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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Software for managing outside inventory, users and passwords [closed]

We are a small sized consulting and system integration company, and we install and partially manage (not always with remote access) different servers and workstations. We need a centralized, and ...
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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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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 can I use fetchmail (or another email grabber) with OSX keychain for authentication?

Many fetchmail tutorials I've read says putting your email account password clear-text in a config file is safe. However, I prefer security through layers [silly example: if my terminal is up and ...
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How does a team of Systems Administrators share passwords securely?

What are best practices for sharing hundreds of passwords among a few people? These passwords protect mission critical data, and cannot ever be visible beyond a small team.
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Can a password change in Active Directory be reverted?

I often need to log in with a user's domain account to make sure that I've set up their profile correctly, but there's no easy way to do this other than to call them and give them a temp pass and ...
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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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Company Password Management [closed]

The topic of personal password management has been covered in great detail time after time. This question is aimed at the business or organization that needs to keep track of many unique passwords for ...
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Adding new users [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Adding new users I'm trying to add a new user account to my ftp server. I used useradd -p password -d /home/newuser -s newuser now when he tries to log in it accepts ...
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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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How to test passwords against a word list with fuzzing

How can I test passwords against a dictionary / word list, where the entries have been fuzzed to some degree? By "fuzzed", I mean variants of words with "l33t" conversions and other character ...
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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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Setting password expiration settings on CentOS

How does one set the password expiration parameters on CentOS or Red Hat Linux using PAM? Specifically, I need to set the following: Maximum number of days that a password may be used. Minimum ...
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Enforcing that passwords contain a certain mixture of characters on Red Hat Linux or CentOS

On Red Hat Linux or CentOS, how can one enforce that passwords consist of a mixture of alphabetical and numerical or special characters?
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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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Password Vaults

The company I work for is looking to setup a web based application that will host the passwords. So it should use SSL and be able to have access controls implemented by user. It does not necessarily ...
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Steps to take to protect against the “unthinkable”

We have two sysadmins who know the passwords to all our systems. If the "unthinkable" happened (AKA "they both went under a bus") there is currently no way for the remaining team members to obtain ...
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How to allow a group to change user passwords?

I have the following openldap server configuration: access to attrs=userPassword by self write by anonymous auth by set="[cn=users,ou=Group,dc=my-company,dc=de]/memberUid & user/uid" ...
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Password Manager

I work at a small business that needs a new password management software solution. Our needs are: Multiple Databases (one for IT passwords, one for Accounting passwords, etc...) Multiple Users-...
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Does anyone know of a program that will synchronize Google Apps usernames & passwords with Active Directory usernames & passwords?

It would be so great if I could just avoid all the API junk, and install a program on one of my servers that would actively monitor AD and G-Apps and sync stuff between them. I could just create ...
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How to run smbpasswd as root on AIX?

I have Hitachi ID Password Manager (formerly p-synch) set up to change the password on (among other systems) an aix 6.1 server running samba. p-synch has the capability of executing additional ...
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Password lifetimes, length, complexity and history. Is there something to help?

I need to implement some better control for passwords on a our slackware servers. I have always manually done this but the need for some automation routines to handle a lifetime check, length, ...
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Lock Workstation Glitch? (AD/Windows XP)

I was playing with a lab setup recently (Windows 2003 R2 x32 SP2, Windows XP SP3, Active Directory) and noticed that if I locked the workstation, the following strange behaviour appeared: I have a ...
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Where is my Users Account -> Advanced Tab?

I'm running XP Pro SP-3. I want to manage my user network passwords as in this tab: But for some reason when I go to my user accounts I get a different view and nowhere to get to this feature.
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How do you keep track of machines, password, accounts etc? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How do you manage your passwords? How do you manage service account credentials (passwords) ? I've long since passed the line where I can remember passwords and names of ...
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What's the safest online password system?

It's so difficult to track dozens of passwords in different locations. Syncing fails from time to time and you end up with collision correction avoidance syndrome. Is there a single source of safe, ...