Why ubuntu LTS does not ask for passwords

I installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and at start-up it does not asked for a password as usual, i think that with that the system allows me the administration permision is it?
thank you in advance
damian Miralles
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  1. It could be that when you installed Ubuntu, the "paswordless login" (do not remember the exact words) was check, you can always change that behavior in the login screen options. I do not think you have the administration permission once you are on your desktop.

    For any administrator task it will (most likely) ask for the password, the same remains for a few seconds in the terminal (20 I think) then you have to retype it again.
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