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

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Windows Active Directory and Linux integration: new AD Group does not show up in Linux

In my organization, the support team has created a new AD group for me but it does not show up on any of the nodes in our cluster(using RHEL). I went through this article to understand Windows and ...
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how to see space claimed / used per user in owncloud?

I am trying to clean up a disk on a specific server. On that server there is only owncloud installed. Since I was not the guy who setup owncloud, and there is now way to reach the actual ...
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Easy way to get all user accounts

I am in the process of migrating to a new server and I am having a number of issues due to user accounts not being present (for example nginx seems to be running under nginx user on the new system ...
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One user missing in Dashboard of the Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

We have migrated from SBS 2008 to the Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. All users and computers have successfully migrated and their list is visible in ADUC. However, one user is missing in the ...
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Tool to manage samba accounts in LDAP

TLDR: Can I sensible manage samba accounts in openldap with Apache Directory Studio (or other general purpose ldap editors)? I'm currently trying to move away from GOsa as our LDAP management tool. ...
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Minimal set of rights to run a process on a Microsoft Windows Server

I want to run a process (not a service) under a different user on a Microsoft Windows Server and I need the minimal set of rights which are needed to do so. The minimal set of rights is required, ...
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User management with cronjob [closed]

In my organization, we want to implement a user management standard after an utter chaos. Where we(organization) and the client was able to access root user and they made changes which took down the ...
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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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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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LDAP - how to use attribute from objectclass:account and objectclass:inetOrgPerson?

I have an openLDAP which I use for authenticating users to various servers, where each user can have access to a varying number of hosts. I am solving that requirement by using the "host" attribute, ...
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Managing Active Directory Group Membership with a Non-Administrator Account In Server 2008

I am running Server 2008 R2 in an Active Directory Domain Environment. I have created a group in Active Directory and I have delegated management authority to that group to a user. I want this user ...
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refreshonly not working with Puppet exec resource

I am using the following user resource to create a unix user and then set an initial password for the user. I then performed an exec with chage command to force the user to change his password after ...
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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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How do I convince my company to invest in IT - domains, security, etc.?

I work for a small-medium size retailer which has half a dozen high street stores and a website. The IT situation is currently in a very basic state. As being "Head of IT" is only a small part of my ...
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What is the minimum architecture required for per-user history logging and password protection on a small network?

I'd like to set up and administer a small network which would supply a captive portal where users type in a unique password and/or username to connect to the internet and to each others' computers, ...
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Crate a new, read-only user in postgres

I would like to create a new user in an existing postgresql database on an Ubuntu machine. I want to grant this user a read-only access to all the tables. How do I do it? Do I need to create a new ...
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Running the same program with two different users on the same system takes vastly different times

I am on Ubuntu 15.04, I ran a program under the user who was added during the time of installation(call him D) and the program took 2.5 seconds to complete. I add another user T to the system. When I ...
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GRANT SELECT to all tables in postgresql

Is there a one-liner that grants the SELECT permissions to a new user postgresql? Something that would implement the following pseudo-code: GRANT SELECT ON TABLE * TO my_new_user;
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Is logging in as a shared user a bad habit?

I've worked in organizations where instead of creating a new Ubuntu user per person that wants to log into a machine, the sysadmins simply add the ssh key of each user to .ssh/authorized_keys, and ...
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Correct way to setup linux company share folder with usable permissions

I've just started working for a small company that has a globally shared folder run from an Ubuntu file server (Raid 5, etc) shared by Samba. The workstations (Centos) are all fstab setup to mount ...
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What's the best way to see logged in users on Windows Server 2012?

Right now I use a powershell script to see the currently logged in users. But I don't see if there session is idle, active or inactive. I can see when the session was started but that's it. Is there a ...
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vsftp give user only access to a certain folder

I use CentOS 5.5 and I installed vsftp. I created a user "myUser" and every time I use Filezilla and log with this user I get directed to the users home-folder, but still have access to pretty much ...
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After using userdel -r to remove a user, user still appears on login screen (CentOS 7)

I used userdel -r [username] on CentOS 7 to delete a user, but the user is still appearing on the GUI login screen. Also, useradd now refuses to add the same username again, reporting that the user ...
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instanceType attribute in Active Directory

I need to change the instanceType attribute of a service account. If I try to change it from Active Directory Users and Computers console it's greyed out and if I try to change it via powershell with ...
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How to get the time and date at which a user account is locked/unlocked in unix?

I need to get the exact time and date at which a user account was locked or unlocked in Linux. passwd -S command can give the status of an account i.e., if its locked or unlocked.
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Reset GID/UID auto-increment numbers

I created a virtual mail user for postfix virtual mailboxes with a gid/uid of 5555, but now every new user I create starts at > 5555, is it possible to reset the autonumbering so normal users will be ...
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PowerShell - Limit the search to only one OU

Ive got this cmdlet and I'd like to limit the results to only one OU: Get-ADUser -Filter {(Enabled -eq $false)} | ? { ($_.distinguishedname -notlike '*Disabled Users*') } Now Ive tried to use ...
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Whould changing the administrator username effect the other setting on my windows server 2008 R2?

I would like to change the default administrator username on my Windows Server 2008 R2 but not sure whether it would effect my environment badly or not. I am also connecting to my server with this ...
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How do you tell if a user is “allowed to log in” on Linux?

The question is simple, I want to list all the user accounts which can log in to my system, but I'm not sure if that all the users in /etc/passwd are "could login" users? Details: I can see users ...
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How to limit user permissions

I have 2 servers, one web server and one SQL Server. All Windows. Both servers have the same account created with the same password and IIS and SQL Server are configured to use those accounts. I also ...
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AD Reset Multiple Passwords Simultaneously from LDAP Query [closed]

I have used a custom query in Active Directory to identify all users that have never logged in to the the domain. I need to reset all of their passwords and as there are several hundred I would prefer ...
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How can I force other users to log out?

Is there a simple way for me to force another user off of a linux box, while I am logged in as root? I understand that I could determine what type of session they have open, and kill the pid - but ...
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Can I pre-hash a Windows password and pass the hash when creating the account?

I am building some Windows VMs with Vagrant, and the Vagrant provisioner will create some users. I'd like to be able to commit the passwords for those users to source control, but obviously I don't ...
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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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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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Why is it common in the startup world for ssh keys to be used for authetication instead of kerberos? [closed]

My first few jobs as a linux admin had be working under some very senior admins. In all of these cases kerberos was setup for users to request a security token and gain access to company servers for ...
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Permissions for copying files between datacenter machines?

I frequently run experiments in EC2 where e.g. I will check out a VM similar to our database and will want to load the production dataset into it for experimentation. I have to copy the dataset onto ...
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Lost all local admin rights on domain joined computer

I'm in an unusual predicament in that there is no account I can use to add local admin rights to a computer with the exception of the Administrator account - which is disabled. On a new domain I'm ...
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Manage multiple linux users [closed]

I have a homelab there is growing larger and larger and I am learning more and more every day. I was wondering if it is possible to manage all of my users from one server? So i don't have to create a ...
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Active Directory remove user from GroupA if member of GroupB

In Active Directory, how do I efficiently remove all users from GroupA who are members of GroupB? Basically I want to subtract B from A. Have now: AAA BBB --- --- Alice Alice ...
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Appropriate user permissions for reading private dkim file contents from web app

As it stands, when sending email using clients like Thunderbird, my messages get signed with DKIM. However when generating emails from a web application, they do not get signed. As it stands I've ...
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PAM - LDAP authentication interaction

So far from what I understand it gets given a username/password pair, it then searches the LDAP for the username and tries to log into the LDAP using the distinguished name and the password pair, if ...
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How to change shell to /sbin/nologin in NIS with ypchsh?

I have a group of machines where logins are managed through NIS. I want to disable logins for certain accounts by setting the login shell to /sbin/nologin. I think ypchsh is the correct mechanism to ...
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Migrate user profiles to new Active Directory Accounts

I have a few users in a very old workgroup that log directly into their local machines (Windows XP Pro). This week they're finally moving to active directory and will need to log into domain accounts ...
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Where is my Users Account -> Advanced Tab?

I'm running XP Pro SP-3. I want to manage my user network passwords as in this tab: But for some reason when I go to my user accounts I get a different view and nowhere to get to this feature.
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How to define a complex user usage rules in Mikrotik? [closed]

I want to define a 50 MB limit for each user in Mikrotik and after it is used, have a speed limit of 8 kbps speed for unlimited time. Furthermore, I would like this policy to be applied on a daily ...
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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 like it to have centralized control of user accounts (at least, I ...
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Adding/updating skeleton files after user creation

Background RedHat 7 (and 6) servers with multiple application servers (shared binaries). We set up separate user accounts when adding applications servers with $HOME = appserver_root. The ...
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Central user management in mixed environment [closed]

We have various different operating systems, software and services including various Linux distros, Windows Server versions and services like Web, Mail, FTP, Samba, NFS, MS Exchange etc. We want to ...
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AD DS audit event log when using RSAT

Got a query about AD DS audit event log when using Remote Server Administration Tools (AD User and Computer tool) On DC, already turn on Audit log for AD DS change (enable, disable, create, delete ...