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Creating user with password or changing password doesn't work in PostgresQL

I'm trying to create a new user role or change existing one's password to be able to work locally with PostgresQL. I'm working on Ubuntu. I can modify the attributes of an user, but for some reason ...
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passwd pauses after bad password has been entered

Say you type in passwd and you enter in the wrong password. There's a noticeable delay between when it tells you that the password was bad and when you enter it. Any ideas as to why? Seems kinda ...
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Prevent linux user from changing their password in ssh

How can I prevent users from changing their passwords? I still want to be able to change the passwords as root if necessary but keep the user from changing their password.
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Renamed root in /etc/passwd and now sudo does not work

I accidentally modified the line for root in /etc/passwd and changed its named. To fix it I tried using sudo to modify this file, but it does not let me sudo because sudo can't find the root user ...
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how to share Linux user passwords and Samba passwords

I have set up a Linux system with its own user account administration. It is not part of any domain (other than DNS). Now I want to allow its users to mount their home directories on a Windows system. ...
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Trying to change a Ubuntu user's password, authentication token manipulation error

I'm trying to create a local user on a new Ubuntu box. I'm unable to change the password, and I keep getting the error below. The user gets added to the shadow file, but I can't get it to set a ...