Procedures, policies and constraints on password entry, lifetime, change, strength, and storage. An essential part of access management, together with policies on other forms of authentication.

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Postfix + Dovecot with MySQL backend: md5-hashed passwords and CRAM-MD5 auth

My question What are the risks of switching from MD5 to CRAM-MD5 passwords in the database, especially considering the following, and how to approach that for an existing installation (provided I ...
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How can I automate the retrieval and usage of passwords from within a script?

We have automated scripts that access certain devices and are getting the passwords for the devices from a root-read-only plain-text file. Is there some kind of architecture we can use so that we can ...
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AD | Prevent admins from changing passwords to the same thing

I have an interesting security problem: Admins with ad access have been changing their password to the same thing, and breaching the company security policy. User side, standard AD complicated ...
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Is there a way to change passwords on multiple servers simultaneously?

x3 Server 2012 R2, x2 Server 2012 My system has 5 servers; 1 Hyper-V server hosting 2 vm servers (these are the x3 2012 R2 servers), and a Win 8.1 pc running hyper-V that hosts 2 more vm servers ...
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Unable to change domain password even if the password is complex

I have a problem with users not being able to change their passwords. When they try to change the password, they get this error: "Your new password does not meet the length, complexity, or history ...
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How to change Account Lockout Threshold when the path cannot be found

I am trying to change the account lockout threshold for all the users on our domain. The threshold should be three, but there are users who get locked out after one mistyped password, and others who ...
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IT for a small organization: mailing lists, file server, hosting [closed]

I've been asked to help manage my church's information systems. We're small (~3 staff, ~150 parishioners), which puts us below the needs of a lot of the "Church Management" software I've seen. The ...
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Cannot enforce password change in OpenLDAP with Password Policy Overlay

I've implemented Password Policy Overlay on OpenLDAP on Debian Stable. The server side and the policies are working as expected. However, after expiration I cannot force users to change their ...
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How to store admin passwords in a way that can be accessed by multiple admins? [closed]

How to store all the admin passwords for routers, servers, desktop computers in the network if they need to be accessible by multiple admins? There are so many that they can't be memorised and they ...
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Access denied on service password change [duplicate]

This works if I change the password manually but I get an access denied message. I think it might be how I am trying to do it. #Service Credential Change -Multi #This script allows us to input a ...
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Macs Users aren't able to Change Password via VPN

I have few users who uses Macs laptop at my company, and it came to my attention that they are unable to change their Domain password via VPN. The Macs are running OS X Yosemite, and this only effects ...
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Forcing a password change on OpenBSD

On OpenBSD 5.6 I need to provision a number of user accounts with default passwords. I would like users, upon their first SSH login, to be forced to change their passwords from the default. On CentOS ...
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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 10 character (letters and numbers mixed) password strong enough for Internet Servers? [closed]

Assuming ssh brute force attacks. Assuming the following IPTABLES configuration: DROP tcp -- anywhere anywhere tcp dpt:ssh state NEW recent: UPDATE seconds: 120 ...
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Is there a way to provide user-specific passwords for Wi-Fi?

Is there a way to provide user-specific passwords for Wi-Fi, so that different users have different passwords? I'd like to provide each user with a different password for my Wi-Fi connection.
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Mapped Network Drives Persistently Requesting Credentials

I run a small office network with one Windows 2008 R2 DC and eight Windows 8.1 clients connecting to it. All of the machines have computer accounts on the domain and each user has an old school logon ...
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Password Manager Pro backend database MS SQL vs PostgreSQL [closed]

I'm looking to manage users passwords through the programme Password Manager Pro. Reading the documentation it explains that you can use ether your own MS SQL database or use their default PostgreSQL ...
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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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Security policy: servers without root/administrator password

I am considering running public web and application servers with blank root/Administrator passwords, and I'm wondering whether this might be a bad policy. I see several advantages of having no ...
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Must create PowerShell script to change Password Expiry and Date to change next password

I've been tasked with creating a script that reads in a file a list of Active Directory user IDs and then clears the flag for Password Never Expires. In addition, my security officer doesn't want the ...
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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 fails for end users when minimum password age set for more than 0 days

Our Help Desk has been resetting user passwords with "user must reset password at next logon" for years. Recently reset default domain policy for "minimum password age" from 0 days to 5 days. Now ...
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Unassigned password has expired

On a RHEL6.4 box, I have a user who hasn't been assigned a password. In the /etc/shadow file, the password is shown as !!. This is intentional; that user only logs in using public key authentication. ...
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Token error when trying to change password through pam-mysql

I am currently preparing a machine for a web hosting service, and I decided to use MySQL to store all our users (since the rest of our services use it already). For that, I am using libnss-mysql and ...
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How is the “change password at next logon” requirement supposed to work with RDP using Network Level Authentication?

We have a Windows server (2008 R2) with the "Remote Desktop Services" feature installed and no Active Directory domain. Remote desktop is set up to "Allow connections only from computers running ...
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Deploy RDWeb on a non-default website

I have a public website and a private site set up like below: Public site: samplesite.com (http) Private site: my.samplesite.com (https) I'm trying to use RDWeb to enable users to change Active ...
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Group Policy “Maximum password age” fails to apply

In my Windows network with all AD servers (still) running Windows 2003, I encounter the following problem: The "Maximum password age" policy apparently does not apply. Even though some of the users ...
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establish passwordless login without asking the user [duplicate]

On Linux when using dsa keys I establish passwordless login with the command ssh-copy-id -i .ssh/id_dsa.pub user@target.host This prompts the user for user's password on target.host. My script ...
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Best practice for assigning passwords in a company

I work in a small company and have been spending a lot of time optimizing our network. Our security system is, sadly, abysmal, seeing as no one ever really took care of it. So I'm looking for an ...
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smbk5pwd overlay on OpenLDAP 2.4

I have an OpenLDAP server and I want to configure the smbk5pwd overlay to make OpenLDAP update the sambaNTPassword and sambaLMPassword attributes automatically when a change occurs on userPassword. ...
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What is the purpose of openssl passwd

I'm reading "Reliably Deploying Rails Applications" Regarding defining users to be set up by Chef, it says: “Next we need to define users, inside data_bags/users copy the file deploy.json.example to ...
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Where do you store shared secrets used in building VMs dynamically (phoenix servers)?

We use vagrant to spin up linux VMs for dev, testing, and evaluation servers for our software. Most often, devs are using linux from VMs inside an AD-connected windows7 box. The configuration of the ...
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Remote Windows user's password will not update

One of our remote users had his domain account password expire, so he logged onto a terminal server in the same site as the RRAS server he uses for RA VPN to reset his password. He stays connected ...
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Is it wise to use very secure password for sudo users when using SSH Keys for server login?

I am not asking how to do anything here, rather trying to understand best practices and the "right" way to handle server security. To prevent brute force password attacks, I have secured my server in ...
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Outlook Change Password Prompt - What enables this, and what do I put for Exchange Server?

One of my end users sent me this screen, which is obviously indicative of an expired user password I'm unable to replicate this in my lab, nor do I know what value to put in for Exchange. (is it ...
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How do i change Active Directory Password in Windows 2012 Terminal Server without Using CTRL ALT

How do I change Active Directory Password in Windows 2012 Terminal Server without Using CTRL + ALT I can't use CTRL + ALT + END And CTRL + ALT + DEL Is there any other method for invoking the ...
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How do I change a third party service password without stopping my service that depends on that service?

Here's my scenario: I have a service that has to run 24/7 and depends on a third party service that has a password. I need to have that password changed. If I blindly change the password my service ...
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Cannot disable password expiry on Server 2012

I have an internal only Windows Server 2012 which I want to disable the password policy on. (The server is also a domain controller, if that makes any difference.) I've tried following the ...
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windows 2008 R2 add another local administrator account without knowing administrator password

I have physical access to a windows 2008 R2 server, I am trying to add a second local administrator account without knowing the original administrator password. It's important that the original ...
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What is the industry standard method for administering the change of the local administrator password for all machines on a domain?

Although there appears to be three available options, one of which is actually secure, there seems to be only two available choices that will be able to impact machines that are not powered on at the ...
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How to manage credentials on multiserver environment

I have a some software that uses its own encrypted file for password storage ( such as ftp, web and other passwords to login to external systems, there is no way to use certificates ). On each server ...
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tools for user account management for solaris and linux platforms

we have a setup consisting of 60+ hosts (solaris and linux). we would like to develop/install a tool that helps us with passwd resets, account creation/deletion, and other common user account mgmt ...
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SSL Cert on a 2003 DC for password management

I am looking to implement a self help password management system, I have found this: http://code.google.com/p/pwm/ I have a test server setup but constantly fail to get it to read AD with the test ...
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Developing a Password Sync Plugin for Active Directory

Recently i came across through password sync plug-ins provided by many identity management provider vendors (Tivoli, Oracle, CA) they provide a password sync plug-in which we will install on every ...
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Windows - dsmod enforcing password policies?

I am writing a self service password reset tool for users in my test domain. I would like them to be able to change passwords and not generate a random password. I am using dsmod with a service ...
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Privileges for resetting password, changing password, unlocking account, and read profile

I have made a service that has the capability to reset, changes passwords, unlock a locked out account, and read AD profile values (e.g. sn, firstname etc) of some domain user after the user verifies ...
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Locating services running as an Active Directory user account

My organization's password policy requires that passworsds for two accounts in particular be updated/changed on a regular basis. Is there a way to determine where a particular AD user account has ...
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Masquerade as User in Enterprise Windows Environment

In a large Enterprise Windows Environment. What do IT people do to login as a user if needed? It seems impossible to me to keep user passwords in a large environment. In a Mac environment, you have ...
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In a large Linux only network how would you handle Authentication and User management?

After working with linux for years in small networks, I've started in a company that maintains large windows networks. I know you can cobble a linux host onto an Active Directory network but is there ...