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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Where does server store the users random salt for password

In order to make passwords more secure , a random salt is added to the password before harshing occurs . I am assuming the salt is stored on the server in an associative array [username:salt] and ...
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recovering from a plaintext password in usermod -p

My small office's server was under attack yesterday and today and apparently the hacker gained access through a weak password (i.e. I am to blame entirely). The moment I noticed this, I fysically ...
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How can I prompt Mac clients connecting to RDS/Terminal Services to change password at first login?

This is my first implementation of Remote Desktop Services/Terminal Services; we are using it as a solution for Mac clients that need to run a piece of new Windows-only software. My question is about ...
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Logging in as another user in Windows without resetting their password?

If you own the administrator account on Windows Domain, is there a way of logging into a user account without resetting the password? We have users that log in remotely, and I need to work on their ...
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How to recover public key password? [closed]

I created a new instance of a server on my VPS provider and when I was doing the initial server setup it prompted me for a password, which I don't remember. Is there anything I can do in this ...
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Rsync and ssh script

I really dont need ssh keys. The server has good security implemented. I need the script to input the password without user usage/interaction. How can I make this? Its CentOS release 6.5 (Final) ...
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Allow linux root user mysql root access without password

On cPanel when I am logged in as root and type "mysql" without hostname and password it gives me direct access to mysql root user. I would like to do this for one of my non-cpanel server where the ...
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Safely providing passwords to a linux daemon

I have a linux daemon that accesses some services (db etc). It needs some passwords for this. What would be the best way to give the passwords to the daemon in a secure manner? I currently store the ...
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Forgot MySQL password

Today I realized that I forgot the MySQL password, or that somebody else changed it (I doubt it). Is there any possibility that I can get the root password? I have access to all the machine (as it's ...
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EC2 Password expire dont have previous password

Our server guys setup a password expire policy but never set a password for the default user now the password has expired but I am unable to change it as it asks for the current password which we dont ...
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Active Directory Self Service Password Reset

I have a large group of AD users and I need to provide them with a method for changing their own password in case they forget them. I am looking a third party self password reset application to enable ...
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Open Directory Password Location and Encryption Method

Background: I would like to use Google Apps Directory Sync (GADS) to synchronize user accounts and passwords from a Mac OS X Server (10.9) running Open Directory. GADS is installed on a Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Does the password truly expire?

One can enable password expiration (aka password maximum age) on a Windows domain. I'm a little puzzled though about the meaning of that so-called expiration: It looks like the password does not ...
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Our server hosting provider asked for our root password

I work at a company that develops and hosts a small business critical system. We have an "Elastic cloud server" from a professional hosting provider. I recently got an email from them saying that ...
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Active Directory - How to find what machine applied a GPO

I've got a GPO that is configured to change the local builtin Administrator's password on certain machines. I need to find what machines have applied this GPO to themselves. I've written a script that ...
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ssh accepts any password [duplicate]

I'm recovering a server from getting hacked and there is one thing I can't fix: When I ssh (or scp) to the server, no matter what password I give, it lets me log in. I don't know much about the ssh ...
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Required strength for Admin/Windows passwords [closed]

We're trying to come up with a policy for required password-strength for Windows passwords on our domain. I was leaning towards a 10 character minimum with special characters and uppercase. We have a ...
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How can you recover a different admin account password when the default Administrator account is disabled?

If I were to create a admin domain account on a remote Windows Small Business Server (SBS), copy all permissions from the current [default] Administrator account, and then disable the [default] ...
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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 ...