Where the details of Password and Username/Computer Name being Stored in Ubuntu 14.04?
How to Change the Password and the Username?
Ways to recover the forgotten Password and the Username without doing any Harm?
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Usernames are stored in
/etc/passwd - so you can look in here to remind yourself what the usernames are - anyone can read this file.
Passwords are stored (hashed) in
To reset a user's password:
sudo passwd <username>
-- it will ask you for a new password.
Last question - erm - don't tell anyone? Not quite sure what sort of suggestion you're looking for here.
If you can't get into the machine at all (so can't look in
/etc/passwd) then you have to reset the root password, with which Google can help.