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    Question How do I turn off authentication?

    How do I turn off the authentication feature? I am the only person who uses my computer and it is frustrating always having to type in my authentication password. Can I turn off the authentication feature permanently so I am never asked for authentication ever again?

    Thank You

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    Re: How do I turn off authentication?

    search the forums for this info ,there are a few ......... but you will find it is just stupid thing to do ......
    that said , you can have Ubuntu log in automatically or just use a simple password like " qqqqqq " or something like that........

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    Re: How do I turn off authentication?

    Quote Originally Posted by mike555 View Post
    search the forums for this info ,there are a few ......... but you will find it is just stupid thing to do ......
    that said , you can have Ubuntu log in automatically or just use a simple password like " qqqqqq " or something like that........
    Why do I need to constantly type in a password for a computer that never leaves my house? Will my birds hack into it? (They have pulled several notebook keys though.) It is a waste of my time to setup a password to prevent myself from getting into it.

    Furthermore, I searched this forum for an answer and it does not exist and typing in a simple password like 123 or qqqqqq does not work with 10.04. Maybe you need to search before typing in answers.

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    Re: How do I turn off authentication?

    This subject was discussed at length in this thread
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...=user+password
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    Re: How do I turn off authentication?

    Greetings,

    On the desktop drop down menu navigate

    System>Administration>Login Screen

    From here you can set the system to automatically log in. However, anytime you perform a task that requires admin or elevated privileges you will still be asked for a password.

    I do not know of any way to disable or remove the authentication feature completely, but there is a work around. Rather than logging in under your username, you can log in as root. Although, this is (Officially) not recommended. Nor do I endorse the practice. Still, it is you computer and your choice.
    Last edited by Maverick_Meerkat; August 4th, 2010 at 01:43 AM.
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    Re: How do I turn off authentication?

    Go to System Preferences Screensaver and uncheck lock keyboard when screensaver is active and you won't need your password to turn off screen saver. Also there is a checkbox in System Administration Users and Groups under the change password box where you can check do not ask for password on login.

    I have kids around, and to stop myself from making potential major changes I set up a second user with a simple pattern password that only has user access. I only input it on startup or login. Whenever I need to do admin I either input the password or change to my Admin user.

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    Re: How do I turn off authentication?

    You can also edit /etc/shadow
    .i coi rodo

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    Re: How do I turn off authentication?

    I was searching the wrong term. Thank you for the answers.

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