Login, or logon, meaning to authenticate with a computer.

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user cannot log on even after password reset

I have a user that cannot log on, even after reseting the password. It allows the user to 'Change password at first log on' but then does not let the user log in. The only error that displays is the ...
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Cannot log in to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server after enabling root login for SSH via PermitRootLogin

When trying to log in as root (with public key) to an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS box, the OpenSSH server will just say Server refused public-key signature despite accepting key! I have enabled root login by ...
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How can one automatically logon to multiple user accounts in Windows 2008 R2

We are running a Windows 2008 R2 Terminal Server. Currently, we have local admin accounts created, one for each client that runs our software (SiteA, SiteB, etc). We need these user accounts to auto ...
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Red Hat 6.5 - Login Errors After Security Hardening

I followed the information below, however, it is strangely blocking me from entering a password upon entering the login prompt on the server: To configure the system to lock out accounts after a ...
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how to limit multiple login in softether vpn server for openvpn clients?

I have a softether vpn server.for all account of a group, I want to limit multiple login to 1 user per account. I have set the group's security policy like this : "maximum number of multiple logins = ...
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Display a message to all users before logging in

I have a few public access computers. Is there a way, as soon as someone logs on, to have a popup that shows our policy text with an agree button on the bottom? And refuse to let them log in if they ...
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Foreman 1.5 installation. Empty admin password, no login

I've just installed foreman 1.5 from rpm on centos 6.5 and I get the login webpage but the default admin user doesn't work. The password hash is empty and I get the following during installation: ...
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Disable interactive login on tty in Centos/Fedora and/or Ubuntu (Press <Enter> to login)

I am aware of the potential security implications of doing this - that's not a concern at the moment. It's for a simple proof of concept where access to the console (via VNC) is locked down and on ...
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How can I force a mac mobile account user to be logged out or locked out when their LDAP account is disabled?

I have a FREEIPA LDAP server and a Mavericks Client. I have bound my Mac to my ldap and created a mobile account. What I want is when someone is disabled it logs out the user or locks the screen.
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Clients slow to login with cached credentials off-network

Frustratingly enough, I can't remember what to search for online to fix this issue. So I humbly ask ServerFault to help slap the knowledge back into me. I have a few users (not all) that tend to ...
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What can I do to fix missing start menu/desktop icons for a domain user?

I'm having a problem with one user account in my domain. The domain controller is Server 2008 R2, with Win7 clients. The user's password expired, so she went through the process of changing it. We ...
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Sending an e-mail in Windows 2003 on logon

We have a requirement to send an e-mail to a specific address when any user logs on. This is on a Windows 2003 server, does anybody know or can point me in the right direction on how to do this? I ...
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proftpd gives 'login incorrect' error

I have had proftpd installed for a while now but since today I can not sign into the ftp server. I keep getting the error 530 login incorrect. I restarted proftpd in debug mode and got the below ...
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NTopng - Unable to start HTTP server on port 3000 - Can't login to web gui

I can access NTop via IP:3000 though the default login/pass doesn't go anywhere, just a refresh. And when running "ntopng -v -G /var/run/ntopng.pid -i 1 -s" I get: [HTTPserver.cpp:350] HTTPS ...
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will hosting provider have access to my dedicated server?

I am looking to buy a dedicated server for my web application.But I am concerned about security to my application code and who can access to my server even dedicated server.As hosting provider ...
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How do i change the global login shell on a unix system?

I want to set the login shell (the shell they get when they log in) of all existing and future users. The correct way to change the login shell seems to be chsh. But this only allows me to change the ...
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Fixing “Could not chdir to home directory” on a homeless user

Basically I created a new sudoer without a home directory (adduser --no-create-home), but now, everytime I login with it I get prompted with a "Could not chdir to home directory: No such file or ...
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Apache + PAM + Winbind slow logins

Since upgrading our old Debian Lenny server to Ubuntu 12.04, we've noticed intermittent slow or failed access to Apache. Many or most web requests work fine, but occasionally, a Subversion client ...
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denyhosts ignoring /etc/hosts.allow

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 (not LTS, I know...). I have denyhosts installed. I have /etc/hosts.deny and /etc/hosts.allow. I've added 2 IPs to hosts.allow (home + work). However, whenever I sign in from ...
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How does a hosting company change a file on a vserver without logging in?

In my virtual server, ssh is not on port 22, I don't allow login with passwords, and I don't allow root logins. Recently, the server was not responding. My hosting company told me that my Apache ...
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Is it possible to authenticate Outlook users with certificates on RPC over HTTPS?

I would like to understand the possibility to limit access from Internet to Exchange (RPC over HTTPS in Outlook) by requiring the machine or user to present a client certificate (before the login ...
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Log In failed for user error 18456

I have two servers. Both of the servers have two different database that will be joined together using SQL Server Agent. However, during this activity SQL Server is throwing a Log In Failed Error. ...
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Linux Monthly Login Report

Is there a command to find out if anyone logged into a machine as one of the System IDs (bin, sshd, rpc, etc)? I've tried last, faillog, ausearch and aureport (this has worked the best), but I'd like ...
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Intel AMT gives 401 Unauthorized when trying to login

I'm trying to get AMT working on a brand new DQ77KB motherboard. I've followed this setup guide but I can't login to the web interface (http://[IP]:16992) or though the KVMControlApplication.exe. Both ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2: *Show* all users at login screen [duplicate]

This question is essentially the opposite of: Windows Server 2008 R2: User account set to not show on login In my case, I'm trying to convince Windows 2008 R2 to show all (or, at least 2) users. ...
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Login for users with no folder redirection is virtually instantaneous, but login for users *with* folder redirection takes around 45 seconds

I have just configured a Windows 7 laptop for use on a SBS 2003 domain. Everything works perfectly, except users with folder redirection have to wait approximately 45 seconds before they see their ...
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Microsoft Multi-factor Authentication not working with RDP

I am installing a new remote access server, where I need multi-factor authentication for RDP access (=a call back to the user's cell phone after they enter their credentials). The problem is that the ...
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Multiple user logons (Domain, Terminal Services) - How to determine if a user access token is invalid after password change

Our users work in terminal services domain environment. It happens sometimes that users are logged on multiple servers. When security policy forces user to change the password, he changes it on one ...
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Root denied login if networking down (LDAP environment)

I would like to know why I can't login as root (ssh, sudo or su -) when my LDAP is down or when I have some outage in my network. How to reproduce the problem: - Just change your DNS to something ...
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Changed SSH default port and disabled root login. Client didn't save the new port can't login/connect to it now

Working on my centos server. Connecting via putty. Changed SSH default port and disabled root login. But the client didn't save the new port and defaulted back to 22 (my new one was 42650 or something ...
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Immediate logout after login

I have copied VM with Red Hat 6.4 in VMware vSphere Client, move it to another network and change configs for connecting to ldap servers. And now I have a problem with logging procedure through LDAP. ...
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Diagnosing slow active directory logins

I'm having a hard time diagnosing intermittent slow logins on domain PCs. A bit of information about the network that has this problem: My domain spans 5 sites, all with VPN connections. DCs are ...
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POSTFIX auth can't get logged in

I try to setup my postfix smtp with sasl auth. It seems to be working when I check it with telnet on the local server. ouput: # telnet mail.domain.tld smtp Trying 37.34.52.199... Connected to ...
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Windows 8 Hangs at first login ( domain account )

Good morining, i'm experiencing a systematic problem with new fresh joined to domain Virtual Machines with windows 8 and windows 8.1 installed operating system. The issue is that at first login the ...
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KDC Certificate error using smartcard and Remote Desktop

Our Active Directory domain recently enforced smart card logons for administrator accounts. Since this change we have been unable to access some servers (2008 R2) using Remote Desktop. When attempting ...
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IIS 8.5 IISManagerAuth Provider 530-User cannot log in

I am trying to set up FTP Publishing for a Site in IIS 8.5 (Windows Server 2012 R2) with a IISManagerAuth user. Unfortunately, I'm getting the dreaded Error 530-User cannot log in. It works perfectly ...
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Windows 8.1 a “.\” in remote desktop gives current computer not remote computer

We had some issues with our domain recently where we got the "trust relationship has failed" message on a server. Now normally I could just login with the local admin to fix this, however I had ...
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After pressing CTRL+ALT Delete no login form shows up

We have a new (bought in 2013) Hp Server DL360 G8 E5-2420 that runs windows server 2008 R2. It's been 3 or 4 times since we bough it that it's giving a weird issue. We have the CTRL+ALT+delete window. ...
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Reconnect Windows Network Drive after network connection has been established

User uses a piece of software (simple database and front end app) that connects to a database stored on another workstation, by way of mapped drive. This mode of access is supported by the software ...
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How to check last FTP logins using SSH?

I've just bought a new VPS (its operating system is CentOS). As this is my first experience with VPS, I don't know everything about managing and ... One of my customers told me his website is not ...
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I cannot log in to my ftp server

I am trying to connect to my ftp server on a Centos 6 machine from my local Windows machine, but everytime I try, I get a '530 Login incorrect' error. This issue happens whether I use FileZilla or ...
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Suspicious Login Success in Event Viewer

Hope you can help. We have been noticing another user's local machine creating logon entries in the event viewer of our machine. The message received is "An account was successfully logged on". The ...
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Log user access in a windows domain

I need to log all users access to computer in a mysql database. I need datetime, user and workstation, how to do it? How to set up an event on domain controllers?
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Windows Server 2008 automatic shutdown before reaching login screen

I have a Windows Server 2008 machine on a domain that will not stay powered on. During startup I see: "Applying Computer Settings" then "Applying Registry Policy" then "Applying Group Policy Registry ...
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difference between /bin/false and /sbin/nologin [duplicate]

I am learning server stuff and I have one chapter about /etc/passwd i have this: root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash bin:x:2:2:bin:/bin:/bin/sh sys:x:3:3:sys:/dev:/bin/sh ...
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Root denied login if networking down (on NIS/YP environment)

My 70+ hosts network (mixed CentOS, Fedora) uses NIS/YP. If networking is working OK, then no major issues occur, normally a trouble-less operation. If connectivity is lost, either by a simple loose ...
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Linux block access to router login page

I am running virtual machines with Gnome desktops on Debian Squeeze and Wheezy. The virtual machines are on a different subnet than the host. I would like to block the virtual machines from ...
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How does Hotspot work for its authentication?

I'd like to know how an Hotspot can understand that a user leave the Network? How can it understand that the user closed his session? Is there any solution that server can understand the user became ...
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Various application shortcuts (Excel etc.) showing generic icon on SBS 2003. All users logging on to server affected in same way

Numerous shortcut icons are not being displayed properly for numerous applications (all MS Office shortcuts- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Reader, as well as Group Policy Management) on our SBS 2003 ...
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ssh: id_rsa doesn't work, but if I rename it, it works

I have this id_rsa in my ~/.ssh folder. But it just doesn't authenticate. If I copy it and rename it to anything not id_rsa, it works. [qfan@mycomputer .ssh]$ ls -al id_rsa id_rsa_good -rw------- 1 ...