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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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3answers
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Accidentally typed password on logon prompt in Ubuntu TTY, is it stored?

Note: This is similar, but not identical to the question on how to handle passwords typed into the bash prompt. On my Ubuntu 14.04 machine, I opened VT1 using Ctrl+Alt+F1 and mistakenly typed my ...
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1answer
53 views

Create a default password for all new linux users?

I know there are various ways of updating the password of a user with a script. I am looking for a way to set a default password for a new user. /etc/default/useradd doesn't help I don't want to set ...
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0answers
29 views

new version of KeePassX (0.4.3) won't let me open database with key file and blank master password

I have upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.04. to 13.10. New KeepAssX (version 0.4.3) does not let me open a database with blank master password. I either uncheck the password field or fill it. When I check ...
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1answer
146 views

Why John the Ripper is so slow with simple password? [closed]

I'm using John the Ripper version 1.7.8 on Linux Ubuntu to crack Linux user passwords as an exercise. I run the Linux on a virtual machine. I created a user called "User1" to the system and set a ...
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1answer
294 views

Ubuntu 13.10 login screen does not recognize my password

Recently i installed Ubuntu 13.10 but in log-in screen i can't enter password. whatever i type is nothing recognized by screen and i can not log in into my account but if i log-in into guest account ...
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1answer
160 views

How to lock a unlocked GNOME Keyring?

A password prompt is offered to unlock the GNOME Keyring when I login to my user account. I was wondering how to lock the keyring back in the same session it was unlocked? (I understand that I can ...
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0answers
29 views

Where does the 2X client store passwords when you have it save them?

Using linux (ubuntu), I am curious where the 2X client stores the passwords. My home directory is encrypted, but not my full system. If it stores them in the home directory, then I'd be comfortable ...
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sudoers syntax for specifying a list of executables

I want my user (username "wim" in group "wim") to be able to use sudo apt-get and sudo dpkg without needing admin password. I tried editing sudoers file with sudo visudo, and I added in this line: ...
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0answers
63 views

Run a specific program with root privilges without asking for password everytime

Many times, i need to connect modem using SAKIS-3G script and because modem-manager sucks many times. I need to supply admin/root password, everytime i need to run sakis-3g script. I am the only ...
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6answers
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recovery of password for root in Ubuntu 12.10

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my 32-bit machine using Ubuntu installer and gave a password(and the account name was 'samsung') when prompted. Later I was able to use that password for logging in, ...
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0answers
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How can I make OS X use the keystrokes that I wake it with as the log-in password?

When I am waking my computer from sleep (or just from having the screen turned off after not having used it for a while) first the screen comes on, and then it asks for my password, and then I can ...
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1answer
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Windows is asking for password to browse the available file shares on Samba

Server: Samba on Ubuntu 12.04, with security = user. A variety of file shares - some need to be accessible by guests, some are allowed users = user1. Client: Windows XP, on same workgroup as the ...
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1answer
81 views

Reset user password on reboot

Humor me for a moment because I'm aware that this is a terrible idea. I'm trying to devise a way to reset a user's password each time the computer is rebooted. So far, I've tried the following to no ...
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0answers
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Installing Ubuntu: “passwords do not match”

This question has been asked before on these pqges. My first installation of Ubuntu ever. Upon installation of Ubuntu, I get the same remark over and over again: "passwords do not match" I know that ...
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1answer
986 views

Using GnuPG and its daemon gpg-agent

I'm using gpg-agent to remember and supply my GnuPG password when building Debian/Ubuntu packages. But I'm still confused how gpg-agent works. I invoke gpg-agent as: eval $(gpg-agent --daemon) It ...
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2answers
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Can't change root password in Ubuntu

I am trying to change the root password in my Ubuntu system but I am getting an error. I disabled password prompt when calling sudo. So I can execute root commands (eg. sudo apt-get install) without ...
0
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1answer
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Reset root password of a VM

I removed (distrattament) my "sudo" user from sudo group user, I can't use root because I don't know a password for root. I have an Ubuntu virtual machine and when I open Recovery Menu is limited ...
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2answers
685 views

Trying to enable passwordless sudo

I want to enable passwordless sudo for user "bamboo" on my host, so I have added bamboo ALL=NOPASSWD: ALL and also %admin ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL (user bamboo is in the admin group) to the ...
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1answer
86 views

How to dual boot Ubuntu/Win7 without password?

I have Win 7 ultimate on my C drive with a primary partition of 50GB. There is currently 14GB free. Is it possible to install Ubuntu side-by-side with existing win 7 on the same drive without ...
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1answer
2k views

turning off password expiration on linux

I see a lot document suggest to use chage on debian and ubuntu, apt-get update && apt-get install chage does not install the package, e.g. root@ubuntu:~/Desktop# apt-get install chage Reading ...
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1answer
159 views

Firefox on Ubuntu repeatedly asks for password with HTTP authentication

I asked this on Stack Overflow and it was suggested that I ask here instead. I have tried searching for this but nothing I find quite matches my issue. My wife and I run identical setups. We both run ...
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2answers
121 views

restore password in ubuntu [duplicate]

I'm learning UBUNTU. I'm using virtual box with ubuntu image, i created my user name as joe no password. now that i try to execute any command that requires the sudo stuff it asks me for a ...
2
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1answer
391 views

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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2answers
1k views

How to reset passwords in Nautilus, Ubuntu 12.04?

I had a user connect to a remote server (via nautilus, Ctrl+l, smb://url). Was prompted for a password like this, and I said "remember forever". Now I have got a new user with extended permissions ...
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1answer
417 views

Ubuntu, User Accounts messed up

I need to fix Ubuntu Accounts somehow but I don't really see how it could be done. The problem is: files /etc/passwd and /etc/hostname and /etc/hosts where changed. /etc/passwd Before ...
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3answers
536 views

How to create a password to open firefox?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 and Firefox 15.0.1 I have some history saved in my Firefox browser. I find it useful to have them. But I don't want my friends or anyone to have a look at my history when they ...
0
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1answer
465 views

Error resetting root password “Token Authentication error”

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, though this issue existed before I upgraded. I am the first user on my system so my password is the default for root but when I try to su to root it won't accept my ...
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1answer
1k views

Is there a CHNTPW alternative for Linux?

I'm looking for a CHNTPW equivalent that I can use from Linux to recover, clear or change a Windows password. chntpw is not quite working for me, I'm planning to boot this from portable.
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1answer
639 views

set irc server password

I just recently set up an IRC server on my Ubuntu box (11.04, no remix), and would like to set up a server password that one must provide on login. How do I do this? I have dancer-ircd and ...
1
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1answer
320 views

How can my computer automatically connect to a Wi-Fi?

I should say at the start that I'm absolutely beginner in such things like networks. I tried to search but don't really know what to type to solve the problem. I've just installed Ubuntu 11.04 on one ...
3
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1answer
891 views

ubuntu: root password

Well, I don't know exactly how it happened. But, thing is if I issue a command which I need root priviliges an error message comes that says <user> does not have an entry in sudoers file I ...
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1answer
445 views

Repeated password request in ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How I can make sudo session an hour and not few minutes in Ubuntu 10.04? Ubuntu 10.10 asks password everytime I try to do some administrative task. How can I avoid it ? ...
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2answers
2k views

Password doesn't work for Synaptic Package Manager when started from Gnome panel

When I navigate to System->Administration->Synaptic Package Manager it will prompt me for a password. The problem is that it always says I entered the wrong password. If I run the command "gksudo ...
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1answer
3k views

How to change root password ang log in password on Ubuntu 10.04?

I did some searches in this site, however, the password did not change. I tried: sudo passwd . And after entering a new password, the system stop asking me password whenever I use sudo command. ...
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1answer
254 views

How to allow password protected start-stop-daemon functionality?

I would like to use Ubuntu's start-stop-daemon to start my application, but the application protects some sensitive information, so I have a mechanism where the application prompts for a password ...
2
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1answer
95 views

How to have user's passwords remembered in Linux?

How to I get linux to stop prompting me for a password and remember it? For instance, when using the root user, I always get prompted, but I would rather only be prompted once per user session.
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2answers
474 views

How can I prevent Desktop Users from viewing the wireless password?

The title says it; I want to prevent users from viewing the wireless network password on Ubuntu. It's easily viewable through the included application called seahorse.
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1answer
414 views

Change Windows 7 password from Linux?

I forgot the administrator password for a Windows 7 VM. I booted from an Ubuntu ISO image, and mounted the Windows 7 hard drive, so I can hack around, but I can't use the 'net users' Windows ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Are samba passwords stored securely?

I've heard that samba stores passwords in a less safe way than the normal linux passwords. Is this true? If yes, what can I do about it?
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1answer
736 views

Ubuntu encryptfs-mount-private not working

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Ran some updates, finally got around to rebooting. When I rebooted, It came up with Some errors about missing files, etc... Came to discover my home directory was not decrypted. I ...
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3answers
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Resetting a BIOS password on a laptop

I bought a ChemBook laptop which I have installed Ubuntu Linux on. It has an AMI BIOS. There is a password on the BIOS so I can not change its configuration. The laptop does not have a 3.5inch ...
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1answer
839 views

Cannot change Ubuntu root password

I've tried to use this to change my Ubuntu 10.04 password sudo passwd The process goes fine, I type the new password and the get the message on successfull completion. However, nothing actually ...
2
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5answers
841 views

How could my Ubuntu root password change without my knowledge and how do I regain control?

Lo and behold, I log into my machine today, as every day, su root and it doesn't accept my root password any more. How could that possibly happen, assuming I didn't sleepwalk over to my machine during ...
3
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1answer
134 views

Removing previously type commands at a remote server

I am ssh'ing into a remote server and then su'ing to root. The problem is that sometimes, I have not paid enough attention to the console message, and I have accidentally typed in the root password ...
0
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3answers
831 views

Storing Passwords for websites on Ubuntu?

I'm looking for a way to store passwords on my Ubuntu I've been using RoboForm on windows, and saw that it should be Safer than letting FireFox auto-complete my passwords because It's better ...
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2answers
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Ubuntu in VMware - not able to enter password to login

I installed Ubuntu 10 on VMware 7.0 for learning purposes, but I am not able to enter a password in order to log in. Any ideas what the problem might be?
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1answer
1k views

How to remove users password on ubuntu

Is it possible to remove users password on ubuntu? The user only needs access through ssh and he can use key file authentication so he doesn't need the password anymore. I'd rather not disable logging ...
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1answer
307 views

How do I make lock screen ask for a password on my USB Ubuntu install?

Whenever I lock the screen on my USB Ubuntu install be it manually or automatically when I get back it just shows the desktop again without asking for a password. How can I enable the password lock ...
2
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2answers
2k views

Lost root password on a ubuntu virtual machine

I lost the password for root on a ubuntu virtual machine. Is there any way to restore it or I need to install a new virtual machine with ubuntu again?