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 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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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
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rsync in a shell script with password less authentification

I carefully followed the tutorial there: http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/ssh-password-less-login-with-dsa-publickey-authentication/ And then i wrote the following script.sh on my local machine echo ...
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Need scp with www-data without the need for password

I have a DMZ with a web server running Ubuntu 11.04 and an application server running Ubuntu 11.10. I have set things up so that I can scp from the web server to the application server by running ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 RDP login paste password

Is there any utility out there that allows me to paste the password in my clipboard to Windows Server 2008 R2 RDP login screen as if I'm typing the characters directly from the keyboard? I login a lot ...
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Resetting root password on Fedora Core 3 - serial cable access only

A little background: We have an old rackmount server running a customised version of Fedora, manufactured by a company called Navaho. The server is a TeamCAT, running some proprietary rubbish called ...
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I can't display running-config on cisco catalyst at privilege 15

Note: All password have been replaced or redacted. I'm trying to create a (rancid repo) account that can use the command "show run" without enabling and using a second password. Right now, I add ...
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Windows 7 Password Expiration Notification

Under Windows 7, when the time comes for a password change, the 'password expiring' balloon comes up in the lower right area, but it's a bit small. Does anyone know any tricks or tips to make this ...
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Building RPM containing passwords

I need to be able to send an RPM to customers that will install the complete server, including Apache and MySQL. The customers will install it on a clean machine. After installation, the server ...
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Microsoft Outlook asks password whenever user changes passwords

I have 10000 users with different OUs, groups. We have a Windows 2008 AD server and a Exchange 2010 mail server. Clients are using Windows 7 64-bit OS and Outlook 32 bit. Whenever users change their ...
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sshd_config versus authorized_keys command parameter

Background: I added OTP token authentication to my web server. I modified the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file with the ForceCommand /token/script command. Problem: I have a local Jenkins instance ...
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Change AD-Password from client by console / VBScript

I have an AD-environment, but a few machines are used as workgroup-machines (and I can't change this). My target is to have a script which changes the AD-Password on the server from a client ...
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Windows 2008 R2 (Web server) reset and mail user password

Is there a script or software that would change a user password on a server each day and mail the new password to an email address? We want to give people limited access to our server but if they are ...
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Reset and then restore mysql password

I have linux root password. There's MySQL server on that machine. One of the site's ini was rewritten and now it can't reach the mysql database. I don't have mysql root to change the password for ...
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Multiple Passwords in Active Directory

Is there a possibility to store a second password in the Windows Active Directory? I mean an attribute which has the same behavoir as the unicodeWPD field.
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Allow AD user to set passwords but no other attributes

I need an Active Directory user that can set passwords of other users but only passwords and not other attributes of the users. How can I configure that?
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Linux: limits on password length

I remember a time when Unix passwords (or was it usernames) could be no longer than 8 or 16 characters. Even nowadays, the password box displayed by login managers is relatively narrow, although one ...
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phpmyadmin password set

I am trying to set a password for my phpmyadmin.my config.ini file is <?php /* * Generated configuration file * Generated by: phpMyAdmin 3.4.10.1 setup script * Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2012 11:33:17 ...
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How can I bulk reset windows service passwords across a service farm?

My company supports a number of windows services which use integrated security/windows authentication to manage their connections to the database. So these windows service all run with a special ...
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Users cannot use crontab after password security upgrade

I have a box being upgraded from CentOS 5 to CentOS 6. On the original server, all users have MD5 passwords. The upgraded server is now using SHA-512 passwords. Users who have changed their password ...
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How do I change my password on a Cisco Catalyst 2960 switch?

I was given a username and a temporary password on a catalyst switch and I can't figure out how to change my password... Upon googling, I found this but when I raise my privileges to 15 by typing ...
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Admin Password Changed, Need to Revert

Im kinda new to network administration. I was asked to change the password on our SQL Server. The only account that is used to log in is the Administrator account. I did a dumb thing and reset ...
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Encrypt temporary password using public ssh key

I manage a virtual office and our staff uses both SSH keys and passwords for authentication. If one of our staff forgets his password, is there a way to encrypt a temporary password using his public ...
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is it okay to use random URLs instead of passwords? [closed]

Is it considered "safe" to use URL constructed from random characters like this? http://example.com/EU3uc654/Photos I'd like to put some files/picture galleries on a webserver that are only to be ...
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Change user password within user with root account

I'm logged into (ssh) my ubuntu server into a non-root user account. I can not directly ssh into the server as root, because I disabled it. I have the root password. I need to change the user password ...
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Breaking my Admin password? [closed]

Can someone tell me how to break my admin password and if possible, change it? I cannot remember my password anymore.
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How to attribute a users password to another in LInux

Here is the question: I want user A to have the same password as user B. How to do that?
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“svn: Cannot negotiate authentication mechanism” for OSX CLI and WinXp TortoiseSVN, but linux CLI works

I had a working subversion server which used the passwd file which stores passwords in clear text. My requirements changed so that passwords now need to be encrypted. I did everything according to ...
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Apache 2.2.15: Allow from CN require auth from Internet

How do I configure httpd.conf for directory /something to grant access to everybody from 10.0.0.0/8 withOUT password AND to require everybody else coming from whereever to basic authenticate The ...
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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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How can I run an application from a network share without prompting for Admin password?

I have a company internal application placed in a network shared folder on a Windows Server 2003 server. Users who need to access this folder have proper permissions in place and can list the ...
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Why is SSH insisting on letting me log in?

I'm trying to disable logging in by password on a remote Ubuntu server, so that it's only accessible by using the encrypted key file thingy (I'm not totally clear on the terminology). I followed ...