Questions tagged [security]

Security covers a wide-ranging set of topics including Users, Permissions, Authentication, Authorization, Upgrades, Firewalling, Hardening, etc.

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Is elementary a Good Choice for a Corporate Setting?

Would elementary os be a good choice of Linux distros for a corporate setting? I'm just curious.
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Elementary OS keeps on booting into a disabled administrator account

In order to better be able to administer my workstation which is used by the entire household I have set up one administrator account and took away administrator privileges for all the others. However ...
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How to remove the password request from the key deposit

I would like to not have to type the password every time I start google chrome in the system. Thanks in advance
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Save passwords for applications not working

I installed a elementary OS on my notebook last week. Everything works fine until the password saving for applications like Thunderbird or ownCloud desktop client. I never got this problem before. I ...
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Suspension of system results in unresponsive lockscreen

As the title says, the system will randomly "lock me out" of my laptop if it goes to sleep by itself. The lockscreen won't allow me to click and input my password again, which forces me to do a full ...
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(Is it possible to find out) what caused or might have caused my encrypted home folder to get unmounted?

Two days ago while I was working with OpenShot video editor that was constantly crashing, my home folder got unmounted. When I tried to access my data there were only two files in my home folder: ...
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(Correct) password not working

My (correct) password no longer works at login screen. At the login screen the password field accepts my password but does not allow me to log in. I just get the usual "field-shake" response and a ...
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Resetting password for authentication change to user account

In the past I've (probably) set password to authenticate changes in users' accounts. I've lost the password and cannot perform important changes in users setting tab. Unfortunately I'm new to Linux ...
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ElementaryOS not accepting any kind of port forwarding

I have been attempting to get a local computer running ElementaryOS set up as a remote server for the past couple days now. I made sure the UFW was turned off entirely for testing, I messed with my ...
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ElementaryOS Payment

I recently donwloaded ElementaryOS thinking that you have to pay a minimal amount of money to get the OS and it never came to my mind that I can put 0$ as an input. The problem is that I entered all ...
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Automatically enter disk encrypt password?

I’m messing around with setting up an old Mac Mini to mess with some projects like setting up a home VPN and using it as a free web server to mess around with my website development projects. I set up ...
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Resum from suspend briefely shows running application before login prompt, fault found on Thinkpad T430 and T460

When opening the lid on either my ThinkPad T430 or T460 for a short period I can see what I was working on when I closed the lid, then the password / system login prompt appears after. This is a ...
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Introducir la contraseña para desbloquear su depósito para claves de inicio de sesión en Chrome

Al abrir el navegador google chrome siempre me aparece este mensaje. No resulta molesto el hecho de tener que meter la contraseña pero el caso es que no reconoce la contraseña habitual de inicio de ...
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Is there a way to lock certain apps?

I share my PC with my brother. So, I was wondering if there was any way to lock certain apps. Making another account or a guest account is out of the question. Is there any app to do so?
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Can't login, recurring password prompt possibly due to filesystem full

NOOB alert I have been using elementary os for a couple of months without issue. I noticed a couple of days ago a low file space alert. So I increased my root partition from 12 GB to 26 GB which ...
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Can I install elementary on a Mac with a T2 chip?

I'm thinking of buying a 2020 Mac mini. I can't get out of the Apple ecosystem just yet, but later on, I'd like to switch to something more open like Linux. I've read a lot of things about Apple's ...
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WiFi password request keeps cycling and won't connect

I'm using the latest version of elementary - HERA 5.1.2 - and it keeps asking for the password when I try to login to the home WiFi. I have previously had it connected so I'm confused as to why it ...
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Finger Print Reader Dell G5 5587 15inch

I have no idea how to enable the finger print reader in order to login.. Side not how could I get fingerprint reader to then enter sudo password when required in the terminal?
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How do I get mail to trust my mail server?

I'm running Zimbra mail server on a Linux box. Thought I'd give Elementary a whirl to see if it's something my family members could use. When I ran Mail and gave it my account settings, I was prompted ...
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Showing that Password is incorrect even though I'm typing the exact correct password

First i thought that I forgot the password literally, then i went to the system recovery to change the password. After changing the password the same thing is happening i.e. It is showing incorrect ...
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Authentication Error After Lock

So a little issue here. Whenever I unlock the system after it locks (either manual or automatic lock), the system does not seem to fully unlock. As in, I have to authenticate every single system ...
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Can't type in my password when waking laptop from sleep mode

When I put my Vaio E Series laptop into sleep mode and wake it up, I can move my mouse and click things, but can't type my password with my keyboard at the login screen. I can click the submit ...