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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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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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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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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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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Matter of managing passwords for a systemctl services

Goal: I want to pass on a password to a systemctl service initially to ensure that this given service is started up correctly after target boot or manual restart, without password. The below solution ...
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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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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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Unable to change root's password (Ubuntu)

all. Long-time Linux user here... but this one's got me stumped. root@hal:/var/log# passwd root Enter new UNIX password: Retype new UNIX password: passwd: password updated successfully ...
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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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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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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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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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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. ...
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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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Citrix Xenapp Outlook 2007 continually prompts for user password. Only affecting single user

I have reset the user's password (not locked out), and verified the problem myself with their password on another machine (via Terminal Services). Native outlook on TS session launches fine, without ...
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“Not allowed to change Adminstrator's password via UI” in Adobe CQ 5.6.1

Trying to change the default admin password on a CQ 5.6.1 Publish node via curl, and getting a 403 when I do so. I'm executing: curl --user admin:admin -F rep:password="myCrazyNewPassword" -F ...
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Get Safari to use different autocompletion on different URLs on same hostname

I have a webserver publishing different services over the same SSL VirtualHost, the two most commonly used being PhpMyAdmin and Cacti. These (and others) use 'cookie' style authentication, asking user ...
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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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Disable Admin password requirement on Domain user PC

So here is my situation: My company runs a "Windows 2003 Server Standard Edition" domain server, connected to a bunch of Dell Optiplex PC's (380's, and 9020's). The older Dells (380) are connected to ...
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Apply gpo only on one OU

How can you create a GPO for only one Organizational Unit ? The GPO I want to create is pretty simple, it just set the minimal password length. Given that I don't want all the users to have the same ...
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.pgpass other system user as in file

i have a working script with a working .pgpass file. Now i want to run the script as root with the same(copy) .pgpass file. I copied the file in the $HOME directory from root. And changed permission ...
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How to change password complexity for mailbox in exchange 2013

I find the default password policy in exchange pretty weak (only 6 char.). Is there a way to change this password policy ? e.g. : Minimum 1 cap, Minimum 8 letters. Thank you !
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Password expiration in SQL/ODBC before AD

I have a script that emails users that their password expires in X days. Today a user got an alert that her password expires in 8 days. She was having problems with Excel and Access databases that ...
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SSH login with no authentication [closed]

I have an account (root, if it makes a difference) set up without a password (passwd -d), which enables me to log in with no authentication through the console. SSH however insists on a password. How ...
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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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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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Password complexity on clients authenticating via openldap

We have a bunch of linux servers authenticating via an ldap server. We have set a password complexity policy on the ldap server. However, the local system policy overrides the policy set on the ldap ...
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Fresh centOS 6.3 server from Amazon Ec2…is there a default password? What would it be?

After getting through known_hosts issues, it's now asking for a password. I don't recall setting a password..what would it be?