Questions tagged [passwords]

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

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Access Denied_Just Install MySQL

it's been 2 days and I still can't figure out why my I can't connect to MySQL on my command line. I am on a Mac and installed MySQL 8.0.17, Connect J 8.0.17 and Workbench 8.0.17. I need MySQL to ...
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Password protected key based ssh login via automated script

As per the title. I run an automated certbot command on my home server to update my letsencypt certificates for a few services I access via a domain I own on random ports. I used to have an old D-...
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How to change my root password on Sequel Pro?

I went to the sequel pro website and tried running the command SET PASSWORD = PASSWORD('newpassword'); in a new query when I opened up the app but it gave me a syntax error. After that I decided to ...
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Installing program on Linux Mint - Root password not accepted

I just installed Linux for the first time and really want to like it, but just spend over two hours trying to figure out how to install Inkscape. I finally figured out that I need to go to "software ...
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Firefox password manager dead after transfer from Windows to Linux

I copied my Firefox profile from a Windows installation to Linux (Fedora Workstation to be specific). My open tabs, extensions, saved forms survived the migration perfectly but the password manager ...
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Windows 10 Virtual Desktops: Set a password for each desktop OR make windows ask for password/pin on each virtual desktop switch. Is it possible?

Can I assign a password/pin to each newly created Windows 10 virtual desktop? I am looking for either a native or a 3rd party software solution, for password assignment. I am not interested in 3rd ...
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What is the default password for HomeGroupUser$ in Windows 7 Home Premium? [duplicate]

I'm fixing a laptop that my friend gave me. He wants me to just delete everything and do a clean install of the OS. Right now I'm trying to get into Windows RE. It says I need a password. I see two ...
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How to use email for server notifications without compromising password?

I would like to set up notification emails from my computer and a NAS server for certain events. However I don't want to leave my email password on the systems. Are there solutions? Ideally I would ...
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Set Windows proxy with username , password permanently in cmd

i know this method to set proxy and username set HTTP_PROXY=http://proxy_userid:proxy_password@proxy_ip:proxy_port set FTP_PROXY=%HTTP_PROXY% set HTTPS_PROXY=%HTTP_PROXY% it works fine, but the ...
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How to reset root password CentOS Atomic Host 7.X

I know how to reset the root password for a normal CentOS 7 system, in this case I would like reset the root password for CentOS Atomic Host 7, it didn't work with the same procedure for CentOS 7. I ...
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SSH asking for user password instead of private key passphrase

Short Summary: I am trying to connect to a Mac mini from a Windows PC through SSH to execute a shell script on the Mac mini. I do not want to store the user password in my script. I would rather use ...
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Django HoneyPot Change Password Issue

I would appreciate if you could give me any clue! As I don't have experience in this, probably I've misunderstood smth. I'm using honeypot, more specifically honeypot.middleware.HoneypotMiddleware ...
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Windows keeps asking for password when resuming from hibernate

I have an issue with a Panasonic CF-C2 laptop. There are three configured users, where only one is used to logon, the Administrator-account. The other two are used for specific software-applications ...
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Chrome - Old password keeps auto filling instead of new saved one

I'm going crazy with this problem. When I go to Paypal's sign in page, the saved password is the old one, despite the fact that I have the proper password showing as saved everywhere. I can't tell ...
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Sublime Text 3 will not save password in sftp-config file for SFTP plugin

I am using the SFTP plugin and have run into an issue where it will not let me save the password because of special characters in it, specifically, # The simple solution would be to change the ...
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SUDO does not recognize passwords

The problem is that I cannot use the sudo command because the system recognizes neither the root password nor the current user's password. There were some people that had a similar problem but in my ...
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Is there a way to get my old passwords from the Have I Been Pwned website?

I have an old device I am trying to get access to but I have forgotten my password. I would like to try my pwned passwords that are in the Have I Been Pwned database. Is there a way to get my old ...
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mysql: ERROR 1524 (HY000): Plugin 'mysql-native-password' is not loaded

I just installed a fresh install of mysql-server-5.7 no linux mint 19.1. I wasn't prompted to set a root password during the installation and so whenever I tried to use mysql via the mysql -u root -p ...
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How to disable WSL password?

I feel there is no need for a password on WSL because it is already protected from my Windows account. Nobody could use my WSL without first knowing my Windows password. How can I disable the WSL ...
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Windows 7 administrator security bypassed?

I've an old system at home in which I've installed Windows 7 Professional. I use it seldom, although it contains important data and software for my use. I've created two accounts in it- one is mine, ...
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How to Remove Known Password from Secondary Hard Drive Not Appearing in BIOS

I have a Dell Inspiron 7567 laptop with two hard drives. I added password protection using the Dell BIOS to both hard drives. Once I added password protection, both hard drives worked well, and I ...
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LastPass empty error message when autofill credentials

So, I'm using the LastPass extension in Firefox and Chrome and it worked fine at the beginning but now every time I want to save my typed login & password, I receive this empty error message box: ...
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Git and SSH suddenly started asking for password

Git and SSH suddenly started asking for the password to ~/.ssh/id_rsa, the password is in GNOME keyring. Git asks for password when I push: git push -u origin master or view the origin: git remote ...
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John The Ripper Keeps On Giving Me Errors

I am learning to use Kali Linux, and I am just a beginner- I'm following a course in which is teaching me how to use "Jack The Ripper" and I have followed the commands. I have written: locate ...
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Password for Synaptic and Terminal not accepted

Synaptic Package Manager says my password in incorrect. When I open Terminal and enter my password, it also says the password is incorrect. I had already gone to Recovery mode on startup and changed ...
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Taking back control of Windows 8 Machine: Exhausted Options [duplicate]

I have a Dell Windows 8.1 with lost administrative accounts' passwords. I have exhausted the following options: chntpw: I have tried both booting chntpw and a live CD boot to install and run chntpw. ...
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unable to mount (micro) sd card; huawei devices requests password

My brother in law told me about his sdcard not working anymore and requesting a password this weekend. Last night, I was trying to check my own micro sdcards to use for holiday when I ran into the ...
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router settings login doesnt let me login even if typing right password

so, when I login to my router settings page or ip address in the browser or whatever it is called, even on typing the right username and password it says its incorrect or username and password error.I ...
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How to set the `WSL` password from Windows 10?

Scenario After automatically installing a fresh installation of Windows Subsystems for Linux Ubuntu 16.04 with commands: lxrun /install /y lxrun /setdefaultuser exampleUsername /y a new ...
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Domain user with PIN login

I have a Windows 10 user who has an SBS11 domain account and has his computer configured to log in with a PIN. He wants to change the domain password. I am concerned that if I change that password ...
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Chef-server-ctl test fails with Ldap Integration

After I enabled Ldap on my chefHA frontend, chef-server-ctl test failed with the below errors. Does anyone know what this could mean or how I could possible disable these tests as it's not affecting ...
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Why would password authentication be more secure than token authentication for a Jupyter notebook?

I have an account on a remote compute node, and would like to be able to launch a Jupyter server and share it with an intern, who does not have an account on this particular server. The natural method ...
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How to automatically load passwords into browser/MacOS/iOS keychain

I am trying to figure out a shared family password scenario (for things like Amazon, Netflix, etc.). Basically, 1 password for each service that we can all use. However, to maximize security as well, ...
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ssh-agent keeps asking for password

I am trying to use ssh-agent to not have to type in my password every time I use an SSH key. I am following the instructions / guides but I still am asked every time for the password - how is this ...
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How to decrypt passwords generated by “openssl rand -base64 20”

I need to generate multiple random passwords and came across the "openssl rand -base64 14" command which does the base64 encoding inbuilt. sh-3.2# openssl rand -base64 14 ktMgWKno9AbvRUq4wx0= But, ...
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Powershell - finding user name and password with Microsoft Account

I have a script that sets up a scheduled task that runs with elevated privileges using powershell $argument = "-WindowStyle Hidden -command `"&{$myscriptPath}`"" $action = New-ScheduledTaskAction ...
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forgotten external hard disk password

I have a silicon power a85 external hdd and I just set a new password for it but after restarting my pc I'm no longer able to unlock my drive. maybe it there was a typo in my new password but by the ...
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Password denied in SCP

I have a problem of SSH saying the password is incorrect (even though it’s right). I have gone through similar posts, but I did not find them helpful as I'm a newbie to this. Here is the background ...
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Change lock screen password on Windows 10 PC

I've tried to change the password for my lock screen many times. The only thing that changes is my Microsoft password, not my lock screen password. Does anyone know how to change the lock screen ...
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`Login Incorrect` messaeg in Centos 7.4: Password reset not working

I have centos 7.4.1708 on VMWARE. In order to remove constraints for password length and disable dictionary checking I did some change in 2 OS files i.e. /etc/security/pwquality.conf and /etc/pam.d/...
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No login to linux possible after root password recovery

I hope that I can find some ideas here on how to solve this specific problem that I have: I am supplied with a computer running on scientific linux 7. Unfortunately though, the root password is not ...
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Is it possible to make a encrypted Zip file unhackable [closed]

I want to encrypt a Zip file. But I'm not sure it can be safe because I’ve found some tips about how to recover a .Zip with forgotten password with iSumsoft or NSIS in this article: “How to Open ...
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Even after resetting root password through Single user mode in rhel 7. Unable to login with root user | error : Incorrect password

I had forgotten my root password of rhel 7, So, i booted my system in single user mode and remount /sysroot with "rw" permission and then #chroot /sysroot. Then after changing the root password ...
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Dashlane - Don't change the password from a certain email

So, recently i started using Dashlane and i've imported all my passwords from firefox, and i can change all my weak passwords with a single click, the issue is that i have a couple accounts shared ...
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(2019 Re-Post) Windows password reset pogostick not working: kernel panic

I'm reposting this question (originally found here: Windows password reset pogostick not working: kernel panic) because I am having the same issue and none of the solutions listed in that thread solve ...
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Setting a password for root in Bash— debian

I'm trying to create a setup script for a fleet of robots. We're running a Debian system, and one of the things I'm trying to automate is setting up a password for the root user. I've tried echo "...
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How to completely remove an unknown superuser password from UEFI (Acer Aspire Switch)

I have an Acer Aspir Switch 10 E or SW2-016 with Windows 10 and UEFI firmware (V1.15) Apparently I once upon a time have set a Supervisor Password in the Security settings. Ofcourse I forgot it. I ...
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Unusual password protect software [closed]

Is there software that will do this: Create a folder and name it. Password protect that folder. Folder is empty. Now drop a file to be password protected into that folder without having to go ...
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Is my Win10 computer secure if I blank the password and use a strong PIN?

I've read up a bit on the differences between a Windows password and a PIN. From the sounds of it, the PIN is used for local sign-ins only and works with TPM, but doesn't allow remote connections. ...
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Cant see text when trying to reset root password

So I am trying to change the root password by altering the text in the GRUB menu edit mode, and the white circular outline for the Kali logo on the default background is PERFECTLY covering the string ...