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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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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“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 automate SSH login with password?

How to automate SSH login with password? I'm configuring my test VM, so heavy security is not considered. SSH chosen for acceptable security with minimal configuration. ex) echo password | ssh ...
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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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Changing /etc/passwd in SSH User

I've got an Amazon EC2 instance running. It's an Ubuntu 14.04. I connect using Putty SSH. I use the key/certificates I got when I created the instance to authenticate my connection. This is all done ...
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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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How to set up two-factor authentication with OTP on FreeBSD?

I have a FreeBSD server that I like to be able to get to from anywhere. Normally I use SSH publickey to log in, or if I don't have my SSH private key available then I might use regular password over ...
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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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How to respond to password crack on SSH server? [duplicate]

Update: I'd already read How do I deal with a compromised server? but was hoping for advice specific to a password crack (such as using fail2ban), as well as info about whether this could be an OS ...
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Active directory 2012 password policy

I have a windows server 2012 R2 active directory environment running in my office. I have a primary domain and a child domain. Both the domains have password complexity enabled. Active directory ...
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Windows domain list users details where password never expires [closed]

I have a Windows domain, where I need to find users with option to never expire password enabled - as a part of an audit and for contacting them. I have no rights to install any fancy Powershell parts ...
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password using Keyvault in ARM template Azure

i want to assign password for a node using keyvault. i want to use a single arm template to get password from keyvault. here i have examples which use template file and a seperate parameter to get the ...
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How do I setup ssh with both private key and password?

How do I setup ssh with both private key and password? In /etc/ssh/sshd_config, I currently have: RSAAuthentication yes PubkeyAuthentication yes PasswordAuthentication yes But apparently this ...
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changing dovecot/ispconfig mail user password via mysql prompt

I want to change mail user pass of a dovecot/ispconfig system via mysql prompt. I was using a script with the following query in another machine (just dovecot) : UPDATE mailserver.virtual_users ...
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How to add ACI's to OpenLDAP properly

So I'm trying to get some ACI's added to my OpenLDAP system (hosting on CentOS 6). I've read how others put their ACI's in bdb like so... olcAccess: to attrs=userPassword,shadowLastChange by ...
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Is there any way to log entered password from ssh?

My server is under attack and some one try to run brute force attack on my ssh port, I know that I can block the IPs which are illegal,with iptables,fail2ban, ... but I want to know which password ...
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Change computer (AD member) password on second computer (VM with the same SID) [closed]

I have a laptop that is connected to an AD. It tends to be slow so I converted it to a VMWare virtual machine that I can run on my home office desktop. The VM has the same SID as the physical machine. ...
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How to password protect shared folder windows 7 without active directory

We are currently running a group of machines where (for now) everybody logs in locally, with no network accounts, and no active directory (as of yet), there are generic usernames and passwords on all ...
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Set VNC password

I need some help here. Is there a way to set the VNC password without a user interaction? When I run vncpasswd it prompts for a password and then verification of it. I would like to change the ...
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Username and password default in win server 2012 on hp proliant

I've installed the Windows Server 2012 Standard (WSS2012) via Intelligent Provisioning (IP) on HP Proliant (dl380e gen8). In any moment I was asked for an username or password, both onto IP steps and ...
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linux + when change passwd we get permission denied

We have installed Redhat Linux 6.5 from scratch the VIA kick start installation and booted into single user mode because I don't have the root password. But when I perform the following: passwd root ...
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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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Prevent using cleartext passwords in e-mail protocols? [closed]

Checking an older laptop in my possession, I found that all of the POP accounts set up on that device, were sending passwords in clear text when Sending and Receiving (Found this with the assistance ...
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Password Logon Requirements

I want to allow users to log onto Windows using stored credentials, not requiring them to type their login information. I've read that the way to do this on a specific computer is to run "netplwiz" ...
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Force windows to prompt authentication to shared folder/disable “remember my credentials”

Is there a way to force windows to prompt for credentials to a shared folder? We are in a domain environment with 50+ PCs. What I need is to have a shared folder on our server that has specific user ...
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Non-Expiring password on Linux server

I'd like to set up an account on a linux server and make the account's password never expire. I'm having difficulties figuring it out with the passwd man page. Could someone please help me out?
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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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Securing a forward proxy connection

I have a huge network with around 1000 users. We use squid(3.1.x) as forward caching proxy server, and we also authenticate our users to allow them access to the internet (helps us log what a ...
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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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What is a safe way to allow any windows user to encrypt a file but only a specific application decrypt it

I've developed a service that reads text files from a location. Some of the text files may contain sensitive information. We would like to allow any user to run a standalone tool to encrypt the ...
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How can a standard Windows user change their password from the command line?

On Windows Server 2008 R2, I have a standard (non-administrator) local user (not an Active Directory account, though the server is in a domain) who has access to the server only via PowerShell ...
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Password recovery on CentOS with SSH keys

I can login to my sudo account on CentOS 5.11 VPS (through the ssh keys) , but I have to reset root password and sudo user passwords (any of these two). Is it possible and how?
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Why can't linux password start with '#' [closed]

My password for temporary things and testing was something like: #password123 On Windows everything worked fine, but when I started working with Linux distros (tested at least on CentOS, Debian, ...
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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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Outlook 2013 POP Account Reprompting for Password with Roaming Profile

I'm attempting to setup POP accounts on Outlook 2013 for roaming profile users in an RDSH pool. I have policies setup for folder redirection on the Documents folder and a policy for default PST ...
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Cloud-Config - Hashed Password Being Set Incorrectly

I'm provisioning an Ubuntu 14.04 server with Digital Ocean and am using Cloud-Config in the user data field to do some initial setup. The issue I am having is creating a new user and setting a ...
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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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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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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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SQL Server 2005 Express: upgrading to SP3 in mixed-mode installations

I'm having trouble upgrading SQL Server 2005 Express SP1 to SP3. The SP1 install uses mixed mode authentication (so there is an sa password). This is the message I get: TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server ...
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How can a Windows user change the initial password from the command line in a remote domain?

We have Windows 7 desktops and a Windows Server 2012R2 server. I have a user who needs to map a network drive which is on a server in a different AD domain from ours (over the WAN). I have created an ...
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How to display password repository of user on Solaris 11?

Is there a convenient way to find out which password repository (ldap or files) user is using for atuhentication on Solaris 11.2? I myself have AIX administration background and there is lsuser ...
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What is a correct way(s) to allow login to an IIS site through a reverse proxy?

I have an nginx reverse proxy, and I'm trying to get an IIS website with login to work behind it. I've found this question asked several times, but each answer appears to be different, and some of ...
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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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Azure VM, All passwords changed on login

We've got an Azure VM running Server 2012 R2. I have to stress that this is NOT a classic machine. I installed server essentials yesterday and linked all the accounts to an O365 account. A by product ...
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MySQL Backup Cron Job

I have a cron job which backup up my MySQL database by exporting it. The script includes the root password to get the job done. I get the message: Using a password on the command line interface can ...
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Missing VM in old portal - To Reset SSH password for Linux Ubuntu in Azure

I built a Ubuntu server in Azure, stopped and started the server and the IP changed which may have caused the password to reset?! I cannot seem to login via SSH anymore as password seems to not work. ...
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How can I reduce the verbosity of certain Ansible tasks to not leak passwords into syslog?

Sometimes I would like to use Ansible's lineinfile or blockinfile modules to write a password into some configuration file. If I do so, the whole line or block, password included, ends up in my ...
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Does WinPE have a default Administrator password?

If so, what is it? And if it does not, how can I set it when configuring my WIM?
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How to send Linux Passwd / Usernames + Passwords via Mail Script?

How can I send one user list automatically 1 times a week via e-mail with all users and passwords from them per email ?