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

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Lync 2013 user setup

Couple simple questions on Lync Server 2013. We have setup a standard edition environment for a single domain. The domain is not the same the email address domain (e.g.: domain is something like ...
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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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How to change users full name on Debian

I'm working on a Debian server as an inexperienced admin. I need to change the full name of a user (not the login name) provided during adduser USERNAME. How can I do this? I didn't find such an ...
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Mysql slow.log user specific

I use a slow.log logging on my MySQL server, to catch bottlenecks in my script, but at the same time, i use phpmyadmin on this server. My script and phpmyadmin has different MySQL user accounts and ...
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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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How can I “fix” a user that has no home dir but is logged in

I created postgres using the useradd command without thinking twice about it. I've already got postgres installed and running. I'm unable to add a home directory to postgres because the user is ...
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new user and problems with ssh key configuration (pub vs pem files)

We access our ubuntu server from outside over ssh this way : ssh -i securityTier.pem -l someUsername serverDnsName I need to create new user which will use separate *.pem file. So far i created : ...
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Linux user permissions setup for monitoring tool

We have external monitoring tool which will access our linux machines through SSH and will read top/ping/netstat/disk activity. As i am creating separated ssh key and separated user for this purpose i ...
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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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PXE server - ubuntu setting username/password later - is it possible?

so I am writing a program in mainly C/C++, though I think this question fits under server fault as it is related to the Linux distro Ubuntu. So what I am looking for is a way (possibly hackerish-way) ...
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Cannot log in via chroot SSH

I not only want to transmit files via sftp, but also want to log in via ssh. Here is what I changed in sshd_config Match Group ssh_jail ChrootDirectory /mnt/chroot I have mounted ...
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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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libvirtd: kvm: User Permissions Centos 6

I need to have user access control over how they can use the Virtual machines and what they can do via Virsh on a KVM based hypervisor. So far what I learned from http://wiki.libvirt.org is that I ...
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Is it a bad practice to turn on multiple sessions for same user account?

We have 4-5 people technicians using a server and as they share a single user account, one person logging in ends the RDP session for someone else. Which would be a better practice - Using multiple ...
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Add a trust hostname in mysql

how have I to add a trusted hostname in the mysql configuration? webserver.mysomain.com dbserver.mydomain.com I would like to add the webserver.mydomain.com in the mysql database installed in the ...
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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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W2k Server: delete specific users by console

I want to delete specific user profiles in win2k-Server. I thought I could achieve that with microsofts Delprof. But there I cant specificly declare userXY. So is there an other console way to delete ...
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Maximum amount of users in 2003 Active Directory

Could you please number the maximum amount of users for 2003 Active Directory?
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How to avoid restoring deleted user accounts when recovering from backup?

Typically in websites, when a user wants to permanently delete his/her account, is necessary to remove this account also from the backups to avoid unwanted reactivations in case of backup restoration? ...
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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 ...