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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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 ...
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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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Password require pre- and suffix

Is is possible to configure a required pre- and suffix that users need to use while changing their password in a Microsoft environment? If so how? Let me explain where this comes from. In my company ...
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How to tell passwd to use salted passwords?

I am hunting the web on how to change passwords of an existing user using a salted hash. I found that way with adding a non-existing user: ...
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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 ...