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

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How can I limit a users bandwidth in Windows Server 2008 R2 [closed]

We have a user that likes to download movies with torrents in our office and it just kills the overall network performance. Unfortunately we need this user and don't want to confront him directly ...
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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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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 to manage users and resources in a multiple server environment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A system for distributing SSH public keys Need help managing developer authentication on our system. We have multiple CentOS servers (database, Web, Redis, etc.), and ...
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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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Puppet do wrong command for create user

I have 2 debian boxes. One with puppetmaster, second with puppetd. # puppet -V 2.7.18 In manifest i have: group { "tipadima": ensure => present, } user { "tipadima": ...
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Setting user quota on a share in Win Server 08r2

I have several shares on a server running 08r2 that I have users dumping files to. I would like to limit each user to be able to use only a specific amount of the space (quota) Any help on how to ...
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Add system user to CentOS 6

I need help adding a system user to my CentOS server. I have two commands that works on Ubuntu Server, however I have to find a replacement for CentOS while keeping the same result. The commands are: ...
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Dead simple tool to administer users on multiple servers?

I'm responsible for several web servers which all hosts the excact same content. They are all participating in a load balanced setup. Whenever I need to create a new website on one of these servers, ...
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Puppet - groupid (gid) for mysql group differs between prod and dev

I just puppetized mysql and ran into a weird issue where the gid for the mysql group on dev differs from production. Apparently on production I have a user that doesn't exist on the dev environment ...
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Easiest way to replicate users between two (or more) servers?

I've got two webservers which takes part in a load balanced setup. The two webservers are in other words mirrors of each other. As it is right now I'm synchronizing data between these two servers ...
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puppet loops to create users with values in a raw file

I would like to use puppet to create mailboxes. Basically, I only need a directory to be created when a new user arrives. However, the users list is quite huge and creating a file stanza per user is ...
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Safely create accounts from a non-root web applicaion

I have a web app that runs as a non-privileged user that needs to create linux accounts. I'd prefer not to run it as root, so the only scheme I think of is to create a simple C suid program that ...
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Ubuntu, How to prevent listing sub-directory if parent-directory is protected

I remember last time when I am on some Linux OS ( cannot remember ), when I change the mod of a directory to 711, that folder together with all of its sub-directories cannot be listed (ls -al) by any ...
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Linux single user logon for Website, SVN, Trac, and MediaWiki

I'm looking for a way to grant new (remote, public) users the possibility to sign up for a new account via a web form, which will grant access to a restricted area of our website, an SVN repository, a ...
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What are the dominant purposes of having random user names vs fixed-format email addresses with AD/LDAP?

Example, a user name might be "ekg7d9a", but the user's real name is "Charlie Hanes", and the email is "chanes@example.com". What are the dominant reasons to use non-related user names with logins ...
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Security: How to improve security of Linux servers when few resident developers need shell access? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SysAdmin & Developer: Responsibilities Suppose, I have 20 servers: We keep data in Linux servers Developers often need to Login to the server to debug some issue ...
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Force “net user” command to set password longer than 14 characters

I'm issuing some "net user" commands to setup a local user on my desktop for some testing purposes and require setting a password longer than 14 characters. In doing so Windows barks back a propmt to ...
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In Amazon RDS, how can a disabled master user be re-enabled?

With a SQL Server instance on Amazon RDS it is possible to do the following to your master user: ALTER LOGIN masteruserid1 DISABLE GO If this command is executed while logged in as the that master ...
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Restrict SSH commands for a group of users

I'm trying to set up an environment where a number of users in a certain group can SSH into a server and then execute a set of predefined commands on it, using either a key exchange or a password. So ...
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Execute commands on user login/logout

When I log into my linux user through ssh, the user should automatically execute a set of commands. Same thing when I log out of my user. How can I accomplish this?
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User policy with git and apache

I want to setup git repository on my server so it is accessible from my webserver (read and write with redmine). I want to be able to create repository with my user (toto) in SSH. Currently I set up ...
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How to revert mass ownership change? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: revert chmod 777 / -R I accidentally executed the chown someuser * -R while I was at / on my server. I thought maybe by issuing chown root * -R would somehow fix it. But ...
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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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Freebsd jail for an small company - checklist - what shouldn't forget

Looking for an checklist for an "small company freebsd/jail server". Having pretty common starting point: FreeBSD jail (remote/headless) for the company: public web, email, ftp server, and private ...
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Ubuntu script to add multiple user with apache userdir and mysql username

In Ubuntu 12.04, I'm having difficulties creating a script (since I'm not experienced with it), and is assigned to add multiple users from a list of names in file usernames.txt. The users will have ...
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Using command line to see if a given computer's local guest account is disabled

I need to generate a report that shows the guest account is disabled for a given list of computers. How can I use net user, powershell, or any other commonly used tool for this purpose?
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puppet execution of a python script where os.system(…) command is not working

I am trying to manage Unix users with puppet. Puppet provides enough tools to create accounts and provide authorized_keys files for instance, but no to set up user password, and it tell to the user. ...
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Adding a local user from one Windows machine to a local group on another Windows machine

I would like to add a local user account from a remote computer to a local group on a Windows "server core" box. Neither the workstation, nor the server are in a domain. Is that possible? Will ...
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puppet trying to define global class variables

I'm trying to use puppet as a unix users management. Here is the class I created to add new users: class unix_accounts( $username, $forename, $name, $email, $uid) { user { $username: comment ...
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multiple-account managing on linux

I would like to know how to solve multiple user account managing on Linux. For example, I have few linux servers. Few employee have access to all linux servers with their own usernames. When these ...
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Enforce Profile Path Windows Server 2008

Is there a way to enforce a profile path in active directory on win server 08 (or set a default one) so that when a user is added the profile path is automatically filled in in the profile tab. The ...
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How can I set up Web Filters, Time Restrictions and logging via user account login

We have a small network (between 30-50 computers) and I have just recently installed a Windows server using Windows Server 2008 software. We have a unique setup where we are "piggybacking" off a ...
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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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Creating web service users in a workgroup environment

For a Windows 2008 Server running in a Workgroup envrionment (no Active Directory), is it possible to create users for the purpose of authentication in a web service application that DO NOT have a GUI ...
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Casual Business Computer Management

Been working a lot with local businesses who operate in a more casual manner. No Active Directory, no passwords, and free web browsing and downloading applications at will to where every computer is ...
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Restrict MySQL Access of Users to a Specific Domain

I'd like to create a new user in mysql which will be able to connect only from my servers. I've seen a way to do it through IP ranges or domain names (e.g. CREATE USER 'repl'@'%.mydomain.com' ...
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How can I correlate a wall jack to a user/machine on the domain?

After reading Valve's new employee handbook, I was really interested in setting up a company map like they described on page 6: "The fact that everyone is always moving around within the company ...
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Barracuda SSL VPN Managing Users

Not really sure if this is the right site to be posting on, but I have a question about my Barracuda SSL VPN. I know there is a built-in user database on the VPN. Is there some way (in my asp.net ...
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Is it possible to batch restore backups and remove users from databases in MSSQL 2008?

We're having to do an emergency migration of all of our MSSQL databases from a dying box to a new shiny instance of SQL2008. Unfortunately, we're having to do it by restoring from nightly backups ...
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Manage Desktop Profiles Gnome or XFCE

I just set up a virtual machine for our software developers an now try to create the user accounts facing the following question: Is there any possibility to distribute predefined desktop profiles ...
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Is there an console based usermanagement-tool for debian?

i'm using Debian Squeeze. I just wondered if there is a simple console (maybe curses) based user-management-tool for Debian? I'm not looking for something bloated like YAST, but for somthing simple ...
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Debian Simple Gui for adding/removing users for protective directories

We have a hosted site with a directory that is password protected. I need to have a user who knows very little about computers, maintain the users that have access to this directory. The list is ...
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How do I set up SSH to allow 5 people log in to 100 Linux boxes with the same credentials?

Suppose I have 5 users and 100 Linux machines with remote shell enabled. How do I set the environments up to allow these few users to log in to any of the machines with the same credentials?
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How to automatically reconcile /etc/group and /etc/gshadow

Running grpck to check the groups, I see these errors: 'twinky' is a member of the 'foo' group in /etc/group but not in /etc/gshadow 'dipsy' is a member of the 'foo' group in /etc/group but not in ...
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user management for host monitoring with ninja

I need some help with ninja for host monitoring(http://www.op5.org/community/plugin-inventory/op5-projects/ninja). Sorry for this long description but I hope this will help you to help me better. We ...
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FTP user on CentOS with '@' symbol in username

Our previous web server was Windows based, and it hosted multiple domains. As a result, if a user with name "username" wanted to log in via FTP to "example.com", they'd provide their username as ...
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“your users are out of order, click re-order to fix” - what exactly does this mean and why does it effect a programs ability to load?

"your users are out of order, click re-order to fix" - what exactly does this mean and why does it effect a programs ability to load? OS: Windows 7 64 bit ultimate edition What does it mean when ...
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How to Set Multiple Passwords for “HIgh Profile” Accounts

I generally set up servers with "important" services listening on nonstandard ports (e.g. SSH != 22) and rename or completely remove root/admin users. I recently thought that it might be fun to create ...
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automatic ssh key generation

In linux, If I added a file or a directory in /etc/skel, when I create a user this get the file or dir in skel. with ssh-keygen -t rsa I can create the ssh keys how I can automatically create ...