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

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Active Directory Password Formats

I'm working on an open source project that will manage active directory users. I am looking for feedback from Windows/Active Directory Admins on the formats of usernames they prefer or their ...
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Clone Linux user (copy user, based on another one) [migrated]

How can I create a new system user, an exact copy of another one (having the same groups, permissions, privileges and settings), but with different username, password and home directory?
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Exchange 2013 - deleted AD user but mailbox not listed as disconnected

Two days ago, I removed a user's account from Exchange and AD using the Exchange Control Panel's delete function. Normally, a short period of time after doing so, a user's mailbox will show up in the ...
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Why might the Jenkins user not have permission to access the Docker unix socket?

I've added the jenkins user to the docker group thinking that it would allow Jenkins jobs to run Docker commands. If I switch to the jenkins user, I can verify it works (manually): ubuntu@hostname:~$ ...
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Windows 2008 Group Policy Setting? - Migration Headache

I have a small domain of users that I just migrated from a linux domain running open-ldap. Our new servers are running Windows 2008 Standard. I've installed Active Directory and everything is ...
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Add a user from root with ssh key

Perhaps a strange question, but I'm not a shell script expert. I'm provisioning an Ubuntu server starting out as root. I'd like to non-interactively setup a new user account, remove root login and ...
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How do I remove my user from the “roots” group? [closed]

I accidentally added my user myuser to the group root using the command sudo usermod -a -G root myuser. Now I want to remove myuser from roots, but I am unable to do so. I tried the following: ...
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Expiring Inactive User Accounts

I want to have some method of determining which user accounts have remained unused for a certain period of time, lock the accounts, and then after a further period, delete the accounts (notifying the ...
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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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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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Directadmin 500 internal error after unzipping joomla to new user with same domain [closed]

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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Bulk update Exchange Manager/Direct Reports data

I'm looking for an easy way to quickly update (and keep up to date) the Manager - Direct Reports data in Exchange Online. Right now, the only way I have is to go into EAC and manually update one user ...
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create home directories after create users

I created some users with: $ useradd john and I forgot to specify the parameter -m to create the home directory and to have the skeleton files copied to each user. now I want to do that, and I ...
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Purging AD Principal from cache

A user in the Active Directory has had a change of his SAM account name, but a web application running IIS still recognizes him under his old SAM Account name. I presume this is because the AD ...
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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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Add daemon account on OS X

I'm trying to manually install a daemon (Oracle Grid Engine) on my machine, and I would like it to run under an isolated account. What is the preferred way, using Directory Services, to add a "system" ...
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Force authenticated user immediate logoff (emergency case)

In Active Directory if you want to prevent a user from logging in you can either disable their account or simply reset their password. However, if you have a user who is already logged in to a ...
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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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Creating FTP user to access a specific directory with SFTP in Linux Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS

I'm creating an FTP user on Linux Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS, but when I try to log in via FileZilla with SFTP I get the following error: Received unexpected end-of-file from SFTP server If I try to ...
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Creating users in cpanel [closed]

We have recently purchased VPS server hosting and manage it through a WHM cpanel interface. There are many users who need to access this and all of them currently use it through the root login. ...
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How would I add an SSH user as a member of www-data jailed to /var/www/html/?

I have been trying to setup ftp access on my Ubuntu 14.04 Apache2 server and so far I only have a root user. The problem I am running into is that the uploaded files are owned by this user whereas I ...
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End-User AD Management solution [closed]

We've just migrated to a pure Microsoft environment and are looking for an end-user AD management solution. Ideally we'd like users to be able to manage their personal info in AD. We have ~500 users ...
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MySQL: Grant permissions for `start transaction` and “surroundings”

I have created a sample user with the following request: grant select, insert, update, delete on db.* to user@localhost identified by 'pass'; but that user does also need permission to use start ...
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How to enable Dovecot virtual users to change their password using passwd-file?

I am running Dovecot with several virtual users in passwd-file: http://wiki2.dovecot.org/AuthDatabase/PasswdFile . The file is /etc/dovecot/userdb . How can I enable the users to change their ...
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“Entire Directory” option missing from Locations in “Select Users, Computers, SrvAct, or Groups” dialog

I'm a very inexperienced server admin, so if fail to provide some important information I apologize in advance. I am doing some development for a very small software company and I'm having a bit of an ...
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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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How can I determine the last user who logged on to each PC on our domain?

We have a network of primarily Windows 7 (and Windows 8.1) PCs, and we'd like to be able to report on who is the most recent person to have logged on to the various hosts. We've got SCCM in place; ...
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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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Email hoarder intervention and education - (Exchange environment)

Throughout my career, I've encountered quite a few users who were email hoarders... I'm managing a 100-user environment where users previously had 100mb quotas and a basic Cyrus IMAP/Postfix ...
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Synchronizing web application users with corporate directory/database [closed]

We're building a web app positioned towards corporations; and have a need to maintain an up to date repository of user data for all corporate users of our web application. We're well aware of how to ...
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Change Server 2012 R2 domain name in network section

In the network section of a Windows Server 2012 R2 displays the name of the domain as domain 2. For example: "mydomain.net 2". Ive seen similar problems with wireless profiles and that can be resolved ...
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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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can we create user's home directory with space in name? like /test 123

i need to map some path like /data/test 123 as home directory for user testuser, but it is not accepting space in home directory path ? it is not allowing me to change path using usermod -m -d /new ...
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Is using the AD home directory attribute to map the home drive really no longer a best practice?

I have read some articles that claim that using the Active Directory user home directory attribute to automatically map the home drive is a legacy method, deprecated, or not recommended. The second ...
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How to train users converting from PC to Mac/Apple at a small non profit?

Background: I am part of a team that provides volunteer tech support to a local non profit. We are in the position to obtain a grant to update almost all of our computers (many of them 5 to 7 year ...
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Simple, centralized user management on a small LAN - NIS or LDAP?

I'm setting up a small LAN for my team. It will, for all intents and purposes, not be connected to any external networks. I would it to have centralized control of user accounts (at least, I think I'd ...
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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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In simple terms the difference between a Group and a Role in OTRS Ticket system?

I'm new to this whole OTRS/Help ticket system notion. Be grateful if anybody could provide a simple example that differentiates between a User in a Group and a User associated with a Role in OTRS. ...
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Create SSH user with limited privileges to only use Git repository

I have a git repository hosted on my SunOS server, that I remotely use through ssh git clone ssh://myUser@mydomain.com/path/to/git Now I need to add more users to be able to access that repository, ...
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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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Active Directory - Set permission if user is present in all of the specific groups

The bussiness isue: implementing RBAC (Role Based Access Control) using Active Directory Groups mechanism. imagine having the following AD "Organization" groups: Core Development Team Sales Team ...
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Access denied while executing NANT task “exec sc”

Im confused. I have Windows Server 2012 R2 and two users "administrator and user1". The "user1" is ment to run some services (services are configured to run under this user) and the services work via ...
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How to apply PostgreSQL “GRANT ALL ON ALL TABLES” to new tables?

As discussed in the question at GRANT SELECT to all tables in postgresql, as of PG 9.0 you can mass-grant privileges on all existing tables to user u, using a command like: GRANT ALL ON ALL TABLES IN ...
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FTP Error 530, User cannot log in, home directory inaccessible

I've been tasked with setting up an FTP directory for a client of ours. I'm working from a Windows 2008 Server with IIS 7 installed. To create the FTP user directory I've followed this eHow tutorial. ...
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Cannot create new user account Windows Server 2012

I created a Windows Domain account that works on MYDOMAIN. All computers attached to MYDOMAIN can use the credentials I have created for log on except for one. On PROBLEMSERVER01 when I try to log ...
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Is there a way to find out who was logged on a Windows server in a past year?

I'm just wondering, is there a way to find out who was logged on a particular Windows server in the past year? Security log is only 1 month old or less and user profiles were deleted. Thanks a lot for ...
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Multi-user bzr server

I'm currently investigating whether it is possible to serve bzr in a setup similar to what gitolite does for git. This means a single unix account, with different users managed via their ssh public ...
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How to manage server configurations for small projects and servers? [closed]

I have been developing a web application which recently launched. Now I am continuing with improvements and want to create a staging server similar to the production server. I know of the existence ...
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“Get-AdComputer -filter” doesnt return anything when looking for Vista Clients

Why does Get-Computers -OperatingSystem "Windows VistaT Business" not return anything? It works perfectly for all the other OS types. Function Get-Computers { Param($OperatingSystem) ...
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PowerShell - Finding all of users' group memberships and kicking it out of them

as title says, I have to find all the groups that the user is a member of, and deleting its membership from all of them. I've tried this: get-adgroup -filter * | where {(Get-ADGroupMember $_ | ...