Ubuntu :: System Settings For Proxy Username And Password?
Aug 31, 2010
I'm trying to use Kubuntu 10.04 in a corporate environment. Our environment uses an internet proxy that requires a username and password.Under Ubuntu 10.04, I can use the GUI to set the proxy host, port, username and password. When I do this, all the web browsers work, Snyaptic works, etc.However, under Kubuntu 10.04, the GUI lets me specify a proxy host and port, but doesn't appear to save the username and password. Because of this, I have to manually set the proxy information on my web browser, but the package managers don't work because they can't access the internet. Apparently the ability to specify proxy username and password is either broken or unfinished.
I bought a firefox extension which support proxy with username and password, but seems only http version and not socks 5 server which I already have installed on server. I know for privoxy, but privoxy don't support username/password. Is there anything else what works with username/password? Also what is different between http and socks5?
I've been using ubuntu 9.10 for years and never been asked for username and password, always started straight away. Today I started the computer, it's asking for them and doesn't accept the password so it's trapped in a loop. I changed the password, no luck, the username when starting seems to be different from the one when I'm changing it. Something like "Mart Di", versus "mart". Tried both with new and old passwords. Does the password expireor something?
I installed DansGuardian. In order for it to work I set the system wide proxy. However it is really easy to get around DansGuardian by going to preference proxy setting. How do I password protect this setting so it requires a password to change proxy setting? Preferably a different password than the normal sudo password if possible. If not I at least want the sudo password protecting it! I run multiple browsers so doing it via the system rather than the browser made the most since.
how do i get yum, KPackageManager to use System Proxy Settings for there network access ? by proxy i mean it's a program that uses my phone as the proxy.here is the command adb forward tcp:8080 tcp:8080
now i got it to work for firefox like this localhost 8080 for all protocols.did the same in KDE proxy settings localhost 8080 for all protocols..just need to know hot to configure yum and kPackageManage to use it as well?
I want to set the HTTP_PROXY and HTTPS_PROXY and http_proxy and FTP_PROXY environment variables "somewhere", so all programs that recognise these can find them. I need root to find them for slackpkg and sbopkg, I need users to find them for Dropbox, I need them for cronjobs and scripts and wget.So I want to set these environment variables up somewhere, preferably something in /etc and have them set and accessible for everyone and everything. I am not using KDE or XFCE or any desktop. I need a command line solution.
Where is the best place to put this? I see that some other distros have a /etc/environment and these variables go in there. In Slackware, should I add them as a new file in /etc/profile.d and have them added every time /etc/profile is accessed? Is there a Slackware approved method that I don't know about?
brand new 2 Ubantu & set up standard Ubantu compartment accessed via 1 user name only and password. 1st few times all good but now suddenly, unexpectedly password declared invalid. Had written down password so it is correct & not entry error. Not know how to reset password or bypass 'username/password log on screen' Am on an Acer 5542G with windows 7 home premium.
I recently installed vsftpd on my server. I noticed that users on the machine can login into vsftpd with their username and password on the machine and go to their root dir "/home/username".Now, I want to give some people a vsftpd username and password so they can upload and download files and folders to their folder, but this folder has to be in the "/var/www/(username)" folder. I don't want them to be able to go to any other folder than their own folder like "/var", "/etc" or "/home" etc. Also I don't want them to be able to login on the machine as a user, through putty for example. They should only be allowed to acces their folder with vsftpd, nothing else.
I'm using Ubuntu 10.04LTS. I'm trying to configure my chat accounts. But after entering username and password, it is asking "Enter password to unlock your login keyring". I have entered my login password. But it is saying that "The password you use to log in to your computer no longer matches that of your login keyring."
I just installed Fedora 11 (KDE) off of the Live boot CD. I made a really simple password when I was installing, but later I decided to make up a much tougher version of it. When I do "start > computer > system settings > about me" and try to type in my password I get the following error:"BAD PASSWORD: is too similar to the old one BAD PASSWORD: is too similar to the old one BAD PASSWORD: is too similar to the old one passwd:Have exhausted maximum number of retries for service"This is weird because it seems like the system thinks I made three attempts, while I only tried once. Does anyone know what is going on? By the way I don't know why it thinks my password is too similar, It only has 3 of the same letters out of 8 Also, this is my home computer, why does fedora restrict me from a similar password? It should just warn me about it but then let me do it.
When I installed Ubuntu on my laptop, I had chosen "automatic login" . So i was not asked ofr username and password everytime I switched on. I later wanted to change the settings. So I went to systems-->administration-->login window-->security. There I disabled automatic login and I reboot the computer. Now the GUI does not allow me to enter Username and password. It says "Authorization denied" at the login screen.
Well I have tried everything I can think of and anything on a google search.What I'm trying to do it secure the phpmyadmin folder.I put a .htaccess file in /usr/share/phpmyadmin.I can still just can't get it to pop up a required username and password.
i'm trying to run ubuntu 9.10 64-bit on my 64-bit machine from a live cd, when i boot from the disk i select ENGLISH and the first option on the menu, which is try ubuntu without making any changes (or something to that effect). it then goes off to the black screen with the white ubuntu symbol, following that the brown login window appears requesting a user mane and password, now as its a live cd session i have not set a user name or password! so how do i login?
I would like to be able to enter codes. I have pressed ctrl alt f5, 6 etc and get to the black screen which asks for username and password. I enter the username and password that I use to log in, but I keep getting the message telling me that they are not correct.
I'm trying to install Lubuntu 10.04 beta 3 on an old computer to see if i can bring new life into the system but when i run the Cd if i choose run live session or try install Lubuntu straight it automatically takes me to a login screen to enter username and password.
Does anyone know the default username and password for Lubuntu 10.04 beta 3 ? ? ?
I really need to install or try out Lubuntu but i dont know the username and password to try or install it
I got the fresh installation of Ubuntu 10.04 desktop version.But it asked for username and password to login. I didn't set any username and password.I tried tose ubuntu and blank.Try ubuntu - it still ask for username and password .Install ubuntu - it still ask for username and password .
not for the typical username and password that I use to log into my computer. It's actually prompting me, upon startup/reboot to have me insert my name and password, in what appears to be the command prompt. I am still a noob with Ubuntu and Linux in general, so I have no idea what I did to make this happen. It's not terrible and zomg if it doesn't get fixed I'll die, but it is slightly inconvenient to have to "sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start" every time I reboot my computer. Anyone know what I have to do to fix this?I would also like to apologize if this has been covered in another topic, but I could not find anything
I am holding a computer building workshop with my school's technology club. We are going to build a computer from scratch and install Ubuntu on it. Since we are going to donate the computer to an underprivileged elementary school student who is yet to be determined, I don't want to setup a generic username and password.Is there anyway fully install Ubuntu and then on first boot have the student type in their desired username and password? I want to make this as easy as possible for the student. I am really excited for this event and glad that I can give back to the community.
The download page says the CD should boot into the desktop. Instead I am getting a login screen. What is the default username and password? (I assume that after I log in I will have an option to actually install it on my hard disc ...)
After not using Ubuntu for a couple of weeks - suddenly it will no longer accept my username or password- it does not say which one it doesn't like - been using the same ones for 3 years.How can I get in to reset ?It is on a multiboot PC... Ubuntu/WinXP Pro/Win XP home MTIA
Haven't used my laptop with Ubuntu 9.04 in months, completely forgotten my username and password. I've read up other peoples advice on this but it hasn't helped, tried following this, [URL] but once i get to 'Drop to root shell prompt' i get 'Give root password for maintenance (or type Control-D to continue): I don't recall ever having a 'root password'