String of characters that allows access to a computer, interface, system or application.

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How do I “unlock” sudo for 15 mins after login?

It doesn't make sense to me that after authorising myself by logging in, I then have to separately authorise myself to sudo, potentially typing the password twice. This has all come to a head recently ...
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Windows 7 Auto logon

I'm using Windows 7 professional Service Pack 1 on my desktop computer. Every single time I turn on or wake up my computer, I must enter my password which is quite annoying. I'm the only user of this ...
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Allow Putty store passwords

Is there any way to allow Putty to store passwords? Please note that safety is not an issue (private LAN), so the easiest solution would be to save the password in the Putty session (instead of using ...
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In OS X how to avoid typing passwords twice if FileVault 2 is enabled?

After erasing the startup volume with encryption enabled (FileVault 2) and restoring the previous backup, I found myself needing to type passwords twice: the first one is to unlock the drive and the ...
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Setting reduced complexity passwords for a regular user

From root it is possible to set a single character password for any account Example: Here I created a account test3 and set the password t, and the password is accepted [root@localhost ~]# useradd ...
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Can't we set the old windows password again?

Consider this scenario: I'm using windows 7. Initially I had the login password as "first". After sometime I changed it to "second". If I try to set the password as "first" again, windows not ...
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resetting the root password in linux

How do I reset the root password in fedora ? Is there any way out ? I have googled a lot but couldn't find any useful result.
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Mac Book Pro “Repair the Hard Drive and Permissions” process

I have a MBP 13 inch with OSX Lion on it (late 2011 model). Since a few months now it's been slower than when out of the box even though I didin't really start using it differently since then, except ...
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Master password of keypass

I just downloaded keypass and launched it. But it asked me to input master password. Well, I just used it and haven't created any password. How can I have the master password? Please see the image ...
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How to prevent password popup everytime for changing network configuration in OS X Mountain Lion?

I have a few network scripts that I used under OS X Lion that automatically created a ssh connection and then changed network configuration on my local machine to run traffic through the ssh tunnel. ...
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How to recover forgotten remote windows RDP password?

I had found this example: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/remote_desktop_password.html But it turns out it doesn't seem to work with the "newer" RDP save files. Anybody have any tips to retrieve my ...
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How do I reset my Windows 7 password with a flash drive?

My laptop was installed with Windows 7 with only one account, but no reset disk was created. Now I had forgotten my password and don't know how to reset it. Had tried OPH Crack to burn its ISO into a ...
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Why has Google Chrome lost all of my saved passwords?

I have a Dell laptop running Windows Vista. A few days ago I had a problem with Google Chrome saying "Your profile could not be opened correctly. Some features may be unavailable." I believe that the ...
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How to avoid having to type password every time rsync is run in a Bash script?

In a bash script, I have several rsync statements. Every rsync will prompt for typing password, and defeats very much the automation of doing the job using a script. How to improve this? The ...
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Access Denied Windows XP [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can reset Windows administrator password? I just bought an large computer from Goodwill. When Windows XP boots, there are three users a name with no password or ...
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True crypt - forgotten password

I've got a small true crypt container (that I created and own) I have forgotten the password too and would like access to. Are there any tools available to crack true crypt containers? Bonus points ...
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grub username and password

I have a tamilnadu govt lenovo laptop which has dual OS boot (windows7 and boss gnu/linux) In GRUB suddenly the windows 7 changed to windows vista and linux has changed to two versions. If I try ...
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Enable LM hash on Windows Server 2008?

I want to enable the LM hash in Windows Server 2008. How do I do that? Can I only change it in the registry?
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How to crack a password protected zip file

I recently downloaded a piece of software that came in a .ZIP archive, but the .EXE software inside of the archive had a password on it. The website that I would have gotten the password from closed ...
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Blocking flash drives and SD cards with a password?

I'm trying to set up a Windows 7 laptop such that you must enter a password to access any flash drive, SD card, or other USB media, no matter its format or encryption (if any). However, I should ...
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Chrome Saved Passwords security issue

If I save a password in Google chrome someone else can easily see the password from Setting -> Advance Settings -> Manage saved passwords -> Show (in required password field) and use it ...
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Enable simple password for root user on CentOS

I have a machine with CentOS and I want to enable a simple password for the root user. Something like 7 characters with 2 numbers or so... But I'm getting this error: BAD PASSWORD: it is based on a ...
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All application passwords lost on Windows 7

A couple of days ago I changed my Windows 7 login password. My laptop is on my company's domain, so password changes are done over the internal network. Since changing the password I noticed that all ...
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Is there a way to pass in a password to the su root -c command?

I'm writing a script that requires root access for HP-UX. I was wondering if there was some way to pass in a password to the su root -c command so that the user would not be prompted for a password. ...
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Why does Windows warn that my password will expire when my account doesn't have one?

I have a Windows 7 virtual machine set up in Parallels on my Mac. There is only one administrator account set up, with no password, but Windows keeps warning that my password will expire and that I ...
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Sync wireless passwords between Windows computers

I'm looking for a way to synchronize wireless network passwords between each of the computers I use (to avoid typing each of them more than once.) Is it possible to do this on Windows?
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Only Require password for Remote Desktop

I have a windows 7 machine that I primarily use as a media server (NAS). For this reason, I don't want to require a password when the machine boots up. So, I've disabled the password for the primary ...
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Why does this work: Windows same local admin username and password, able to access other computer?

I've two machines MachineA and MachineB. Both have two local accounts which have same username . Both accounts are local admin on those machines. If they have same password, I'm able to access ...
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How to recover the password for a particular user account on my linux pc

I have a linux pc on which several users are configured to login. for the same PC i have the root access (username and password). I have lost one of the user accounts password. How to get back the ...
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Why does Firefox relate saved passwords to form fields with different names?

I have a web page that uses cookies to track logins. I present a login for it like this: <FORM ACTION="/authenticate" METHOD="post"> <TABLE BORDER="0" ALIGN="center"> <TR> <TD ...
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Excel Workbook Desktop Shortcut with Auto password?

I've got a bunch of password-protected Excel workbooks on my secured LAN (no wan) computer. Is it possible to parse the password into a shortcut so it would automatically open a workbook as long as ...
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Locked out on windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do if I forgot my Windows password? Have a notebook with Windows 7 Pro. Standart installation, added 2 accounts; admin & "a power user". I'm locked out ...
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Sharing admin passwords with coworkers in small IT company

We are a small IT provider with couple of employees. We'd like to share a lot of customer password data we need to maintain the customer services. What password repository software there exist which ...
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How to prompt (gui) and use root password on a script?

I would like run a script of mine that need some root privilegies on a gui way. For example, a simple script could be: #!/bin/sh clementine sudo shutdown -h 00:00 The first line opens the ...
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Removed password from Windows 7, now I cannot login using Remote Desktop

I removed the password from the only account on my Windows 7 computer and now I get the following message when I try to log in. "Possible reasons are blank passwords not allowed". I did some ...
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sudo: a tale of two folders

I have 2 folders: drwsrwsr-x 25 ftpuser www-data 4096 Jun 7 13:45 demo drwsrwsr-x 28 ftpuser www-data 4096 Jun 7 12:43 dev and a script to create a folder within these. When I run the script ...
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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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How do I securely store and manage 180 passwords?

I have about 180 passwords for different websites and web services. They are all stored in one single password protected Excel document. As the list gets longer I am more and more concerned about its ...
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How to prompt user for a password to use an application in Mac?

Is there a way to prompt the user for a password when he or she tries to open a given application? And is there a way to set that to something different than the user account password? I want it to ...
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How to change password for virtual Windows 7 installed using VMWare?

I run a virtual Windows 7 on host OS Mac OS X 10.6.8 using VMWare Fusion 3.1.3. How to change password for Windows 7? EDIT: When seeing the following I sent a Ctrl-Alt-Del signal from VMWare ...
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Does the BIOS encrypt the password?

Does the BIOS encrypt the password? If not, can it be found with physical access? If yes, which algorithm does it use?
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SSH password not working from iPhone to laptop

I recently jailbroke my iPhone 4, running iOS 5.1, and am trying to recover some files that were deleted. I am new to SSH and am currently using Cygwin. The issue I'm having is that when I try to to ...
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How can I set a git config item as a function?

I'm trying to set up the gist gem, but I don't want to have my GitHub password stored as an environment variable or git config item. The README from the GitHub repo explains, You can also define ...
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When did I set the administrator password for windows 7?

I've just installed a windows 7 professional x64 [on my netbook], and started a program installer as a normal user (edit: whose account type is admin), that should have been started as administrator. ...
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View Windows Server 2008 password

I reinstalled my PC and lost the credentials to a remote server. The remote username and password that I have don't work anymore. What I have is a recovery console via VNC where I can login into a ...
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Pdf Password Protection

I am trying to password protect a large pdf collection, with one password per PDF file. I want to set a random and unique password for each PDF, and keep track of them as they are set. I am looking ...
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Store my password, and don't give it back to me for a certain time [closed]

I have exams and I have to study very much. But, there are some web applications and social network sites that take too much time of mine. I need an application (preferred a web application, a local ...
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Change the password Windows 7 has stored for a wireless network

I have a new laptop which I used to connect to the guest network in our house. I typed in the wrong password at login and now I cannot type in the correct one. How can I clear or change the password ...
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Where to store security credentials (aka passwords) for special cron jobs?

I want to write a cron job that authenticates for a certain mail account. As there are multiple ways in giving the script those credentails: config file, hardcoded in script, arguments in cronjob ...
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Password Prompt For Wifi Connections in Linux

I have been using a few flavors of Linux for a while now. But, I Still haven't figured out how to turn off the repetitive password prompt for Connecting to a Wifi networks. Is there an automated ...