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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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 to let users change linux password from web browser? [closed]

I'm not sure if this is a stackoverflow question or serverfault but here goes: I have an Ubuntu 10.04 file server (Samba/FTP/HTTP) and I would like to have the ability to give users the ability to ...
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How google,yahoo and other mail services securing passwords?

How Google,yahoo and other top level mail services securing passwords ? What technology they are using for securing and storing ? How they managing mail passwords ?
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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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Central password storage tool that multiple users can access with privilege levels

Working in web development I am in charge of a large array of passwords for various servers, CMSs, etc, etc. At the moment these are stored on paper in a safe, which is cumbersome and an enormous ...
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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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AD User Passwords expiring without any notifications?

We setup password Policies in Active Directory to Expire peoples passwords after so many days. Well it looks like the time has come for the Expiration of the Passwords and people are getting locked ...
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Password Manager, integrated with Active Directory

We have several passwords and key phrases that we need to store in a central place. However, we need to protect this information so others cannot access it. Our thoughts are to have a password ...
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How do you manage passwords for a large number of servers?

Given how important it is to have different passwords for different systems, how does a data centre with thousands of servers manage? I'm only managing a few dozen machines at the moment, but the ...
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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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keepass web interface [closed]

I'm just getting started with Keepass http://keepass.info/ as a password database. It works great as an standalone application. The problem I'm having is when I am with out MY computer or USB key ...
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Change domain password from non-domain computer (AD)

I have a domain controller on Windows Server 2008. When I set up my users, I gave them all a dummy password with the "must change on next login" checked. Everyone's machine is all on the same ...
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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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How to make Plesk NOT block the browser password auto-complete feature? [closed]

All versions of the Plesk control panel software always had this "feature" where they disable the browser password auto-complete feature. Sure, they argue it's a security measure, but it's really not. ...
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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 ...
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Is there a way to prevent password expiration when user has no password?

Okay, we all care about security so users should change their passwords on a regular basis (who said passwords are like underwear?). On redhat and centos (5.x and 6.x), it's possible to make every ...
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Why is a linux account not accepting old password after changing password expiration to “never” using chage?

CentOS 5.x I have an old user account that had a password policy in effect that expired. [foo@foobox ~]# chage -l foouser Minimum: 0 Maximum: 90 Warning: 5 Inactive: 5 ...
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Group Policy for Setting Passwords: Server 2003 Domain

In my 2003 domain, I am being requested to set a password policy to require passwords to expire every 4 months, and also require users to change their password on their next login, due to a security ...
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Should I create a password for a user if they only will be using ssh key authentication?

I am adding a new user account (to a CentOS 6.2 box) which will only use ssh key authentication (with a strong key passphrase of course). I have disabled ssh password auth in sshd_config. Should I ...
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Keeping and maintaing a password list [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Company Password Management How Do You Manage Your Passwords Not sure if this question suits this site but here goes. What recommendations can you give to ...
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Centralised Password Management Software

Currently, the company I work for has nothing in the way of password management - everything is in a big excel spreadsheet that everyone has access to. Obviously this has a whole rash of issues ...
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web (server) based password manager

I know there have been a few topics here about password managers but I read them all and did not really find what I'm looking for. What I'd need is a free or cheap (most password mgr software is $500 ...
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Managing service passwords with Puppet

I'm setting up my Bacula configuration in Puppet. One thing I want to do is ensure that each password field is different. My current thought is to hash the hostname with a secret value that would ...
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Is there an app/script I can deploy to enable my users to change their own LDAP passwords?

I've recently enabled LDAP based authentication on my domain. This has allowed us to use a single set of credentials to administer the blog, the forum and the wiki. Unfortunately, this has come at ...
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There's got to be a FOSS web-based LDAP password reset app out there, right? [closed]

It seems like every shop that uses LDAP at some point has to cobble together something to let users reset their passwords without bothering the IT staff. The workflow almost always looks like: User ...
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Your thoughts on managing passwords in a corporate server environment

Good evening, I'm thinking about implementing some way to manage passwords for our Linux/Windows servers based solely on security concerns and an ever growing number of servers. How do you do it? ...
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SharePoint 2010 Password Change?

Does anyone know of a way to allow password changes via SharePoint's web interface? Either a add on or settings?
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Best way to securely communicate passwords and credentials to clients?

Often I end up doing server administration for clients as part of developing web applications, I always set up access for myself using an SSH Key pair. I usually end up choosing a random password for ...
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new user with authorized_keys: how to NOT ask for the old password when setting one?

when I create a user in the system with Chef, I always upload its public key to .ssh/authorized_keys. When user logs in for the first time, he is required to "change" his password. For that a stub ...
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Client passwords manager [closed]

I've been looking around for a good password/domains manager. Something to keep track of my clients passwords, domains, DNS, database access, etc. Web based is a must. I've heard about KeePass, ...
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Can I set up application specific passwords on Ubuntu?

I've got a Ubuntu virtual server that I use for webhosting and other stuff. I've been thinking about moving mail onto it, but I'd like to secure it more against the threat of losing my smartphone. ...
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Is there a password agent for the mysql command-line client?

I use the mysql command line client frequently. Sometimes I wind up typing in my password dozens of times per day, and I'm getting really tired of it. SSH has a neat utility called ssh-agent which ...
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Is Jenkins/Hudson ciphered password storage “safe”?

In setting up our Jenkins/Hudson server recently it became clear that it has to store passwords. It seems that it stores the passwords "ciphered" in config.xml I can't see how this would be safe as ...
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Is KeePass good for saving passwords for IT managers?

I am considering switching from passwords.rtf to a new system that is actually secure. I am a great fan of Dropbox and I am a great fan of efficient and quick working. If a passwords system requires 2 ...
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Reset user's password without root

Is there any way to allow non-root users to change other user's password. Specifically, is there a way to grant help desk employees the ability to do password resets. The help desk already can reset ...
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Why do some websites prevent you from using non-alphanumeric characters in your site password? [closed]

I logged in to a website today and found this message: As a part of new security systems upgrades, we are requiring all existing customers to change their password to enhance the protection of ...
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When would you use the “password never expires” option?

I'm simply wondering when you should set a user account so that the password never expires. On what accounts is this a good idea?
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allow web designer to change password?

I have a Linux web server, and I've created a user (in/etc/passwd) for a web designer. I pre-set her password and she uses the sftp uploading capability of her web design software to upload content. ...
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Password policy vs password never expires question

I'm new to the Server administration game. I'm about to push out my first group policy concerning passwords. I'm going to do something simple. Use MS's built in complexity requirements and an max ...
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Password expiration notice for Active Directory

Are there any tools/apps/scripts out there that will do password expiry notification for Windows 2008 Active Directory credentials? This is needed for our web apps that use Active Directory for LDAP ...