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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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Storing AWS credentials securely on a personal machine

How can I securely store AWS credentials on personal machines? In detail: Everybody in our team requires AWS security credentials for doing administrative tasks (credentials are separated by role). ...
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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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Protecting credentials in Desired State Configuration using certificates

I'm new to DSC and trying to figure out how to make it work for us. What I'm stuck on is how the credentials are actually protected. My current understanding is that it isn't all that great. The big ...
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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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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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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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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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Has March 2015 Patch Tuesday broken 2003 shares?

We have several Windows Server 2003 boxes, and over night, they had their automatic updates installed. This morning, users cannot access shares they were previously able to, and are prompted for ...
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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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Avoiding shared accounts on an Active Directory environment

Is it possible to somehow force that one and only one account (in the case the account is shared) is logged to an Active Directory environment at any moment? What we want to do is to discourage the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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New-PSSession across domain boundaries

I am trying to bring up a virtual machine that needs to be able to create new sessions (with New-PSSession). The highly engaging about_Remote_Troubleshooting is my constant companion, of course! ...
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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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PKI user certificate credential roaming works on Windows 7, but not on XP SP3

We have implemented credential roaming for user certificates on our domain. Everything is set up per Technet in Certification Authority and Group Policy. User certificates are roaming correctly, but ...
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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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“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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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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SSO while still allowing offline use?

I am thinking of implementing Single Sign-On for a whole company. PROBLEM: Some employees of that company need to be able to work offline, without having to switch user/environment. Is there any ...
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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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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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SQL agent job: Use mapped drive with different credentials

I'm running SQL Server 2008 and want to setup an agent job to backup all databases. The machine running SQL Server is part of a Windows domain. The destination for the backup files is on another ...
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Run “Shared Folders” (fsmgmt.msc) as a different user

I am trying to run Shared Folders under a different domain user according to one of user's answer for my other question How do you know who or what is locking a remote file? runas ...
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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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Add generic credential using group policy?

In Windows 7, if I go to control panel > user accounts > user account > manage your credentials, there are credentials saved for the local user. Is there a way to add a generic credential ...
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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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Number of previous logons to cache - is there any way to override the limit of 50?

The goal is to have over 100 users be able to log into an offline machine using their cached domain credentials. Is there any way to override the limit? Do I have any other options for storing ...
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PHP temp uploaded files are not deleted on IIS due to 'Access Denied' for IUSR

When uploading a file by a HTML form to a PHP script, the uploaded file will remain in upload_tmp_dir, even when the request ended and this file was not removed explicitly by the PHP code. Expected ...
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Logman user switch confusion

I'm setting up a powershell script that installs a logman counter on several servers that are in dire need of some performance monitoring. The documentation states that the -u switch works with ...