domain at work. We want to replace some workstations with Ubuntu. I have now an Ubuntu 12.04 with likewise open and i am trying to make it work with the domain. I ...
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Wireless passwords are seen by all users

Wireless passwords are seen by all users who use a Ubuntu machine. How do I prevent this?
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WICD 'Bad Password' error on 64-bit Ubuntu desktop 12.04 LTS

Since installing Ubuntu 64 bit 12.04 LTS on my Lenovo Thinkpad T500 laptop, I've managed only to connect once in a week to my wifi modem/router via WICD. WICD usually gives me a 'bad password' error ...
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How do I delete the boot passphrase?

I'm using ubuntu 12.10 and I set it up to have a password to login, and apparently, I also selected to have a password on boot-up. I went into my BIOS and made sure start-up/HDD password is turned ...
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No WiFi Password set — yet Ubuntu continues to ask for one

My WiFi has no password, and yet Ubuntu continues to ask for one. On Windows on the same computer it works fine, and on other computers (that have Windows), it works fine -- it's only in Ubuntu that I ...
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How to resume from suspend with an HDD password set?

I would like to use the HDD (i.e. SSD) password feature offered by my Dell Latitude D620 BIOS. Unlocking my SSD works as expected on startup (via a BIOS unlock screen) but it fails while resuming from ...
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How to flush the Empathy stored passwords?

I recently changed my Google Talk password, which causes Empathy to prompt for the new one. When I enter it, everything works fine. However, after a reboot (or desktop environment reset) it will ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Authentication is broken

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on VM. It was fine till last friday. There were some updates available, some were related to security stuff, I don't remember exactly. After that my system is broken. I ...
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Openldap ldif auto generated password

I am working on with my ldif file where I first spesify Poeple and groups, then generate two groups and one user. The problem I am having is how to automatic generate the password for the user. Right ...
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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 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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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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Check if the password has changed yet

I am supposed to ask the user to change his password then wait for some time then check if he has changed it how can I check if the password has been changed??
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Saving SSL password for SVN in Ubuntu

I have tried to set up my SVN that way, that it saves my passwords, but for some reason it won't work. I am using a SSL certificate, for which I need to provide a password every time. I have tried ...
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Type password with onboard

I noticed when use PCmanFM in Lubuntu 13.10 and I want to open a current folder as root, it will prompt me for password and I can't use onboard (virtual keyboard) to type the password. It's pretty ...
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replace password prompts by confirmation

I'm a little annoyed by having to enter my password too many times (e.g. while running commands that start with sudo). There are ways to completely disable password prompts, e.g. How do I turn off all ...
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Setting passwords on a Live USB install of 12.04

With the impending demise of Windows XP, I have taken this opportunity to try Ubuntu (via a bootable USB stick) on a number of machines. Everything looked fine but the lack of a password concerned me ...