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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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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Accessing the log regarding when all my root password is changed

I have a VPS account(Linux) with Hostgator.in and I have root access. Recently I found that my root password has been changed by someone without my concern. I have opened a ticket with them regarding ...
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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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Linux graphical password dialog trick security [migrated]

When we run a command by sudo, the password is asked [sudo] password for user If the sudo is not typed the password should not be asked. If asked, I would assume it as a fraud by the application. ...
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Q: MTA cannot connected to LDAP in Zimbra Multiserver

I want to install Zimbra multiserver, with 2 server, MTA and LDAP. I follow this tutorial: http://www.zimbra.com/docs/ne/6.0.8/multi_server_install/multi-server_install.5.01.html I have problem ...
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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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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 ...
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Apply gpo only on one OU

How can you create a GPO for only one Organizational Unit ? The GPO I want to create is pretty simple, it just set the minimal password length. Given that I don't want all the users to have the same ...
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How to change password complexity for mailbox in exchange 2013

I find the default password policy in exchange pretty weak (only 6 char.). Is there a way to change this password policy ? e.g. : Minimum 1 cap, Minimum 8 letters. Thank you !
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Disable Admin password requirement on Domain user PC

So here is my situation: My company runs a "Windows 2003 Server Standard Edition" domain server, connected to a bunch of Dell Optiplex PC's (380's, and 9020's). The older Dells (380) are connected to ...
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Password expiration in SQL/ODBC before AD

I have a script that emails users that their password expires in X days. Today a user got an alert that her password expires in 8 days. She was having problems with Excel and Access databases that ...
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SSH login with no authentication [closed]

I have an account (root, if it makes a difference) set up without a password (passwd -d), which enables me to log in with no authentication through the console. SSH however insists on a password. How ...
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Password complexity on clients authenticating via openldap

We have a bunch of linux servers authenticating via an ldap server. We have set a password complexity policy on the ldap server. However, the local system policy overrides the policy set on the ldap ...
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For sys. admins, are you legally required to surrender your passwords if you leave your job? [closed]

Just a quick question for you guys, and I have been wondering about it ever since. I know that I am legally required to reset them to whatever the company wants them to, but what if my boss asks me ...
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Nginx Password Protect Directory Downloads Source Code

I'm trying to password protect a WordPress login page on my Nginx server. When I navigate to http://www.example.com/wp-login.php, this brings up the "Authentication Required" prompt (not the WordPress ...
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Nginx Password Protect Entire Port Number 8081

I'm trying to password protect an entire port on my website--https://domain.com:8081 and http://domain.com:8081 I have tried editing /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/domain.com.vhost by adding the following ...
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Trust relationship failure with RODC

I have numerous servers that sit in a DMZ which has an RODC in it as well. As you probably know, the machine passwords will change after a certain amount of time. After which I have to disjoin-rejoin ...
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Logins take a long time

After upgrading to Debian 7.4 password authentication from any service take a long time. This is true for SSH logins, sudo'ing and authentication with dovecot (which is configured to use PAM). I am ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: Changing Mysql root Password

I did an upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04 today. I wanted to access MySQL afterwards, but I've forgot the root password... So I tried some guides from the net but none is working for me. Im not even sure ...
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OpenLDAP to Samba 4 Migration, create middle layer / webservice for user initiated password migration/change?

for the last few days I have been looking into migrating an old linux server running a OpenLDAP/Samba 3 configuration with about 100 users to a new SBS Server running Samba 4 (like Zentyal or UCS). ...
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The ipmitool conundrum

We have been trying to migrate to a better password management system on our server. The problem was that all this days we were using a proprietary algorithm to create a hash (a decryptable hash). In ...
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Changing password expiration policy at next password change

We have a password policy with a maximum password age of 180 days. For various reasons we need to change it to 90 days, with a minimum impact for the users. Our users are normally warned about the ...
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Password reset is not working

I am using krb5 authentication to authenticate users in my machine. I am trying to change my password using passwd command but it failed. ~:$ passwd ~:$ Changing Password for bharathi ~:$ Kerberos 5 ...
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Restrict access to a subdomain with web.config on IIS7?

I need to password protect a "dev" subdomain on a server with the web.config file on IIS7. I don't have access to anything besides the files and web.config, so I can't install modules or anything else ...
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How to check if my Supermicro IPMI is compromised with plaintext admin password over the web?

I've some Supermicro servers with IPMI running, and as described in this blog (http://blog.cari.net/carisirt-yet-another-bmc-vulnerability-and-some-added-extras) there's a critical vulnerability to ...
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Puppet random password generating

I am going to install around 100 mysql servers and I would like to have different root password on every of them. I am going to use puppet mysql (https://forge.puppetlabs.com/puppetlabs/mysql) which ...
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Encrypted Passwords on Exim Mailserver (Vestacp)

I just setup an Ubuntu 14.04 Server with VestaCp and want to secure the Mailserver. I already enabled ssl for exim and dovecot. The only thing I'm still fighting with is exim to accept encrypted ...