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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Unable to change domain password even if the password is complex

I have a problem with users not being able to change their passwords. When they try to change the password, they get this error: "Your new password does not meet the length, complexity, or history ...
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proftpd gives 'login incorrect' error

I have had proftpd installed for a while now but since today I can not sign into the ftp server. I keep getting the error 530 login incorrect. I restarted proftpd in debug mode and got the below ...
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How to set specify encryption hash when creating Linux user? [on hold]

I want to create a few Linux user on my computer to test JohnTheRipper against different kind of password (including length, charset and encryption hash method). How can I easily specify which hashing ...
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Change user password on other domain command line

I'd like to change user's password using cmd.exe on domain account. I tried net user user_name * /domain but it doesn't work, because my user is on another domain. How can I specify, to which ...
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User is not in passwd list [on hold]

Some user forgot his password and I want to restore it being root. For that I use, in su : #passwd <user> passwd: user '<user>' does not exist I know the user is there because trying ...
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How to reset or recover admin account password for MySQL?

I have a MySQL database that I "inherited" and I was not given the admin credentials. I do however have access to the box that it runs on. Is there a way to either recover the admin credentials or ...
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Add a field to the Linux Login

Thanks all in advance. The question is simple. I want to ask the user the reason for login in Linux Production Servers. Login prompt will ask as common for user, password and the "Reason for Login" ...
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How to protect Windows Server 2008 r2 from persons, which have physical access to computer? [closed]

One server is available for other users, and we think that someone may steal passwords from it. I can not set a password on boot, because sometimes there is electricity failure, and UPS can hold it ...
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SQLSTATE[HY000] [1045] Access denied for user 'admin'@'localhost' (using password: YES) [closed]

I've changed the password for admin user of mysql in phpmyadmin and now I can't access neither my Plesk panel and neither mysql via ssh. The error it triggers is: SQLSTATE[HY000] [1045] Access denied ...
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CentOS requires entering password twice for sudo, login

At every login or sudo prompt, the server always rejects the password when it is first supplied, but accepts it the second time. I found this thread which describes what seems to be the same problem, ...
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Cisco Router: ran 'no enable password'; 'enable' still asks for a password

I have a Cisco router (it's hard to access physically so I can't tell you the model) being used as a NAT without a firewall (inside the network in such a way that that does not pose a security thread) ...
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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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Passwordless ssh login on Mac OS without -i option [migrated]

I have a ssh key without a password to login to a remote system. Let's assume the remote server is called server-name and has the same user as the one I'm currently logged in. In the console if I do ...
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Active Directory: Track old password changes and expiry dates?

Is there anyway to find out when the last 2 passwords changes were made for an account? I reset a account password but I want to know if it already changed hours or minutes before I reset. OR maybe ...
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how to disable SSH login with password for some users?

On Linux (Debian Squeeze) I would like to disable SSH login using password to some users (selected group or all users except root). But I do not want to disable login using certificate for them. ...
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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 change default user and password for Tomcat?

I have recently installed Xampp, and I am now learning JSP but after copying my `.jsp` file into the required file and starting Tomcat it won't let me access the manager without a user and password. ...
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zyxel es1528 factory reset password issue

I have major problem in the production network. One of the switches zyxel es1528 has been reset to factory defaults. The problem however I have with accessing it back as default admin username and ...
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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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SSH users with ssh keys can't login to Usermin [closed]

I'm setting up a fresh Ubuntu netty 11.04 instance on AWS and needed Usermin to allow my "Ubuntu" user account to login. The problem is that the "ubuntu" user uses ssh keys to log into the server. I ...
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Company Password Management [closed]

The topic of personal password management has been covered in great detail time after time. This question is aimed at the business or organization that needs to keep track of many unique passwords for ...
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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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Linux VNC doesnt accepting my password

I set up a tight VNC server. I used this tutorial: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-configure-vnc-on-ubuntu-14-04 The VPS is hosted on Digitalocean. The VNC server ...
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Windows: change own password of standard user by using commandline

I want to change the password of the current logged in Windows user (no Active Directory) in a scriptable way. The users have the right to change their own passwords and already can change the ...
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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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With no password expire notification at logon in Windows 7, how are you configuring password expire notification?

To my understanding, Windows 7 users do not receive password expiration notification during the logon process - it occurs strictly from the system tray. We currently have tray balloon notifications ...
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Reset Windows user domain password

Is there a way to reset a user domain password remotely without login to a remote desktop to the domain controller? I could not find any MMC plugin in non-server Windows (Window 7 Ultimate in this ...
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What is the best way to gain access when the password is unknown?

If you were provided a computer running Windows 2000 or newer and you have no passwords, what method do you use to gain access with administrator privileges so you can use the system?
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Does the Apache Httpd basic auth functionality have a constant time password comparison?

When I use Apache Httpd's basic auth functionality, sometimes I notice that wrong passwords seem to take longer than right passwords to check. Does Apache Httpd have an option for constant time ...
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How to manage a web servers SSL private key protection (password vs. no password)?

We have a discussion in my company's security group about what's the worse of the following options to manage SSL private key. The web server needs access to the private key for the encryption ...
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Restore a saved Remote-Desktop Password?

Some fool in my company has scrapped the page with the root password for our hyper-v server. Fortunately I've saved the password in the Remote Desktop Connection, so I'm able to connect remotely. How ...
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Verify that users are required to change their password on their first login

Active Directory has a setting that forces a user to change his password upon his next login--visible in the AD Users and Computers applet, when right-clicking a user, selecting Properties, then ...
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Web dev left, can't contact to him, how do I reset root password for ssh so I can access it?

Our lead tech (unprofessionally) left our project, we can't contact him, but I, as a semi-technical project manager have access to our server on Joyent. Our new dev needs to take a look at our running ...
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Best Practise and Solutions for Sharing Passwords [closed]

We have various passwords that need to be known to more than one person in our company. For example, the admin password to our internet routers, the password for our web-host, and also a few "non-IT" ...
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forget my old password. how can i recover that [closed]

I am an AD admin. I changed my colegues password. He is also an user in active directory. Is there any way to see his old password. I need to set his old passwprd back.
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Skip password authentication on Dovecot when client certificate provided

Using Dovecot version 2.1.7, I've gotten client certificates working with fairly little effort, and at this point I can choose between having password authentication after the certificate check or ...
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User password age/complexity policy

Has anyone got any resources for determining a reasonable password policy for my users? My personal leaning is to ratchet up password complexity and allow them to change them less often as a kind of ...
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Wget: Is there a way to pass username and password from a file?

Is there a way to pass the username and password from a file instead of the command line via --user and --password? Background: I want to run wget via cron and don't want the username/password show ...
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mkpasswd on Centos 7 does not support -m flag [duplicate]

I cannot find how to install grub-crypt either. How can I generate SHA512 pass hashes on Centos 7? Edit: I was actually trying to look up how to generate hashes with an adjustable number of rounds. ...
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Is there a safe way to store passwords used for ssh by a script?

So first, I know, I should use key auth with SSH. No need to explain me that. Issue here is that I have a (big) bunch of servers, and I need to have a script be able to connect each of these. I use ...
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Unable to connect with empty password after password lost

I own a server hosted in OVH and running Proxmox. Unfortunately, I lost root password. I followed the instructions given on that page (the method 2 because I have no access to grub, as proposed in ...
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Active Directory Copy User and his password on another domain (and forest)

Is there a way (PowerShell would be nice) to copy a user (I need sAMAccountName) and his password, from one domainA (forestA) to domainB (forestB). All Active Directory servers are on LAN and this is ...
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Suggestions for using Active Directory credentials (user name/password) with Google Apps?

I run a small college network with approximately 150 user accounts both in my Active Directory and in Google Apps. I'm looking to link AD with G-Apps. Currently my users are required to maintain ...
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password protect apache vhost + reverse proxy

I wish to create a password protected vhost for selected clients (clients.mysite.com) We have a windows reverse proxy with some vhosts (www, static, secure). I am not using htaccess files as this is ...
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Reset Admin Pass - Domain Controller Gone

I am not a Microsoft person and I need to maintain some old servers. The Domain Controller was removed from the network a while back and a Windows Server 2008 R2 is running a very important database. ...
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is there a way to trigger a password reset to the current password in AD?

I'm running Google apps password sync, but it only triggers on a "password change" event. All our users are managed from a remote database which syncs AD to it via a service, using dsmod to manage AD. ...
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What's the best solution to manage root password of thousands servers

I'm a system administrator. In the production environment I need to manage thousands of servers. My colleagues and I uses a central manage server and distribute its public key through other servers. ...
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Domain policy expiration doesn't match net user command

In Active Directory, we have recently changed our password policy. We had our users set to where their passwords would not expire previously. Now, we have set max password age in our domain policy ...
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SQLEXPRESS User password from hardcoded application

I am setting up a new computer with an application which has a hardcoded password for the SQL database. I am not getting any help from the apllication provider because they want to do it themselves to ...