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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Changing /etc/passwd in SSH User

I've got an Amazon EC2 instance running. It's an Ubuntu 14.04. I connect using Putty SSH. I use the key/certificates I got when I created the instance to authenticate my connection. This is all done ...
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Password Protect Directory popup login showing but we didnt password protect [closed]

We have an account on our server WHM / CPanel where we created a domain. When we try to access the website, it is asking for username and password and says your connection to this site is not private. ...
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How to respond to password crack on SSH server? [duplicate]

Update: I'd already read How do I deal with a compromised server? but was hoping for advice specific to a password crack (such as using fail2ban), as well as info about whether this could be an OS ...
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Active directory 2012 password policy

I have a windows server 2012 R2 active directory environment running in my office. I have a primary domain and a child domain. Both the domains have password complexity enabled. Active directory ...
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Windows domain list users details where password never expires [closed]

I have a Windows domain, where I need to find users with option to never expire password enabled - as a part of an audit and for contacting them. I have no rights to install any fancy Powershell parts ...
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changing dovecot/ispconfig mail user password via mysql prompt

I want to change mail user pass of a dovecot/ispconfig system via mysql prompt. I was using a script with the following query in another machine (just dovecot) : UPDATE mailserver.virtual_users ...
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Is there any way to log entered password from ssh?

My server is under attack and some one try to run brute force attack on my ssh port, I know that I can block the IPs which are illegal,with iptables,fail2ban, ... but I want to know which password ...
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password using Keyvault in ARM template Azure

i want to assign password for a node using keyvault. i want to use a single arm template to get password from keyvault. here i have examples which use template file and a seperate parameter to get the ...
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Change computer (AD member) password on second computer (VM with the same SID) [closed]

I have a laptop that is connected to an AD. It tends to be slow so I converted it to a VMWare virtual machine that I can run on my home office desktop. The VM has the same SID as the physical machine. ...
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Automated SSH script locked out

I SSH from my Macbook into a linux server with an automated macro util, and on 3 occasions in the last year it has not accepted my password. In those instances I used the host's provider's console to ...
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How to password protect shared folder windows 7 without active directory

We are currently running a group of machines where (for now) everybody logs in locally, with no network accounts, and no active directory (as of yet), there are generic usernames and passwords on all ...
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Username and password default in win server 2012 on hp proliant

I've installed the Windows Server 2012 Standard (WSS2012) via Intelligent Provisioning (IP) on HP Proliant (dl380e gen8). In any moment I was asked for an username or password, both onto IP steps and ...
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linux + when change passwd we get permission denied

We have installed Redhat Linux 6.5 from scratch the VIA kick start installation and booted into single user mode because I don't have the root password. But when I perform the following: passwd root ...
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Password Logon Requirements

I want to allow users to log onto Windows using stored credentials, not requiring them to type their login information. I've read that the way to do this on a specific computer is to run "netplwiz" ...
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Force windows to prompt authentication to shared folder/disable “remember my credentials”

Is there a way to force windows to prompt for credentials to a shared folder? We are in a domain environment with 50+ PCs. What I need is to have a shared folder on our server that has specific user ...
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Prevent using cleartext passwords in e-mail protocols? [closed]

Checking an older laptop in my possession, I found that all of the POP accounts set up on that device, were sending passwords in clear text when Sending and Receiving (Found this with the assistance ...
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What is a safe way to allow any windows user to encrypt a file but only a specific application decrypt it

I've developed a service that reads text files from a location. Some of the text files may contain sensitive information. We would like to allow any user to run a standalone tool to encrypt the ...
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Securing a forward proxy connection

I have a huge network with around 1000 users. We use squid(3.1.x) as forward caching proxy server, and we also authenticate our users to allow them access to the internet (helps us log what a ...
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Password recovery on CentOS with SSH keys

I can login to my sudo account on CentOS 5.11 VPS (through the ssh keys) , but I have to reset root password and sudo user passwords (any of these two). Is it possible and how?
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Why can't linux password start with '#' [closed]

My password for temporary things and testing was something like: #password123 On Windows everything worked fine, but when I started working with Linux distros (tested at least on CentOS, Debian, ...
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Outlook 2013 POP Account Reprompting for Password with Roaming Profile

I'm attempting to setup POP accounts on Outlook 2013 for roaming profile users in an RDSH pool. I have policies setup for folder redirection on the Documents folder and a policy for default PST ...
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Cloud-Config - Hashed Password Being Set Incorrectly

I'm provisioning an Ubuntu 14.04 server with Digital Ocean and am using Cloud-Config in the user data field to do some initial setup. The issue I am having is creating a new user and setting a ...
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How can a Windows user change the initial password from the command line in a remote domain?

We have Windows 7 desktops and a Windows Server 2012R2 server. I have a user who needs to map a network drive which is on a server in a different AD domain from ours (over the WAN). I have created an ...
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MySQL Backup Cron Job

I have a cron job which backup up my MySQL database by exporting it. The script includes the root password to get the job done. I get the message: Using a password on the command line interface can ...
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Azure VM, All passwords changed on login

We've got an Azure VM running Server 2012 R2. I have to stress that this is NOT a classic machine. I installed server essentials yesterday and linked all the accounts to an O365 account. A by product ...
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How can I reduce the verbosity of certain Ansible tasks to not leak passwords into syslog?

Sometimes I would like to use Ansible's lineinfile or blockinfile modules to write a password into some configuration file. If I do so, the whole line or block, password included, ends up in my ...
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Does WinPE have a default Administrator password?

If so, what is it? And if it does not, how can I set it when configuring my WIM?
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What is a correct way(s) to allow login to an IIS site through a reverse proxy?

I have an nginx reverse proxy, and I'm trying to get an IIS website with login to work behind it. I've found this question asked several times, but each answer appears to be different, and some of ...
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Bootloader password - existing content found in /etc/grub.d/01_users

I need to set a bootloader password and am apprehensive about changing the existing config (per warning about potentially making a system unbootable). RH documentation says to add the following ...
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ocredit ignored in PAM config

oscap is reporting that ocredit requirements are not being met. Current system-auth config: auth required pam_env.so auth sufficient pam_unix.so nullok try_first_pass auth ...
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How to display password repository of user on Solaris 11?

Is there a convenient way to find out which password repository (ldap or files) user is using for atuhentication on Solaris 11.2? I myself have AIX administration background and there is lsuser ...
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Best practice for storing password for ssh

I have an Ubuntu server that runs certain scripts and should ssh into windows server to execute data. I am developing using python and using paramiko for ssh. Currently, the windows login ssh ...
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Forced password change but then hangs forever

We have a Debian 7 server wich disallows SSH root login. Server administration is done by connecting with another account, say user "A", that allows afterwards to switch to root with "su" command. ...
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SSH, Kerberos, AD: how / where to config /etc/pam.d/password-auth?

I have a CentOS 6 machine here and want to give SSH access for users from another forest, which is trusted. I got a temporary workaround, which is: 1) change content in /etc/pam.d/vncserver to auth ...
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How to allow login to a SMTP server better than with password?

I'm planning on creating a mail server, but I don't want to use passwords at all. They seem a wrong security choice to me. I'd love to use a certificate to login. This seems easy to do in HTTP, but I ...
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Missing VM in old portal - To Reset SSH password for Linux Ubuntu in Azure

I built a Ubuntu server in Azure, stopped and started the server and the IP changed which may have caused the password to reset?! I cannot seem to login via SSH anymore as password seems to not work. ...
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FreeIPA: User not prompted to set new password upon password reset by admin

I have installed freeIPA in Centos 7. I login to t he web UI as admin, and create a new user as well as set a password. Documentation for freeIPA states that the user should then be prompted to ...
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Can I pre-hash a Windows password and pass the hash when creating the account?

I am building some Windows VMs with Vagrant, and the Vagrant provisioner will create some users. I'd like to be able to commit the passwords for those users to source control, but obviously I don't ...
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Password replication across AD sites

We are going to be adding a few new Domain Controllers into our school environment to have authentication closer to the end user. I've read about creating the site links and setting the replication ...
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What is the default password in Google Developers Console?

[How to change password in Google Developers Console?] I know this should be a very stupid question related Google Developers Console, but I just wasted three hours in it and no luck in google search ...
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Unable to access shared folder using hostname

I'm currently having issues accessing shared folders on a Windows Server. The Architecture: Flat standalone network with 2 Windows Servers (2008 R2 SP1) and 2 Windows Clients (Windows 7 SP1 64bit). ...
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Konica Bizhub Photocopier - Change Pin

We have a Konica Bizhub Photocopier. When we use the device, we have to enter the pin/password: 1135. I also have to use this pin when I authenticate a user account so they can print over the network. ...
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Reset Passwords of LDAP-Users at the first login

I have an LDAP Installation running on an Centos7 system. I want to create a big number of users. Those users will get a default password, so I want them to change the password at the (only)first ...
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Samba4 - detect password change

I want to detect when a user changes his password on the Samba4 DC. As far as i know Samba4 stores the passwords in /var/lib/samba/private/secrets.tdb. But when I change a password with smbpasswd the ...
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No password login via RSA, but not SSH, using HTTPS?

I've successfully implemented no password login via RSA key exchange to SSH on Linux many times. What I'm hoping to do is achieve a similar authentication for my HTTPS RESTful web services, but I ...
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Cisco IPSec OSX multiple user accounts

Is it possible to force a Cisco IPSec Connection to prompt for UN/PW before login on OSX 10.10? I want to store the VPN Connection on the OSX machine, but I want users of that device to enter their ...
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How to reset Areca RAID card built-in SAS expander password?

I just bought used ARC-1882IX-12 card but the seller forgot password to the SAS expander. The web management worked well with default "0000" password. How to reset it ?
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FreeIPA - remove user password

I have created a user in FreeIPA. He has been assigned a password and SSH key. I want him to leave only SSH key. Is there a way, how to remove password??
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Setting password on sudo su for Amazon EC2 Instance

Our staging server is on an Amazon EC2 instnace. When you ssh into it you can execute a sudo command or sudo su without having to enter a password. Is there anyway I can require a password from a ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - allow more time to reset password

Good morning everyone! I apologize if this has been asked - I have tried searching every where I can think of, to include the search bar here on serverfault. I work as an IT technician at a high ...