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 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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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 ...
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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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Using admin credentials to log on as a user vs. storing passwords

Our office uses a Windows Domain with Active Directory to manage user access to machines and network resources. The IT staff maintains a record of everyone user's password, which is used mainly for ...
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Can I get all active directory passwords in clear text using reversible encryption?

EDIT: Can anybody actually answer the question? Thanks, I don't need no audit trail, I WILL know all the passwords and users can't change them and I will continue to do so. This is not for hacking! ...
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root accepts any password : how to change to a real password?

I have an old Linux system which can be accessed via a public IP address. When you connect to the SSH port you can login as root with any password. The only restriction is that the password needs to ...
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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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MariaDB 5.5 on Slackware 14 need to change to new password format

Strangely, this worked fine for a while, but my computer rebooted recently and now my php apps won't work: mysqlnd cannot connect to MySQL 4.1+ using the old insecure authentication. Please use an ...
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How do I find out when a MySQL root password was last changed?

I have looked for solutions to this. I am able to change it, but I need to find out when it was last done and preferably also seeing who was logged in when it was done. Need proof for a security ...
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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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Implimenting a new password policy without locking out users

Background: we have had a very relaxed AD password policy for years. Users have had 'password never expires' set and we were not enforcing strength or anything. We now want to rectify that and have ...
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reset lost administrator password for Windows Server 2003 (AD)?

I've been contacted by a local golf course that has lost login access to their Windows 2003 server (suspected cause is a password change by a disgruntled ex-manager). When I visited the site, they ...
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LDAP & IMAP - force users to password change

I need to force users to password change (passwords stored in LDAP) - but most of them use only mail clients to read mail (via IMAP) - is there any way i can force a password change during mail ...
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Accessing the log regarding when all my root password is changed

I have a VPS account(Linux) with Hostgator.in and I have root access. Recently I found that my root password has been changed by someone without my concern. I have opened a ticket with them regarding ...
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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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Linux graphical password dialog trick security [migrated]

When we run a command by sudo, the password is asked [sudo] password for user If the sudo is not typed the password should not be asked. If asked, I would assume it as a fraud by the application. ...
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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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How to hide a password passed as command line argument?

I'm running a software daemon that requires for certain actions to enter a passphrase to unlock some features which looks for example like that: $ darkcoind masternode start <mypassphrase> ...
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best way to send a password - by text message?

When I need to send a password to someone, I usually send all the info except the password (i.e. server and user) through a certain channel (email, IM, etc.) and the password itself (with no ...
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what's a secure way to send passwords over the internet?

I'm looking for the best way to send passwords over the internet safely. Options I've looked at are PGP and encrypted RAR files. There are no real parameters other than getting from point a to point ...
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useradd not encrypting passwords in /etc/shadow

I stumbled accross this problem when trying to create new FTP users for vsftpd. Upon creating a new user with the following command and attempting login with FileZilla, I would get an "incorrect ...
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Tool to test a user account and password (test login)

Yeah, I can fire up a VM or remote into something and try the password...I know...but is there a tool or script that will simulate a login just enough to confirm or deny that the password is correct? ...
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Q: MTA cannot connected to LDAP in Zimbra Multiserver

I want to install Zimbra multiserver, with 2 server, MTA and LDAP. I follow this tutorial: http://www.zimbra.com/docs/ne/6.0.8/multi_server_install/multi-server_install.5.01.html I have problem ...
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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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Recover password for datasource in Weblogic

Is there a way to recover the password for a jdbc datasource, which I used in a Weblogic Application server? I could change it, but since I'm not entirely sure, where we use the database, that would ...
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What are the arguments for and against a network policy where the sys admin knows users passwords? [closed]

I'd like to know pros and cons.. reasons for and against the idea of sys admin’s maintaining user account lists with passwords.. and additionally not allowing those users to change their passwords. I ...
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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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Using samba password to encrypt partition

I have a local server with encrypted partition just for data, which I want to serve through samba server. I want to avoid re-entering password on each server start (e.g. on electricity failure) for ...
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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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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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Website hacked again

Final Update: Things have been peaceful for the past few weeks and taught me much more about website security and risks. Here's my version of story - I was using an older version of wordpress 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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How to interactively change the password of a user account on a remote windows machine (in the same LAN) from a local machine's command line prompt? [closed]

Suppose there is a user account named testuser on a windows machine and it belongs to the Users group and the Users group only. The current password of testuser is known. The question is, how to ...
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Restrict SSH login to public key from public networks, but allow password from internal networks

Assume UserA is allowed to log in by SSH to a server from public networks as well as from within private ones. Is there any option to restrict password-enabled logins to the private networks while ...
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Trust relationship failure with RODC

I have numerous servers that sit in a DMZ which has an RODC in it as well. As you probably know, the machine passwords will change after a certain amount of time. After which I have to disjoin-rejoin ...
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How to use ssh without knowing remote user's password? [closed]

I am trying to use ssh and login to a different mac (B) from my mac (A) but do not know B's password. Is there anyway of finding B's password or doing this without access to B?
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password ipa idm redhat change itself

I am new in Kerberos and I don't know why the password change itself I create another account but the problem persists after generating keytabe in IPA client the password of admin IPA idm redhat ...
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Debian 7 password recovery [closed]

During installation, I've set up a password which I have typed wrong twice, and now I'm not allowed to gain access to my root account in Debian. I'm trying to procedure like ...
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Is it OK to set up passwordless `sudo` on a cloud server?

Sorry if the question is vague but I don't know a better way to ask and I didn't see the caveats/tradeoffs of the approach discussed here. I love the idea of accessing servers via keys, so that I ...
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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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Users unable to log on to network

A strange problem came up over the last few days. Some of our users had an issue logging on to the domain network. I had thought perhaps it had something to do with a command that was run using a ...
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SSH keys management system

I'm looking to switch from password based (which I starting to become overwhelmed with) to SSH keys based system. I'd like to know if there any SSH keys management system or server solution, which ...
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Password access for my website IIS 6.2

I'd like to protect my website with a password under IIS 6.2 I tried to create a user under myWebsite>Authentification>anonymous>specific user, but when i enter the password it says invalid password ...
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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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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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Windows Server Account locked - says need to use Remote Web Access

Windows Server 2012 Essentials. I tried to log into the launchpad today and also the dashboard. Both give the following error: "The password for this user account has expired. To reset the password ...
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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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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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Apple Open Directory password Expiry not working as desired

I have a mac running Open Directory, and I was it so that I can force users to change passwords (So I can set it then have them change it on first login). If I set expiry, the user can't set their ...
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Lost passwordless sudo and no root access

I have a running AWS vm. The only access I have is using the ssh key (.pem file) to log in as ec2-user which is an unprivileged user. From there, I could user the sudo command without a password. ...