Is there a way to look up my authentification password?

Asked by Andre Venter

I can't get anything to install because my password wont work, can I find my password in settings?

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :
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Warren Hill (warren-hill) said :

Simple answer No. If you could easily find your password then there would be little point in having one. If you have forgotten it then it can be reset however.

First find out your user name. If you don't know already open a terminal (CTRL+ALT+T) and enter


Next reset the password

There are a few methods (mostly similar) take a look at these

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