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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password change policy - smart phone caused account locked

My company use all microsoft solutions. Mainly Exchange and Windows 7 laptop all across the board. We only provide company laptop to employee. we have 3 months password policy in place. so every three ...
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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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auto-reset of cpanel passwords every month

I am wondering is there away to automatically every calendar month reset all the cpanel account passwords on a VPS server? I have WHM and cPanel, I am worried about our sites being attacked, and ...
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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 ...
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I changed mysql root password and I cant access It. password contained some chars

using this command I changed root password mysqladmin -u root password fg$pkh@567fghu And now I cant access mysql. Is this because mysql parse the chars other than what I expect? Also I ...
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Configuring sudo to not prompt for password on non-allowed commands

There is plenty of information on how to make sudo not prompt for passwords (NOPASSWD). Let's say I have user alice, and this line in my sudoers: alice ALL=(root) NOPASSWD: /bin/myadmintool This ...
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ProFTPd mod_sftp mod_sftp_sql

I am working on Ubuntu 12.04 I have setup a ProFTPd service with SSL/TLS, virtual users stored in a MySQL database and quota (mod_tls, mod_sql, mod_sql_mysql, mod_quotatab, mod_quotatab_sql). It works ...
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why cannot I type password in putty? [closed]

When I open a session in putty to connect to the server, the console asks: login as: so I type root or another username then the console ask username@ip.ip.ip.ip's password: From here I can't type ...
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Password Changes and Exchange Activesync AD lockouts

Not sure how others are doing this but the main issue we are having arises when a user changes their password on a PC. When they change it the ActiveSync on the phone does not update automatically. It ...
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SSH is not working .. Password promt is not coming

I am not able to SSH into my ubuntu server since yesterday. I am not using any keyless or public key method.. Its simple SSH with username and password everytime.. However I can do a VNC session ...
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MySQL - Does the change in MySQL master db password affect on slave db?

I want to change the MySQL DB password on the master db. My question is: do we have to care for the slave DB when changing the master database password?
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How can I trace the source of repeated account lockout against Exchange server?

I have an AD user account that is being repeatedly and frequently locked out, I have been able to trace the lockout to the Exchange server CAS array. However I am at a loss as to how to continue the ...
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VMware ESXi 5.5 : cannot login after password changed

It looks strange, but after changing the "root" password I cannot login anymore. I followed exactly the process according to Vsphere 5.5 reset root and I used copy-and-paste for the password but ...
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scp using a password on the command line

I am trying to write a script that will deploy a build created on my desktop machine (windows/cygwin) to a machine in my test environment (linux). I would like to use scp to copy the build to the ...
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Password Rules histsize Ineffective for Some Users

We're trying to deploy a tightened password policy on an AIX 5.3: Users are not allowed to reused last 24 passwords. So, I change histsize from the previous value from 5 to 24 in /etc/security/user, ...
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IIS Basic Authentication only protects directories, not individual files?

I really hope this isn't a duplicate, but I wasn't able to find anything like this on here. My issue is: I have a subdirectory on a Windows (not sure if 2008 R2 or 2012) server with IIS 8.5 that I ...
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How to recover root password?

I have a FreeBSD box which I forgot the root password to. I do have physical access, so I can reboot the box if I need to. How do I reset my password?
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Is it risky to disable SSH passwords? [closed]

This is a very basic question, do bear with me.. I'm setting up a VPS and it seems as though disabling SSH users from logging in with a password is recommended for security. If I authorize the SSH ...
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CentOS PAM unable to open /etc/pam.d/system-auth

In gdm I have checked "Require smartcard login" but forgot about adding any smartcard for authentication. Then I've tried to boot from LiveCD and disable SC auth. Something went wrong and now I am not ...
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How to deal with passwords during automated deployment? [closed]

As responsible admins we know of common weaknesses like CWE-260: Password in Configuration File http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/260.html CWE-522: Insufficiently Protected Credentials ...
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How to hide a password passed as command line argument?

I'm running a software daemon that requires for certain actions to enter a passphrase to unlock some features which looks for example like that: $ darkcoind masternode start <mypassphrase> ...
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Reduce unwanted “connect to network” attempts with wireless password [closed]

My university recently added a 5-digit (WEP) network password to their wireless network. (This is in addition to a login page that requires university credentials.) I emailed them, and they said the ...
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proftpd gives 'login incorrect' error

I have had proftpd installed for a while now but since today I can not sign into the ftp server. I keep getting the error 530 login incorrect. I restarted proftpd in debug mode and got the below ...
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Security in users having sudo access

How to protect my passwords list (in different databases for example) in a UNIX environment where most of the users have sudo access to other user IDs? I have a script (main.sh) with the following ...
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Force domain password change in the future?

I want to force all my domain users to change their passwords, but I want it to happen on a specific day in the future. Is there a way I can automate that today, either using a GPO or PowerShell ...
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How to disable user's password via puppet securely?

I have my SSH servers setup to use only Public Key authentication with password authentication disabled. When adding users through puppet I would like to disable user passwords. So far I have came ...
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SFTP password wrong from remote, but not from local

From my server, connecting to it via eth0 (not localhost), I can connect via SFTP: Apr 9 10:02:40 domain sshd[11526]: Accepted password for test from 1.x.x.x port 45335 ssh2 From a remote ...
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Storing unencrypted web app / WordPress passwords - explain to a client

I have a problem with a client who is complaining about a WordPress installation having an unencrypted MySQL database password in the wp-config.php file. I've tried explaining this to him by stating ...
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Changing password in OpenVAS command line

I've been trying to find the right OAP command for changing the password for OpenVAS users. It is possible to change it the Greenbone Security Assistent interface. But i can't find it for doing it ...
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Passwordless public key is not working

this is my fist help ask here despite being a daily reader in order to learn. I am working on a Unix environment (both Solaris and Aix servers) and my public key suddenly stopped working after ...