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

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Use Microsoft account but with local password instead

So when I got Windows 10, I was trying to setup Cortana and all those other fun apps, and it asked me to log in with my Microsoft account. But when I logged in with my Microsoft account, it switched ...
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GRUB menu edit protection only

I set up the GRUB password protection on my Ubuntu LTS 14 64bits. To do that I generated a hash of the password with grub-mkpasswd-pbkdf2. Then I edited /etc/grub.d/40_custom to add those 2 lines: ...
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Can I have an account in Windows 10 that is linked to my MS account but does not use a password?

I have a Windows 10 PC in my living that I use as a media PC. Originally I installed Windows 10 and set up a local account without a password. I want this because several people use this PC and I don'...
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Can malware access my passwords? How do I keep my accounts safe if they did?

I've already decided I have some sort of Malware, but I want to know what information is at risk. I've changed a few passwords since the problem started, and I've had a lot of other online activity. I ...
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Forgotten BIOS admin password - HPprobook 450 G1

I own an HP probook 450 G1 and unfortunately I have forgotten my BIOS admin password which I set about 1 month ago (I wrote it down somewhere but I cant find that location). How can I reset it - in ...
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How to access computer without password

So I never really post questions in forums like these but this one has got me stumped. So I upgraded my windows 7 computer to Windows 10 and didn't like it plus things were messing up. I decided to go ...
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How do I Disable Windows 10 Password Hint?

When I first created my user account on Windows 10, I was forced to add a password hint as well. I have tried to remove the password hint, through the Windows 10 settings, but I have been unable to ...
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Can't change password on my Windows 8

In our school, they gave us little computers to do our homework on and stuff like that (and we paid like 300 for them, and we get to keep them for life). Anyway, my sister found out my password and is ...
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How can I recover access to a Windows 10 virtual machine?

I have a Windows 10 virtual machine (host: VMware Fusion 7.1.2 on El Capitan), and I gave it a PIN on installation. I tried this morning to get into it, and it said on each of several tries that the ...
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By making one login password less it makes a subsequent login prompt a password

I need to run a script on a machine which is only reachable trough some hopping. So I wrote a little script: ssh -t user1@host1 ssh -t user2@host2 ssh -t user3@host3 sript_to_run.sh This works ...
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How can I use chpasswd to set a password to nothing (for SSH purposes)?

I can create a user and set its password in one line like so: echo <sudopw> | sudo -S useradd Bob && echo Bob:P4ssw0rd | sudo chpasswd --crypt-method=SHA512 ...
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Rsync with SSH prompting for remote password

I have followed the following guide to setup Rsync with SSH between my local machine and a remote server: I performed the below as root: rsync -avz -e ssh /home/user/dir root@192.168.200.10::Backup/...
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A shortcut to connect with Microsoft Remote Desktop without password on Mac

On a local area network I want to connect to a Windows PC from a Mac using Microsoft Remote Desktop and stored credentials using a double-click on an icon without other steps. What I managed to do: ...
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Is there a plugin for Firefox that forces Firefox to request the system password to view the passwords it stores? [closed]

I left my computer open (didn't lock it), and it very likely that someone living with me went to see what passwords were there given that I am the one that told them how to do so. I wish Firefox were ...
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BIOS Password Help Needed

So I have an Acer Aspire E1-571. I'm trying to get into BIOS(you know when computer/laptops starts and you press F2 and an old fashion panel comes up). But the problem is that when I press the F2 ...
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“iCloud vs Browser” which is a better place to keep your passwords [closed]

Using a MAC, with iCloud enabled for storing your password allows you to store your passwords on your iCloud account which is accessible across all registered devices that are linked with same iCloud ...
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Changing an expired Domain UserAccount Password from a Worgroup Computer

We have a Windows Server 2008 domain controller. Some users log on using Remote Desktop Terminal Services and when their password expires (3 months) a prompt is given to change their password. But we ...
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Chrome is ignoring my saved passwords on OSX after keychain deletion

I'm using Google Chrome on 3 OS X machines. For one of these machines, the username and password autocomplete is not working at all, even though I am asked to store the password after every login. I'm ...
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Cannot remove HDD Password

I have set a HDD Password to my Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Laptop. I can reset my password but cannot remove it. I can't find a option to remove the password in the BIOS screen. How will I be able ...
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Where does Google Smart Lock have all my passwords from?

I just accidentally noticed that there is this thing called "Smart Lock" in my Google account. (https://passwords.google.com/settings/passwords) There are 480+ of my passwords stored in there! Where ...
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Is it there any way to force “Passwd” command to ask existing password everytime?

Myself running Kali 2.0 Sana which was Debian based system. Currently running as root user. One of the common problem I face was any user whom has physical access can change my root password within ...
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Can Windows be set to not prompt the local user for a password after a remote desktop user has logged off?

I have a Windows machine that I use as an HTPC and server. I sometimes log in to it using Remote Desktop, using the same username/password of the user who is normally logged in. After I end the RDP ...
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Decrypting BitLocker and regaining access to Windows 8.1 after forgetting the local user account password

I am trying to regain access to my Windows 8.1 local account which I have lost the password to. BitLocker is enabled, and I still know the BitLocker password. I have attempted to use ntpasswd but it ...
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How to configure John The Ripper to use a static string as part of password discovery?

I recendly found an old microcontroller project of mine again and want to use it. Unfortunatly I forgot the password but know the middle of it. Further I get managed to free the shadow file. Is there ...
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How to get rid of lag/delay when unlocking Windows 10

With Windows 7 (and XP) I could walk up to a locked PC (without Ctrl-Alt-Del requirement) and start typing my password, even with the screen off, and the keypresses would all be sent to the password ...
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Chrome option to save passwords greyed out

A colleague of mine is having issues with Google Chrome. The option to have Chrome save passwords is not available, the tick box and label are both greyed out. Chrome was previously saving the ...
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How to invoke re-authentication like chrome while managing saved password?

I was wondering that if there was a way to invoke windows password exactly like chrome does when we try to see the saved password. I don't want to use a third party application as it's possible to ...
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Inputting password

I have recently signed in to Windows 10.There after,I am asked to enter password everytime I open my computer. Is there any way to disable this feature? Does this feature need working Internet ...
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Create it so I don't have to login to windows when I am connected to a certain wifi network?

How can I make it so if I am connected to a certain wifi network that I don't have to type in a username and password into the computer. But when not connect it requires a username and password. I am ...
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I want to sign in my microsoft account but use local account

This is a company terminal but it would be easy for me if I could just sign in my Microsoft account. I am allowed to sign in any of my account but I am not allowed to change the local password of this ...
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How do I change the root password on my Synology Rackstation?

Synology's OS doesn't seem to have a passwd command, and I have been unable to change my Root user's password using the synouser command: MyNas > synouser --setpw root hunter2 Lastest SynoErr=[...
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Retrieve password from auto login page

I realize there are several similar posts but I believe this one is unique. I usually sign into a a wireless network that does not have WEP. There is no password listed in the properties. However, ...
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Create password protected file in linux

i need to make my file password protected , whenever i tries to open the file it should ask for a valid password... i found one method. vi -x file name whenever i open the file it asks for password ...
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Minimum password length is not working in Linux (RHEL7)

I have set minimum password length to 3 on my RHEL 7 system. Still while using passwd I get error: BAD PASSWORD: The password is shorter than 5 characters. I have changed following parameters: ...
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pgpass not executing when creating backup

I have a backup1.sh file in home/my_dictonary/backup1.sh which creates a backup of my database #!/bin/sh tar -czf /home/ruud/backup1.tgz /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/openerp pg_dump -U dbadmin ...
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How can I create Keychain entries via command line?

I am trying to use the command line to automatically add passwords to the keychain app for various file servers. I was able to use the man security to figure out most of it. It's creating the ...
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Reset supervisor password on Toshiba Portégé [duplicate]

I want some thing "software" that can help me to remove bios password on my **Toshiba Portégé Z30-A-12T. I still remember the user password for bios but i can't remove it. I hope to find a software ...
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Is it safe to store (encrypted) passwords on GitHub?

I am using pass to handle all my passwords. They are encrypted using GPG with a 4096 bits key, using the SHA256 algorithm. I am using a different password for every login in my password store. One of ...
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pgpass does not execute

So i have a backup1.sh script in /home/user/ #!/bin/sh tar -czf /home/ruud/backup1.tgz /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/openerp pg_dump -U dbadmin -h 127.0.0.1 123telcom -f /home/ruud/dbbackup.sql ...
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Pgpass gives error code

I have this code in my pgpass file 149.210.204.94:5432:mydatabasename:myusername:mypassword when I execute this i gives the error connection to database "mydatabasename" failed: invalid port ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro won't let us set a blank password (no password)?

A friend of mine has a Windows 8.1 Pro system, and she is tired of having to enter the password all the time, and just wants there to be no password on the system. But when I tried to help do that, ...
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Sync Problems with Chrome passwords and OSX keychain

After synchronizing my Keychain with iCloud and a power outage, I started experiencing some issues with the chrome password synchronization. I know passwords are still there in the Google cloud but ...
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Remote PW change for OSX

I am trying to script a password change to push out to all of our Macs from Altiris. I can get the password to change locally from terminal: sudo dscl . -passwd /Users/username newpassword But I ...
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SSH Keys Not Being Read - Asks for password instead

I tried setting up public and private keys on two computers (clementine & cfmi) so that I can ssh between them without using a password. However, I am still being requested for a password despite ...
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How to reset a lost root password in SmartOS

I'm running SmartOS version joyent_20130405T010449Z off a bootable USB. Long story short, the root password is lost to the ages. I tried "root" as the password, no luck. I tried no password, didn't ...
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Amazon EC2 password prompt when “su - ec2-user”

I can SSH in fine with my .pem file, to be automatically logged in as ec2-user. I can create a new user and password fine, and login with su - testUser. How do I log back into ec2-user without ...
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Reset BIOS password for toshiba satellite L635-S30128N?

I have laptop computer. toshiba satellite L635-S30128N PART NO. PSKOOU-01V002 SERIAL NO. 7A613289Q I leave it since 6 months. now when I try turn on show on monitor (enter the password), I tried ...
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Should I set a password for local account in order to increase security over the Internet (Windows)? [closed]

What if I will use Windows without passwords (for local accounts) ? Is it unwise in matter of Internet security ?
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Windows 7 - One User Account Cannot Change Password

We have a computer running Windows 7, with one user account on it. The user reported changing her login password, and after having done so, she now cannot log in to Windows. In troubleshooting, we ...
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What happens when you enter an incorrect password in an os? [duplicate]

I have found that in any operating system, when you enter the correct password the password box directly disappears whereas when you type an incorrect password it keeps loading for a second and then ...