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Questions tagged [administrator]

The account type that Ubuntu users must be before they are allowed to elevate their permissions through "sudo".

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How to get root access to my primary account? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 just now. I removed windows 7 and installed Ubuntu as my primary OS. And the problem is it asks root password every time when I make changes in it. Thank you!
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Creating and retaining audit log data for 6 months before deletion

Disclaimer: I'm not an accredited nor very experienced sysadmin but have been tasked with some sysadmin responsibilities Task: Find a way to log all account management activities (e.g., account ...
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“Changed” root account

I have a regular "root" account. I have added a new user to the sudo group. Since then, the new user password has been requested.
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Error: (sudo: unable to change to root gid: Operation not permitted) [duplicate]

I have installed Oracle VirtualBox on my Windows 10 machine. As a guest OS I installed Ubuntu 16.04.04. When I open the terminal on Ubuntu and run a command like: sudo apt-get update I get the ...
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How to prevent user to edit system proxy in Ubuntu 18.04?

I want my users to use local proxy, but I set it with admin user and even I login as a user, he or she can edit or add new proxy or even turn it off. How can I restrict that, so may only admin will ...
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I’ve been hacked and Ubuntu has been loaded to a FTP server. Lost admin privileges. [closed]

I am having a very difficult time. I had Windows 10 on a laptop. Somehow I downloaded a virus. Since then I believe a hacker gained access to my computer through Ip4 and Ip6 or the Pinter Port LP2. My ...
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Administrative privileges - adding printer [duplicate]

I've forgotten my Administrator password. Can I retrieve that from somewhere? Thanks. John
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Apparmor confined executable: permission to call another executable

I have a problem I am not sure how to solve in AppArmor. Basically I have a profile that executes a program, let us say profile myprof { /my/executable ix, } The problem is that from that ...
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gvfs admin:// in 17.10

Ubuntu 17.10, (x11), GNOME 3.26.2, Nautilus 3.26.0. If I start Nautilus and display the address bar, and type this: admin:///usr I am asked to enter my password twice. Why does it ask me twice?...
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Screen size for Root (super user)

I am currently using LTS 16.04 and recently having issues with screen size for root / superuser / admin. Neither the applications on the left edges nor top periphery are visible. Things looks zoomed ...
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seperate permission for particular user

Can we set a particular permission for a single user user. Like I want to assign only ssh permission for a particular user. this user can't use any other command on server. Operating system centOS ...
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How is sudo safer than directly using su if the user is granted access to all commands?

So I've been reading into the differences between using su and sudo, and everyone seems to be in agreement that the sudo approach is safer than allowing access to the root account itself. They say ...
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Find another Sudoers Password

Is there any way that an administrator could find out the password to another administrator or even non administrator's account? I've made an oops and forgotten the password I used to use for a few ...
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two admins : can one admin prevent another admin from accessing his/her data? [duplicate]

In case there are two or more admins in ubuntu, can one admin prevent another admin from accessing his/her data ? Regards.
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user Without root Permission [duplicate]

As a system administrator I want to give permission for user let's say "teacher" to run commands as root without knowing password of root, what to do?
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unable to resolve host due to lost administrative password

I lost my admin password and changing it via root during start up does not make changes i'm guessing due to "unable to resolve host issue" and i can not change the host issue without the password. How ...
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Can't Join New Wifi?

My computer won't allow me to log into a new wifi network. I'm trying to join a wifi network but, upon every attempt to join, a message appears. The message reads: An application is attempting to ...
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How can I access my files when I'm not logged in with my admin account (i.e. as a guest)? [duplicate]

I can no longer access my regular administrator account on my Ubuntu (see Ubuntu won't log me in with correct password) however I really need to access my files. I can only get on the PC with a ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 automatically logs out after admin change

I'm experiencing an issue where Ubuntu logs the user out immediately after logging in - there's a few moments of black screen following login and I'm returned back to the logon prompt, this is ...
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How to delete one out of two admin accounts?

I recently installed Kubuntu 16.04 on a new laptop. Because of some confusion, I created an admin account with my real name. I then created another admin account with a less personal name. I now want ...
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Are separate “admin” accounts overkill? [closed]

According to this article, the author recommends not using an "administrator" account for day-to-day computing, due to security reasons... Way back when I used Microsoft Windows-based operating ...
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login loop on admin account, guest works fine [duplicate]

As you can tell I am having some issues. I am a gamer, and not having write privileges would be a death sentence to any gamer. With this guest account when I log. I have tried 2-3-4 fixes, Even did ...
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How to sudo apt-get install on multiple hosts simultaneously?

I have a couple of maschines to maintain. I want to have the capability to install a package on all maschines at once. What is the easiest way to do that using ubuntu? Here is an example of how I ...
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Admin user in Ubuntu 16.04, similar to OpenSUSE 42.x

I use openSUSE 42.x for my work, among other reasons the one I like most is its user management. I have one user on my machine say "User1" with "pass1". Whenever I need to run an application as sudo ...
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Changed password using recovery mode as I thought I had forgot mine, still can't get in

I hadn't used my computer for about a week as I was on vacation and came back to sign in, wrong password. Tried every password I could remember that I would maybe have used. Nope. Tried the recovery ...
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Run Windows program in Wine as administrator

I am attempting to run the Pokemon Dawn of Darkness game in Ubuntu 16.04 through Wine, but there's a part of the program that Wine does not like (a file called AsyncFile.exe). I can remove that file ...
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Can a standard 16.04 user ever make su commands?

It happens that I must install new programs while logged in as a standard user who is not a sudoer. Then I must log in as another user from the GNOME login display which is somewhat cumbersome. Is ...
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Cannot change Intel turbo boost (/sys/devices/system/cpu/intel_pstate/no_turbo/ not accessible)

Trying to follow this answer under Disabling Intel Turbo Boost in ubuntu: In order to see the driver: cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu*/cpufreq/scaling_driver intel_pstate intel_pstate intel_pstate ...
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Accidentally deleted Python3 with Ubuntu. Now so many things dont work

I accidentally deleted /usr/bin/python3.5 which had a link to python3. Now i copied python3.6 from /usr/local/python3.6 into usr/bin/python3.6 and created a simlink to /usr/bin/python3. ...
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Will the software interrupt with each other, if I install e.g.opencv locally, but administrator account already installed one?

I am planning to install opencv in the local account. But administrator already has one. Will the new one cover the old automatically? Will the configuration be changed in administrator account, even ...
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user sudo permissions but not switch to root user

Please help, if I grant permissions to a user in the /etc/sudoers.d file like so: newuser ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL That user has all permissions. But I don´t want this user to be able to switch to the ...
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How to make sure that only the administrator can change passwords

How do I make sure that a non-administrator user can not change his own password? I want only administrator to do that.
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How to permanently save controller input settings on higan emulator?

How to permanently save controller input settings on higan? The controller of choice is a Xbox 360 controller, the settings are set and work just fine, until I close the higan emulator. When opening ...
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How to reset Root password [duplicate]

I received a computer donation for my NGO but without the admin password originally set up. For most of the PC I managed to reset it easily using FAQs but for 2 of them, when using the function ...
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How to automatically stop Apache when login into a user session

I want to develop a web service and need Apache to turn off when logged on a user account. To activate it when only when I'm developing. I use a hotspot to try the web service via WiFi I've tried to ...
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domainuser to superuser

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 and joined this to our company domain. When i log in as a domain user with my domain passwd it works perfectly, also i can have sudo right so i can become a root user. To ...
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Administrator account has been changed suddenly [duplicate]

My system has a problem. My account was Administrator account "Asil" then suddenly my account type became as standard. so always my system asks my about Administrator password and I have no idea about ...
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How to access recovery console without using grub?

So I just got a computer from work for free but it's a rather old iMac, probably from 2006, and it has Ubuntu on it. I have no clue how to use this software and the previous owner is unknown so I can'...
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How do I add a new admin user? [duplicate]

Ok, I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I was an administrator, but then someone made a standard user and deleted the admin account. How do I make a new admin user without it asking me to enter a ...
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Why do users created from System settings > user accounts not appear in sudoers?

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10 on different machines. On one of those I had to create a new user from command line (adduser) and then I added it to /etc/sudoers to give admin authorizations to that user. ...
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Take ownership of files as admin

I'm somewhat new to Ubuntu but have been learning a lot on my own. I am an admin user for my PC. However, when I try to take ownership of most folders, like usr/local, it says I don't have ...
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Change notification email subject - Nagios

Anyone can give an idea about, how can I change my Nagios email alert subject? I have google for sometime and every result says to change the command(notify-host-by-email) definition in commands.cfg ...
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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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Admin password reset [duplicate]

I cant used my admin password that I remember, its always saying its wrong. I've tried resetting it in the recovery mode way but there is an error that comes up and it says my password is unchanged. I ...
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No SUDO users, Need passwords for admin users setup without passwords [duplicate]

I setup the two main users that I planned on having without passwords not realizing that is something you cannot do. During this process I also changed the initial admin user to a regular user. Here ...
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How to disable Java in the browser for all users?

After reading this news I decided that I would disable Java in my browser, so I opened up the Java Control Panel and went to the Security tab: However after unticking Enable Java content in the ...
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Difference between admin/normal accounts except the right to use “sudo”?

This may sound stupid, but I wonder if there is any difference between normal and administrator user accounts (created with the Unity Control Center) except the right to use sudo to become root.
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Terminal asks for password but does not let me enter anything (15.04)

Whenever I try to open steam or some other programs, it opens the terminal and asks for my password, but when I try to enter it, it does not type anything and pressing enter just says sorry, try again....
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How to block the use of apps from other users

How would I go about not allowing none-administrative users from using applications that I don't them to? I'm new to configuration files so please give me step-by-step instructions so that I don't ...
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Problem with Comodo Installation

After installing Comodo, though logged in as adminstrator, tried to run /opt/COMODO/post_setup.sh and it says Please run this script with adminstrative priviledges even though I am logged in as an ...