A password is a collection of characters that is used, usually in conjunction with a username, as a means of authentication.

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Root password was not provided [on hold]

Created my first instance (CentOS) And I was never provided with a su password, cannot even login with su since I do not have a password
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HIPPA Compliance - Home PC Use

I have some more questions on HIPPA Compliance. I'm considering presenting the idea of a RDS server to my clients who are family practice. If they use Home PCs to remote in, do these PCs have to be ...
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Mobile Encryption Password

I'm wondering what other people do for this. I have a client who needs to meet HIPAA Security Compliance. I have two things I'm wondering about. I need to encrypt all laptops that leave this ...
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Wbadmin [startbackup] keeps prompting for password

I am running Wbadmin for backup purposes in a batch file, however the batch execution halts, prompting for a password although the password is provided. First attempt - include password in command: ...
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I switched my password hashing from md5 to ssha512, now exim4 won't accept smtp-logins

I have recently switched my password hashing from md5 to ssha512. This works fine with dovecot, so I can read incoming mail without problems. It does not work as well for exim4. Log output from ...
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How to establish trust relationship when logging in with the old password and network disabled?

I have two computers in the same domain that I use, recently I changed the domain password on one of them. When I tried to login with the same account on the other machine I get: The trust ...
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CentOS 7 - root password works only once

I have a very strange issue here. My root password works only once, and as soon as I log out, it ceases to function. Subsequent attempts to log in come back as ‘login incorrect’. I have to drop back ...
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Chage command giving “password must be changed”

Can someone please explain what does the below mean when we run the below command. chage -l user Last password change : password must be changed Password expires ...
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Office 365 password change does not require iPhone settings update

Today I came to a pal and he was insecure because he changed his Office 365 password in his OWA web app but he did not need to update it on other devices afterwards (like his iPhone, etc.) - so he ...
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Changing Password in Exchange Server only [closed]

I created 1 user in AD and created mail box in exchange 2010 server. We implemented password policy for changing password in 45 days. I was having crunch on licenses so, I deleted AD user and did not ...
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Password protect folder and allow all subfolders (apache)

I'm trying to password protect one folder on my web site using an .htaccess file with an .htpasswd file. It works and I get it to password protect it. Can I add something to my folders .htaccess file ...
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How can I tell which users credentials are cached on a local system?

I'm troubleshooting cached credentials on Windows 7, specifically Smart Card logins, and I would like to know how I can find out which users currently have their credentials cached on the machine. I ...
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Windows “User must change password at next logon” with kiosks?

Is there a way to allow users to change their passwords from a web page in Windows? We have a client that has hundreds of 'kiosk' workstations because all the users use web services that have their ...
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Amazon EC2 Centos instance needs sudo password after update

I've got a terrible problem on a running webserver. It's a webserver running on CentOS, one of the default Amazon EC2 AMI's (images). I've been able to ssh to the server and do my thing until now. ...
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doveadm pw may generate invalid password if a special charactare is used

I have a dovecot server running on an Ubuntu 14.04 server, which reads the login-data (user/domain/password) from a mysql-database. The passwords are saved as salted SHA256 hashes. To generate these, ...
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mysql password automatically sets to blank after package update

This is strange as I never personally experienced this except in our servers. Whenever we do package updates with mysql packages included in the updates, mysql password is set to empty password and we ...
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LDAP with SSSD: force user to change password - 'ShadowLastChange' not working

I have CentOS6, with LDAP user authentication, using OpenLDAP and SSSD. I'm trying to force user to change the password. According to this ServerFault question I tried to set ShadowLastChange to 0, ...
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how do you secure mysql without a server root password?

I'm currently trying to install mySQL server on a centos6.5 server. I do not have a root password because i use a SSH Key Pair to access the server. During the installation process the prompt says: ...
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Unable to change domain password even if the password is complex

I have a problem with users not being able to change their passwords. When they try to change the password, they get this error: "Your new password does not meet the length, complexity, or history ...
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How to set specify encryption hash when creating Linux user? [closed]

I want to create a few Linux user on my computer to test JohnTheRipper against different kind of password (including length, charset and encryption hash method). How can I easily specify which hashing ...
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User is not in passwd list [closed]

Some user forgot his password and I want to restore it being root. For that I use, in su : #passwd <user> passwd: user '<user>' does not exist I know the user is there because trying ...
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Add a field to the Linux Login

Thanks all in advance. The question is simple. I want to ask the user the reason for login in Linux Production Servers. Login prompt will ask as common for user, password and the "Reason for Login" ...
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How to protect Windows Server 2008 r2 from persons, which have physical access to computer? [closed]

One server is available for other users, and we think that someone may steal passwords from it. I can not set a password on boot, because sometimes there is electricity failure, and UPS can hold it ...
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SQLSTATE[HY000] [1045] Access denied for user 'admin'@'localhost' (using password: YES) [closed]

I've changed the password for admin user of mysql in phpmyadmin and now I can't access neither my Plesk panel and neither mysql via ssh. The error it triggers is: SQLSTATE[HY000] [1045] Access denied ...
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Cisco Router: ran 'no enable password'; 'enable' still asks for a password

I have a Cisco router (it's hard to access physically so I can't tell you the model) being used as a NAT without a firewall (inside the network in such a way that that does not pose a security thread) ...
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Active Directory: Track old password changes and expiry dates?

Is there anyway to find out when the last 2 passwords changes were made for an account? I reset a account password but I want to know if it already changed hours or minutes before I reset. OR maybe ...
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Linux VNC doesnt accepting my password

I set up a tight VNC server. I used this tutorial: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-configure-vnc-on-ubuntu-14-04 The VPS is hosted on Digitalocean. The VNC server ...
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Windows: change own password of standard user by using commandline

I want to change the password of the current logged in Windows user (no Active Directory) in a scriptable way. The users have the right to change their own passwords and already can change the ...
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Does the Apache Httpd basic auth functionality have a constant time password comparison?

When I use Apache Httpd's basic auth functionality, sometimes I notice that wrong passwords seem to take longer than right passwords to check. Does Apache Httpd have an option for constant time ...
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Verify that users are required to change their password on their first login

Active Directory has a setting that forces a user to change his password upon his next login--visible in the AD Users and Computers applet, when right-clicking a user, selecting Properties, then ...
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Skip password authentication on Dovecot when client certificate provided

Using Dovecot version 2.1.7, I've gotten client certificates working with fairly little effort, and at this point I can choose between having password authentication after the certificate check or ...
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mkpasswd on Centos 7 does not support -m flag [duplicate]

I cannot find how to install grub-crypt either. How can I generate SHA512 pass hashes on Centos 7? Edit: I was actually trying to look up how to generate hashes with an adjustable number of rounds. ...
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Active Directory Copy User and his password on another domain (and forest)

Is there a way (PowerShell would be nice) to copy a user (I need sAMAccountName) and his password, from one domainA (forestA) to domainB (forestB). All Active Directory servers are on LAN and this is ...
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Reset Admin Pass - Domain Controller Gone

I am not a Microsoft person and I need to maintain some old servers. The Domain Controller was removed from the network a while back and a Windows Server 2008 R2 is running a very important database. ...
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Is there a safe way to store passwords used for ssh by a script?

So first, I know, I should use key auth with SSH. No need to explain me that. Issue here is that I have a (big) bunch of servers, and I need to have a script be able to connect each of these. I use ...
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is there a way to trigger a password reset to the current password in AD?

I'm running Google apps password sync, but it only triggers on a "password change" event. All our users are managed from a remote database which syncs AD to it via a service, using dsmod to manage AD. ...
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Domain policy expiration doesn't match net user command

In Active Directory, we have recently changed our password policy. We had our users set to where their passwords would not expire previously. Now, we have set max password age in our domain policy ...
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Unable to connect with empty password after password lost

I own a server hosted in OVH and running Proxmox. Unfortunately, I lost root password. I followed the instructions given on that page (the method 2 because I have no access to grub, as proposed in ...
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SQLEXPRESS User password from hardcoded application

I am setting up a new computer with an application which has a hardcoded password for the SQL database. I am not getting any help from the apllication provider because they want to do it themselves to ...
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Web dev left, can't contact to him, how do I reset root password for ssh so I can access it?

Our lead tech (unprofessionally) left our project, we can't contact him, but I, as a semi-technical project manager have access to our server on Joyent. Our new dev needs to take a look at our running ...
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root accepts any password : how to change to a real password?

I have an old Linux system which can be accessed via a public IP address. When you connect to the SSH port you can login as root with any password. The only restriction is that the password needs to ...
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MariaDB 5.5 on Slackware 14 need to change to new password format

Strangely, this worked fine for a while, but my computer rebooted recently and now my php apps won't work: mysqlnd cannot connect to MySQL 4.1+ using the old insecure authentication. Please use an ...
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How do I find out when a MySQL root password was last changed?

I have looked for solutions to this. I am able to change it, but I need to find out when it was last done and preferably also seeing who was logged in when it was done. Need proof for a security ...
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Implimenting a new password policy without locking out users

Background: we have had a very relaxed AD password policy for years. Users have had 'password never expires' set and we were not enforcing strength or anything. We now want to rectify that and have ...
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reset lost administrator password for Windows Server 2003 (AD)?

I've been contacted by a local golf course that has lost login access to their Windows 2003 server (suspected cause is a password change by a disgruntled ex-manager). When I visited the site, they ...
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LDAP & IMAP - force users to password change

I need to force users to password change (passwords stored in LDAP) - but most of them use only mail clients to read mail (via IMAP) - is there any way i can force a password change during mail ...
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forget my old password. how can i recover that [closed]

I am an AD admin. I changed my colegues password. He is also an user in active directory. Is there any way to see his old password. I need to set his old passwprd back.
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useradd not encrypting passwords in /etc/shadow

I stumbled accross this problem when trying to create new FTP users for vsftpd. Upon creating a new user with the following command and attempting login with FileZilla, I would get an "incorrect ...
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Using samba password to encrypt partition

I have a local server with encrypted partition just for data, which I want to serve through samba server. I want to avoid re-entering password on each server start (e.g. on electricity failure) for ...
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How to interactively change the password of a user account on a remote windows machine (in the same LAN) from a local machine's command line prompt? [closed]

Suppose there is a user account named testuser on a windows machine and it belongs to the Users group and the Users group only. The current password of testuser is known. The question is, how to ...