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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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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Password Rules histsize Ineffective for Some Users

We're trying to deploy a tightened password policy on an AIX 5.3: Users are not allowed to reused last 24 passwords. So, I change histsize from the previous value from 5 to 24 in /etc/security/user, ...
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The ipmitool conundrum

We have been trying to migrate to a better password management system on our server. The problem was that all this days we were using a proprietary algorithm to create a hash (a decryptable hash). In ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: Changing Mysql root Password

I did an upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04 today. I wanted to access MySQL afterwards, but I've forgot the root password... So I tried some guides from the net but none is working for me. Im not even sure ...
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How secure is a bluetooth keyboard against password sniffing?

In a situation where an admin will enter sensitive information into a keyboard (the root password), what is the risk that a bluetooth keyboard (ship by default with Mac systems these days) would put ...
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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 change the current user's domain password without being domain admin?

I've seen plenty of documentation of how to reset a user's password by running net user <username> * /domain or locally net user <username> <new_password> But I am not domain ...
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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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OpenLDAP to Samba 4 Migration, create middle layer / webservice for user initiated password migration/change?

for the last few days I have been looking into migrating an old linux server running a OpenLDAP/Samba 3 configuration with about 100 users to a new SBS Server running Samba 4 (like Zentyal or UCS). ...
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Changing password expiration policy at next password change

We have a password policy with a maximum password age of 180 days. For various reasons we need to change it to 90 days, with a minimum impact for the users. Our users are normally warned about the ...
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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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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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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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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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Back up and restore Active Directory password per user

For administrative purposes, I sometimes need to log in as another user to diagnose a problem with their account. I'd like to be able to do this without having to change their password so I don't ...
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Password reset is not working

I am using krb5 authentication to authenticate users in my machine. I am trying to change my password using passwd command but it failed. ~:$ passwd ~:$ Changing Password for bharathi ~:$ Kerberos 5 ...
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auto-reset of cpanel passwords every month

I am wondering is there away to automatically every calendar month reset all the cpanel account passwords on a VPS server? I have WHM and cPanel, I am worried about our sites being attacked, and ...
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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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how can i recover password of my local websphere server?

I forot password for wasadmin.So am not able to enter into admin pane.I want to recover the password.Where is encoded passwod located?How can i decode it?I am using same password at many other ...
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Restrict access to a subdomain with web.config on IIS7?

I need to password protect a "dev" subdomain on a server with the web.config file on IIS7. I don't have access to anything besides the files and web.config, so I can't install modules or anything else ...
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Administrator Password lost for a Win 2003 Server machine

We have lost the administrator password of a Windows Server 2003 machine which is used in our lab. Is there any way to reset or recover the password without reinstalling Windows?
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Puppet random password generating

I am going to install around 100 mysql servers and I would like to have different root password on every of them. I am going to use puppet mysql (https://forge.puppetlabs.com/puppetlabs/mysql) which ...
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How can I trace the source of repeated account lockout against Exchange server?

I have an AD user account that is being repeatedly and frequently locked out, I have been able to trace the lockout to the Exchange server CAS array. However I am at a loss as to how to continue the ...
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How to check if my Supermicro IPMI is compromised with plaintext admin password over the web?

I've some Supermicro servers with IPMI running, and as described in this blog (http://blog.cari.net/carisirt-yet-another-bmc-vulnerability-and-some-added-extras) there's a critical vulnerability to ...
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Encrypted Passwords on Exim Mailserver (Vestacp)

I just setup an Ubuntu 14.04 Server with VestaCp and want to secure the Mailserver. I already enabled ssl for exim and dovecot. The only thing I'm still fighting with is exim to accept encrypted ...
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I changed mysql root password and I cant access It. password contained some chars

using this command I changed root password mysqladmin -u root password fg$pkh@567fghu And now I cant access mysql. Is this because mysql parse the chars other than what I expect? Also I ...
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Configuring sudo to not prompt for password on non-allowed commands

There is plenty of information on how to make sudo not prompt for passwords (NOPASSWD). Let's say I have user alice, and this line in my sudoers: alice ALL=(root) NOPASSWD: /bin/myadmintool This ...
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ProFTPd mod_sftp mod_sftp_sql

I am working on Ubuntu 12.04 I have setup a ProFTPd service with SSL/TLS, virtual users stored in a MySQL database and quota (mod_tls, mod_sql, mod_sql_mysql, mod_quotatab, mod_quotatab_sql). It works ...
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why cannot I type password in putty? [closed]

When I open a session in putty to connect to the server, the console asks: login as: so I type root or another username then the console ask username@ip.ip.ip.ip's password: From here I can't type ...
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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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Password Changes and Exchange Activesync AD lockouts

Not sure how others are doing this but the main issue we are having arises when a user changes their password on a PC. When they change it the ActiveSync on the phone does not update automatically. It ...
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SSH is not working .. Password promt is not coming

I am not able to SSH into my ubuntu server since yesterday. I am not using any keyless or public key method.. Its simple SSH with username and password everytime.. However I can do a VNC session ...
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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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MySQL - Does the change in MySQL master db password affect on slave db?

I want to change the MySQL DB password on the master db. My question is: do we have to care for the slave DB when changing the master database password?
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VMware ESXi 5.5 : cannot login after password changed

It looks strange, but after changing the "root" password I cannot login anymore. I followed exactly the process according to Vsphere 5.5 reset root and I used copy-and-paste for the password but ...
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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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scp using a password on the command line

I am trying to write a script that will deploy a build created on my desktop machine (windows/cygwin) to a machine in my test environment (linux). I would like to use scp to copy the build to the ...
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IIS Basic Authentication only protects directories, not individual files?

I really hope this isn't a duplicate, but I wasn't able to find anything like this on here. My issue is: I have a subdirectory on a Windows (not sure if 2008 R2 or 2012) server with IIS 8.5 that I ...
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How to recover root password?

I have a FreeBSD box which I forgot the root password to. I do have physical access, so I can reboot the box if I need to. How do I reset my password?
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How to setup passwordless `sudo` on Linux?

How can passwordless sudo access be setup on either RHEL (Fedora, CentOS, etc) or Ubuntu distributions? (If it's the same across distros, that's even better!) Setting: personal and/or lab/training ...
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Mac OSX Server: svn via ssh command line and encrypted passwords

When I log into our mac mini server running OSX 10.6 via ssh and use svn I get the message: ATTENTION! Your password for authentication realm: can only be stored to disk unencrypted! You are ...
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Is it risky to disable SSH passwords? [closed]

This is a very basic question, do bear with me.. I'm setting up a VPS and it seems as though disabling SSH users from logging in with a password is recommended for security. If I authorize the SSH ...
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CentOS PAM unable to open /etc/pam.d/system-auth

In gdm I have checked "Require smartcard login" but forgot about adding any smartcard for authentication. Then I've tried to boot from LiveCD and disable SC auth. Something went wrong and now I am not ...
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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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How to deal with passwords during automated deployment? [closed]

As responsible admins we know of common weaknesses like CWE-260: Password in Configuration File http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/260.html CWE-522: Insufficiently Protected Credentials ...
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Password Manager that allows syncing accross platforms [closed]

I use OS X, Linux, Solaris and windows for work and from home. There are good tools that allow me to manage the many logins/passwords required platform independently. But mostly they expect me to ...
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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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watchguard fb x10 and x15 password reset

Is it possible to reset the password on watchguard fb x10 and x15 devices without clearing the config? We have 2 of these devices, they appear to have a serial port but not sure if that provides a ...
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Reduce unwanted “connect to network” attempts with wireless password [closed]

My university recently added a 5-digit (WEP) network password to their wireless network. (This is in addition to a login page that requires university credentials.) I emailed them, and they said the ...
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Security in users having sudo access

How to protect my passwords list (in different databases for example) in a UNIX environment where most of the users have sudo access to other user IDs? I have a script (main.sh) with the following ...