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

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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 ...
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When creating user accounts using C#, UPN logon doesn't work while sAMAccountName works

I have created accounts with C# on 2008 R2 which have a sAMAccountName and a user principal name. I can log on with the sAMAccountName (or explicitly DOMAIN\sAMAccountName), but not with the UPN. ...
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Can't login into ubuntu 12.04 computer before login timesout

I have an ubuntu 12.04 server. My password is long and before I can fully enter the password, the login timesout. I can't get into the box to change this timeout time. Is there anything else I can do? ...
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Small network: any disadvantages to downgrading to local accounts with mapped drives only?

We have an Active Directory network with < 20 XP clients and one 2k3 server running in 2000 forest mode. On a zero budget, I'm trying to avoid more MS license dollars going out the door than I ...
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Agetty terminating during login on serial connection

I'm trying to login to a server through the serial port using agetty. When I start agetty and open the serial connection, I see the login prompt but as soon as I enter the username (in my case root), ...
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phpldapadmin: login as “root” admin user with UID

I have recently installed phpldapadmin on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Srv. In the the config.php I've modified the following parameter in order to enable simple user login: ...
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centos private key and root login

I wanted to know if it's good practice / secure to allow login as root with ppk (private key) file. (no password). This server is only for me and no one else is working on it. Thanks, Danny
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Best way to create a user with no password

What is the good way to create a user with no password? By no password, I mean an account, that would be usable only by the root account using the su/sudo commands (like the "nobody" user used by ...
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What constitutes a large WMI repository and what can cause it to grow?

Our organization is experiencing lengthy startup times after improper shutdowns that seem to be tied to the size of the WMI repository. For example, a repository folder size of 50 megs might result ...
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What's this odd logon failure I see every day?

I'm having something weird happen on a Windows Server 2008 R2 server. Every day at exactly 9:00 PM, an Audit Failure is registered in Event Viewer, saying that an account failed to log on for reason ...
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Ubuntu server closing connection after successful login

I am unable to logon to my Ubuntu (12.04 LTS) server via WinSCP or sftp. There was previously a permission problem for ssh_host_* files in /etc/ssh. This was after I tried chmod -R from another ...
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amazon instance runs fine but extremely slow when logging in via ssh, webmail authentication

I'm running a large EC2 instance with ubuntu that is basically used to provide email services (IMAP, webmail access, etc) to some people. This server was previously hosted somewhere else but was ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 (Rdp) Logon Audit trail

Is there a way to to retrieve an audit trail / history of remote/rdp logons for a particular user on a Windows 2008 R2 machine? We have a server here in our intranet which has a domain-wide user as ...
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Smartcard Sharepoint Password prompt

I work in an organization that uses smartcard login. Passwords are not be used. When opening an attachment in Sharepoint, we are prompted with a username/password dialog. Clicking cancel will allow ...
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windows log logon activity: is it safe to rely on windows audit?

I found a guide that teaches, through turning on the Audit of the System Log on Activity via gpedit.msc, how to read the logon activity via eventvwr.msc Is this way of monitoring fully comprehensive? ...
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SSH hangs on login after 'last update'

I'm having a bit of trouble. My SSH connection hangs for about 10 seconds when logging in. I've tried disabling the system info MOTD and a number of other things but it just doesn't seem to work. ...