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Where does adduser's Directory Information Go?

When I use the command adduser it asks me for all sorts of directory-like information such as: Full Name Room Number Work Phone etc. Where is this information stored and how does one retrieve or ...
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2answers
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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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1answer
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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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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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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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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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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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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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1answer
190 views

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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2answers
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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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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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2answers
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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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4answers
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How to add a user without knowing the encrypted form of the password?

I use the following command to create a user in a linux machine: useradd -d /home/dummy -g idiots -m -p 12345689 dummy The user is created and the home directory as well. The problem is that I ...
2
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2answers
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Whould changing the administrator username effect the other setting on my windows server 2008 R2?

I would like to change the default administrator username on my Windows Server 2008 R2 but not sure whether it would effect my environment badly or not. I am also connecting to my server with this ...
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1answer
268 views

How to change local user home folder on Windows 2000 and above

I was using a local account on a Windows 7 desktop that is not connected to any Active Directory. After a while it was required to rename the local account. Renaming the account was simple using ...
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2answers
102 views

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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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 ...