Practices and procedures aimed at performing bulk and/or fine-grained operations on user accounts, permissions, allocated resources.

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Central User-Management [closed]

Would FreeIPA or any kind of RADIUS allow me to manage the permissions of users in a domain (AD) to do specific tasks like allowing a user to login only from X PC in the domain or to let X PC to ssh ...
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Is there some way a user with an asterisk as password in /etc/shadow but a correct login shell in /etc/passwd would be able to login via SSH?

Let's assume the following. We have a server which is accessible via SSH. There is an user in /etc/passwd who has a valid login shell (so for example /bin/bash, instead of an invalid one like /bin/...
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How to change home directory for existing virtual ProFTPD user?

I have my AuthUserFile located at /etc/proftpd/proftpd.passwd. DefaultRoot is ~. This file currently lists a single user (username, password hash, home directory). How do I change a home directory for ...
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PostgreSQL - Force user to change password

Is there a way to force users of PostgreSQL to change their password at the first connection? Password validity only takes a timestamp argument and I haven't found an option to prompt the user for a ...
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Cannot sftp using a password [closed]

I have setup my server to allow sftp using a password however I'm getting Authentication failed. even though I'm using the correct password. Here is my sshd_config # Package generated configuration ...
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/etc/group overriden after reboot

For my server Centos7 in google cloud I've tried to modify user and add him to docker group with usermod -aG docker dev. Everything works until a reboot occurs. After reboot user is no longer in ...
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Anyway to limit IP Access for Certain Users?

I am currently tasked with allowing Vendors onto our process network. The issue is I need to make it so each vendor is only able to connect to PLCs on their own machines "each PLC has its own IP". Is ...
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ubuntu script - switching users in script and deleting previous user

On an AWS EC2 Ubuntu Instance I want to run a setup script that creates a new system admin (let's call it deploy) delete the default ubuntu user and continue the setup as the new deploy user. ...
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Allow non-admin access to AD Users and Computers via RDP

I'm trying to lock down our AD domain and remove unneeded users from our Domain Admins group. I'm a Linux guy so some of this is new or different. We are an all Mac shop so the only way for us to ...
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Basic Auth User Management

I have 2 questions regarding Apache Basic Auth that i currently am utilising. I have a website that after a certain action, the website will produce a Basic Auth username and password for the user to ...
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Windows Active Directory and Linux integration: new AD Group does not show up in Linux

In my organization, the support team has created a new AD group for me but it does not show up on any of the nodes in our cluster(using RHEL). I went through this article to understand Windows and ...
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how to see space claimed / used per user in owncloud?

I am trying to clean up a disk on a specific server. On that server there is only owncloud installed. Since I was not the guy who setup owncloud, and there is now way to reach the actual ...
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Easy way to get all user accounts

I am in the process of migrating to a new server and I am having a number of issues due to user accounts not being present (for example nginx seems to be running under nginx user on the new system www-...
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One user missing in Dashboard of the Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

We have migrated from SBS 2008 to the Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. All users and computers have successfully migrated and their list is visible in ADUC. However, one user is missing in the ...
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Tool to manage samba accounts in LDAP

TLDR: Can I sensible manage samba accounts in openldap with Apache Directory Studio (or other general purpose ldap editors)? I'm currently trying to move away from GOsa as our LDAP management tool. (...
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User management with cronjob [closed]

In my organization, we want to implement a user management standard after an utter chaos. Where we(organization) and the client was able to access root user and they made changes which took down the ...
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refreshonly not working with Puppet exec resource

I am using the following user resource to create a unix user and then set an initial password for the user. I then performed an exec with chage command to force the user to change his password after ...
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LDAP - how to use attribute from objectclass:account and objectclass:inetOrgPerson?

I have an openLDAP which I use for authenticating users to various servers, where each user can have access to a varying number of hosts. I am solving that requirement by using the "host" attribute, ...
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Minimal set of rights to run a process on a Microsoft Windows Server

I want to run a process (not a service) under a different user on a Microsoft Windows Server and I need the minimal set of rights which are needed to do so. The minimal set of rights is required, ...
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Running the same program with two different users on the same system takes vastly different times

I am on Ubuntu 15.04, I ran a program under the user who was added during the time of installation(call him D) and the program took 2.5 seconds to complete. I add another user T to the system. When I ...
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Is logging in as a shared user a bad habit?

I've worked in organizations where instead of creating a new Ubuntu user per person that wants to log into a machine, the sysadmins simply add the ssh key of each user to .ssh/authorized_keys, and ...
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Correct way to setup linux company share folder with usable permissions

I've just started working for a small company that has a globally shared folder run from an Ubuntu file server (Raid 5, etc) shared by Samba. The workstations (Centos) are all fstab setup to mount ...
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After using userdel -r to remove a user, user still appears on login screen (CentOS 7)

I used userdel -r [username] on CentOS 7 to delete a user, but the user is still appearing on the GUI login screen. Also, useradd now refuses to add the same username again, reporting that the user ...
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instanceType attribute in Active Directory

I need to change the instanceType attribute of a service account. If I try to change it from Active Directory Users and Computers console it's greyed out and if I try to change it via powershell with ...
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How to get the time and date at which a user account is locked/unlocked in unix?

I need to get the exact time and date at which a user account was locked or unlocked in Linux. passwd -S command can give the status of an account i.e., if its locked or unlocked.
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Reset GID/UID auto-increment numbers

I created a virtual mail user for postfix virtual mailboxes with a gid/uid of 5555, but now every new user I create starts at > 5555, is it possible to reset the autonumbering so normal users will be ...
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How to limit user permissions

I have 2 servers, one web server and one SQL Server. All Windows. Both servers have the same account created with the same password and IIS and SQL Server are configured to use those accounts. I also ...
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AD Reset Multiple Passwords Simultaneously from LDAP Query [closed]

I have used a custom query in Active Directory to identify all users that have never logged in to the the domain. I need to reset all of their passwords and as there are several hundred I would prefer ...
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Can I pre-hash a Windows password and pass the hash when creating the account?

I am building some Windows VMs with Vagrant, and the Vagrant provisioner will create some users. I'd like to be able to commit the passwords for those users to source control, but obviously I don't ...
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Why is it common in the startup world for ssh keys to be used for authetication instead of kerberos? [closed]

My first few jobs as a linux admin had be working under some very senior admins. In all of these cases kerberos was setup for users to request a security token and gain access to company servers for ...
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Manage multiple linux users [closed]

I have a homelab there is growing larger and larger and I am learning more and more every day. I was wondering if it is possible to manage all of my users from one server? So i don't have to create a ...
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Appropriate user permissions for reading private dkim file contents from web app

As it stands, when sending email using clients like Thunderbird, my messages get signed with DKIM. However when generating emails from a web application, they do not get signed. As it stands I've ...
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PAM - LDAP authentication interaction

So far from what I understand it gets given a username/password pair, it then searches the LDAP for the username and tries to log into the LDAP using the distinguished name and the password pair, if ...
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How to change shell to /sbin/nologin in NIS with ypchsh?

I have a group of machines where logins are managed through NIS. I want to disable logins for certain accounts by setting the login shell to /sbin/nologin. I think ypchsh is the correct mechanism to ...
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How do I convince my company to invest in IT - domains, security, etc.?

I work for a small-medium size retailer which has half a dozen high street stores and a website. The IT situation is currently in a very basic state. As being "Head of IT" is only a small part of my ...
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How to define a complex user usage rules in Mikrotik? [closed]

I want to define a 50 MB limit for each user in Mikrotik and after it is used, have a speed limit of 8 kbps speed for unlimited time. Furthermore, I would like this policy to be applied on a daily ...
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Central user management in mixed environment [closed]

We have various different operating systems, software and services including various Linux distros, Windows Server versions and services like Web, Mail, FTP, Samba, NFS, MS Exchange etc. We want to ...
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Adding/updating skeleton files after user creation

Background RedHat 7 (and 6) servers with multiple application servers (shared binaries). We set up separate user accounts when adding applications servers with $HOME = appserver_root. The ...
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AD DS audit event log when using RSAT

Got a query about AD DS audit event log when using Remote Server Administration Tools (AD User and Computer tool) On DC, already turn on Audit log for AD DS change (enable, disable, create, delete ...
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Directory permissions for user account linux

I am setting up a shared folder between several users on a Amazon AMI (details at the bottom). I am trying to get the folder shared with one user in particular which isnt working. My idea was to ...
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How does google compute engine create users and how to disable them?

I've got a CoreOS cluster running on GCE and one issue that I've noticed with all GCE instances is that as long as you're auth'd with the project on Google Cloud platform, you can login in as pretty ...
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Lost all local admin rights on domain joined computer

I'm in an unusual predicament in that there is no account I can use to add local admin rights to a computer with the exception of the Administrator account - which is disabled. On a new domain I'm ...
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DCOM Security Settings not exported with secedit

I've got a problem with exporting the DCOM-settings. I call secedit /export /cfg C:\UserAccess\config.txt This should export the COM and DCOM settings. But I don't get all of the settings. For ...
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AD SelfService for creating users [closed]

I've set up a small computer lab with approx. 30 computers with Win8. They are connected to an Active Directory (Windows Server 2012R2) and have roaming profiles. However, creating users causes ...
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Best way to apply “one-shot quick fixes” to computers and users? [closed]

We often suffer from situations where we need to apply a quick fix for a bunch of users/computers. A quick fix can be a copy job, deleting a users browser cache or adding registry keys to HKCU to a ...
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Windows RD - Temporary Accounts in Terminal Services servers

We are facing this weird problem. Since a restart of the server recently, most of the user accounts are getting created with Temporary profiles. We followed a few blogs and followed steps as below: -...
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Hiding the active Administrator account in Windows 8

I am trying to use the integrated "Administrator" account in Windows 8. The problem is that I do not want this account to appear on the Welcome Screen for login. I tried to hide the account by using ...
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Removed AD User, Need to Associate Existing Profile to New Account

Some details Server 2012 R2 (AD Server) Windows 7 (Users Computer) Accidentally removed an AD User, stupid mistake. Unfortunately it seems the user was permanently deleted (didn't make use of the ...
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How to combine two foreach loops?

I've looked at how to combine multiple commands with psexec but none of the methods seems to work. Maybe it's because I'm running the script in PowerShell and not cmd.exe? I need to create user ...
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What permission is needed to use a service account to remote run powershell on a server?

I have a internal webapplication With a list of all the servers in our network. I want to be able to run a few PowerShell commands on the servers to gather usefull information. Invoke-WMIMethod and ...