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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I cannot turn on the device. I want a solution. What should I do? I try to turn on the device, but it does not work, [closed]

I cannot turn on the device. I want a solution. What should I do? I try to turn on the device, but it does not work, and this message appears constantly, how to solve this
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Problem With Password Field

I'm new to ubuntu and have just installed ubuntu 18.04 and I'm running Firefox which came bundled in the package. I have a problem were I can't enter a password into the password field on certain ...
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Lock display - no password is required to get back. Is it normal?

I expect the system to require a password when I have locked the display using the menu in the up right corner. It requires a password in the lock screen to get back to desktop. But not always!!! ...
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How do I set password for Hotspot?

I have an active wired LAN connection and want to share it via my wireless radio, requiring a password to connect. This should be super easy, right? I am running Kubuntu 20.04. When I go into the ...
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Unable to run systemd service without password despite NOPASSWD in sudoers file

I am running Ubuntu 20.04.6 LTS and added a custom service file for systemd. I want to start/stop it without entering a password. I checked several posts here and on other StackExchange instances but ...
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Unable to access GRUB menu for password reset in Ubuntu 20.04.3

I am facing difficulty in resetting a lost admin password for Ubuntu 20.04.3 According to various online resources, the recommended method is to access the GRUB menu, enter recovery mode, and reset ...
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Unable to access GRUB menu for password reset in Ubuntu 20.04

I am facing difficulty in resetting a lost admin password for Ubuntu 20.04.3 According to various online resources, the recommended method is to access the GRUB menu, enter recovery mode, and reset ...
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Ubuntu password no longer works after login

I recently installed Ubuntu 22.04 on a laptop (dual boot with Win 11) and something weird happened to my password. I can only use it to login when I select a user (the booting GUI) and after that, ...
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Is it okay to use the same pw for root and secure boot?

If I install with secure boot enabled I’m asked to set a pw which I’m told I won’t need often. Is it safe to use the same pw as for root?
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password . push enter does not help

My password in terminal does not show and when I push enter it says try again. I have tried 3 versions of my password all with the same result.
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Chages to sshd_config not disable password only login

I have Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS installed as a virtual machine (Windows Hyper-V). I am making the following changes to /etc/ssh/sshd_config PermitRootLogin prohibit-password PubkeyAuthentication yes ...
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hdparm for nvme disks for setting and removing disks passwords

For sata drives we have quite good hdparm function for checking security state of disk and for setting user and master password. Just to give few examples: sudo hdparm -I /dev/sda sudo hdparm --user-...
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cannot do any installation on ubuntu due to password [duplicate]

i am not able to do any installation or updation on ubuntu due the following errors i cannot type my password as it is not accepting when i am typing it. it will msg wrong password type again the ...
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How do I make Ubuntu accept a short password?

I am partially sighted and entered my password with the Caps Lock key on. It takes me a long time to log-on as I have to try a number of passwords & Ubuntu doesn't show me what I have typed. I ...
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Gnome Keyring - Open in while loggin in with password

I manually created a keyring in Gnome Seahorse. I type password (not fingerprint) to login to Ubuntu 23.04. How can I unlock the keyring at login? I can'f find any settings in the options of the ...
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Forgot password in Ubuntu console

I have Ubuntu 20.04 app from MS store version on my Windows 10 Enterprise machine and in order to install a software (docksal), with normal user I am able to see a prompt like this tan@MyComputername ...
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Can't use su command to interactively login as another user

I am currently using ubuntu 20.04 machine. I created a user with password using the useradd command. I need to change the PATH variable of that user. So i used su - <username> to interactivelly ...
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Is there any possible way to Encrypt the password on ubuntu dot1x authentication?

I want to encrypt the password, is there any possible way to encrypt it, please find the screenshot for better understanding.
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can't log in to Ubuntu using the correct password

I am trying to log to my Linux Ubuntu with the correct password, but it is always say: "sorry, that didn't work, please try again" I am doing this 7-8 tries sometimes until it is log in. ...
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Ubuntu 23.04 problem with password authentication

Today I installed Ubuntu 23.04. Obviously I put a password to protect my user. After the install I tried to log in and I couldnt enter it. It couldnt authenticate with the password I provided. Guess ...
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Have to enter password twice after machine has been on for a couple hours

I have a fresh 22.04 install on laptop that will hang on the first login from lock screen after it's been running for a while. For about an hour or so after bootup it lets me login normally with ...
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System does not prompt me for password when login in

When login into the system it does not prompt me for a password after putting in my username. I am able to ssh into the system, when I ssh into the system from another device and I try to sudo -i ...
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How to disable automatic login on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS? [duplicate]

Sorry for my bad English. At home I have a shared Ubuntu computer. However, every time it boots, the system automatically logs in to my account without a password (eventhough my account has a password ...
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Scanner Keeps Asking For Credentials Ubuntu 22.04

Any time I invoke my scanner program, the program almost locks (several times I often get the Force Quit / Wait prompt) and after several seconds, I am prompted for my login credentials. After a few ...
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password policy(not allowed special characters) between 18.04 and 20.04

I have two vm's, one with 18.04 and other with 20.04 on two different machines. I used to configure password for the VM from machine. SHA512 is used for generating hash key for password. And generated ...
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How do I set up password-less login via GUI in Ubuntu 20.04?

I have read that in old versions of Ubuntu, you could set user so it is allowed to log in without password. That choice is not available now (seems like someone "smart" knows that we do not ...
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strange issue logging in remotely to my 20.04 server via SSH?

I found an SSH tutorial for 20.04, followed it, and successfully created an SSH key pair and stored it on my server, and did a bunch of other things, etc. Exactly as it showed. Everything seemed to ...
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I can't login with a password, only with fingerprint

I'm using a frame.work series 11 laptop running ubuntu 22.04. Once I unlock the hard drive, I cannot login to the user with a password, only the fingerprint scanner. Once I login, I can unlock the ...
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How To Reset Ubuntu Password? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 22.04. today i tried to change my ubuntu password and then i tried to unlock it and when i tried i got to know that i forgot the password . i tried to find solution and i got https://...
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uBuntu 22.04.2 suddenly requires no password to login

I've been logging in with my password for years. Within the last month the password is no longer required - it logs me on with no other input when I click on my username. After that, it asks for my ...
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Stuck in login loop, but only for one user

I was working on my Lenovo Idea Pad with Ubuntu when suddenly the screen froze, I could move the mouse and see the cursor moving, but clicking or pressing the keyboard keys had no effect, so I decided ...
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What is the default password encryption method used in ubuntu 20.04

What is the default password encryption method used in ubuntu 20.04? is it different from 18.04 LTS
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Whats the password?

Permission denied, please try again. ubuntu@172.16.1.102's password: ive been trying to log into Anbox Cloud for the first time, at the moment im trying to get into the website a it gives you a ...
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Unable to ssh to my virtual machine via Password authentication method

I am trying to access my virtual machine using ssh but it gives me the message "Permission denied, please try again". What I want to do is use my ubuntu vm as server and my physical machine (...
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Help with Keyring change

So when I buy my notebook I set a Keyring password, but now, I don´t remenber what was the password. Is there some way to I change without nowing the password? I use Ubuntu 22.04 <3
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Automatically mount and unlock ZFS dataset on external USB drive connection

As the title says, I'm trying to mimic the behavior of a LUKS encrypted drive with ZFS. An external USB drive with LUKS can automatically mount when connected. Ubuntu will show a dialog for the ...
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Can't unlock from gnome screensaver ubuntu 20.04

Ubuntu 20.04 with Gnome desktop. After the screensaver kicks in (or the hotkey Super+L) I can't unlock with my password. I can enter it in the input field, but it always tells me that the password is ...
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Where is stored the Certificate when the first Remmina connection was accomplished?

For Ubuntu Desktop 22.04 and when Remmina (1.4.25+dfsg) as client does the first attempt of connection to a remote host (in this case other Ubuntu Desktop 22.04 too), once written the valid username ...
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Encryption Password typing issues

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 20.04 to Ubuntu 22.04. Upon rebooting, after upgrade finished, I was asked to enter disk encryption password (not loggin password. I have full disk encyption). My defalt ...
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Unable to connect to Wifi that requires a username and password

I am new to Linux and running a new install of Ubuntu 22.04.2. My university's Wifi requires a login with username, password, and 2FA with my phone, and when working normally, redirects to their own ...
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How to remove disk password / get to BIOS 22.04 LTS [duplicate]

When I installed Ubuntu, I went with full device encryption. I’m trying to get to the BIOS, but every time I mash delete, it still brings me to the drive password screen. After I enter my password, ...
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Can't connect to VPN which uses Password authentication after upgrading to Ubuntu 22.04

After upgrading to Ubuntu 22.04 I am unable to connect to my work's VPN. I've checked the settings and nothing has changed. I have tried the following and none of them work: https://bugs.launchpad.net/...
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forgot ubuntu password of instance

i have an oracle instance with ubuntu i don't remember having set a password for ubuntu but when i run the following command systemctl enable emperor.uwsgi.service it's required a password ...
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ssh: cannot use pubkeyfile to connect to server without password

This is my situation. I have setup the admin pc to be able to remote access a cluster of pc via ssh without password using keyfile, using the following steps Generate the key, call it access ssh-...
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Where smb client password saved?

So I forgot my other PC's windows password (I haven't used it for months), and I believe I've saved it on either nemo (or maybe nautilus or thunar) when both PC connected thru smb://10.x.x.x. Where ...
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Nothing shows up in the terminal when password is required for sudo installation [duplicate]

I am a new Ubuntu user and calendar command does not work on my Ubuntu so I install sudo, but it asks for a password. When I try to type the password nothing shows up in the terminal except for a new ...
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snap message: Password storage in Chromium

Upon starting Chromium today, the file /snap/chromium/2319/firstrun/password-en.html is loaded, displaying a message titled "Password storage in Chromium". The message indicates that a ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 won’t let put the password

I upgraded ubuntu to version 22.04 just today, when it finshed the upgrade, it restarted the machine, however since then when boots and gets to login screen, I can see my username but it won’t move so ...
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Sudo ask password for an app if it was typed in NOPASSWD option with visudo

First of all, I have succeeded to eliminate sudo password from all apps simply: I create a new file in /etc/sudoers.d with sudo visudo -f /etc/sudors.myfile with the line: ghegheg ALL= NOPASSWD: ALL ...
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Alternatives to sudo's password prompt?

I know sudo can be setup with NOPASSWD so that it will not ask for a password when executed. This is more of a security for a person with ADHD/ADD rather than 'best security' - I understand the false ...
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