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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Can't access Ubuntu or windows only by entering the right BIOS password

I have installed Ubuntu last version on a external hard drive last night , I did my first steps for about 2 hours . Today I tried to re-open again but the computer asked me to give the BIOS password ...
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access problems using password

No access to laptop. I'm trying to Logon. After upgrade & reboot , password not being accepted Initially had problems downloading protonvpn a month ago - after many email convos,to try solve that ...
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KDE lockscreen doesn't accept a correct password

I have installed kde-desktop on my Ubuntu 22.04. When I login to the KDE session and hit ctrl+L to lock the screen, the kscreenlocker app doesn't allow me to unlock it back. I can see that the ...
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Server on Raspberry Pi SSH setup

I've written the 22.04 Server image to an SD card, then opened the boot partition and added a file called ssh. Booting this gives me a system with an open SSH port. When I log in as ubuntu@ubuntu.&...
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Trying to change login password but new password doesn't stick

Changing it via sudo passwd said it was changed sucessfully, but when I log out and log back in the new password doesn't work. However it'll take the old password. So I tried sudo passwd (my prifile ...
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Password not working on first login

I feel like I'm going crazy here. I just downloaded and installed VM VirtualBox and Xubuntu to run on it. I'm following The Odin Project so followed their instructions for setting up, which said to ...
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Password doesn't work if type too fast [closed]

So basically when I type my user password I HAVE to type it pretty slow for it to register, e.g. ~sudo, it says "Sorry, try again" but when i type it slowly it accepts the password. I think ...
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Can't log in even though I have the correct password

I have seen more than one question like this one and I think it's because the causes are many. So I would like to do a detailed question here to see if someone can spot the issue. I have ubuntu 20.04 ...
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How can I paste a password into a VNC client, or terminal SSH?

I'm setting up a headless RPi, accessed from my Ubuntu desktop. I've set a strong and hard to type password and I really wish I hadn't, because neither terminal SSH nor Vinagre allows me to paste it ...
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gio mount password with special characters

I want mount using well-known way gio mount smb://<user>:<password>@<server>/<share>/ In my case gio mount "smb://WORKGROUP;myuser:+B@e}F)q8tra@@192.168.1.199/" I ...
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Wifi stopped getting connected in Ubuntu 20.04

My Ubuntu 20.04 was working all fine, but all of a sudden I am not able to connect to my wifi as it is keeps on asking me for the wifi password again and again. I tried to remove the wifi password in ...
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Assistance Needed: Recovering Root Password and Accessing Firewall Settings on Ubuntu 20.04 Server

I am encountering issues with my Ubuntu 20.04 server running on Oracle, as I have forgotten the root password. Unfortunately, I am unable to access the GRUB menu to initiate password recovery. Could ...
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Revert "sudo passwd -d `whoami`" [duplicate]

I have followed the steps here to remove the password from an Ubuntu account. Now I want to change it all back. I have already removed the line david ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:ALL But don't know how to ...
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SSH Permission denied (publickey) on Password login

I am getting a very strange behavior... I am running an Ubuntu 22.04 on a newly created oci instance (arm) I've just created the instance a few minutes ago, i did no changes and i try to setup ...
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I Lost my ubuntu password with Dual boot mac os

I lost my ubuntu password. And I tried to recover it. Unfortunatelly, I wasn’t able to access the grub. It seems it is working differently With mac os dual boot. I would be very grateful if anyone ...
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Password Ubuntu 22.04 for Xilinx Devices

I downloaded image and write it into SDcard refering to https://ubuntu.com/download/amd#community and https://xilinx-wiki.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/A/pages/2363129857/Getting+Started+with+Certified+...
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Update/set root password in auto-install

I need to set the root password in the autoinstall as it allows me to check the system by logging into the console after installation. Unfortunately, this doesn't seem to work, and I have the ...
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Gnome remote desktop password wont save

So, I've tried googling and posting on reddit to no avail. I run Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS, and I'm having issues with the built in RDP (gnome remote desktop). The problem is that the set password resets on ...
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Flatpak asks for password several times

Using kubuntu 23.10, I enabled flatpak in Discover. Now everything works, including installing an app but everytime I tried, flatpak will ask me for my password several times (around a dozen times or ...
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PIN on Kubuntu lockscreen (KDE Plasma 5.27.8)

I am new to linux and have the newest Kubuntu 23.10. I'm loving the customization options but am having a problem right now with the lock screen. I followed this (https://fostips.com/log-into-linux-pc-...
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password fail ms surface go 2 new ubuntu install

Ive just installed ubuntu 23.10.1 on a ms surface go 2. everything seemed to work fine until restart where it will not take my password. It will also not boot directly from the usb now which ive come ...
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Ubuntu 23.10 - a new password page during boot

Ubuntu 23.10, PC, Mate Desktop 23.10 has been working fine and I wanted to restore my VPN wiped out during the last update/upgrade and worked with the vendor to restore operation. That involved many ...
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View saved wifi passwords using terminal [duplicate]

How can I view the wifi password of networks I'm already connected to in the terminal?
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Resetting password

I really need help my cousin changed root password of Ubuntu based compute please note that it was done months ago and I didn't face any problem at that time.. But now that I'm trying to run ...
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Automatic Login Not Working

As the title says, automatic login is not working. I've tried a few things, turning it off and on, changing the password, and restarting the system. I always get asked for a password on login however, ...
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sudo fails to ask for password if libpam-tacplus is installed

With an updated Ubuntu 23.10 installation (as of 2024-01-25), running anything with sudo fails to ask for a password. It just hangs forever. Running strace, I noticed that it was blocking on a read() ...
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My password does not work

I have installed VirtualBox and Xubuntu today, and have set a password and took a photo of it while on the "unattended guest OS install set up". After then completing all the steps that were ...
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How to change password in /etc/shadow to *

Looking at /etc/shadow, I see that system accounts have a * character in the password field, making it impossible to login as those accounts using a password. I have a user account that I made, for ...
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Kubuntu: How can I disable password prompts when updating or installing software?

I'd like to disable the prompt that comes up when updating software in KDE Discover. I'm already a member of group sudo with the following line in sudoers: %sudo ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:ALL. When running ...
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remote desktop from windows 10 to ubuntu 22.04 [duplicate]

i am new to linux but is time to learn i have installed ubuntu 22.04 and i need to use this as server for nextcloud but i like to be able to connect with remote desktop to this computer i have enabled ...
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Ubuntu 22.04, locked screen idle after being given password

I have set my automatic screen lock after 5 minutes of not doing anything. Afterward, I can just log in back to my session. It used to work well until today. Now, whenever my screen is locked, I ...
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Ubuntu Password Manager

I have changed by desktop to KDE and purged/removed Gdm3. However, when I open Skype the ubuntu keyring still pops up and asks for a password. I can't find "passwords and keys" in my ...
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Bug with pasting root password to connect via SSH from Ubuntu 20.04 to Alma Linux 9 remote server

Summarize the problem Im running into a strange bug, by pasting the root password into the prompt while connecting via SSH from a Ubuntu 20.04. client to a AlmaLinux 9.2. remote server. Client: Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu Login - Stuck on Login Page

I've set up the software on VirtualBox and completed the VM setup and now i am at the login stage. I know the password as i have just set it up, the issue is every time it asks me to put my password ...
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master password for user login debugging ubuntu

I manage a small cluster. The users call me for problems in vnc or xrdp login. I want to be able to enter to their user direct from xrdp and see the issues. I need a master password that i can enter ...
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I cannot Access sudo on my ubuntu VM

When I try to get my account to admin, Every way everyone used to open admin, did not work for me. When i tried sudo -i or sudo su, it gave me this output, usbuser123@Ubuntu2USB:~$ sudo -i [sudo] ...
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VM Worstation and Xubuntu 22.04.3 - Terminal Sleep Mode

I just installed VM Workstation and Xubuntu 22.04.3 today. Have a question concerning the Terminal. I noticed that there is a time limit before I'm required to reenter my password. Is there a way to ...
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How to store the sasl password for Gmail from postfix?

Postfix works for sending mail to the localhost or the local FQDN, which is the hostname. Looking to send through gmail: nicholas@mordor:~$ nicholas@mordor:~$ swaks --to [email protected] -...
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Just created an Ubuntu VM on Google Cloud, but I cant sign into it

I created an Ubuntu Pro VM using Google Cloud and I'm connecting to it with Chrome Remote Desktop following Ubuntu's guide. Everything was working flawlessly and I got to the desktop page on my Ubuntu ...
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Disable the strict password prompt focus on Ubuntu 22.04

I am using a VPN connection to connect to my work network. Whenever I connect I have to input my password and TOTP token. I have set up the connection within the default network manager GUI in Ubuntu ...
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What are the default username and password for ubuntu-20.04.6-live-server-amd64.iso?

I downloaded the ubuntu-20.04.6-live-server-amd64.iso file and installed it into the Oracle cloud virtual server by attaching the boot volume. There was no prompt for username and login password ...
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Prevent sudo useres changing root user password

I'm a newbie here. I have deployed a Linux server and I wanted to add other users to it. Then those users must able to install applications on the said server. To do that those users must have root ...
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Trying to get Ubuntu mate into recovery mode

Ubuntu Mate on Raspberry pi 3+ and lost the password. Tried going to Recovery mode by restarting and pressing either by holding shift key or esc or space bar. But neither of them put it into ...
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Password verification failed when setting up VPN tunnel

I'm trying to follow instructions in the "Setting Up the VPN Tunnel" section of this webpage to setup VPN connection. I built OpenVPN version 2.6.8 (most up-to-date) from source and make ...
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Ubuntu password reset [duplicate]

I forgot my Ubuntu password, can't open grub menu either, is there a way to fix this? Help please 😭 I tried to open grub menu after turning on my PC, with ESC, shift nothing worked, also went to etc/...
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Ubuntu 22.04 not connecting to one specific wifi network

I have bought a new miniPC and installed Ubuntu 22.04 on it. It has an Alder Lake n100 processor with wifi adapter AX101 and wifi was not working at all as system was not recognising it. After some ...
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Evolution will not connect with gmail. Errors are "Failed to authenticate: timeout was reached" and "password not available"

I am trying to use the Evolution mail client and it is not connecting to Gmail. This used to work, I have thousands of messages in evolution. I am using the server imap.gmail.com, port 993. I have ...
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SSH without password does not work on ubuntu server 22.04.2 LTS

First of all, thanks for everyone's advices. My testing environment: two ubuntu servers (abbreviate as S1, S2) Server version: 22.04.2 LTS My Steps for configuring ssh login without password as below: ...
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OpenPGP key after reboot - Ubuntu

So I am using OpenPGP which is fine most of the time, however after a reboot if I (or my script) tries a push, it asks for the passphrase to unlock the OpenPGP secret key (a GUI window pops up). After ...
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By a bash script executed in a local computer run a command (with sudo privileges) on a remote server

Run a command on a remote system from a local computer I need to execute a command on a remote lubuntu 22.04 system by a ssh connection, but without open a shell. This instruction will be executed ...
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