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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How to enabled “Maximum password age” [on hold]

Can you advise how to enable "Maximum password age"?
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How to set specify encryption hash when creating Linux user? [on hold]

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 [on hold]

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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Passwordless ssh login on Mac OS without -i option [migrated]

I have a ssh key without a password to login to a remote system. Let's assume the remote server is called server-name and has the same user as the one I'm currently logged in. In the console if I do ...
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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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zyxel es1528 factory reset password issue

I have major problem in the production network. One of the switches zyxel es1528 has been reset to factory defaults. The problem however I have with accessing it back as default admin username and ...
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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 ...
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Restrict SSH login to public key from public networks, but allow password from internal networks

Assume UserA is allowed to log in by SSH to a server from public networks as well as from within private ones. Is there any option to restrict password-enabled logins to the private networks while ...
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How to use ssh without knowing remote user's password? [closed]

I am trying to use ssh and login to a different mac (B) from my mac (A) but do not know B's password. Is there anyway of finding B's password or doing this without access to B?
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password ipa idm redhat change itself

I am new in Kerberos and I don't know why the password change itself I create another account but the problem persists after generating keytabe in IPA client the password of admin IPA idm redhat ...
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Debian 7 password recovery [closed]

During installation, I've set up a password which I have typed wrong twice, and now I'm not allowed to gain access to my root account in Debian. I'm trying to procedure like ...
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Users unable to log on to network

A strange problem came up over the last few days. Some of our users had an issue logging on to the domain network. I had thought perhaps it had something to do with a command that was run using a ...
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Password access for my website IIS 6.2

I'd like to protect my website with a password under IIS 6.2 I tried to create a user under myWebsite>Authentification>anonymous>specific user, but when i enter the password it says invalid password ...
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CentOS requires entering password twice for sudo, login

At every login or sudo prompt, the server always rejects the password when it is first supplied, but accepts it the second time. I found this thread which describes what seems to be the same problem, ...
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Windows Server Account locked - says need to use Remote Web Access

Windows Server 2012 Essentials. I tried to log into the launchpad today and also the dashboard. Both give the following error: "The password for this user account has expired. To reset the password ...
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Google Authenticator - generate new set of emergency codes

I use Google Authenticator on my SSH servers with Andoid app for generating codes. After I run $ google-authenticator application create set of emergyncy keys: ...
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Two-Factor Authentication for Zimbra

I have been looking for a Two-Factor Authentication that works well with Zimbra open source edition. One of the products I looked at - eToken ...
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Apple Open Directory password Expiry not working as desired

I have a mac running Open Directory, and I was it so that I can force users to change passwords (So I can set it then have them change it on first login). If I set expiry, the user can't set their ...
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Lost passwordless sudo and no root access

I have a running AWS vm. The only access I have is using the ssh key (.pem file) to log in as ec2-user which is an unprivileged user. From there, I could user the sudo command without a password. ...
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Citrix Xenapp Outlook 2007 continually prompts for user password. Only affecting single user

I have reset the user's password (not locked out), and verified the problem myself with their password on another machine (via Terminal Services). Native outlook on TS session launches fine, without ...
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“Not allowed to change Adminstrator's password via UI” in Adobe CQ 5.6.1

Trying to change the default admin password on a CQ 5.6.1 Publish node via curl, and getting a 403 when I do so. I'm executing: curl --user admin:admin -F rep:password="myCrazyNewPassword" -F ...
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Change user password on other domain command line

I'd like to change user's password using cmd.exe on domain account. I tried net user user_name * /domain but it doesn't work, because my user is on another domain. How can I specify, to which ...
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.pgpass other system user as in file

i have a working script with a working .pgpass file. Now i want to run the script as root with the same(copy) .pgpass file. I copied the file in the $HOME directory from root. And changed permission ...