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

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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 ...
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Reduce Windows login time by preloading profile

My workstation at work takes around 10 minutes to log in to Windows (running scripts, group policy / security tasks etc). As a result, users tend to lock / unlock machines without completely logging ...
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Changing shell of windows 7 login

I am currently trying to get a windows thin client to log directly into VMWare. Essentially want to take These directions which are for Win XP and use them on a Win 7 machine. There is no winlogon ...
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How to configure the login message in Ubuntu?

Each time I SSH into my AWS Ubuntu servers I see a system information message, showing load, memory usage and packages available to install, like this: Welcome to Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS (GNU/Linux ...
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Slow logoff times on Windows 7 PC's in 2008 Domain. Login times are fine

Even with a brand new roaming profile (17.2MB, 253 files, 114 folders), it takes about 5-6 minutes for users to logoff, but it only takes them about 20-30 seconds to login. I located the exact same ...
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Limit number of concurrent user logins in Windows Server 2008 Active Directory

Is there the possibility to limit Active Directory users' max concurrent login sessions? I've read many articles and discussions about the solution, but none of them seem to be working. Many had ...
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“Breadcrumbs” for series of hostnames?

Does anyone know of a shell that would show a series of breadcrumbs as I navigate into/out of various servers, like this: Home > Build Machine > Vagrant > Docker-base Hopefully it could ...
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Limit logons per user account in linux.

The current situation is that all users have local configured telnet connections to a red hat server running a simple telnet daemon. I would like to consolidate those locally configured telnet ...
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Windows Service Console app user

I've created a very simple C# one liner app which keeps an IIS/Entity Framework web application warm by simply loading the page (Using the built in IIS Warm up just wasn't working for me). I want to ...
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Users Password does not reset after successful login at the console but works fine with SSH

The title says it all. I have my unsuccessful login attempts set to three. I purposefully fail logging in 2x, then when I SSH into the box successfully the 3rd time my count drops back to zero; ...
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Disable Password Authentication for Remote Users Only

I've read how it is possible to disable password authentication on an Ubuntu server. However, is it possible to disable this for remote users only? I'm afraid that, if I enable this both locally and ...
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How to check remotely the remoted logged in users on a computer, using WMIC?

I would like to know if it is posible to get the current usernames of remotely logged in users on a computer? From windows cmd? Kind of: WMIC /NODE:ComputerName ComputerSystem Get Username This ...
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Hide or Change the Centos Information at login

How could we turn off the information text in the centos login screen?
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Non-root login on EC2 instance

I have set up an EC2 instance with ArchLinux for a client, and I am currently in the testing phase. I am using PuTTY from Windows 8 to SSH into the machine. I have set up the connection profile ...
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IIS 7.5, on Windows 7, IIS User can't log in, “Cannot read configuration file due to insufficient permissions”

I am "experimenting" with Microsoft Internet Information Services 7.5, on a Windows 7 OS, as an FTP site. I have created a FTP-site, called "Opta-site", and, enabled "Anonymous Authentication", ...
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SSH login: automatically goto last directory visited?

During my multitasking days, sometimes I will be booted off of an SSH session for one reason or another (idle timeouts, etc), while I am working on another task. When I return to the terminal, I will ...
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Monitor the background in Windows or the Windows login screen from changes

This isn't a typical question and I thought of posting this to Programmers Stack Exchange, but I believe here is more fitting. What I want to do is monitor the Windows background or Login screen from ...
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Display a dialog upon login asking for the login reason - Windows Server [closed]

I'm looking for a way to display an input dialog upon login to a production server, asking the user to indicate the reason of the login. I was thinking maybe there's a way in Windows to do it that is ...
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What do these entries in my SSH logs mean? [duplicate]

I recently noticed that I have entries from an unknown IP address in my SSH logs. I performed a grep to extract all entires that didn't contain my own IP address. I was presented with this: Jul 24 ...
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Login script not running as the NIC takes too long to initialise

We're just about to roll out a bunch of Lenovo T431s's but have an odd problem with the NICs on them. Basically (from reboot) they are taking too long to initialise (i.e. the blue "swirl" on the ...
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Monitoring when users login to a Terminal Server

Really looking for some ideas (ideally nothing 3rd party based) that we could implement to monitor when users login to a Terminal Server (and log off if possible) so we can monitor activity. Thanks! ...
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Linked Servers in SQL Server

I have created a linked server and wish to execute a job that queries the linked server and writes the result in a local database.Ihave tested the connection to the linked server and it was fine. I ...
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Slow logon with “Applying your personal settings…” message- only occurs when domain user is member of a security group

Domain user accounts on our network can log in in ~2 seconds when they are not a member of any security groups. However, this logon time increases to ~35 seconds when the are a member of any security ...
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Slow logon only affecting one domain user account

One domain user on our network takes up to 5 minutes to log on to one particular PC (the other domain users can log in in around 10 seconds, and local accounts take only a couple of seconds to sign in ...
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SQL Server: Cannot log into SQL Server Management Studio on Server

I installed SQL Server 2012 on a Windows Server 2012. I am going back a few days later and unable to log into SQL Server Management Studio (SMS) using Windows Authentication, even if I launch SMS ...
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vsftpd allow anonymous log-in

I'm setting up a ftp server, that will allow anonymous to READ/WRITE to the server. Here is my configuration. anonymous_enable=YES local_enable=YES write_enable=YES anon_upload_enable=YES ...
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CRM 2011 - outlook connector always asking for authentication

In my organization everyone uses the Outlook 2010 connector to access the CRM. After the UR13 update, but not right away, some clients began experiencing a situation where the Outlook connector asks ...
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What is the difference between /sbin/nologin and /bin/false?

I have often heard it recommended that a user account should be disabled by setting its shell to /bin/false. But, on my existing Linux systems, I see that a great number of existing accounts (all of ...