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Questions tagged [accounts]

Questions that relate to an area (or home directory), in which a user can store files pertaining exclusively to that user's activities, which is protected from access by other users. Related questions includes public profile issues, authentication to system services and the ability to be granted ...

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User Account credentials, and how to change Ubuntu-Budgie

I am running into a situation where I need to change the terminal 'user' in Ubuntu-Budgie, but I am not seeing how this can be accomplished yet, mainly because I am not sure of the 'name' I need to ...
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Why should we expire a locked account to totally prevent access?

From man usermod: Note: if you wish to lock the account (not only access with a password), you should also set the EXPIRE_DATE to 1. Why should we expire a locked account to totally ...
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Slurm new user on Ubuntu 18.04

I am a very new user of Ubuntu (escaped from Windows recently) and yesterday when I was turning on my PC I found new user listed in login options with a nickname "Slurm" (I am the only user with a ...
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Kubuntu 18.04 LTS - Account Details unavailable

I just installed Kubuntu 18.04 LTS, fresh install, EFI boot, manual partitioning (nothing strange: a EFI boot partition, a root(/) partition and a home (/home) partition). The system installs ...
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Can not start after upgrade from 16.04 to 17.10

I upgraded my system from UbuntuStudio 16.04 to 17.10. But... Now, when I want to enter to the system (log in) I can not to do it because system doesn't recognize my user account password! I mean, I ...
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User Account Types, Account security

I new to the world of GNU/Linux account management. I have been told to set up a system for account security would someone please be able to set me on the right track?
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Can someone tell me why there are four file permission numbers instead of three? [duplicate]

This question was flagged as duplicate, and I looked at the suggested question. It did not explain why there are four numbers instead of three. Like in WordPress. the folder permissions you should ...
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make ubuntu account being reset at every shutdown [duplicate]

How to make an ubuntu account that's made for surfing the internet only being reset at every shutdown?
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Why does Ubuntu include accounts for packages that aren't installed?

Why does Ubuntu include accounts for packages that aren't installed (such as gnats, irc,...)? Seems the accounts should be created as needed when the packages are installed, not sitting there in the ...
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How to add new user in ubuntu core in sudoer file? [duplicate]

I'm having issue adding a new user to ubuntu core. I use sudo adduser --extrausers USERNAME and successfully created a user but I cannot run any sudo command using that account. $ sudo mkdir [...
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Delete libvirt qemu account from login screen

I uninstalled libvirt qemu but still it's showing in lock/switch accounts , How i delete from this.?
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usermod says account doesn't exist but adduser says it does

I run the command usermod -a -G dialout amashreghi but I get amashreghi doesn't exists, however, when I try to add the user using adduser adduser amashreghi It says that amashreghi already ...
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Migrating only selected accounts to new machine

I am working on upgrading the hardware used for our mail/ftp server from an old 32 bit platform to a much newer 64 bit platform. Both are running Ubuntu 16.04.03. Getting all of the appropriate ...
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How can I remove online accounts in Ubuntu 17.04?

I want to remove Facebook and Google from online accounts. How can I do this in Ubuntu 17.04? Other posts refer to much older Ubuntu releases. System Settings no longer has a delete button.
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Ubuntu only creates guest account during install

I have installed Ubuntu and the login screen only displays a guest account to use. How can I get my account that I setup when installing Ubuntu to show up as an option at the login screen ? I am ...
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How to remove hacked account on Ubuntu server

My server has 2 accounts are hacked and now if I try to removed them by any way, after that 1 min, they will be re-added automatically with the highest permission in visudo NOPASSWORD=ALL So how ...
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Is it possible for ubuntu to change user itself

I was streaming data from Twitter and let my laptop open at night. In the morning, i saw that Ubuntu is open with Guest user not my user account. I wondered how can it be. Is it possible for ubuntu to ...
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Login only as guest, after have modified ~/.profile file

Yesterday I have modified the file .profile, adding a new PATH at the end of it. After this change I can only login as guest user. Could these two things be connected? How could I solve this problem? ...
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Why was I locked out of Xubuntu machine after an xrdp session from windows?

Recently, I tried the method in Can I access Ubuntu from Windows remotely to connect from a Windows 10 laptop to an xfce session on a workstation running Xubuntu. After logging off that machine, ...
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Online Accounts on 16.10 - only few options

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.10 on my desktop and for whatever reason the options offered for adding accounts from the Online Accounts section of the System Settings are kind of sparse. Here's what ...
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What are the default user accounts created by Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Knowing this would be very helpful for detecting suspicious user accounts as early as possible.
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Should I use a different user other than the first one that is created during the install in Lubuntu 16.04?

Is the first user you create, when you enter your information during the install, an admin or some kind of privileged user? If not, is there a hidden "admin" account similar to root but with less ...
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Reply to received XMPP messages with M10

I have manually setup an XMPP account in my M10 tablet using mc-tool and I can receive XMPP messages without problems. However I cannot answer them because it doesn't have an SIM card: Will this be ...
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Inheriting files from Admin to Standard users

I am cloning some machines with 16.04 LTS on them, using clonezilla, and I can't figure out how to share/pass files on to another account when it's created. To be more specific, say I have some files ...
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Dropbox can't be started

I can't startup Dropbox and reinstalling Dropbox won't work either. It states it could be a permission issue on startup. The generated error log states this: bn.BUILD_KEY: Dropbox bn.VERSION: 12.4.22 ...
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Add user in ubuntu

I know there is many threads with this question, but they're asking for how to clone root and etc. I want to create a user that hans't got root privileges but it can install packages and etc... I want ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 upgrade froze

While doing the upgrade to 16.04 it basically stopped halfway. Left the PC for over 12 hours to make certain but the status bar did not move. Did a hard stop and tried a reboot. Now it is asking ...
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AccountService and UID < 1000

currently I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 and have set my User UID to 501 (interop with Mac). However even after setting login.defs: UID_MIN 500 UID_MAX 60000 # System ...
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How can I remove the previous owner Adm account. So I can make changes to my P.C. Brought it from a pawn shop

Need to remove User. I bought this P.C from a pawn shop , and, it still had a Adm, user account attached. Therefore I can't make any changes to the P.C. Was hoping that you all could help me with that?...
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Help with Users in Linux

I need to separate the privileges of two users. One must be able to manage certain folders while the other should manage the rest. My problem is that the root user has all the privileges and could eg ...
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There is no dialog box to input password for users other the main user

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 (Ubuntu MATE) and created a main account, 'rwabuhesi' from which I created another one, 'qulay'. From the terminal, I can log into both accounts and even move files ...
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Telegram phone number change

The instructions to change a phone number in Telegram messenger are not applicable to the Ubuntu phone. I am not able to change my number in the settings menu. Any ideas of how to change it? Thanks!...
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Disconnect user accounts from OS?

Let's say I have a server with Ubuntu and 10-15 user accounts on it. After some time the server crashes with whatever reason. Of course, you could look at the back-up and reset it to the time before ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS user accounts log-in - How? [closed]

I installed Ubuntu on a Lenovo Ideapad B590, i3-2328M @ 2.20, 6GB RAM, Samsung EVO 250GB SSD and replaced Windows with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64-bit). My questions are: How do I go about creating a log-...
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Can't login to my main administrator account?

After recovering from the warning failed to connect to lvmetad error I released when I tried to login to the first account I ever created was not logging in I typed in the right password it says the ...
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Optimizing Ubuntu 14.04 as a WiFi Host

I've got an old laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on it. I've got it connected to my roommate's Xbox 360 with an Ethernet cable, so the Xbox can share its Wi-Fi connection. This works well. After I edited ...
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Importing Sylpheed accounts to new computer

I was using Sylpheed on my old computer with Kubuntu 12.04 LTS I have just installed Sylpheed on my new computer with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Is there a way of transferring / importing my email account ...
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Pidgin remove account?

I just install Pidgin. I cannot login facebook chat with Pidgin anymore (API deprecated), so Pidgin stuck at connecting status. How can I open account manager to remove the FB account and add another ...
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Login automatically after PC goes to sleep

My user account's state is this: However, when my laptop falls asleep, it prompts me for a password when I awaken it up (by moving the mouse for example). How to avoid that?
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Should I keep the OEM's default account?

Since a few days I've a new laptop running Ubuntu Linux. During the installation I had to create my own user account. After rebooting, I saw, that the manufacture created a second user called oem (...
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How to move files on Computer freely? [duplicate]

so I'm new to Ubuntu and I get frustrated everytime I need to move/delete/rename files on the computer drive I need to go through the terminal and go 'sudo ... ' .. is there a easier way to do it ...
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How do i login to an account from another computer like windows? [closed]

How do i log into a server computer from another computer like you can do on windows?
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Disable editing account info

I have a public desktop running ubuntu 14.04 with a public account (no guest account). People can change the full name of the user through the user accounts GUI. Is there any way to block this? I ...
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I can't access into my Ubuntu account 14.04

For disgrace I have asked advice in "chiedi Ubuntu" forum - the Italian version of ask Ubuntu - and for following their advice, I can't get anymore in my Ubuntu account due to internal errors of the ...
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Account removal on Ubuntu 14.10

Will removing an administrator account remove my ppas added in my repository?
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How can I run a program (wine) as a distinct user by shortcut?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to run wine under a different account for security reasons. I also want to access it from different accounts. So I made an account called wine and now I want a way ...
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Make account delete itself on poweroff

I need a way to create an account that will delete itself when the system does a full poweroff, but not on a reboot or logout. It also needs to have a unique account name (not guest) and password.
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Use Google Open ID to automatically create accounts/login to Ubuntu

What I'd love to be able to do is to have the ability to use Google's Open ID system to have users automatically authenticate with Ubuntu. Yes, it would be Chromium OS-like in its login but there are ...
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import thunderbird account from file

Thanks for the help everyone. I'm going to rephrase this entry to highlight the solution in case anyone else searches and ends up here. I had to re-install all my data from a saved backup. I use ...
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How should I rename my account's name in Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I made mistake typing account's name before installation of Ubuntu. I need to change this name, but I can't find clear explanation and step-by-step procedure. Also, why doesn't Ubuntu change the name ...