Questions tagged [password]

Passwords are used to check user identity or authenticate, for example log in to a user account, to gain elevated privileges with `sudo` or with encryption. Use this tag when asking about using and managing passwords, and understanding where and when they are needed for system security.

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How do I stop KDE wallet password request when connected remotely through VNC

I am using Kubuntu 20.04 (but had same issue in Kubuntu 18.04). I am running TigerVNC server on it and whenever I connect to the VNC server, I sometimes get a KDE Wallet popup requesting a password . ...
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Connecting to password protected samba on Dolphin errors, `Connection to host 192.168.11.1 is broken.`

I am trying to connect to a samba. Apparently I was given a username and password, and that according to tutorials, that if I merely place this in, I should be prompted with a username and password ...
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Ubuntu 21.04 asking for password too often

On boot it looks like Ubuntu logs me in on its own without asking for password so I can see the desktop and then it asks for password 4 times to: create color profile refresh system repositories ...
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cracklib allows passwords even if substring of the password is within the dictionary

I am using PAM and cracklib for password validation, the words defined in the dictionary of known words if used as substring of password should be rejected by cracklib and pam module. When the word ...
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OpenSSH on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS not working asking for password and publickey

So I’ve got a new PowerEdge R810 everything working fine just when I try to SSH into the machine using my login details that work on the machine it says Permission Denied (password, publickey) in the ...
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How to reset password for ubuntu running on windows through WSL? [duplicate]

I forgot root password for Ubuntu running on windows machine via WSL.Is there a way to reset password?
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Samba password problem between Mac and Ubuntu

I have a new Apple Macintosh laptop and I am trying to use Samba to send files back and forth from my Ubuntu Mate laptop and vice versa. I am not familiar with Samba or with modern Macs. I am pretty ...
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After doing multipass upgrade I cannot list my previous VM

After some Windows 10 patches were applied two day ago I had issues to connect to the VM running on Multipass, so I did an upgrade to "multipass 1.6.2+win" and after that I could not list ...
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ssh: broken pipe immediately after successful login

I have two servers that (at least at one point) were identical and working fine. Ubuntu 18.04 Server pl2poland is a backup server for pl3poland and hosts a replication PostgreSQL database. We use the ...
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How to login to Hyper-v Azure cloud image

I feel like a am missing something very obvious here, but cannot find any documentation on it. I downloaded an Azure Ubuntu 20.4 image for Hyper-v in order to prepare it to upload the the Azure market ...
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Passwords and Keys App: Is it possible to uncheck “Automatically Unlock Keyring whenever Im logged in”

(I think this is not a duplicate because the questions concerning unlocking the keyring are directed quite in the opposite direction...) When unlocking a keyring (not the LOGIN one) in the "...
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How to remove redundant encryption layers in Kubuntu 20.10?

Seems that I have two layers of encryption on my machine: Operating system encryption: Password entered on Boot screen Hard drive encryption: While my SSD loads fine, everytime I start my computer I ...
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Alternative to Keepass (too often conflicts)

Up to now I use Keepass and sync it via Nextcloud. But I get this too often: Translation of the error message: server version downloaded, local copy renamed and not uploaded There is a conflict. ...
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apach 2 webdav, it is not asking ID and password

I recently set the WebDAV with apache2, but even with the authentication setting, it is not asking for ID and password to access WebDAV. It just access WebDAV server with out the ID and password This ...
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Is there any way to copy files off onto a USB thumbdrive without sudo or GUI access?

Is there a way for me to copy some files in a user account I have access too off to a USB thumb drive or other method without root privileges? I also don't have access to a GUI. I had set up a a ...
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Oracle Cloud - Why can I use sudo without a password?

I have a new user account created on an oracle cloud free tier VM, called testacc. This account is a member of the sudo group, and the testacc group. Password login is disabled, and I log in with a ...
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Can SSH/PAM be configured to allow for password + 2FA or public key authentication alone?

Is it possible to configure PAM/sshd to allow for either password + 2FA authentication, or SSH key authentication? This would make it possible to login from anyway securely but from a main PC it ...
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System administration: Password incorrect

I have installed Ubuntu 18.04.5 beside Windows10 (after Windows10). The Ubuntu-System runs properly, but I cannot install Software or refresh the System. "Sudo" requests for the ...
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How to fix Blank Impor password on Chrome ubuntu

I just installed ubuntu then I installed Google chrome. Then I downloaded my chrome password in Windows, for me to import it to Chrome. When I open chrome, and activate import, then I select import, ...
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Is there a way to change the default login/password prompts?

Just noticed something odd happened to two of my Linux servers. We have two dozen Ubuntu 18.04 LTS servers, and all of them ask us for a prompt in the same way: # ssh admin@pl3poland admin@pl3poland's ...
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Set root password in ubuntu kickstart

I have a kickstart to set a password for root. Currently, this is what it says in the preseed file: rootpw --iscrypted $1$lK/0.tLv$XdsDIJ3KNU/Ta9r1Pr6Qt1 How do I generate a new hash for the root ...
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Password on Opening a Simple Folder just created

Its April 7, my ubuntu got updated and when I restarted it suddenly asks my password for every folder I open, conclusively that folder can not be opened in terminal by left click window. Help please.. ...
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How do I recover Pale Moon browser-stored passwords from a crashed (login loop) Ubuntu multi-boot install?

I have tried every single remedy from about 2 weeks of internet searches on "how to fix Ubuntu login loop". Nothing worked. I was even able to correct some of the incomplete/incorrect ...
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General security questions switching from W10

I have a HP ENVY x360 13 with an AMD 4700U. I have used Ubuntu in a VM for probably a decade, but I am interested in making 20.04 my daily driver. With W10 Pro I don't have to "think" about ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.2.0 LTS terminal sudo don’t recognize my password

I installed Ubuntu using Windows10 subfolder. I know the password I set at installation is the correct one, but when using Sudo command at the terminal, even though, I’m entering the correct password ...
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Why can I not password protect specific URL paths?

I have a directory that I would like only real users to access. That directory is www.example.com/video I have gone into /etc/apache2/apache2.conf and made sure that the following was set: <...
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Password protect folder only accessed with admin password

Im shipping an application on jetson nano to client and Im trying to setup a system like this: Admin account - full access to everything User account - limited access But where I can access everything ...
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BASH script - How to simulate user input for password

I'm trying to make a bash script used to unlock an external drive which is password-protected by WD proprietary software. Since I'm combining this with other bash scripts, I need it to take the ...
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Passing Password to zfs mount command

I have four encrypted zfs datasets that I need to mount by hand at the boot of my development machine using the command zfs mount -l -a. These datasets all have the same password and I have to type it ...
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Securing certain application with a second, longer password

In my day-to-day use of my computer, I need to supply my root password fairly often, since I frequently install something, or need to access certain system files. Hence, to not constantly type in ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.1 login screen not letting you finish typing the password

We have trouble trying to login to our laptop running on Ubuntu. It doesn't let you finish typing the password. The laptop is a [hp 13 stream] and I installed Ubuntu as its operating system. It did ...
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“sudo -l” not working

Using Ubuntu 20.10. But when i run command sudo -l the terminal shows me this error: bardia@bardia-Rajabi-Ubuntu:~$ sudo -l [sudo] password for bardia: Matching Defaults entries for bardia on bardia-...
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What password is the Other Locations window is asking for to connect to my Mac files?

I installed Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS on VMWare Fusion Player Ver 12.1.0 that is on my iMac-Pro running Mac OS Big Sur version 11.2.3. I believe I'm to date on all software. I'm trying to access my Mac files ...
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Remove password for Google Chrome

I have Google Chrome installed. When I open "Show Applications" and click on the icon for "Google Chrome" I have to enter my password. I built and installed this system and I am ...
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How to apply a nuke password for cryptsetup LUKS ubuntu 20.04? [duplicate]

I have problem to setup nuke password, in either ubuntu 18.04, or ubuntu 20.04 i think last version of cryptsetup patch failed to be applied in ubuntu https://gitlab.com/kalilinux/packages/cryptsetup-...
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Simple question how to limit logging out

Ubuntu Studio 20.04.2LTS logs out automatically after inactivity of about 5 minutes. I can't find the setting for this and would like to change the value to, say, 20-30 minutes of inactivity. This is ...
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Cant Log in but have the right password [duplicate]

Whenever I want to log in, I can't get any further than the login window. I have already reset my password and changed but that also brings nothing. How can I log in again now?
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Username/Password auth on a folder in ubuntu 18.04

Is it possible to have something that puts a password on a folder? Or well not a password per-say but multiple users can access it, if they have their username / password added? Basically i can ...
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Can't get the GRUB menu when starting my laptop with Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS

I am a novice willing to learn ! I installed Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS from a USB key on my Acer Aspire e1 571G since June 2020 as unique system running my computer. It was formerly ran by Windows. I changed ...
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Screen locking inappropriately and making it impossible to relog in

I have disabled the automatic screen locking feature, since I don't want my programs to be interrupted, and I turn off my monitors when I'm not using them anyways. Yet, recently, for some reason, the ...
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dual boot grub password combined problem

Okay, I'll try to recall as exactly as I can how I got in the mess I'm in :-) My system: a dual boot on a partitioned disk, with Ubuntu 20.10 as primary operating system alongside Windows 10. ...
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After download of firmware update Ubuntu won’t get past passwords

Dell Tower 3630 relatively new downloaded new firmware. Since then I cannot get past the password request. Further, F2,F8 or F12 on boot up don’t respond either. Linux Ubuntu is currently there but ...
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Encrypted ZFS change rpool password

I have installed Ubuntu 20.10 on ZFS with encryption enabled and now I want to change the password used to boot my computer. How do I do this? $ zfs get keylocation,encryption,keyformat rpool NAME ...
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Root password recovery, makes Ubuntu unsafe?

I am using Ubuntu as my main OS. I am not an expert at all, and found myself not able to login to my pc, since I forgot my password. But then I found out that it is super easy to reset the password. ...
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Login keyring password changed - why?

I have my login keyring password set to blank so that I can use automatic login without having to unlock the keyring separately. However, once every five or ten boots, I discover that the keyring is ...
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Setup google authenticator with a singular account that logs in via password

I need help setting up SSH/google-authenticator so that all other users of the system require 2fa but this singular user would be able to login via password. The reason for this is that I have a ...
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Login issue even after correct password

i am not able to login even after entering correct password and username may be due to the press of any wrong key, the error is: sorry that didnt work please try again error and the login page it is ...
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thunderbird 78.7.1 forgets password during session on one machine, but not another, after upgrading, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I've got two computers that use IMAP for email. All settings are ostensibly the same, running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and just upgraded from Thunderbird 68 to 78.7.1. I checked Edit-Account Settings while ...
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cant type password when using passwd command

when i use the passwd command i get this output: Changing password for root Enter the new password (minimum of 5 characters) Please use a combination of upper and lower case letters and numbers. Bad ...
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Disable Keyring Prompt on startup

Prompt at startup: keyring keeps asking password every time computer starts. I get this only when I add my Google account from setting. Once I add google account it asks me to create keyring password ...

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