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1answer
37 views

Log in with a password

I have not enabled auto login, but I can still log in to my account without entering my password. I want to turn this option off and let Ubuntu ask me for my password before logging in. This is only ...
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3answers
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How to recover a deleted /etc/passwd?

I deleted the /etc/passwd file and cannot login now. I don't know the root password and tried lots of passwords, but none of them worked. How can I fix this?
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1answer
26 views

Do I need lvm password and passeord for my user-account

Just install an new copy of Ubuntu 13.10 Now it give me the option to make an password on my lvm-volume.. But then I have to password to write, to do an full login! My lvm-password and password for ...
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2answers
55 views

How do I disable the administrators account?

My school gave me this Ubuntu laptop and it still has its schools administrators account on it. How can I get rid of it?
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1answer
75 views

Standard user password

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I was wondering when a standard user is asked for his password, other than on login or lock screen, I am thinking about disabling it completely.
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1answer
127 views

Is there a way that I can disable change password

I have 20 computers in a high school lab and I want to set up a standard student log in. This is done, the problem is that students can change the password to anything, is there a way to block this? ...
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0answers
38 views

How to change administrator password? [duplicate]

At the user accounts I set the Password in the (connection options ) at none then when I tried to unlock the user accounts it ask for a password, when I type the old one it says its wrong. I tried to ...
4
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5answers
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Can I set my user account to have no password?

If I attempt to change my password to nothing by opening "User Accounts", the "Change" button remains greyed out: How do I change my password to be empty? I know you can set Ubuntu to automatically ...
0
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1answer
82 views

Is it possible to create disposable password for a user account

Some time I want to give access to my computer for my Guests. How can I create a disposable password to my user account so that they have no access to my account in the future, without my permission. ...
1
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1answer
225 views

Can I change user in the Unity interface without having to type password when changing back?

First of all, let me emphasize that I am talking about my home computer that I use for personal use. I have two accounts in Ubuntu: one for me, one for my wife. We don't use separate accounts to ...
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2answers
223 views

What to do if I can no longer become the user root? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost administrative password? How can I give admin permissions to my account? I have no root password and I accidentally removed the sudo privileges ...
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1answer
104 views

Ubuntu “1 time password on login” solution [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is it bad to run as root? I recently fully switched from Windows into Ubuntu. And of course I loved Ubuntu. But the most annoying thing is, system requires password ...
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2answers
347 views

User's password can not be set with passwd

I am running Ubuntu as a server, but with X-windows setup. I have SSH , Samba and RAID 5 setup. Was having trouble browsing Samba shares from my Windows 7 laptop, so I thought it might be a problem ...
1
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1answer
309 views

How to create a dedicated user for running a service?

I have an application that I want to run as a service on system-start, and that application should run as a specific user (the application is Apache Karaf). I have all this setup, but the user I am ...
0
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1answer
229 views

Unable to mount media hard drivrs. after [user@machine ~]$ sudo usermod -G dialout user

I wasn't able to download date from my USB cradle from a Powertap cycling computer after upgrading to 12.10. I thought I found the answer with a google search that suggested using this code where user ...
4
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1answer
482 views

Password problem after creating a new user

I created a new user account and when I try to login to that account by switching accounts it said wrong password. I searched here and found my answer here - Create a new user in 12.04? Now when I ...
4
votes
3answers
567 views

How to allow a “standard user” (no sudo) make IP config changes without requiring admin password

Anyone know if it is possible to have a "Standard User" account make IP changes (via GUI or terminal) without requiring the admin (sudo) password? I want the user to be able to change interface from ...
1
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2answers
838 views

I have removed my password now what should I answer when it asks for password?

I used pass word earlier but for now I removed password and used to login without password. Now some actions need administrators aurthentication through password even to set password I it asks for ...
1
vote
1answer
151 views

Migrating users from Fedora, anything to look out for?

I've migrated around 300 users from a Fedora server to Ubuntu. I copied over all the relevant entries in /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow, /etc/group, and /etc/gshadow. One thing that was a bit concerning is ...
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1answer
12k views

Create a new user in 12.04?

I tried to create a new user in 12.04 using the "Users menu", but although the user guest has been created, I never got asked a password. So when I logout and try to login as guest, I get asked a ...
1
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2answers
8k views

Admin password authenticates to log in, but not to install apps or change user accounts

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04. Then I changed my own user profile to not require a password and log me in automatically. What happened is, I'm still asked for a password once the desktop diplays. Once ...
9
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5answers
3k views

Why does Ubuntu force users to create a password upon installation?

There's been one problem I've had since I installed Ubuntu to run alongside Windows, I assume this would also be the same if it was installed to replace the other operating system as well, the ...
3
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1answer
65 views

Requiring unexisting password

When I created my user account I didn't choose a password but now when I try to install an app it says to authenticate with password, though I know not of a password that I can use. What should I do?
6
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3answers
468 views

How to add a Password to User Account if previously it set to “Log In Without Password”

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 and some time ago I opened User Accounts with Administrator Privilage and I made change as "LOG IN WITHOUT PASSWORD" and now I want to add a password to My User Account. But I ...
0
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1answer
418 views

How do I reset my user password? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost Administrative(root) password? I lost my Ubuntu user account password... I saw some other questions on this topic that had answers telling me to ...
0
votes
0answers
70 views

how to back to be the administrator in ubuntu 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to know my root password? how to back to be the administrator in ubuntu 11.10 i was exploring in the users account. and i have changed my account rom administrator ...
0
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2answers
535 views

Missing password [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost Administrative(root) password? I just installed again ubuntu 11.10 because ubuntu asked me for a password that I didn't have... And now again... ...
0
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1answer
602 views

I cannot change my ubuntu user account password

Changing the user account password seems to take forever. Do any of you have this problem?
0
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2answers
3k views

Unble to use administrator account created without password

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 two days back. Today I added a user named vivi and set it to administrator. And I just changed vivek, my username, to standard user. Now, since I created new user vivi, I have ...
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2answers
7k views

Change user password while password is empty

I have a realy strange problem in Ubuntu 11.10. I have by accident my password set to empty. If I wan't to install software now the system asks for a password, but I haven't one anymore. If I enter my ...
2
votes
5answers
13k views

Authenticate user that has no password?

I've set up my user account so that no password is required to login and I need to install some updates. However when prompted for the password, it says authentication failed if I leave the box ...
7
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4answers
10k views

How do I unlock a user account?

I've been to system settings and to User Accounts. My account is the only one on the system and I have previously been able to UnLock the screen so that I could set my account to login without ...
2
votes
2answers
6k views

How to add user without useradd command?

Is it possible to add a user in ubuntu linux without useradd command I think its possible by adding the entries in /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow but i don't know the exact steps to do it and the user ...
18
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1answer
5k views

Force the user to change their password at first login

When I add a new user to my system I set a password and tell it to the new user. If the user doesn't like it, he/she can change it. However in my opinion it is better to force the user to change ...
7
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0answers
923 views

How do I reset my password? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost Administrative(root) password? I inherited a machine with Ubuntu desktop installed. It has a password in place and I have no idea what the ...