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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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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Windows Password Group policy [on hold]

so our password policy is for passwords to expire every 90 days and 'Enforce Password History' = 5 passwords remembered, and 'Password must meet complexity requirements' = Enabled. It was time for my ...
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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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Service account password expired. No policy set anywhere in the domain for password Expiration [closed]

No policy in the Domain is set to require a password to expire, yet 1 account had a password expire and cause a bunch of issues. Any ideas?
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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 ...
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Unable to disable SSH public key authentication and enable password authentication

I have a google compute engine instance, and I want to disable public key authentication (yes I know that it's a bad idea, before people jump in on me, just bear with me here) and in its place enable ...
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Public SFTP server directory with no password or keyfile

I want to be able to allow users to connect to my SFTP server under a restricted user that only has read access to view files in a certain directory that I upload to without it requiring a password or ...
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How to save output from grub-md5-crypt to a file ?

I am using Cent OS 6.5 and I want to save the generated output and md5 hash from grub-md5-crypt command to a file. The grub-md5-crypt command asks us to set a password. I want the password(which I ...
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Removing a mySQL database without password? [duplicate]

So about 6 months ago I set up a wheezy server and at the same time I installed MySQL even though I didn't need it. I've now updated to Jessie and need the database but can not remember the password ...
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Config passwordhook.dll in ws 2012 r2

Do you have any ideas how should i configure the "Environment" value in passwordhook.dll ? The available documentation for this dll is not so good. Right now, i'm using my Path from Environment ...
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How to find difference in sending passwords to ProFTPD

There is a CentOS Server with proftpd installed, that works for a long time. Now I create a user the right way as the last time and check it with ftp command on windows CMD and it works. ...
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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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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: ...