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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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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Active Directory password policy for Business Days?

I don't think there's any way to do this after looking through Microsoft's password policy documentation, but on the off-chance that someone was particularly clever: Is it possible to create a policy ...
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Must change password during password change AD on SVR 2003

I have a Server 2003 AD (going to be replaced next quarter) with around 100 users, only around 50 or so are active. I've noticed that in the past month, any time a user password expires they are ...
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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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Do “Old Passwords” have an expiration?

There are some systems that keep track of "old passwords" for increased security, like Databases, Domain Controllers, personal pages (Like Facebook) etc. Do these "old passwords" have an expiration? ...
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Allow self password change using LDAP(s) with Samba4

I am trying to create a webapp to allow users to change their own passwords in Samba4 (perhaps, also in AD), using LDAP(s). But when I try to modify the user password using this code: dn: ........ ...
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Create multiple password policies in redhat

How can i create multiple password policies in linux redhat, for example a password policy for the sudeors and another policy for normal users?
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Kerberos with OpenLDAP backend: Password Sync HowTo

The basic setup is an OpenLDAP server. The users are provisioned and the passwords are set. Now we decided to add an MIT KDC for being able to use Kerberos. We configured the MIT KDC to utilize the ...
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Can password reset failure messages be made more verbose in OWA Exchange 2007?

Our standard password reset workflow requires resetting the user's password in OWA. Some users are becoming frustrated, because reset failures do not tell them why their password could not be reset. ...
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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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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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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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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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Forced to change expired password when using ssh key

I am working in an environment where I have an account on multiple linux machines where accounts and passwords are managed independently (no active directory/LDAP/etc) and passwords expire every 30 ...
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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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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 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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Logging or Auditing functionality for un/successful access to password hash files and other authentication files on Windows Server 2008 R2

I have been asked to find whether there is auditing enabled for one of our Windows Servers for accessing password hash files or other files used for authentication. Does anyone know if there is a ...
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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 can i configure active directory to make passwords expire at midnight?

When a user changes his password, it's typically sometime during the day. This means that a password expiration date set to last change + n days will result in the password expiring during the day. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I logon to a user account on a domain without destroying user password?

I am the Domain Administrator. Is there a way I can log on to a workstation, as a User, without knowing their password? I know I can reset the user password from Active Directory. But say I did this, ...
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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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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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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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D-Link DES-3550: can't change password

I have a D-Link DES-3550 switch, Firmware: Build 5.00-B28. I want to change admin password, but somehow I am unable to do this: DES-3550 Fast Ethernet Switch Command Line Interface ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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SSMS 2008 not remembering connection login credentials

When connecting to a server on SQL Server Management Studio 2008, I'm entering the Server Name, and using SQL Server Authentication, entering Login & Password, and ticking Remember password. ...
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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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Centrally managing logins to lots of linux machines

We have a growing collection of servers, both physical and virtual, which we need to login into. Login is usually with SSH, using an RSA key pair rather than a password (which is switched off in SSH ...
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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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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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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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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 ...