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Disabling the shell of user “daemon” (/bin/false)

on a Linux system there are lot's of users by default: daemon, bin, sys, games, etc. According to my /etc/passwd most of these users have a shell assigned (/bin/sh) which seems some kind of insecure ...
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Define an “alternate” login domain for Active Directory

A buddy asked me this question - and I quite honestly don't know enough about Active Directory and how to operate/configure AD to answer this. A customer of my buddy has an AD domain DomainA and ...
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Immediate logout after login with PAM, Kerberos, and LDAP

I've set up remote login on a computer using Kerberos and LDAP. I've also configured NFS to mount onto /home so that the user's home directory is the same wherever they login. Kerberos authentication ...
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How to disable login into AIX using password for any means

Is there any way to disable login to AIX using password? I know that for SSH login I can update sshd_config and set PasswordAuthentication to no. But what about other ways of login into AIX, like ...
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How to hide a trusted domain in the logon screen?

I need to create a bidirectional trust between two Active Directory domains. But management is worried that users will be puzzled out when seeing another domain name in the drop-down list in the ...
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A specific user is unable to log in to vsftpd

I am setting up a new user let his name be ftpguy. He has access to only one directory /var/www/xxx. I have already chowned the directory so that he has write and read privileges. The user is also ...
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Port Forwarding port 80, results to Router's Settings [closed]

I am creating a Home Server for my Personal Use. I Port forward the Ports 80 (Webserver), 81 (Alternate for the Webserver), 443 (HTTPS), 22 (SSH). My Problem is that when I type my External IP ...
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Is it possible to change freeswitch user password on hot?

Is it possible to change freeswitch user password on hot? I mean I have freeswitch running and wish to change 1000's password from 1234 to something else without restarting freeswitch? I an changing ...
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Terminal Services Login Error - “This initial program cannot be started”

We have set up a Windows Server 2008 R2 Server with Terminal Services. I am able to successfully log into the server using Remote Desktop Connection. However, many of my users, both admins and ...
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Windows XP long login (15 minutes +)

I'm having a lot of issues with our Windows XP SP3 machines (about five of them, but every week another gets on the bandwagon of this issue). They take forever (15 minutes) to apply the user settings ...
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Java login through LDAP [closed]

I am starting to write an application for our office and the first step is authentication through LDAP where all users already exist. Everything I need is a code in Java to check if the pair ...
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Cannot logon to Windows on a domain. (cloned version works fine)

I have a Windows XP system that I cloned in June. Since then I have been using the cloned HDD (which was new). This morning I put the original drive back into the machine, and attempted to login to ...
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Locked only user account on Ubuntu 12.04. Can't login

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server on which I've locked my only account, logged out, and now I cannot log in . jiechao@ubuntu-Jiechao:~$ sudo passwd -l jiechao passwd: password expiry information ...
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Is there a specific name for the “.\” (dot-slash) shorthand used to log onto a Windows machine?

I guess the title just about says it all. And yes, .\, not that obsolete \. thing. :) For those who don't know, .\ is a shorthand way of saying "this computer"*see "footnote" in Windows at a logon ...
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Is it possible to preload a user profile from a domain on a workstation that will be disconnected from the DC?

I have a few laptops here that need to have some users profiles preloaded onto them before sending them out in the field so that they can log into them without needing to be connected to the domain ...
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What's the meaning of logging in as “username@mydomain.com:something”

My Windows 2008 R2 machine is joined to a domain. In the logon screen, if I type in "username@mydomain.com:something" as the username, I can still logon properly, what's the meaning of ":something" ...
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CentOS 5.8 - Can't login to tty1 as root after updates?

I've ran a yum update on my CentOS 5.8 box and now I am unable to log into the console as root. Basically what happens is I receive the login prompt, enter the correct username and password, and am ...
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Can I add user accounts to Windows Server 2012 based on Microsoft accounts?

Windows 8 lets me create user accounts simply by the email address of a Microsoft account (aka Windows Live account). Is there someway to activate such a facility in the Windows Server 2012 SKU?
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How could I make a MsAccess Frontend and Mysql Backend more user aware?

I have a distributed MsAccess front-end database which uses a mysql backend. It uses the Windows System DSN ODBC connections to connect to the server. All my Linked tables refer to that ODBC ...
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How common (or uncommon) is using full email address for email login? [closed]

I was hoping you fine folks could comment on your experiences with using a full email address as a login name for an email service vs. using the username (everything before the @domain.tld). I ask ...
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Security issue with ssh on Debian server

I have setup Debian Squeeze on an old laptop to serve as a testbed. I have installed OpenSSH and edited /etc/ssh/sshd_config to use ssh keys and disallow password authentication. I am able, however, ...
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Ubuntu login message not shown for non-root users

I really liked the welcome motd message that gets displayed when I logged in as root into my vps ubuntu 10.04 server. It displays statistics like uptime and systemload and packages to update. ...
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win7 default user login on Domain

I was wondering if there is a way besides in the registry to keep the last username from showing up on a new log in for a win7 computer on a domain. We have a few laptops that keep defaulting back ...
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Added a custom SQL Server login to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0, getting empty resultsets

At work we have Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 installed and employees use their LAN login to log into CRM's web interface. We've added a SQL Server-based custom login (to the server and db *_MSCRM) with ...
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What service reads /etc/security/access.conf?

I'm trying to get to the bottom of an issue with a non-root user running a cron job and I've stumbled upon /etc/security/access.conf. I have a couple of questions: What service reads this file? Do ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 RDP login paste password

Is there any utility out there that allows me to paste the password in my clipboard to Windows Server 2008 R2 RDP login screen as if I'm typing the characters directly from the keyboard? I login a lot ...
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Enable graphical login in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Ubuntu has been installed in VMWare using easy install (or something sounding like this). Therefore the OS starts now in text mode and to access GUI I have to type startx. How to enable the GUI with ...
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“Allow logon locally” policy missing on Win XP

My active directory (SBS 2003) domain users cannot log on locally to a given client machine (XP SP3). Logon with the domain admin works. I would like users to be able to logon locally to this ...
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Centos 5.8 cant get past login screen

I think I've messed up my system. I've been using KDE for a while. Recently, I tried to install a software called gnome-connection manager. I downloaded the deb package, converted it to rpm using ...
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Client Address is not showing correct in Event Log

I had enable the Advance Audit Policy Configuration on my Domain Controller. Server OS - Window Server 2008 R2 Standard. Client OS - Window XP Whenever the Domain User enter wrong password for ...
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Replace Windows logon ui (gina) with a win32 application [closed]

Is this possible to replace windows xp logon ui (i mean gina) with a win32 application? I don't talk a about writing a dll and replace it with windows original gina dll, I mean a proper interactive ...
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Barracuda SSL VPN Managing Users

Not really sure if this is the right site to be posting on, but I have a question about my Barracuda SSL VPN. I know there is a built-in user database on the VPN. Is there some way (in my asp.net ...
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What does userinit.exe do?

When Windows starts, by default userinit.exe runs. What exactly does this program do? I know what it does in general - e.g., initiates the logon script - but I am looking for the full details of all ...
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How to you properly invalidate the local cache on a browser?

I'm troubleshooting a problem on my site where a user will authenticate successfully but the browser will load (I believe) the local cache of the page to which the user is redirected. Since it's a ...
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Server 2008 blue screen after login - no desktop

I came into work today to find that our Windows Server 2008 used as a terminal server for the Thin Clients was not loading the users desktops. What I have found out is that when I login via Remote ...
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Silencing Jetty's initial console logging

I've got jetty set up to boot on login using the standard init script in CentOS 6.3 - my problem is that it decides to log a few messages to the console before redirecting it to it's own log files, ...
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Email Administrator on failed login

Is there a way to have the server email me when there is a failed login? I have hundreds of hacking attempts and I'd like to know as soon as it happens. Thanks! <--- Woot! I'm making progress!!!! ...
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Joining to a domain from a DC

I currently received an error from a computer stating that the trust relationship to the domain is not trusted and cannot be verified etc... I was able to log into the system and remove the computer ...
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Samba as a PDC and offline authentication

Say I have a Windows laptop which has been connected to a domain. The domain has a Samba server as a PDC. Now say that I move the laptop outside of the network (the network is completely ...
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Is this server hacked or just login attempts ? See log

Can someone tell what does this mean? I tried a command like lastb to see last user logins and I see some strange logins from China (server is EU, I am in EU). I was wondering if these could be login ...
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Intermittent FTP login issues (Microsoft IIS FTP Service)

I've got a somewhat weird problem which I'm not sure how to troubleshoot. We have a FTP running on a Windows Server 2003 machine using the IIS FTP Service, this is for our clients and is configured ...
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How do I troubleshoot a server I can't get logged into?

This morning I am unable to log into SQL Server because it appears to be busy doing something, so much so that CPU usage is constantly at 98%-99%. I am guessing that something has gone wrong with the ...
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Windows Server 2008 repair logonui.exe

I'm fairly certain some data on my server got corrupted and from a dialog box that popped up I think one of the things that got corrupted is logonui.exe I think this because while the server goes ...
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Setting up a VPN connection before login automatically

Our company's domain controller is located in data center behind the Forefront TMG with a VPN gateway set up. I want my Windows 7 machines to be able to work in an active directory domain ...
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ssh login to strato vserver fails

I recently got problems login into my strato vserver with ssh. Using the mac terminal my Internet-Connection broke up for 1 second. Login in again the server throws back the following error message: ...
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How can I determine the last time an Open Directory network account was used on Mac OS X 10.7 Server?

How can I determine the last time an Open Directory network account was used? I am completing a user/group audit and am looking to identify users that have not used their network account recently.
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a command that tells if a username/password combination is a valid user

I'm writing a bash script, and I need to validate when a user enters their unix username and password, that it's the same username and password they use to login. I was thinking of calling login, but ...
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How to disable ssh keys and log-in using password

I'm having a tricky situation. First I set-up a ssh access through keys and I forgot password for "keys", and then I couldn't connect. I tried to login using another computer, and I thought I would ...
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Disable Server Login upon Updates Reboot

I have a co-located Dedicated Server running Windows 2008 R2. It is a Live server running my sites (wordpress, joomla, etc) I administer it via Remote Desktop. Everytime I do the Microsoft OS ...
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LOGON script won't add first share

I have the following problem: When i run my LOGON_SCRIPT.vbs to add network shares to users of a specific group it skips the first one if the user is part of Kleinkunstig_Users (it will not add the ...