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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Forgot the password for an encrypted SSH key that's in my (gnome) SSH agent. How do I extract unencrypted version? [closed]

OK, I have an encrypted ssh private key that provides access to a server. My Ubuntu GNOME desktop has an integrated graphical ssh agent (seahorse v3.2.2). That ssh key is in this ssh agent and it's ...
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What password hash algorithm does each version of CentOS use by default?

I'm looking for a table of CentOS versions and corresponding default password hash algorithms. Google searches didn't reveal any matches that look like they have all the information in one place. ...
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Backup and Reset Windows VPS password

We do have an option like "Password Reset disk" for desktops. I like to know is there any similar option available for Windows VPS other than contacting the service provider control panel? I like to ...
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manually editing shadow file on disk from raid1 array

At work we have a machine to which root password has been lost. I have pulled out the disk and mounted it to another computer. Now I think the next step should be editing root password in the shadow ...
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Changing Password expiry date for limited users in Domain

I have 50 users in my domain. But i have to set password expiry days for 90 for only 10 users. How can i do it. How can this be done without affecting any other users Password Policy.
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Why do I see a heap corruption error from lsass.exe on domain controllers after installing Google Apps Password Sync?

We're moving to Google Apps and have just installed Google Apps Password Sync. We have yet to roll this out to users and are experiencing some problems. Occasionally after a user changes their ...
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How to set up sshd so that it never asks for a password for a specific user?

I have a dedicated system account named "git" that is managed by gitlab/gitolite. Users connecting to this account always use SSH keys, "git" user doesn't have a password. If users connect without a ...
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Can't use sudo without password on Ubuntu 12

Maybe my question is stupid but I'm really stuck... My OS is Ubuntu 12.04 My sudoers: # # This file MUST be edited with the 'visudo' command as root. # # Please consider adding local content in ...
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Crack http basic auth password from Linux [closed]

I have a network camera, where the default password does not work. It is probably something simple though, so I though I should try a stock password breaker. What should I use to try to crack my ...
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Automatic changing of local passwords [closed]

This is the third time I've seen this when working on site for a customer, so I know it's possible, I'm just wondering how. It seems that the Local Administrator account has it's password changed ...
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How to change Windows Server 2012 password requirements when installing?

i'm trying to install Windows Server 2012, and i'm being prompted that the Administrator account password does not meet the password security requirements: The password you typed does not meet the ...
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When changing passwords, how to let one PAM module check for old passwords and another to save new ones?

Our server is currently using the blowfish cipher to store passwords and it uses pam_unix2. We'd like to gradually switch to SHA. The idea is that all newly changed passwords would be hashed with SHA. ...
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Forgot Password Server 2012

So I did something really stupid, forgot the admin password to my server running MS Server 2012. I so rarely shut down and have to log in because my server is running 24/7 that when I lost power and ...
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How to decrypt files on a Windows domain, without user account password?

I have a Server 2008 file server, and and while here an employee encrypted several files, and has now since left to seek greener pastures. I want to decrypt the files, so others can access them. Can ...
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Double ask for password and thus I can't use sshpass

The following command asks Password: twice. It would be acceptable but I can't use sshpass to automate it :-( $ svn checkout svn+ssh://svn@svn.logostudio.co.il/home/svn/repos/logostudio/trunk/logo/ ...
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Samba password not persisting

I have a samba on debian setup with the following smb.conf [global] workgroup = WORKGROUP # Debug logging information log level = 2 max log size = 50 debug timestamp = yes ...
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How are SMTP AUTH credentials stolen and how to prevent it?

We run a mail system for some thousands users and from time to time we get a spam flood from one of our users' account. When that happens we see connections from multiple IP addresses of foreign ...
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Saving Active Directory Passwords [closed]

I have a requirement for one of my clients that they would like all user passwords stored in the Description field of AD. Now this is all well and good initially because we use a script to roll out ...
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How can the root password on FreeBSD 9.1 be changed for the system for the purposes of root logins?

I've never encountered this before when using FreeBSD, but I recently got a new BSD VPS, and when I logged in as a wheel user and su to root, I used "passwd" to change the root password, but this only ...
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Creating a Password reset disk on Windows server 2008 R2 using an external hard drive

I started creating a reset password disk on my windows 2008 r2 server using an external hard drive which I have formated. The process starts as follows=- -Go to start -Open control panel -Go to ...
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How can I reset password on Windows 2012 without knowing it? [closed]

I'm running virtual environment w/ Windows 2012 for about a month and Windows just reminded me that I should change my password soon as otherwise it'll expired. I don't remember my current password as ...
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How to change expired LDAP user password under linux?

can somebody give an advice how to change the LDAP password already expired? I have an LDAP user and the password for this user is expired: # su user You are required to change your password ...
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how to ssh debian as root without password?

I'm running debian 6.0.6, and I want to remotely login it as root without password. I tried the typical ssh-login-without-password configuration (.ssh/authorized_keys), but it didn't work. So I doubt ...
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In Apache, how do I set up password protection?

I'm attempting to set up a server using Apache. In the conf file, I inserted the code: <Directory /> Options FollowSymLinks AllowOverride AuthConfig AuthType Basic AuthName ...
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Need to Change Windows Server Domain Administrator Account Password.

Need to change the domain administrator account password. Is there a PS script or tool that can check all servers in the domain to see where this account is being used to run services? Thx,
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Lost Linux root password - Recovery mode and init=/bin/bash fail

I lost/forgot the root password to a server sitting beside me and am trying to reset it. I would rather not have to wipe and re-install or use a Live CD (server is running Ubuntu Server 12.04). What ...
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How to properly configure OS X Server 10.7.4 for SSH (password)?

Is there a setting somewhere that overrides the user password for SSH? Whenever I try to login via password to my os x server I get an error message in secure.log -> Failed password for < ...
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No password is complex enough

I have one user in my AD domain who seems to not be able to self-select a password. I may have another one, but they're on a different enough password-expiration schedule that I can't remember who it ...
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Cannot to change my root password on Xenserver

I try to change my root password on my Xenserver 6.0. I follow these steps: enter boot: menu.c32 selecet xe-serial and press tab add "single" before the 2nd triple hyphens and i press enter. I have ...
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How can i create a user with password in EC2 instance?

I have an EC2 instance on which i have set up a Git server. Now to access this server from eclipse plugin outside, i need a username/password for an instance user. All i can see is that i have user ...
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Error # 1045 - Cannot Log in to MySQL server -> phpmyadmin

We have installed PHPMyAdmin on a windows machine running IIS 7.0. We are able to connect to MySQL using command-line, But we are not able to connect using PHPMyAdmin. The error displayed is: Error ...
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How to set postgresql user password in bash script

I want to set a password for the default Postgresql server user, postgres. I did it by using: sudo -u postgres psql # \password postgres I want to do this step in many machines, so I would like ...
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Can I sudo a command on behalf of another user?

I'm using drupal and Aegir. Aegir automates many tasks of site creation. Aegir has control of Apache, I'm logen in as root, and I want to restart the Apache server, but I want to do it on Aegirs ...
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LameUser trying - apache2 webserver authentication - IP range to access without pass prompt others with it

I have (maybe silly) question regarding the apache2 webserver and security - I am trying to archieve this: Users connecting from 192.168.1.24 not to be prompted for password and allowed Others asked ...
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ec2-user password for running sudo -H -u

I have to run this command to initialize gitosis: sudo -H -u git gitosis-init < /home/ec2-user/id_rsa.pub But that asks me for a password for ec2-user: $ sudo -H -u git gitosis-init < ...
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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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How are password encrypted in iRedMail?

I'm preparing new mail system with iRedMail. My developers needs info about how are hashes of password generated. I want to know how iRedMail generates hashes, is any salt used and what algorithm? I ...
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Changing user password with passwd not passible. Error “passwd: sorry”

I have a FreeBSD Server and a strange problem. Everytime some tries to change a password he gets this ~$ passwd Changing local password for <USER> Old Password: passwd: sorry The root account ...
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How can I determine why a users password change did not succeed?

I've set up a new domain user account for one of our client's employees. I randomly generated a password for the user account and set it up so the user has to change the password on first log in. We ...
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How to disable login into AIX using password for any means

Is there any way to disable login to AIX using password? I know that for SSH login I can update sshd_config and set PasswordAuthentication to no. But what about other ways of login into AIX, like ...
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How to create KeyStorePass in server.password In jboss

I am using Jboss4.2.2 configuration for Configured Identity with Password Based Encryption (PBE) can you any one tell me about what is use of server.password ,and how to creaed it. ...
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Domain users to reset their own NT password at Win7 login screen?

Is it possible for our Windows domain users to reset their own NT password at Windows 7 login screen? To clarify, we have a corporate network with lots of Windows 7 users. When they forget their ...
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Mysql on ubuntu root password dissapeared somehow? Password no more required for mysql root? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mysql loses its root password I am sure i have mysql server installed on localhost with ubuntu with root user and required password. I have continued my daily developing ...
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Is it possible to change freeswitch user password on hot?

Is it possible to change freeswitch user password on hot? I mean I have freeswitch running and wish to change 1000's password from 1234 to something else without restarting freeswitch? I an changing ...
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Where IIS keeps user account info?

Where does IIS keep user account information ( login and password )? Does IIS keep the information in the Windows SAM file? Is there a way to prevent hackers from getting it? I have heard IIS is ...
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Password similarity

I wanted to change my password on a unix machine. I did a normal "passwd" and typed in my old and my new password. Then the machine came back to me with the following message: BAD PASSWORD: is too ...
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Can I have a password that only works for Exchange (not the domain)?

I have recently migrated a client to Exchange 2010 from Postfix/Dovecot. Under the old setup a user with a BlackBerry would need to enter their username/password, which is then 'known' to a 3rd party ...
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Is there a way to reset the password for a list of Active Directory users en-mass?

I have a list of user accounts that need their password reset to a default password (also users will be required to change the password at first login). Is there a way to reset the password for a list ...
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Store system passwords with easy and secure access

I'm having to handle several VPS/services and I always set passwords to be different and random. What kind of storage do you suggest to keep these passwords safe and let me access them easily? ...
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How to change IBM WebSphere Network deployment passwords?

How i can change the following for IBM WebSphere Network Deployment : 1- Deployment Manager Administrative console password 2- Application Server Password Note : OS is UNIX-AIX