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

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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 ...
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How can I have puppet only set password when creating a user?

I want Puppet not to manage a password (i.e., reset it when it's changed) but to set the initial password when Puppet creates the user. I was thinking of doing a notify to an Exec resource that sets ...
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new user with authorized_keys: how to NOT ask for the old password when setting one?

when I create a user in the system with Chef, I always upload its public key to .ssh/authorized_keys. When user logs in for the first time, he is required to "change" his password. For that a stub ...
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Copying file from one user to another with PHP

I'm sure the answer to this is pretty simple, and it might not be PHP-specific, but I'm trying to use PHP's copy() function to copy an image from one user to another as part of a custom CMS setup. ...
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Active Directory: How to answer “does this user belong to this group (directly or indirectly)”

There are various ways to either list all users & groups belonging to a group (or via gui), or conversely list all groups a group or user belongs to... However, I am in a position where I wish to ...
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how many user accounts can a unix-like OS host?

Let's say I want to have a server with as many user accounts as possible. How many is the max? I want millions of user accounts. Is that crazy? I'd host dozens of load-balance mirrors of the box, ...
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What are my options for centralizing Unix user management

We have 15 Debian servers and growing. What's a simple, lightweight method for centralizing user management? Use cases would be adding a user across all servers, tweaking a users access on a specific ...
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How to create dummy user?

I want to create user with least privileges. Without home, without rights, without shell. How to do that? When I call useradd it creates user with home
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Sync user accounts over multiple linux servers

What is the best way to sync multiple user accounts and home directories over multiple servers, they will all be the same OS. The servers are in different locations around the world, so if one goes ...
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ZFS: can per-user encrypted filesystems be deduplicated on block-level?

Let's assume I build a storage system where each user gets his/her own encrypted filesystem on top of a ZFS pool. Would deduplication on pool-level still work when each fs is encrypted? What ...
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How do I give users reboot rights on fedora?

On a fedora server, an web application which is in development stages, get stoked for unknown reasons for the moment. The only solution is to restart the linux machine, but only the root has acces to ...
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How to change user for more rights on a SFTP client?

It is always suggested on first step to disable the remote root login for the SSH protocol. I have a low-right user able to connect via SSH and once connected, I simply su in order to gain more ...
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choosing Red Hat Directory Server vs FreeIPA vs Other

I'm setting up a new, small network. About 10 servers at 3 sites with just 3 users total. All are running RHEL 6.1. I was hoping to have centralized user management, especially having a single ...
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How do I log every command executed by a user?

I want to monitor all user's activity in my server. Even when the user executes a shell command from some editor like vim I want to see them in the log file. I have checked the tool acct but it is ...
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How do I re-enable an sudo lecture, once it's been seen

I have sudo set to show the usual lecture on its first use by a user. Without thinking, I accidentally triggered its display for a new user as I was setting them up, and now it's been shown, they ...
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Using active directory as a master staff database and allowing specific users edit capability

We have a challenge in our enterprise, where we have at least a few different storage locations for employee information. We are trying to get this all consolidated as much as possible so there is ...
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Recommendations on managing dot files for users using Puppet

Goal is to have a collection of dot files (.bashrc, .vimrc, etc.) in a central location. Once it's there, Puppet should push out the files to all managed servers. I initially was thinking of giving ...
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Any repercussions from not using default primary groups for Linux users?

We were thinking of not using the default primary group for our RHEL users. What I mean by default: User: melbin Primary group: melbin We will instead do something like: User: melbin Primary ...
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Delete specific PHP sessions

I'm using PHP sessions as the focus for a user system on a website. As an admin of the site I would like to delete specific sessions to force users to logout. Or at least delete all the sessions so ...
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How can I set up a single user that can edit multiple sites' files with correct default permissions?

How can I achieve this setup: There is a primary user that I use to ssh into the server and edit all files for multiple sites. The various sites are stored in the /srv/www directory, so ...
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Creating a windows account only for share access

I'm running Windows Server 2008 R2 in a workgroup, not a domain, and I want to create a local account that is only used for allowing other computers in the same workgroup to access file shares on that ...
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Use Puppet to deploy files to all user's home directory

I want to deploy a simple text file (a git commit message template) to each user's home directory using Puppet. I came across this post which seems very close, but the part I'm not clear on is how do ...