Is there a way to look up my authentification password?

Asked by Andre Venter on 2012-10-28

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

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2012-10-29
Warren Hill (warren-hill) said : #2

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

whoami

Next reset the password

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

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword

https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/ubuntu-help/user-forgottenpassword.html

http://askubuntu.com/questions/24006/how-do-i-reset-a-lost-administrative-password

http://naveenubuntu.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/recover-login-password-of-ubuntu-1204.html

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