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

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creating users on TFS 2010

I want to create a user for my local TFS server. The server is installed on a Win7 64 bit system. Is it possible to create a user which logins using the TFS' authentication? To be clearer, Can I ...
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Startup Script + Local System user = no functional program UI

I currently have a group policy startup script (CMD file). It runs during startup, as expected, but there is no UI for the program the script invokes. For example purposes, let's say I have this ...
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How to generate a /etc/shadow compatible password for Ubuntu 10.04?

How are passwords generated that are used by Ubuntu 10.04? I know that they use SHA 512 as hashing algorithm, but I figure that there is some sort of salting done. I need to generate such a password ...
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Added a new user to group www-data and to sudoers, still not sure why user creates new directories as root

I'm new to Linux systems administration (dealing with users and groups) but I do have a lot of command line experience as a developer. Right now, i'm trying to make sure that three users I've added ...
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What does pwdadm -c effect?

If you were to run pwdadm -c against a user account and it clears the flags from /etc/passwd; what would those cleared flags stop from happening?
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Migrating mysql 'users' to new machine gives off errors

I have looked at the settings a great number of times but run into the same issue. When connected to my Linux box with the 'exact' same settings, no fault. When run on a fresh machine with xampp for ...
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How do I regain access to root after accidental chsh command that went bad?

I did a silly silly thing. While attempting to change the shell for user 'x' I was in a rush and did not type the users name at the end of the command, so I ended up running this: chsh /sbin/nologin ...
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Combined NFS, Samba server w users from Active Directory

I want to build a server that exports user home directories over SMB/CIFS and NFS. This server would be joined to a Win2k3 AD domain controller that holds our user database. As I understand it, ...
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Unable to get the SSH access for a new user

I created a new user on ubuntu 10 username: codeuser There is an existing user called "admin". Now, my problem is that I cannot directly connect to the server using the codeuser credentials. But, I ...
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SSH Fails, /bin/bash: No such file or directory

I have a user who is jailed. sshd_config: Subsystem sftp internal-sftp Match user matt ChrootDirectory %h X11Forwarding no AllowTcpForwarding no passwd: matt:x:1001:5006:Matt ...
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How to configure nginx+php (fcgi) to run every subdomain with a different user?

Im pretty new to nginx and - more for learning purpose - im trying to configure Nginx in order to run php with a different user for every subdomains. For example, i would like to use user john for ...
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Do I have reinstall client apps when domain changed?

Admin we hired gave a wrong domain name (windows network) and going to change it in a few days. He told us he will have to create users list from the scratch. Do users will have to reinstall client ...
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Windows Permissions for Developers?

I work at a Fortune 500 company as a Windows software developer in R&D. Corporate IT is currently gearing up for a company-wide Win7 deployment and as a part of it they are looking to completely ...
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What happens to my SQL Server logins if I change a windows domain username

My question is very similar to this question Changing Windows Domain UserName but the original question doesn't explicitly answer my slight variation. If I change a windows users username (if they ...
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Setting up individual accounts to a SQL Server

I am attempting to setup a MS 2008 sql server that would allow many users access to there own private databases. I would like the adventure works databases installed on all of these as well. My ...
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Creating a New Kerberos User

I've inherited a Fedora Linux system running Kerberos, and I'm trying to create a new user. I've been able to bring up the kadmin prompt, and I'm trying to create the user NewUser, so I tried issuing ...
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Restrict privileges for ssh user login to php script

I'm needing to work out a way of restricting a user (ssh login on ubuntu 10.04) to only be allowed to do the following: Upload txt files only (through SCP or SFTP) Execute the php command "php ...
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Restrict windows 2003 user to a single program

I have a windows server 2003 sp1 (maybe will update to sp2 tomorrow, didnt update cause never needed). Currently it has just a user, the admin. But, I would like to create a user, so it could access ...
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Monitoring User / Log in events on my file server

I am searching for a solution to monitor access and activities on my web server. There are only a handful of people who are allowed to access my file server via https or ftp/sftp and I would like to ...
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LDAP loginShell on platforms with different paths

I'm using LDAP to deal with users and authentication across my network. I'm now adding FreeBSD hosts and have hit a problem with login shells. on Linux, shells tend to be in /bin/$shellname, so ...
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Creating users on OSX 10.5 and up from the command line

Is this even possible anymore? I've seen tutorials which use niutil (not available on my Mac) and dscl. My output from dscl is the following though, kind of odd: neutron:~ username$ sudo dscl / ...
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Mac OS X Server (Snow Leopard) Mananged Client documentation

I'm looking to better understand setting preferences for managed clients...specifically plists for iChat... Where is the most thorough documentation for setting this up (Once/Often)? It's either not ...
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Jail users in a directory

I have a vps running debian OS and would like to create user accounts on it. I want it so that when the user logs in with sftp, everything in var appears to be their home directory and they cannot ...
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List users in all specified unix groups

Is there an easy way to get a list of users who are in all specified groups? For example, if I have the following users: fred - rainbow, dell jane - hp zippy - rainbow, hp, dell george - hp, dell ...
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Change Date Format for Existing Users on Windows Server 2008R2

How do you change the date format settings on Windows Server 2008R2 for existing domain users, without recreating their local profile or manually setting the format by giving them temporary admin ...
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Ubuntu - Identifying a logged in user's bash session

I'm trying to delete a user logged into my ubuntu system. Let's call the user bob. I'm running sudo userdel -r bob The response I get is userdel: user bob is currently logged in So I run ps ...
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Central authentication and /home storage with caching

I want to move my jumble of a home network (mixture of Windows / Mac clients) to run exclusively on Linux. The machines will all move to Linux. Before I embark on this (sure to be fun) journey, here ...
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'Permission denied' when attempting to access mailbox

I created a new user through useradd <username> -M and added them to the virtusertable and generic-domains When I log into the new user though, when I try mail, I get the error ...
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How to manage ldap users/kerberos principals on Ubuntu server?

I've recently setup a small test network with an Ubuntu server and Ubuntu clients. People can login to a client machine using an account stored in LDAP (created using ldapadduser from the ldapscripts ...
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Creating security permissions for a non-domain-member user in Windows Server 2008

I apologize in advance for incorrect use of terminology, as I'm not an IT person by trade. I'm doing some remote work via a VPN for a client and I need to add some DCOM Service security permissions ...
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Environment variables and further user setup

I have a jar file, which works in many machines. However we just asked for a new unix user to install it, and it is not behaving the same... wonder if it could be anything related to some env. var. ...
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Finding Locked Out Users

Active Directory up to 2008 network (our servers are a mix of 2008, 2003...) I'm looking for a quick way to query AD to find out what users are locked out, preferably from a batch or script file, to ...
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Are there any Admin tools or code to manage Google Apps Standard Accounts

Since google has released google apps for businesses we have setup a large number of accounts with the professional version however we have many clients that are unwilling to pay for it and need less ...
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Mysql limit on the no of users?

We are planning migrate most of our authentication system from within our application to mysql. How many no. of user can mysql handle? I am talking about a couple of thousands at the moment and ...
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Setting up individually accessible public_html for each user of a linux machine

I have a dedicated server on which I have a site http://www.example.com I need to create a user and: allow him ssh and ftp access into it allow him to access a page such as: ...
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1 server for only 1 website, should I use the root user or another user?

So I need a server that will host only 1 website. I will install debian as O.S. I want to know: do I need to setup an user to do my stuff or, considering I will the only user of the server, I can use ...
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Virtual users on Solaris

Is it possible to recreate the functionality of pam_userdb.so to make an application authenticate virtual users (valid for one specific service only) on Solaris? Situation is: higher-ups have ...
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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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Uploads by web server cannot be read by FTP user

I have a www user under whichs runs the web server. I also have a ftp user that belongs also to the wheel group. The problem is that whatever file is uploaded by http via web server, than runs under ...
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Shared configuration for Eclipse on Debian server

I've manually installed the latest Eclipse on our debian server and wanted to configure it so all users share the same configuration. It turned out less obvious than I thought: I don't seem to be able ...
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One vs. many domain user accounts in a server farm

We are in a migration process of a group of related computers (Intranet servers, SQL, application servers of one application) to a new domain. In the past we used one domain user account for every ...
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SSH keys fail for one user

I just set up a new Debian server. I disabled root SSH and password auth, so you've gotta use a key file. For my primary user, everything works exactly as expected. I used ssh-keygen -t dsa and got ...
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How can I automatically create a folder, assign a home folder and logon script automatically after a new User is created?

Usually I create a new user, then set the home folder, logon script, etc... Is it possible in Active Directory when I create a new AD user object, that it goes out to my share drive and automatically ...
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Adding/modifying users to OPENLDAP?

Is it recommended to add users/modify properties of users to OpenLDAP after stopping the service ? I have been facing issues on adding users when the OpenLDAP server is running. I am using scripts ...
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How do I make a new user with the same permissions as an existing user? In particular for CentOS

Exactly as the question title. I have an existing user, and I basically want to clone it for a new user. Is there a particularly easy way to do this? Think I make a group with that user's ...
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associate user account with an email on ubuntu 10.10

Can I associate an email with a user on linux? such that I can easily send email etc to specific users from certain cronjobs. I have cron up and running, I have a mailserver up and running, I just ...
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adduser with a read / write to only one directory

I have CentOS with one ssh user which is root. How do I make one more user for my web developer so he can scp files over to /var/www/html ? Its gonna be a static page, so mysql and alike are out of ...
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Why is the root user named root by default?

This might seem like a silly question but I could see this as being confusing. For example: "Go to root directory" Could be interpreted as: Go to / Go to ~root (usually /root/) I would think ...
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How to move the /root directory on Debian

I would like to move my root user's directory to a larger partition. Sometimes "he" runs out of space when performing tasks. Here are my partitions: host3:~# df Filesystem 1K-blocks ...
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“uptime” and “who” disagreeing

I've got an Ubuntu server that's exhibiting a somewhat strange behavior. uptime reports the following: 07:48:10 up 627 days, 21:19, 3 users, load average: 0.04, 0.01, 0.00 w reports: 21:59:25 up ...