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

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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 ...
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Add permissions for a usergroup to all domainprofiles (roaming profiles) on server 2008 R2

This is our current situation: We have an active directory with Server 2008 R2 and roaming profiles which is currently in use (old server), and we have a new Server 2008 R2. We already set up a new AD ...
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Innovation: Single sign on integrated with web filter? [closed]

This one is a doozy, so be forewarned! Also please let me know if this isn't on the correct site. What I would like to implement in the form of a server appliance is a single sign on solution that ...
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Advanced PostgreSQL user management

For the users in our institute, we want to provide a quick and simple way to use PostgreSQL databases. Currently, we are already able to authenticate all users through LDAP (PAM). This works rather ...
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Is there a way to check when was the last time a squid user logged?

I have a Squid server and I think that many accounts should be deleted because people are simply not using the account anymore or they quit job ages ago... How can I obtain a list with the last login ...
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let users group do “sudo -u username chown”

I would like to edit /etc/sudoers so that group users can execute (only) /bin/chown as user dummy. How might this be done?
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Automatic User Deletion in WordPress

I'm helping build a WordPress site for a client, and they've let me know that they want to offer trial subscriptions for their site (they run on a subscription-based model - everything but the ...
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how to view log files for printing made by different users on LAN

I have a windows 2003 server and have attached a printer to this server. This printer is installed on the server and shared to all computers on the local area network. I want to check to see which ...
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Importing users from passwd

I'm migrating from one Linux server to another with a very similar configuration. Both have Plesk, which has automatically migrated much of the data. However, there are a number of FTP users created ...
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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 ...
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Disable non admin users to logon

I have installed Windows Server 2008 @ my office, I have created 2 admin accounts and one user account(publicly shared to all team members for backup of their data on some shared folders). They are ...
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How to add LDAP user to existing group?

I'm attempting to add some of our LDAP users to a locally defined group on our RHEL server, however I get an error stating that the LDAP user is not found in /etc/passwd. What would be the best way ...
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Directadmin 500 internal error after unzipping joomla to new user with same domain

I've move the public_html of a Joomla site from olduser to newuser. I've also moved the domain joomlasite.com from olduser to newuser; but when I go to joomlasite.com to visit it with the ownership of ...
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Grant remote access on domain computer to single user

We have a small network with a DC, webserver & user computers. I need to grant remote access with admin privileges to the webserver for a consultant that we are currently working with but not ...
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Remove user from root group

Somehow I managed to add user Tom to root group in Ubuntu, in order to avoid using sudo everytime (bad decision). Now I want to remove it and I can't. I've tried using usermod -G {groups} Tom My ...
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Adding existing user to existing group and providing permissions

can someone shed some light on this issue I've set up and installed vsftpd. Created a user ftp-user and created a home directory, so they can log in, and just have access to drop their files here. ...
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Deleted users in Openfire are not reflected in clients

we do use Openfire as our jabber/xmpp-server. The users are added, an put into groups, which works fine, as the clients get a list of all users and appropiate users. But when deleting a user, this ...
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See all logged in users on Debian server [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to know what user belongs to what ip on debian Is there a way to see a list of all current logged in user on a Debian server? Sometimes it is very useful to do so, ...
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Lock down or limit user access on Windows Server 2000/2003?

I am looking for a way to severely restrict user account access on Windows servers. Is there a way to programmatically do this? I have found a few options like forcing a user to start in a program ...
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Nginx, uWSGI, Python, users, groups and permissions. Questions about security

Ok, yesterday I finally get nginx and uWSGI servers running on my PC. Nginx and uWSGI configuration files, new users, groups and their privileges, and chrootdir for SSH I configured based on knowledge ...
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Limit bandwidth using tc, iptables, and htb

I'm running a Debian server and was wondering if there are good resources out there, to which you can point me, where I can read about traffic limitations. I have couple users sharing one server. ...
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Limit user resources on dedicated server

Is there a WHM plugin mode or something like that which would limit the amount of resources a user on a dedicated server can use (CPU and RAM) or ideally something which gives certain users priority ...
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Managing multiple users for multiple sites in Ubuntu

For managing sites on my web server, I create a new user per site. They get a home directory where their public folder is located. From time to time I may be logging in as a site and would like to ...