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Wget: Is there a way to pass username and password from a file?

Is there a way to pass the username and password from a file instead of the command line via --user and --password? Background: I want to run wget via cron and don't want the username/password show ...
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Why can a user grant themselves the Log On As A Service right?

This article describes the (relatively laborious) steps you should go through to grant an Active Directory user the Log On As A Service right. However, if I install a service and manually specify my ...
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SEO Consultant Wants System Credentials

An SEO consultant has asked (demanded) credentials to the web environment so he can do ... Whatever it is that they do. I'm new to the company but an experienced Systems Engineer. I've just now been ...
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Protect SFTP Passwords

A number of non-technical users currently manage secure data with FileZilla on Windows. The SFTP credentials are broadly shared in the organization as a result. I would like to centrally manage ...
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How do I reconnect to a UNC share using different credentials

I connected to my NAS using windows explorer, by entering \\DS412 in windows explorer. It prompted me for a username and password. I entered them and then the DS412 showed up under Network in ...
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Windows 7 - Group Policy - Allow RDP Credentials to be Saved

Im trying to use RDP and save my credentials in a file so I dont have to entire it each time I connect. I remember doing it before and it involved changing a group policy setting. What exactly do I ...
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How to deal with passwords during automated deployment? [closed]

As responsible admins we know of common weaknesses like CWE-260: Password in Configuration File http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/260.html CWE-522: Insufficiently Protected Credentials ...
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Your system administrator does not allow the user of saved credentials to log on to the remote computer

At our office, any of our Windows 7 Clients get this error message when we try and RDP to a remote W2K8 Server outside of the office :- Your system administrator does not allow the user of saved ...
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Why doesn't VisualSVN enforce credentials correctly?

I have a svn repository that is managed by VisualSVN. I have created a new group and added two new users to that group. When i attach this group to an existing repository and set the rights to ...
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Detecting login credentials abuse

Greetings. I am the webmaster for a small, growing industrial association. Soon, I will have to implement a restricted, members-only section for the website. The problem is that our organization ...
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Automatically refresh credential after password change

Lets say we have around 300 Windows XP machines on our ActiveDirectory domain that are used for processing something. Each has an account which is patterned on the machines name. As these are ...
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MySQL Workbench sends computer name with login not IP

I am attempting to connect MySQLWorkbench to a remote MySQL Server. The server has granted access to user@IPAddress However, when I try to connect MySQLWorkbench, it sends user@computername ...
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Using Credentials with network scanners

I'm testing out both Tenable's Nessus scanner as well as eEye's Retina for scanning network devices. I am trying to supply credentials to get deeper, more accurate results, however there seems to be ...
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Asking for Credentials, when requesting shared folders on the server, regularly for domain users?

In our network, single domain controller, when some users (members of the domain) request shared folders on the server they are required to enter their credentials, the server is Windows Server 2008 ...
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virtualapp/didlogical credential in Windows 7

In the Windows 7 credential manager, what is the virtualapp/didlogical credential for?
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call from ec2 instance to 169.254.169.254 for security credentials returns invalid credentials

So in theory, if a person needs valid credentials for an Amazon server, instead of hardcoding in their access key/password, one can call out to 169.254.169.254 for credentials to access certain ...
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Outlook's default credential login

I have a Windows Exchange 07 and all my users are using Outlook (2k3, 2k7, 2k10). Every time I need to reboot the server for maintenance, their Outlook lost the connection, but when it's back online, ...
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Executing WMI methods by proxy - how can I keep credentials out of the hands of users?

Management wants me to create a script/application/ancient magical artifact that allows field technicians to perform a task on our Configuration Manager server (updating collection memberships - very ...
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How to manage stored credentials (Windows Vault) for another user than you, e.g. SYSTEM?

When I go to Credential Manager in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008, it lets me edit the cached credentials for my account. Is it possible to edit someone else's stored credentials on the same ...
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Storing plaintext passwords for SVN

I'm on Windows, using SVN as a part of SharpSVN library. I need to store my passwords in plain text. I tried putting the following in my servers file: store-passwords = yes store-plaintext-passwords ...
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HAProxy: routing by Basic Auth credentials

I have many requests coming in from a single IP with credentials supplied in the HTTP Header in Basic Auth format. Even though the origin is the same, the credentials vary frequently across requests. ...
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Strategies for protecting third party PHP web app config files

I'm interested in comments and strategies for protecting PHP config files, particularly those with Db credentials. The stock advice, set the file extension to *.php, is fine as far as it goes, but it ...
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Do domain service accounts benefit from cached credentials?

When a domain user successfully logs on to a domain-joined computer, the user's domain credentials are cached so that the user can logon again if the domain controller is unavailable (eg the computer ...
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Specify Credentials to run Powershell Script to Query AD

I want to run a powershell script to query AD from a machine that is NOT on the domain. Basically I want to query to see if there is computer account already on the domain for this machine and create ...
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Windows 7 use some credential mapping?

At the office we have a Windows 7 which was configured by a bad admin : he mapped the shares with an administrator user. This Windows 7 is in a domain, and the admin user is named admin. So this ...
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Windows service running under network credentials doesn't autostart

I have a Subversion Server running as a resident service on a Windows XP Pro machine. That service needs to access a secure network fileshare, so I used the Services->Properties->Log On tab to tell ...
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Securely Store Credentials for a Web Application

We are running a web application in python using wsgi with apache2, and must submit to a penetration test. The testers will be exploring the potential for damage if the attackers gain shell access as ...
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“Clear Text Credential Access Enabled” field

Can somebody please explain the usage of "Clear Text Credential Access Enabled" check-box under "->Security->Advanced tab for Weblogic 11g? What is the difference if we set or unset this flag? If I ...
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IIS 6 prompts for creditials when on server, but not from client

I have a MOSS 2007 farm running on windows server 2003 R2 64 bit and IIS 6. When I try to connect to the farm locally on the server, no matter what site, CA or any of the SharePoint web apps I get ...
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Authenticate domain-user credentials on unjoined virtual machine?

This question may sound silly, and perhaps a bit insane, but--is there any way to run a process on a machine not joined to a domain using credentials from a user in that domain? In my case, I'm ...
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Moving from OpenLDAP/Kerberos to Active Directory

I have a well working setup using OpenLDAP for user information and Kerberos for authentication, but we need to have windows integration too, and for this we have decided that moving into Active ...
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ByPass credential prompting on drive map - windows server 2k3

I have 2 windows server 2k3 machines - server A and server B, Server A is on the company domain, and Server B is not. I have a need to bypass the credential prompting that happens every time I map a ...
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Jenkins - Source Code Management, credential error

I have a repo on Bitbucket I'm trying to connect to my Jenkins instance. Not taking the SSH key approach here but plain id/password since communications will take place in SSL. (1) I double checked ...
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Is password age cached locally, along with login?

We have a number of users that work remotely (off-domain), and before I set the password age (and complexity) on our AD, I wondered if the password age is stored locally, along with the login data. ...
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Accessing another server's file system passing credentials

I'm trying to access the file system on a server (\\servername), which prompts for credentials. I want to pass the credentials directly, like \\username:password@servername, but it's not working. An ...
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Windows Command-Line Utilities Started Prompting for Password

Recently my computer started prompting for the password of my domain account (that I am logged on as) when running command-line tools such as tasklist or taskkill on remote domain computers. On other ...
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Can't run powershell start-process with alternate credentials

tI am trying to run a powershell script from another powershell script using alternate credentials. If I run: $cred = get-credentials $localArgs = "/c Powershell c:\myscript.ps1" Start-Process ...
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How can enable credential manager on windows 7

I have a machine with windows 7 in the domain, in the server we share a folders. The problem is when i try con map a drive in the machine with windows 7 i have acces in the folder but i have to write ...
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How to add certificate to Windows Credential Manager?

How do you add a certificate from the personal store as a certificate based credential in Windows Credential Manager? When I click on Open the Certificate Manager it just takes me to the Certificate ...
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IIS 7 Copying files to server in differant domain

I have a need to copy uploaded files from an (Intranet) website folder into a network share on a server in a different domain. I have the credentials for a service account on domain B. I am already ...
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How can I test domain credentials against multiple machines simultaneously?

How to test domain credentials against multiple hosts in a subnet/domain taking into account that WMI is allowed for remote access and no firewalls on local machines are enabled? I need something ...
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git refuses to send credentials over http?

curl seems to work fine, but git does not. git asks for a password, but then doesn't send any credentials. works: curl --netrc http://test.git.unsw.edu.au/ and curl -u username:password ...
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CertificateServicesClient-CredentialRoaming error 1005

We have a Microsoft Team Foundation Server (Single Server Installation, i.e. Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Microsoft Windows SharePonint Services 3.0) installed on a Windows Server 2008 machine. The TFS ...
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Need prompt for credentials from computer outside domain in a domain network

I have a computer (Com1) which is connected to a network that is part of a domain (Dom1). On my Windows 2008 R2 server (Serv1), which is a part of the domain, I have a share called Program. The share ...
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Securing database credentials in automated deployment of nodes

In a situation where you're deploying nodes (e.g. amazon ec2), what are the recommended best practices for securing things like credentials to other resources? Without solving for scale, we might ...
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a safe way to provide multiple ftp credentials?

We have a web development company and have ftp credentials for over 300 customers. Is there a method to provide access to employees without giving them username and password? Kind of how credit card ...
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Moving database to new server

I'm restoring a backup of a production database to a new server. The new server also hosts the application which makes use of the database. As such I'd like to use the same user/pass combination to ...
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Server 2008 Group Policy controlled workstations?

We currently have around 35 workstations on our network each connected to our Server which is running as a domain controller, DNS server and file server. We are an animal hospital which means there ...
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Route of education to go for systems (security or network) administration? [closed]

I am trying to look at all the available options my local technical institute provides for systems administration. There appears to be various technical bachelor course sets, diplomas of technology, ...
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How do I open firewall ports for Windows file sharing?

This is required for Visual SourceSafe to work. I need to know what ports need to be open to the outside, so Windows file sharing can respond to users in the public internet. Users need to be ...