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

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Can't enter the password

I have a password in English in Fedora GNOME. There is no correct keyboard input method on the login screen. I tried booting with runlevel 3 to hop onto runlevel 5, but the session finishes in order. ...
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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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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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A password manager that doesn't require password database

I use a self-made password manager that generates strong passwords based on one strong key and easily rememberable strings for each website/account. The basic principle can be most easily conveyed by ...
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Picture password Please on windows 8 professional

I get the following error: "Enrolment failure. There was a failure during the enrolment process. Please try again later" after I create a picture password and "An error occurred capturing ...
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Set OS X application preference to stop prompting for admin password

I am trying to write an applescript that sends some actions to an application (specifically waterroof). The problem is, the application periodically asks me for the admin password when I open the ...
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Password requirements for Wi-Fi WPA2

Wikipedia says: Also referred to as WPA-PSK (pre-shared key) mode, this is designed for home and small office networks and doesn't require an authentication server.[9] Each wireless network device ...
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run runas in a shell

I'm playing with a Windows 7 VM that I own. I started a reverse shell with ncat as listener. I can run commands except runas. Whenever I try to switch to another user I got prompted for the password ...
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Open SSH - issue logging in without password - public key

I'm having an issue where I'm unable to login by SSH - I've followed other guides and made sure permissions were set correctly, and that the publickeys on my local machine and remote machine match as ...
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Windows 7 welcome screen: How to always reveal password

On the Windows 7 Welcome Screen, I want all characters typed into the password box to be displayed (not masked) as the characters are being typed. Is there a setting / registry key / third-party tool ...
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Excel VBA Password Prompt

I am creating a macro, whereby, the access is limited only to certain people. In order to do this, I have created a password prompt. The problem I am facing is that, when the user enters the password, ...
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Can't change or set password in Windows 7

I'm trying to set up a new user in a Win7Pro computer. The computer has HP ProtectTools enabled. I cannot set the password from within HP ProtectTools or the User Accounts control panel, when logged ...
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Remove known password from zip archive without extracting

is it possible to remove a known password from a ZIP archive without extracting the actual archive? I have some heavily compressed archives and want to avoid having to extract and rezip each of those ...
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How to disable password prompts when changing something in OS X?

If I start MAMP Pro, I need to type the password. If a Flash update is available, I need to type a password. If I install an application, I need to type a password. Is there a way to stop this ...
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Under Windows is there a way for an admin to copy a limited account password from one machine to another?

I the admin of a home network with "home" version of Windows Vista and Windows 7. A Vista machine downstairs is connected to a printer. Now for other machines to access the printer, I understand that ...
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What other than login and sudo is a Linux password for?

I've got a Linux development machine on which I've given some people key-based ssh access (password login is disabled). The users I've given access do not have sudo rights. So today I was wondering, ...
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Reset Enable password ASA 5505 via ASDM

I have an ASA firewall setup, but i have forgot the enable password; I have the admin password anyway. I am not trying to reset password using rommon; Please dont suggest confreg break I saw an user ...
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Windows 8.1 multiple passwords needed to sign in

I've been having some security issues lately so i was wondering if there was any possible way to have multiple passwords needed to sign into one user on windows 8.1
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Unable to unlock a SSD

I own a laptop Asus K56CA. Shortly after I bought it, I swapped out 5400rpm drive for a Samsung SSD 840. I’ve set up passwords: BIOS Administrator and User; also Master and User HDD Password. Now, the ...
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Why can't certain passwords be entered using ipad bluetooth keyboard?

Using an iPad 2 and a Zagg Folio bluetooth keyboard, I can't type the password to certain WiFi setups which require a guest login via a web page. The access point has no security, but you can't access ...
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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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Excel for Win 2010 and Mac 2011 passwords

I got a .xlsm file created on Windows (Excel 2010) that can be opened on Mac (Excel 2011). However, when opening the Editor to view the VBA modules the password (known on Windows) is said to be ...
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How to enable password complexity for Windows 7 Home

After some hours of google i still did not find a solution for this question: I'd like to enforce password complexity for users of a Win 7 home premium client (and PW length in second step) There ...
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Unable to restore Trucrypt Volume header. Incorrect password message

My PC has a System partition encrypted with Truecrypt: When booting my PC and putting in the password truecrypt reports Incorrect Password. I have tried restoring the Trucecrypt boot loader from the ...
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Why Modified /etc/passwd file ask for password

I have /etc/passwd which I modified as per some requirement but now when I login to my target board,it is asking for the password .Earlier for root user just skips the password prompt. This is how ...
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Tried to change wireless name and password and can no longer connect

The one computer that's hooked up to the router with an ethernet cable still works, but none of the passwords (old or new) are working, even after changing the name back. I tried a factory reset, got ...
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Windows XP regularly “forgetting” password even after reset

I'm having an odd issue with a windows xp computer belong to an older family friend. A few days ago, out of the blue, she found herself unable to login to any of the accounts on the computer. Windows ...
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Skydrive ignores new password

Skydrive has worked well for my small business; there is one Skydrive account and a handful of files we all need to see and update which sit in a folder. All four locations are 'logged on' to ...
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Windows 7 Password sharing OFF

I try to access my computer without password protected .it popup me username/password when i try to access my computer to another computer in the same LAN. i try to OFF the Password Protected Sharing ...
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Auto-login when I enter my password, not requiring pressing “Enter”?

On Win8, you can chose a "Pin" mode, where you enter four digits. Without pressing enter, it will log you in if you enter the correct password. Is it possible to do this with characters? The amount ...
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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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Configuring OpenSSH for Windows in Cygwin - can't leave blank password

I install OpenSSH in Cygwin under Windows 7 to install Hadoop. I had OpenSSH installed previously, but with a password. All attempts to remove password are failed, so I re-installed Cygwin. I want ...
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Pop-up locks computer

When I start my Compaq Windows XP computer immediately a pop-up window appears asking for a password to install Windows 2000. I don't remember trying to install it and haven't been able to provide a ...
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Encrypting remote laptops with Truecrypt

My current process of encrypting user laptops is to set the password for myself, create a rescue disk, test login and have user set the password to their liking. I do this while physically with the ...
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SSH prompting for password when there isn't one

I have a small embedded device that runs Linux and an SSH server. This box is set up with one user (root) and no password whatsoever. Currently, there is one Windows XP-based laptop that is used to ...
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Bitlocker asks for password on boot. After entering the password successfully- it asks again

I am trying to encrypt my drive with BitLocker. I am running on Windows 8 professional and do not have a TPM chip in my laptop (Asus N56VJ-WH71). I am trying to use a flash drive in its place. ...
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“Warning! Password locked: Fixed disk0” error message on boot

TrueCrypt - Warning! Password locked: Fixed disk0 error message on boot. When I start my laptop (Acer TravelMate 2410), after the Starting memory check, the screen goes full black, and a message ...
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on Mac OSX, from inside terminal, how to input password that contains a special character?

I was making a script to change the password of login to one of my VPS machine, and it's something like the following, and unfortunatelly the ^M character (not the combination of '^' and 'M') was ...
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HDD not accepting Password

I have Dell Inspiron 6400 and my Hard disk (Seagate) was password protected. Now suddenly my HDD not accepting password (even though I know the password). I tried my HDD into another Laptop but result ...
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Access Password popup

Using Access 2007, I have a login page which lists the names from a table. That table has a value for password. Came someone direct me as to to how to password protect the sign on. Another words when ...
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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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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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Western Digital Passport Unlock locks again when it sleeps

My Western Digital Passport is password protected and whenever the drive goes back to sleep (or after a unknown period of time) the drive is locked again; as in I need to enter the password again to ...
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Password reminder in Windows 7

I have windows 7 at work and I have some network drives connected which require to login to access them. After a few months the password used to connect to the network drives expires, but windows 7 ...
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Lenovo password log in screen freezes

I have a new Lenovo B575 and so often when I go to log on, it allows me to type in my password but the enter key or clicking the arrow doesn't do anything. It goes nowhere. I can't even do a ...
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Deleting application password stored in Keychain on OS X

I'm trying to delete an application password. I'm using the security delete-generic-password command. When I execute it via terminal, everything works fine – it does delete the password. When I ...
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How to add password to zip file on SBS 2008?

I'm trying to add a password to a zip file on SBS 2008, but there is no "Add Password" in the File menu. What can I do?
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Sharing file in windows xp (sp3) to other computers in the workgroup

Right, I know it sounds easy, and it's likely to have an easy answer but here's my scenario: I have a computer at the office running windows xp with the service pack 3, and my boss asked me to share ...
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Automated process for password protecting a Word document

Is there a way to automate the process of adding a password to a Word document? It's easy in Adobe with an action wizard, but I don't see how that would be possible in Word. We use the same password ...
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How to update the firmware of a Arris DG860 router/modem combo?

I have a router at home that is very buggy and has had errors since the first day I got it. For example, if you try to change the password, everything just clears out. The router was never updated. I ...