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How do I set my web server to run as a specific user other than 'nobody'?

This is for an unremarkable LAMP server running Ubuntu. The reason I want to do this is because I want a php script to be able to run a linux command via the exec() function and the command I want to ...
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Account is no longer attached to the computer [closed]

The comapny that I work for has split into different branches to become more efficient and I had to move from our main office into the smaller office. Now this place has a different domain and setup ...
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How do I delete the Administrator account?

I would like to delete the built-in "Administrator" account on non-domain-joined Windows 2008 Server (R2). The user registry (ntuser.dat) for the Administrator account has become corrupted. I have ...
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Creating user accounts in Amazon EC2

I am putting together a test environment using Amazon's EC2 for me and some friends to collaborate on a project. I am not a server guy but I do know my way around a bash prompt and have done some ...
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Is there a standard behind the default system accounts in a linux system like fedora or debian?

By system accounts I mean the ones that comes preinstalled with the system, for example nobody, daemon and bin. I know these tend to vary depending to the distro and the installed packages, but: is ...
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Possible options for knowing user's identity without using a user account

I am managing a network in a condominium. Right now, I am looking for a method for logging the users' activities without using a user login system. We have this login system not long ago, but people ...
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Active Directory Account locks for no apparent reason

I've been troubleshooting this problem for two years and it keeps coming back. Our Mac users authenticate to our Active Directory server which is running Windows Server 2008 Standard. One of the Mac ...
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Parallel login to user account in Microsoft Active Directory is it good?

I have discovered that users in my Active Directory domain can log in to their account many times parallely. I mean for example 2 machines and on each login to the same account. Is it good? I see ...
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Postfix forwarding to email addresses in /etc/passwd

If one maintains a database of emails in /etc/passwd how can Postfix be configured to forward email to those?
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Linux Passwd / Usernames + Passwords Send via Mail Script

It is possible that i send one user list automaticly 1 times a week via e-mail with all users and passwords from them per email ? Sorry for my bad english.
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Creating additional users to access Mac OS X VPN Server

On my privat iMac, I configured the VPNd that comes with the system and is just hidden. I used the following manual. http://blog.theilluminatedengineer.com/?p=136 It is working fine for my primary ...
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same users and accounts on different machines using rsync?

I have two machines, same hardware (one should be for backup), same software (red hat 4). I need to know how to sync all the users used for ftp and email accounts. It's enough to copy the /etc/passw ...
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Replicate accounts via SSH in Macos X 10.5.8

I have a cluster of 100 iMacs and I wanted to replicate all the accounts via SSH, in linux, I wrote a very simple script in which copies the /etc/passwd* /etc/group* /etc/shadow* to /etc in each node, ...
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When should I create a new user account to run software on a server?

In general, when should one create a new user account to run a piece of internet-facing software on a server? For instance, suppose I'm using a shared Debian server (e.g. via Dreamhost) and I want to ...
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Shared account keeps getting locked out, how to monitor

My team uses a virtual Windows Server 2008 to store our code repository. We all login using a shared user account. The IT department requires that we keep the automatic account locking for mistyped ...
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Custom Windows Group (Server 2008 R2) Security Principal

What is the easiest way to provision a Windows group on Server 2008 R2 that will allow me to add it to the list of authorized people that can RDP? Eg when I look at the object types allowed I have ...
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Common user accounts between linux machines

I have a base system with a few (currently two) VMs on top of it, all running Ubuntu Server. I have to keep adding my user account on each system when I bring a new one up, as well as giving it sudo ...
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Can a Windows Active Directory user have aliases?

I've just created a simple AD on our Windows 2008 r2 server. I've added a few employees into that directory. Now, is it possible to create some aliases for a single account. eg. name = ...
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How to prevent user from logon of an account used for impersonation only?

Currently I have a windows service written in C# (running as LocalSystem) which creates a user account, needed for impersonation, by using the DirectoryEntry to add the user/password and associated ...
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How to find out where bad login attempt is coming from for a Domain Account (Windows 2008 Server R2)

I have an account that keeps getting locked out (a domain account). I can see when the last bad login occurred and the bad login count = 5. What I want to determine is the IP address of the machine ...
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copying user profile on windows 7

Is there a tool or a trick to easily duplicate a windows profile? My problem is that I have a local user profile and I like to copy that for another user. Additionaly that profile was created ...
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When would you use the “password never expires” option?

I'm simply wondering when you should set a user account so that the password never expires. On what accounts is this a good idea?
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Secure Direct Access to Webapps folder on Windows Machine

I asked this question previously but recieved a unix account response. I am going to host a webapplication on a windows machine. Are the user access roles on Windows 7 sufficient to deny direct ...
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Multiple users for same AWS-EC2 account

Is there a way to use one AWS-EC2 instance by 3 (X) different users, without sharing the .pem file? Update: Is it possible for 3 users to access 1 ec2 instance by their individual ID/password/.pem
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Windows Security Dialog not showing when logging on to my server through remote desktop

I can't seem to figure out how to enable the Windows Security Dialog when logging on to my server. It works for another server we have: I know it was somewhere in the settings, but right now it ...
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How do I limit the users a specific user can run commands in linux?

I have 2 user accounts, foo and bar I want to allow user foo to execute commands as root and any other user ie: sudo su root -c'./run-my-script' sudo su bar -c'./another-script' sudo su ...
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Change ownership of directory and all contents to a new user from root

I created a website under /var/www/html/ all under root, all images, files, .htacess, directories, etc... I uploaded and configured everything as root. I want to make it it's own username/password so ...
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Windows user account gets automatically locked

One of the user accounts on a Windows 2003 server is frequently locked. Each time the "Account is locked" (roughly translated) checkbox is enabled in the Account Properties -> Account tab. The event ...
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Mac OS X Server mobile account VS Time Machine Network Backup

I am installing a Server @home to manage the mac client's of my family. First I wanted to make time machine Backups over the internal network to an external Hard-drive which is connected to my Mac OS ...
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Why isn't my Scheduled Task running a batch script?

OS: Windows 2003 Server Setup: The batch file basically uses 7zip to zip up a few files into a location ready for uploading into an offsite location via FTP. I have run the batch file as myself and ...
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How to run Apache as another user? (as 'www', or 'apache') on my

I just recently deployed a LAMP stack that came as a package for Linode (a VPS host), I can successfully run Apache 2 but the process and all my files within are owned by root. On my shared web host I ...
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active directory users have auto-created private user share

Currently using server 2008 and a logon vbscript to auto mount 3 drives. I'd like to have a mapped network drive that goes to a user-private share automatically. Is this possible to rig up in a login ...
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Mass/bulk create user account in Active Directory with Exchange mailboxes

Hey, Every couple of months we have to create 30+ accounts so I was wondering what's the best way to bulk-create the accounts and their mailboxes. We have AD on 2003 and Exchange 2007.
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Copying Windows 2003 local accounts

I have a need to duplicate a Windows 2003 server's local user accounts on another Windows 2003 server. As I'm a UNIX guy I'm a bit lost (on a UNIX system I'd just copy the relevant /etc/passwd, ...
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Moving to an outsourced Exchange provider - turning Exchange off and updating user accounts

we used to have Exchange on the SBS 2003 server inside our AD environment. Earlier this year we moved to outside Exchange provider but for the time being our local Exchange was still up&running ...
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Active Directory Account Creation

We are creating the AD account and password automatically. The Helpdesk will not know the password or use it in way. I'm looking for other companies that are maybe doing the same type of procedure. ...
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Account management in a dual directory (Active Directory + LDAP) environment

We currently have AD and OpenLDAP deployed at our organization. I was wondering if anyone has worked in a similar setup and would like to share some of the steps taken to keep the sysadmins sane. ...
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How to I Document User Rights on an existing Linux System?

Need to document user rights on an existing Linux system. What commands, actions, etc. will allow me to gather complete user profiles? User rights include, but are not limited to: File/Directory: ...
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the context of local user of AD-joined machine? Is it of domain machine account or of local machine account?

I am developer and curious how Windows server machines are used. A) I believe that they show interactive login screen but run without any user had ever logged-in. Correct? In context of ...
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Good ways to disseminate login information, especially when new users are created?

When you create user logins in bulk, with set passwords as many users are unlikely to change their passwords, how do you disseminate the information? Students in our school division are automatically ...
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Many users send using a single address, replies to that single address go to many users

I work in an office with a Microsoft Exchange server for email. I would like to have the following workflow: John, Mary, or Sam send a message from Outlook on their respective computers. The ...
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Two users using the same same user profile while not in a domain

I have a windows server 2003 acting as a terminal server, this computer is not a member of any domain. We demo our product on the server by creating a user account. The person logs in uses the demo ...
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Why doesn't my Administrator account have access privileges?

We are running windows server 2003.I log in as Administrator but I don't have any access rights. I tried to create a new Administrator account but when logging into that one I still face the same ...
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Can I use Active Directory for user-level security in an Access application? Pretty Please?

My company makes fairly extensive use of an Access + MySQL application that would probably see some significant traffic on the Daily WTF if I posted the source code. The management of users and their ...