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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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My Ubuntu forget wifi password at every login

as the title my problem is that at every login, it seems that my Ubuntu forgets the wifi password and I have to set it manually to connect to internet. So I look at under: /etc/NetworkManager/system-...
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1) Launching into terminal but need to launch into GUI

I turned on my PC and Ubuntu 16.04 loaded into the GRUB menu for some reason. I selected the normal Ubuntu launch option at the top and was loaded into the terminal. Here, when I type in my password ...
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“Enter Your Name And Password For The Server 'WDMyCloud'” Not Saving

I've setup a short cut within nautilus for my NAS device (Western Digital 'My Cloud'). After entering the user name and password I've been clicking [X] Remember Forever Some how Ubuntu isn't ...
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How can I verify my root password, when I know it but I need to check it? [duplicate]

I know my password on my server, but is there a command to check the password? I can't use ssh because my ssh key is already copied, so is not useful. I need something to ask me for the root ...
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incorrect password for sudo and on screen lock, but correct while logging in right after reboot

I've this strange issue occurring after I upgraded the os from 16 to 18. At first, it wouldn't let me in, saying that the password is incorrect even though it was right. So I rebooted with ...
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Bash script to automaticly change a given user's password [duplicate]

So, I know that the passwd command allows me to change my own password, and if run with sudo, allows me to change anyone's password, but what if I want a script to do it? I have a script that grabs a ...
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Caps lock indicator for Ubuntu 18.04 lock screen and login screen?

My laptop does not have a led or anything to show whether the caps lock is on or not, and while Kubuntu warns you on the lockscreen about whether your caps lock is on or not, Ubuntu seems to lack it. ...
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No password account Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

Is there any way to create a guest user account (without password) in ubuntu 18.04?
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gnome-keyring asks for “unnamed” key instead of real name

Whenever I try to ssh into a server for the first time, a GUI popup asks for the key password: An application wants access to the private key "Unnamed", but it is locked: When we look at the ...
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how to change root pass word in ubuntu 16.04 LTS on SAMSUNG Linux On Dex

I am trying to change root password in my Ubuntu . This is what I did: 1: installed linux on dex on google play 2: downloaded the ubuntu 16.04 LTS arm image 3: After starting the image in linux on ...
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using password manager to unlock LUKS drive

I use KeyPassXC to type my passwords and a USB drive for some of my files. In Ubuntu 16.04 I could plug in my drive, and when the password prompt came up just switch over to my PM and have it type the ...
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Ubuntu won't login, password is true

My ubuntu won't login but password is true! Here what's output. First image I try to login, and password is true! It back me to login screen. I don't know I try to change password via other user and ...
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What is default Password for Live Session User in Ubuntu 18.10? [duplicate]

I am booting 18.10 on USB. I want to protect the the account with a password that is not default by creating an account when I boot Ubuntu.
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mysql disable login with blank password [duplicate]

I have created a Ubuntu 18.01 droplet on digital ocean. while creating droplet I opted for one click LAMP installation. Therefore I got mysql pre-installed. Now I am able to login as root by using a ...
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Lubuntu 18.10 LXQt desktop no user login after booting

Interesting one. After some time of leaving ubuntu I decided to run Lubuntu again. This time 18.10. There is a new desktop called LXQt as far as I can see. MY problem; after installing it it runs ...
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Launchpad/UbuntuForums credentials

For some months now, the UbuntuONE credentials no longer work. Every time I try to login, I'm told the Username/Password don't match. I next select "forgot password". There I enter the email ...
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How to Add Security Password to Multimedia Files [duplicate]

I know we can to use a security password with LibreOffice files (writer, calc, impress, etc) to avoid strangers can access those kind of files. I want to know if we can use security password in ...
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Set a password for external hard disk without format it

My external hard disk is 1TB in size and nearly 900GB data on it. I want to set up a password without format it. Is it possible? file format is ext4.
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Unable to import data from Chrome to Firefox

I'm thinking about switching from Chrome to Firefox and now I've encountered a problem importing data (mostly I need passwords) from Chrome. I followed tutorials that basically says to go into '...
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Knowing which application tries to unlock a GNOME Keyring [duplicate]

Sometimes, I see a dialog asking for the unlock password of the GNOME Keyring. This dialog doesn't tell me anything about the application which wants to access the keyring secrets. Thus,I would like ...
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Typing password while using sudo [duplicate]

Below you can see the terminal window wanted to use sudo, but simply can't type my password(I click letters on the keyboard, but nothing happens).
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No root user password for MariaDB

I've gone through the process of installing MariaDB several times now, and it has never asked me to create a root password. The upshot of this is I can't get in and create the database. Obviously I'...
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Apache2 restart returns bad message

I have 2 certificates that I'm trying to deploy onto my 2 of my apache https website. Whenever i try to restart the service with sudo service apache2 restart. It prompt for my pass phrase of both my ...
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How to recover lost password after automatic login has been activated? [duplicate]

I logged into my account earlier and changed the settings to automatic login after creating a password. But now after many days I logged into my account and I tried to update and install new software, ...
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How to find the saved Wifi Password in Ubuntu

I connected my laptop with my home Wifi connection but now I forget the password and I want to login on my mobile device as well. Can you tell me how can I check my saved password so that I can use it ...
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tty0 login incorrect even with correct username/password

My tty login is giving error of incorrect login. I tried booting from rescue mode and changing the user name and password. I also tried to add a new user. However, nothing seems to work. Is there a ...
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GRUB 2 - Avoid unrestricted boot options are overwritten with kernel updates

I have all my grub options protected by password excepting the default Ubuntu option. This is done by adding "--unrestricted" to the boot option in /boot/grub/grub.cfg as explained here: https://wiki....
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Must I always have to sign in, every time I switch on?

I just about understand the point of the keyring, and it's fair that every time I install or delete an application I need to verify myself. But really, why do I need to sign in every time I switch on ...
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Cannot pass through sudo permission request with correct password?? (Ubuntu 14.04)

I wanted to boot my pc straight into Ubuntu without entering password, which I did through entering my password in settings and choosing the option "Login without password". Upon restarting, I couldn'...
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Deja-Dup does not remember network share password even though “remember password” box was ticked

Using Deja-Dup to back up to a network share from a Lubuntu 18.04.1 laptop. Deja-Dup properly asks for credentials for the share, and offers the option to save the password by ticking a box. Which I ...
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Cannot login back into GNOME 3 on Ubuntu 18.04 user account after some inactivity

After some inactivity screen goes black. When I move mouse or type anything this screen appears: And when I input my password which is I 100% know is correct, I cannot access my account, screen just ...
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sudo: 3 incorrect password attempts - can root see the password in clear text?

If some user can't access some command with sudo 3 times, this should be reported to root user in access logs\errors.. Can root see these attempts (like passwords tried) in text in the logs?
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“email/password is not correct” to log in to Ubuntu One to leave Software review

I'm thinking perhaps this is not a duplicate of this problem from five years ago since the reported message differs (and the OS has been updated a lot since then): I wrote a review to post for ...
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How to use /etc/init.d/networking with password supplied by optus.au?

I am staying at a friend's house and have to use his Optus ISP to connect to the Internet. Optus requires that a supplied password be used to connect, something like: GHIUOKGHDSHGQW6543 Whilst my ...
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Possible corrupt NTFS System (Windows Files still accessible via Ubuntu)

a few days ago I had to replace my motherboard because it was acting up and not letting my Lenovo laptop boot. When replacing the motherboard I took out the HDD and connected it to my friend's laptop ...
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Login key chain password reverts back to login password

I am trying to change my login keychain password to another password for security reasons, However when i enter my password in the login keychain to unlock it it reverts back to my login password for ...
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Authentication Faliure, Switch to Greeter

I was working on a little utility that allows me to unlock my device using recognized devices in it's proximity i.e if my device finds 2-3 devices in it's proximity (BT,Wifi) etc. it will unlock and ...
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How to remove GRUB password requirement

Initially I configured GRUB to require a password when GRUB loads ubuntu. Now I need to remove the password protection from GRUB. I have commented out the superusers account and its associated ...
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SOLVED: su with new user automatically fails without asking for a password

I'm on Ubuntu 16.04.5. I've created a user called test_user and when I try the command su test_user I get the output user@user:~$ su test_user su: Authentication failure user@user:~$ Without ...
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VPN Connection forget password

After last update Kubuntu 18.04 pretty worked but VPN PPTP connection was broken. Day before I change VPN password and it was working fine, but today I found in logs: pppd[9962]: MS-CHAP ...
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kate saving a text file that needs sudo, opens a password dialog message

I use to have a setup that i could edit and save a file using (Kate text editor) that needed sudo privilage. On save it will show a dialog asking me for my password. This was really handy. But it is ...
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How to change passwords in bulk? Ubuntu 16.04

Is there a command that will let me change all the user passwords at once? I would like to find an easier way to perform this change for all 32 users on my machine, and doing them one at a time is not ...
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Using keyring to automatically authenticate with wget

My university offers all of the curriculum online and available for everyone that has a username and password. So naturally i wrote a shell script to just crawl in every needed course and download all ...
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Unable to log in to Ubuntu 14.04

Upgraded to 14.04 from 12.04. Not sure if the upgrade was complete; laptop Dell Inspiron 3542 was powered down in spite of connected to power source. However, when the machine was started, login ...
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Cannot login to a remote server through ssh(keeps waiting after entering the passphrase)

When I tried to log in to my remote server via ssh, I enter my password it keeps me waiting nothing happens after I enter the correct password. So I typed the command ssh -v username@ipaddress to see ...
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Can't update mysql without system root password set

I am trying to update the system but mysql 5.7 is failing. It appears that it cannot connect due to authentication issues. Here is the full console output: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Password resets on reboot (multi-user network)

Today I attempted to log in to my work laptop and got an invalid credentials message. I was still able to log into the local admin and change the password. However, after rebooting, I get the same ...
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How to immediately report sudo commands from standard account without asking for password?

In Ubuntu 16.04, I made the standard user log in without a password (from ubuntu settings), but sudo still asks me for a password [and typing nothing and pressing enter only registers as an "incorrect ...
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Correct password fails to login (login loop) in Ubuntu 16.04

I know this question asked so many times before but none of the solutions worked for me. My OS is Ubuntu 16.04.5 (alongside Win10) when I type the correct pw it enters the login loop. journalctl ...
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super user password reset needed for Program Installation [duplicate]

How do you go about resetting the Super User password? The password needed to install programs with administration rights.