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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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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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Bash script for setting up FTP

Is it possible / any recommendations on writing a shell script to automate the process of creating a new user/ftp user: Currently the process: sudo useradd -d /ftp-files/user-a -m user-a sudo ...
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How can I view the usernames of those SSHing into my network?

I can see the IP address of the connecting computer. I am just curious as to whether I can get the username of the computer that is connecting into the network?
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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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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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Limited root access

I have a rather unique situation that I need to come up with a solution for. We have servers by which a remote team requires having root access to our servers to perform certain jobs. We need to still ...
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Using delprof in command prompt remotly. Which user will it be run as if no user is specified?

If i use delprof2 and cmd to remotly delete profiles, which user would this be run under if no other user is given? Many thanks Dan
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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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how to enable user login after Offline domain join?

Is it possible to add computer from remote location to AD (windows 2008R2) and enable user login? I've run DJOIN as described here: http://technet.microsoft.com/library/dd392267(WS.10).aspx but ...
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Disallowing interactive login for specific mysql users

I want to create some mysql users for different web sites but disallow interactive connections for them. If a evil-user get the mysql login credentials of a website, creating a conexion from ...
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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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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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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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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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Account Expiration mechanic Active Directory

This is probably very simple but I have been searching for a while and cannot seem to find the answer I need. I am basically wondering what the switch to set the "Account Expires End of:" option in ...
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Creating a Linux account at the same time as creating a MySQL DB account

I asked this question about six months ago and I thought I might get better responses here. I have a website written almost exclusively in javascript (HTML canvas), and a MySQL database managed via ...
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How to find active FTP users in the last 60 days?

Hi I'm not really a sysadmin, but I inherited a webserver running Red Hat 3. I'm going to replace the server with a newer OS, but I want to find out which users are still using it. My users don't ...
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Account for Performing Dirctory Lookups in AD

I have a question about accounts that can be used to perform directory lookups. I need to have an account that can perform lookups for an application, however it needs to have the minimum permissions ...
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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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Which security rights should user be given in AD when it should some attributes modification rights?

II would like to give a certain user (that will be used inside a program) access rights to Active Directory to be able to: Change passwords of other users Modify certain attributes of other users ...
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Is there a username required for Juniper telnet logins

I have a very straightforward question. Unfortunately, its so simple, that I have struggled to confirm the answer and the Juniper KB stops short of answering it when telling you how to set up telnet. ...
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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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Restore User or Backup exec settings after demoting

Just don't mess with a server when you're not feeling focused, because you can end up something like i did: I have a server (WS2003 R2) which acts as backup server (backup exec 2010). We needed a ...
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Including default files and folders in User's home directory

I'm using ubuntu server 14.04. I want to include some default files and folders in home directory for every user, whenever a new user account is created. How to make this. Can anyone help me in this. ...
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Linux service account management

We use Windows Active Directory for account management. As a security policy, we need to change password for service accounts at least every six months. What we are experiencing is, when we change the ...
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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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How to use iRedMail's LDAP database for user authentication?

I have a few servers set up and I'd like to centralize access for users using LDAP. I have my primary server that is hosting email using iRedMail, and there already happens to be an LDAP database that ...
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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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Share desktop and documents folders among multiple Windows accounts?

We have several Windows workstations which are shared by multiple users. I'm currently considering a scheme where users have their own user accounts and profiles, but they share the same Desktop and ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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The rights needed to change a AD LDAP password

What are the bare minimum rights you need to change an other persons LDAP password?. I'm working on a tool that allows a user to change his password. as the tool needs to be written in PHP the only ...
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Windows domain login to temporary user

We have a Windows domain with about 60 user accounts. Sometimes when a user logs in to his computer (already his account is created and has files there), Windows logs him to a temporary user, ...
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Cannot connect to mySQL because of invalid settings

I'm new to xampp, and have it installed on a Windows 7 machine. Earlier, I was able to at least get the login page for phpMyAdmin, but it was not taking username of "root" and no password, so I ...
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Switch Between Users

I build my webapp on a local machine, but from time to time I can go to a public Linux server on which I have two accounts using a ssh connection (with putty). My accounts are two Linux users, access ...
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How login by remote desktop using the disabled admin account?

I disabled the the local admin account on my vps by mistake and it was the only active account on it, and now I can't access to my server by remote desktop connection. How do I fix this?
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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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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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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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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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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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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: ...