A password is a collection of characters that is used, usually in conjunction with a username, as a means of authentication.

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Windows - user must change password on next logon: “current password” and “new password” boxes do not appear

I have a SBS2011 domain and Windows 7 laptops. I created a user on the domain, set a temporary password and ticked the box to force the user to change password at next logon. Sit at the user's desk ...
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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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PowerVault MD3000 Password Reset Console Password

I need to reset the password on a Dell PowerVault MD3000. I have the necessary password reset cable and am able to get to the point where I am prompted for the "password from Dell Technical Support" ...
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Can somebody read the challenge password value from client.key, if he get my client.key file?

Can somebody read the challenge password value from client.key if he get my client.key file? This is about easy-rsa, it comes with OpenVPN
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SSH login with Key not working

I followed a guide for password-less login: # Generate Key ssh-keygen #Append Key cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub | ssh user@remotehost 'cat >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys' #login ssh user@remotehost.com ...
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MySQL without password prompt?

I have a MySQL server with the MySQL root password is an empty string. If I try to connect to MySQL without a password, I am denied. Like this: # mysql ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user ...
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AuthType Digest Realm Password White Space Issue

I have an issue where I am trying to set a test directory to authenticate using the AuthType Digest. I have been able to successfully complete this but only when the AuthName of .htaccess is one ...
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Findout password after connecting with WPS ?

I have a Cisco router and generated random password for it. I have connected my android mobile with WPS switch. is there any way to find out the password ?
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How can I change passwords on a Linux NIS master?

This seems like it should be simple, but if it is, I must be missing something. I have a Linux NIS master from which I would like to be able to change users' passwords (in cases of forgotten ...
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Passwords imported from SQLite to MySQL don't work

When importing an SQLite database into MySQL I have repeatedly encountered the problem that encrypted passwords (even when copied manually) do not work anymore. Everything else works fine, but all ...
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change a group of guest host os password in VM [closed]

I am the build guy and need to manage 300-500 build machines in a VM host for company. Now I need to change password for all machine's "build" account Do I have a way to change it without log-in into ...
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LDAP userPassword only works with plaintext

I have setup openLDAP server on an ubuntu machine. I am trying to test user authentication, but am running into a problem. If, in ldap, the userPassword contains a plaintext password, authentication ...
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Pure FTPd and MySQL, working with sha512

I'm currently developing an application for shared hosting, using a complete MySQL backend for the machine. I've set up all my services, and they're quite operational, however I've a little problem ...
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Fresh centOS 6.3 server from Amazon Ec2…is there a default password? What would it be?

After getting through known_hosts issues, it's now asking for a password. I don't recall setting a password..what would it be?
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Setting a password hint on administrator account in Windows Server 2008 R2

I've tried to change a password on administrator account using Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts\Change Your Password but can't set a password hint. When I clicked What is a password ...
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Should I change root password

I manage about 50 servers mostly by remote access using ssh on a custom port (root login disabled and users need a public/private key to log in, password login are disabled). each servers have a ...
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Disabling Password Complexity for OU and C# App creating AD accounts

I created a C# app that is creating a series of AD accounts from a database. The issue i am running into is the passwords i am gathering had no complexity requirements so when i am passing them into ...
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User can't log in after I manually set MD5 hash

I'm using Puppet to manage user passwords. (Yes, I know LDAP is better, but I've been told from the higher-ups to use Puppet.) I have this class that, when run as root, changes bob's password to ...
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OpenLDAP - Changing user password both locally and in LDAP

We have just implemented an LDAP solution for our lab. All of the LDAP client machines still have files ldap (or files sss) in their nsswitch.conf for the time being (so local authentication first), ...
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Changing user passwords with Puppet

I have this class that, when run, should let a user change their password. However, when I run it with puppet agent --test, it gives a syntax error at line 9, where it's setting the password, but I ...
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Configure Ubuntu to allow ssh login via pulic/private key and sudo without password

I'm setting up a fresh Ubuntu 13.04 server. I created some users and copied their public keys for ssh authentication to their home folders. Login via password will be disabled. Everything works fine ...
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What would you do if you realized your email hosting provider could see your passwords?

We received an email last year from our hosting provider regarding one of our accounts- it had been compromised and used to deliver a rather generous helping of spam. Apparently, the user had reset ...
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How to use Puppet to synchronize user passwords across servers? [closed]

I've been assigned to use Puppet to synchronize user passwords across an arbitrary number of servers, so that a user can change their password once and have that change pushed out to an arbitrary ...
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Passwordless psexec on windows

I'm looking at deployment options at the moment. I'm using Jenkins on a Windows machine to control deployment to multiple remote Windows servers. The deployment involves executing a batch script on ...
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How to add ACI's to OpenLDAP properly

So I'm trying to get some ACI's added to my OpenLDAP system (hosting on CentOS 6). I've read how others put their ACI's in bdb like so... olcAccess: to attrs=userPassword,shadowLastChange by ...
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Changing Active Directory Password Setting “Reversible Encryption” Effect on existing accounts

There is a setting in active directory password to turn on or off "reversible encryption". Currently I have this feature turned on, and I am planning to turn it off. What effect will this have on the ...
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Password Change With Command Line On NetBSD

How can I change root password with one line command on NetBSD? On FreeBSD, it's something like this echo "password" | pw mod user root -h 0 ;
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Are passwords sent via a bash script retrievable?

As part of running a backup script for a linux server, I have commands like mysqldump within a bash script which contain the mysql root password, and certain ftp server passwords. Are these ...
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Why are md5 passwords hashed differently?

I've been wondering for a while, why does running "echo 'helloworld' | openssl passwd -1 -stdin" yield different results every time?If I put any of the hashes in my /etc/shadow I can use them as my ...
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Why to use password protected SSH key files for remote access? [duplicate]

I was thinking of using key files for remote SSH access to my server instead of entering the account's password manually at login. On the Internet I found several tutorials on how to do that for ...
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List of allowable Linux password characters

Sadly, I have been doing Linux Administration for a short while and I still have NO idea where to find a comprehensive list of allowable characters for a linux password. My guess is that this may be ...
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How to change the password of a (vsftpd) FTP account when 'passwd' isnt working

Kinda newbie here, I have a server which uses vsftpd. I changed the password of user 'aa' from the root account with 'passwd aa', which changed the SSH password for user 'aa', but not for his FTP ...
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Best way to go about changing a root password on 3000+ Solaris, AIX, and Linux servers?

Long story short: Big old corporation, lots of UNIX/Linux servers. I inherited responsibility for a bunch of scripts that that left a few years ago. One of them was a script that would be run every ...
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Cisco IOS Setting up a password/secret

I'm figuring out the basics to CISCO Ios commands and I am struggling to find out the answer to the following question: What would provide a better protection when you set up a password to allow ...
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Best way to create a user with no password

What is the good way to create a user with no password? By no password, I mean an account, that would be usable only by the root account using the su/sudo commands (like the "nobody" user used by ...
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The opposite of su: run a command without root privileges

I'm writing a shell script where most commands don't require root privileges. The script should be ran by the administrator. But I would like to be able to "su" to a normal user account for the parts ...
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Factory Reset Cisco SPA504G without admin password

I've been trying to factory reset some SPA500 phones, specifically the 504G but the old provider has locked out everything. I need to reset about 50 phones for use with a new service. I've man in the ...
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Smartcard Sharepoint Password prompt

I work in an organization that uses smartcard login. Passwords are not be used. When opening an attachment in Sharepoint, we are prompted with a username/password dialog. Clicking cancel will allow ...
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How to reset root password CentOS (domU) hosted in Xen?

Need help on resetting root password of a CentOS which is a guess OS (domU) in XEN. I already tried to get to grub but it doesn't display or maybe using a different grub (pygrub). Thanks in advance.
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How can I randomize or stagger password expiration through Active Directory?

We are about to implement a new password policy that will require users to change their password every six months. We also need every user to change their password this week. I'd rather not create a ...
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How to Force domain users to change password now

How can I force all domain users to change their password now? I want to do so before users next logon. Thanks
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How to enforce password complexity in Redhat?

I googled and found a few links about it like these: Forcing Password Complexity in Red Hat How to enforce password complexity on Linux It says that we need to make changes in ...
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Reset windows 7 local admin password on encrypted drive [closed]

I have lost administrator password on a windows 7 laptop running bitlocker. I know bitlocker recovery password for this PC and can access BIOS setup. I need to reset administrator password without ...
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What is the rationale for a minimum password age?

I just had a user unable to change his password on a Windows 2008 domain. It was giving him a cryptic message about complexity requirements even though he was certain his chosen password was meeting ...
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Protect webmin access with username/password [closed]

I just installed webmin in my FreeBSD box, now it can be accessed as http://my-ip.com:10000, When I enter that address in browser I can see the login page of webmin directly. I want to have some ...
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sudo passwd on Ubuntu 11.10 strange behavior. Have I been rooted?

I'm in a really strange situation. A few hours ago Rackspace issued a ticket saying there's a outbound flood originating from my server. Thinking the server might have been rooted with a rootkit I ...
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Security advices - ssh root access login

I'd like to have some advices on my case: I have a server with a public ip address. I have a root user with password. I have turn off (in sshd) PermitRootlogin = No Questions/tips/advices: How can ...
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WDS prompt for password

Issue: I setup a new WDS server. Earlier with my old server, whenever a client pressed F12 to connect to the WDS, it would prompt them to select 'Windows Deployment Server' or 'Hard disk drive' and ...
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Batch reset all iLO passwords via command line

I would like to batch reset all the iLO passwords on our HP Blade chassis without having to login to each one via the HTTPS website. How can I reset the root and administrator iLO passwords via the ...
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Windows share - wrong password

Disclaimer: I'm completely new to this. I'm trying to connect to a windows share folder in a different network. When I start remote desktop to the machine with the shared folder, the shared folder ...