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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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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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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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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Users cannot change their passwords in Active Directory

We have created a new domain. The DCs are server 2012 and 2012r2 and the functional level of both forest and domain is 2008. Password policy is only set on the default domain policy and is set to ...
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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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FTP automated user password maintenance

We have a need to automate a FTPS transfer using named accounts which require periodic password resets. Due to another party having control over the accounts, we cannot change them to service accounts ...
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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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AD LDS changing password events

We've implemented AD LDS and we want to monitor password changes on it. However, the events I see doesn't provide much information. The only thing I see is this 4793 event (Security logs) The ...
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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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How to suppress request string logging in App Engine to secure passwords

I am designing an app for Google App Engine. In my initial set up, I have the user submit their username and password to my app via AJAX. I then hash it and compare that to a stored hash without ...
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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 cant use CTRL + ALT + END And CTRL + ALT + DEL Is there any other Method invoking the Security ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...