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Should I use system user account as opposed to normal user account for deploying the code in App server?

I have a Tornado app-server running behind an Nginx web-server. The app server contains python scripts for tasks like processing client requests, database call, running business logic, etc. Of ...
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Creating a mailbox for sendmail using adduser / mailboxes without system user accounts

I want to create some mailboxes for Sendmail and I am going to do it with the adduser system utility, so every mailbox will be a user in the system. How do I restrict the privileges of these accounts ...
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providing full access to users in 2008 to delete files

i have provided full access to some users, i.e Read,write and modify but not RDP. But they are not able to delete the files. They can delete the files only if they are added into Domain Admin group ...
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Google Mail setup with Mountain Lion Server user accounts

In my office, we have 10 iMacs that are used by freelance graphic designers. Staff come and go so people will switch around and use different machines. Our company email is set up using Google Apps ...
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How to find all ways in which a Unix user account is locked

I occasionally find myself in a situation where an undermaintained system has an account that's been locked out. The problem is that there are a variety of ways in which an account can be locked out, ...
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How to automatically log in into 2 accounts on Windows 7 on startup

I have a task scheduler job that fires Selenium unit testing server and runs some tests. It takes some resources because it opens a lots of websites. Moreover the Selenium with Firefox Driver has a ...
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When should Windows account be in the Users group?

When you create an account in Windows through the GUI, it is automatically added to the local Users group. It is possible to remove the account from this group. For example, when using the account for ...
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How to provide IIS Basic authentication access without a general user account

I want to provide access to my website through IIS Basic auth (already working) but I don't want to give out OS level logins, to my testers/previewers. Is this possible? How can I do this? I ...
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Unlock User Accounts in Gnome 3 Ubuntu 12

My account is a member of the sudo group on the server, so it should have all privileges. However, when I go to 'System Settings > User Accounts' in Gnome the 'Unlock' button is disabled. What do I ...
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Multiple users, one public_html directory

New to creating users with linux. Trying to add users in a secure manner, limiting damage a user can do give all members of the webadmins group access to the public_html folder as projects are often ...
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Give user-creation privileges to a user

In MySQL, how do you allow another user to create other users? In turn, those users should only be able to view some tables.
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setting up sudo account

I want to create a managed account with root powers and the ability to su as root if need be to manage the box without needing root. What is the correct way to do it? Does this work? ...
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How do admins maintain user accounts across hundreds of linux servers?

Dealing with hundreds of RHEL servers, how can we maintain local root accounts and network user accounts? Is there an active directory type solution that manages these from a central location?
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Restricting access to Share using both an AD user using a specific Computer

The Environment: One AD domain that is not managed by local admins (can’t edit, can’t add GPO, etc.) Users have accounts here. Call this AD alpha This AD Alpha has a trust to a local AD domain (Call ...
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How can I make mysql recognize root user after install?

I just installed MySQL 5.5 and right after install I was asked to set root password by executing those two commands: /usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root password 'new-password' /usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root -h ...
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ProFTPd MySQL query %u resolves to proftpd, not username

I am trying to use ProFTPd's MySQL configuration to set up FTP login to my server. I have a SQLNamedQuery that is used to get the user info from the database (see Setting up ProFTPd with default home ...
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How can I get DSADD to assign home folder of newly created user account?

I use the following command to create 15 user accounts: FOR /L %i in (1,1,15) DO dsadd user "cn=Grade 6 Student %i,ou=Accounts Student,OU=School Name, dc=curric,dc=schoolname,dc=wan" -samid g6%i -upn ...
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Migrating users and IIS settings from a workgroup win2k3 machine to a new win2k8r2

I am retiring my old Windows Server 2003 Standard 32bit machine and migrating to a faster and more powerful new machine with Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard. The two sticking points are migrating ...
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Default username format in Active Directory

Since Windows 2000 NTLM has been replaced with Kerberos. Thus Kerberos uses UPNs to identify the users. UPN is also the preferred usernaming format. Now, why does Windows 7 still display a logged in ...
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Transfer an account from a 'dead' domain

So - following from my previous question: How do I stop DFSR replication preventing a Domain Controller from advertising Domain Services?, I lost the FSMO DC, and my only other DC was in an ...
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caches domain user on local PC

We have a fully working domain in UK and around the world we have user who use VPN ( checkpoint) to connect to or domain. One of the user in USA has a laptop which he never logged on to before ( it ...
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User account being frequently locked out

We are running in a Windows 2008 / Windows 7 environment. One on my users is being locked out of his Active Directory account on a daily basis. This occurs between 10 and 18 hours after each reset. ...
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How to delete domain user profile from a computer?

I'm wondering how to safely remove a domain user profile from a computer that is a part of a domain. I don't want to delete the account from the domain itself, I just need to remove the profile from ...
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IIS/AppCmd - create new users remotely

Is there a way to add new users to IIS remotely? I want to create new users from another web site located on another server so that I can log on to the server with these accounts to add and edit ...
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Restore “lost” user after Active Directory removal?

Is it possible to restore lost users after Active Directory unistallation ? (I forgot to switch users to local users) The computer run Windows Server 2008 R2 Entreprise, and all the registry linked to ...
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Which user account should I use for an intranet web-app service?

I've written a web-application to run on Windows (XP,7,2008, etc), not using MS tools (python/django/nginx, though it should not matter). To run the app I've created a Windows Service which installs ...
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Account Lockout with pam_tally2 in RHEL6

I am using pam_tally2 to lockout accounts after 3 failed logins per policy, however, the connecting user does not receive the error indicating pam_tally2's action. (Via SSH.) I expect to see on the ...
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Best practice for Windows backup user?

I accustomed to create a dedicated admin-level Domain user account, on which backup processes are running, then blocking it's login ability on station, but I always thought it's a security risk. ...
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Creating gid/uid for your custom created daemon?

Assume you have created a daemon (custom written) and want to create new uid/gid for this program. Are there any standard practices? e.g. Should the uid and gid be the same? Should the id start ...
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How to configure Users permissions in Windows Server 2008 R2 by command line?

I have to create about 800 users in our Windows S 2008 R2 and I'd like to make a few settings with them. Create user: net user Joe 1mb4pASs /add /fullname:"John Smith" /passwordchg:no /comment:"no ...
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How to modify a user association in Slurm?

I want to move a user in Slurm job scheduling system ,from its current group to other group. But there is errors when I try the obvious: sacctmgr modify user where name=example set account=groupb ...
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restore root account on ubuntu running in EC2 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: root locked out of EC2 How can I restore root account that is running on EC2 Ubuntu platform? In the /etc/passwd the root username got replaced with something like ...
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apache, forcing to give username

I have an SVN repository requestable via Apache HTTPD Server 2.2.8. I want to allow anyone to update or commit on it but I want a committer name. So I must force the clients to provide an username but ...
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How can I rename an unix user?

I have a user named hedgehog and I want him to be named squirrel, but I don't want to change his numeric user ID. How can I accomplish this?
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Bind a fake service to a tcp port

A friend of mine gives me a (user) ssh access on an ec2-instance (ubuntu) that he's got. So, for reason that now I don't know, in the future I will have need of an open tcp port over the firewall to ...
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Active Directory examples of hierarchy

i am in the process of restructuring the hierarchical structure of the local active directory server of the institution i am working for. I was wondering if anyone knew of any place i could find best ...
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Under which circumstances can a *local* user account access a remote SQL Server with a trusted connection?

One of our customers has the following configuration: On the domain controller, there's an SQL Server. On his PC (WinXP), he logs on with LocalPC\LocalUser. In Windows Explorer, he opens ...
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How to get IP address from username [closed]

In a Windows Server 2003 network with domain, is it possible to obtain the IP address or PC name only with username? Using Windows cmd.exe commands from any client on the network.
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How to show high usage user's username with the top command, if the username is too long?

I'm having problem identifying high usage users on a shared Linux machine. I use the "top" command and it does show which commands are using the most CPU. But the usernames on this server all start ...
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Any issues with computer on one domain in a separate forest and user account in another domain/forest?

I have a few of my sites with a trust relationship among two different forests with a single domain in each AD forest. I'll skip all the politics and details that don't matter and just ask the ...
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Connect to network share using local account - without a computer name

The short form of the question: I have a shared folder on a computer with a fixed static IP address, a known share name, and a local user account which has read access to the share. Normally, I ...
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Create restricted user on Debian server

I want to create a user account for each of the key programs installed on my debian server. For example, for the following programs: Tomcat Nginx Supervisor PostgreSQL This seems to be recommended ...
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Can I add user accounts to Windows Server 2012 based on Microsoft accounts?

Windows 8 lets me create user accounts simply by the email address of a Microsoft account (aka Windows Live account). Is there someway to activate such a facility in the Windows Server 2012 SKU?
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New users' directories owned by root

On a CentOS server running Plesk, new users are added for each new domain. The users' home directories are in /var/www/vhosts/. New users' home directories are owned by root, and need to have an admin ...
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UID/username lookup on IBM z/os USS

How can I associate a UID to a specific username on IBM z/OS Unix System Services? Within USS, I see content created in my user space which I do not own. File ownership lists a three digit ...
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multiple instances of nginx in order to keep Django projects separate

I'm building an app using Django + PostrgreSQL + Nginx on Debian 6. The app has two separate components, that will later be on different machines. Component A calls one function from Component B ...
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check local user accounts for blank passwords

I need a tool/script that can help me find local user accounts that do not have passwords across a network. Not all computers will be on the domain, but 90% are (win2003). But I need to audit/check ...
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How can I determine who (or what) has blocked access to a centos user account?

CentOS 5.x A user account on my CenTOS server has become inaccessible and I'm not sure why. If I run chage -l foo I see: Minimum: 0 Maximum: 0 Warning: 5 Inactive -1 Last Change: ...
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Adding an existing user to a group with puppet

Is it possible to add an existing user to a group with puppet 2.7.18? We have two modules, each one defines one class : module "user" creates all users, including user foo and user bar. module ...
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Adding a new local user hangs netplwiz on server 2008 R2

I'm logged into a Windows Server 2008 R2 box as a domain admin. I'm trying to explicitly make myself local admin. From netplwiz, I choose add user, administrator, and click OK. Netplwiz becomes ...