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Should I set the password when creating new user using useradd command?

I know that when creating a new user by useradd, I could set his password by -p option, but it seems insecure, then what the right way to create a user and set his password? I do this in two steps: ...
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OSX Account server running on Linux

We are a small startup company where we all work on Apple computers. I was wondering whether we could centralise the user accounts on a single server so anyone could log into their account from any of ...
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Install Java for just one user under Redhat Linux?

Is it possible to install a JDK on Linux (specifically RH 7.x) so that it exists in only a specific user's space?
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How to add user to a group from terminal on Mountain Lion?

When I run sudo dscl . -append /Groups/com.apple.access_ssh GroupMembership $USERNAME I get append: Invalid Path <dscl_cmd> DS Error: -14009 (eDSUnknownNodeName)
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What's the difference between 'useradd' and 'adduser'?

What's the difference between useradd and adduser? When/why should I prefer using one or the other?
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Is there a decent way to manage accounts across disparate web services?

I'm in the position of needing to manage the accounts of multiple people across many different types of services, including onboarding and offboarding users. Being that we're using multiple different ...
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Should SSH w/o password prevent rsync a folder with read permission?

Sorry for the long question. I try to add as many details as I have. On server_1 I have a systems account user named backup which has a home directory where the cron jobs read the backup scripts. ...
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Increase the number of concurrent users on Windows Server 2008

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 running and I am able to connect to it using 2 different users via Remote Desktop Connection. Since a colleague and me are working on the server almost all the time and ...
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How to inactive windows users, 1 month after their FIRST LOGIN, instead of defining a solid expiration date for them

We want to give access to some Windows Server users so they can remotely have access to our server and download from a special folder of the server. The licenses we give to users, are time base. ...
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Obfuscated Account Names in Windows Computer Management / Groups

So our security auditors sent me an email indicating there were a few AD groups and accounts in the administrators group of one of our servers that should not have admin access to the machine in ...
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Windows 2008 Server R2- orginal Domain Profile will not show after username recovery

One of our employees came back to our firm. His username in AD was deleted over a year ago, but the his domain profile on the computer he was using is still there. When he logs in a NEW domain profile ...
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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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How to differentiate between users and computers in EventID 4768 - Active Directory?

I monitor EventID 4768 on an Active Directory server to catch user logons. So far so good ... I observed that all events with user set to $ are computers. My problem is, that as far as I can see, I ...
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Automatically create virtualenvs for new user accounts

In Linux, how can I go about automatically creating virtualenvs for each newly created user account? Can it easily be done?
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Setting a password hint on administrator account in Windows Server 2008 R2 [closed]

I've tried to change a password on administrator account using Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts\Change Your Password but can't set a password hint. When I clicked What is a password ...
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Finding DNS settings of a domain?

My client has DNS for their domain name hosted with a DNS host separate to their domain registrar. The person who setup the account with the DNS Host hasn't been contactable for over 2 years. This ...
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Autofilling some field in all AD accounts

Is there a way to auto-fill a field or set of fields for all AD accounts in one go? For example if I want to set address field for all employees or in a specific OU? Or perhaps if I need to set their ...
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Joining Samba to Active Directory with local user authentication

I apologise that this is somewhat incoherent, but hopefully someone will be able to make enough sense of this to understand what I'm trying to achieve and provide pointers. I have a machine with two ...
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Puppet: Enumerating all users within a group

Is there any way to enumerate an array of all users within a group within Puppet, either as a fact or something so I can do something like this? $users = enumusers('wheel') each($users) |$user| { ...
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What does Windows 7 local group Power Users actually do

A client wants a new bit of software. Typically they are on the cusp of signing a contract before they happen to mention it to IT in passing. A skim through the technical requirements show nothing ...
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How might you configure limited access for non-admins to troubleshoot on a production windows server running an ASP.NET application? [closed]

I would like to provide developers limited access to a production Windows Server 2008 Standard box. This is so they can diagnose problems that occur there with the ASP.NET application we are hosting. ...
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What do I need to be cautious of when changing a User Logon Name in Active Directory?

I'm new to my current employer, being their only Sysadmin. I'm seeing a small handful of users who have User Logon Names which don't conform to the naming convention standard which majority of users ...
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How to create linux account with useradd without creating mail spool

Summary Can I create a new user without creating mail spool and without modification of /etc/default/useradd ? Explaination I want to create a user that has a home directory and skeletion, but I ...
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How can I synchronize users in a master-slave server setup on debian squeeze?

I'm currently setting up a 1:1 replication of a linux server. To simplify the process of updating users and groups I considered changing the uids and gids on the slave server to have them all like on ...
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Managing access to multiple linux system

A searched for answers but have found nothing on here... Long story short: a non-profit organization is in dire need of modernizing its infrastructure. First thing is to find an alternatives to ...
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Ansible playbook, create a user with the option --disabled-login

I need create a user with the option --disabled-login with ansible's playbook. The command line is: sudo adduser --disabled-login git I'm searching on Ansible's documentation. And the option ...
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Give access to specific services on Windows 7 Professional machines? [duplicate]

We have some machines running Windows 7 Professional at our office. The typical user needs to have access to stop and start a service for a local program they run. These machines have a local web ...
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RequestTracker - how to allow users to create their own login or self-register?

I recently set up a new RequestTracker 4 install, and am trying to figure out how I can allow users to self-register. This is a private / LAN based system, and currently when you access the URL, ...
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How to tell where user account is logged in

In a windows 2003/2008 mixed domain, is it possible to find out where on the network a particular account is logged into? The account keeps getting locked out, and we think the account may be logged ...
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Writing to an MSMQ queue over the network from a local account?

I have this problem which involves writing MSMQ messages from machine A (Windows 7) to machine B (Windows Server 2008) which are in the same network. This problem only occurs when the message is sent ...
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Is there a way to restore or re-link an active directory user with a local cached version of the user from a corrupted domain?

I used to run an Active Directory installation. The AD server had died a few years back and I'd just been running on cached credentials since I didn't have hardware available to rebuild on and hadn't ...
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adduser with -s, what is -s [closed]

Can someone tell me the difference between these 3 versions, specifically what is -s and what's the difference between the 2nd and 3rd versions? useradd -g vmail -u 5000 vmail -d /var/vmail -m ...
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Can I safely delete old user folders in Windows Server 2003?

I have a Windows Server 2003 machine. When I delete a user, their folder remains in the Documents and Settings. Is it safe for me to delete those folders if I don't need any of the data in there? Or ...
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Linux user groups : how to create shared directory under home

I have created 3 users 'u1','u2','u3'. Now I want to provide access to u1's /home/u1/share directory users u2,u3. I don't want to create a new common group named 'shared' and add 3 users there. Is ...
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Migrate user accounts on Server 2003 using ADMT, cannot find source domain

I'm having trouble running ADMT in that I can't find the source domain. On the source computer I've looked up the domain as xxx.local and placed xxx into the Source 'Domain' name but it doesn't show ...
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Some changes to audited AD user account not showing up in audit logs

In our Active Directory domain, we have some strange things happening to a certain user account: In the security rights for that user object, the "Include inheritable permissions from this object's ...
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logging AD events when disabling an account via exchange

I have been googleing around for a few days now trying to figure this out. Any help would be greatly apprecited (links, hints, etc). Thanks! concept I want to generate an alert when an account is ...
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dscl command failing to create user - mac [closed]

I am a mac user I created a user from the terminal using dscl (I am more familiar to linux and adduser command) It seemed to work but I can't find my newly created user under /Users, and the command ...
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Set password for username with disabled-login

I have install gitlab and as the installation manual says I needed to create a user with disabled login - ...
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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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Invite users to a Google Apps domain

I have a google apps domain which is associated with the google sites feature, google email and so on. How do you invite users to your google apps? According to the google apps help, there should be ...
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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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I changed the password complexity and now only administrators can log in windows server, what i can do?

I there: I changed the password complexity disabling it via a GPO and its included the server machine because i applied the GPO as a domain policies and now, only domain administrators can log into ...
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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 ...