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

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Need help - limit access to sftp user to other users home->subfolder

I have been able to find a lot of help with jailing a user to their own home folder and restricting them only to sftp but I working on a more advanced solution. What I am trying to do and can't find ...
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Usergroups in LDAP: User and Group in same object

"Usergroups" are a common concept in UNIX, many Linux distributions (e.g. Debian) use it as default. It means that each user has its corresponding private group (e.g., User "alex" has also a group ...
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Deletion of User and home directory from NFS

I have 10 systems with opensuse installed in each of them.I have created 2 servers such that one is NIS and other is NFS , i have added lets say 5 users to NIS and their corresponding home ...
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Force “net user” command to set password longer than 14 characters

I'm issuing some "net user" commands to setup a local user on my desktop for some testing purposes and require setting a password longer than 14 characters. In doing so Windows barks back a propmt to ...
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How do admins maintain user accounts across hundreds of linux servers?

Dealing with hundreds of RHEL servers, how can we maintain local root accounts and network user accounts? Is there an active directory type solution that manages these from a central location?
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Default groups assigned to the first user in Ubuntu Server 8.04?

I just made a silly mistake on my Ubuntu Server box: I added myself to a group using usermod -G, after which I discovered the -a option... The result is that I am now out of the admin group, and ...
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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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Permissions issue in Munin

I have a Fedora machine on which I have successfully installed and configured Munin. The issue that I now face is of permissions. So basically, I have a directory where I have pointed all my html ...
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PowerShell script that should find disabled users that are not in a specific OU outputs users from that OU as well

Hey I've got this cmdlet here: Get-ADUser -filter {(distinguishedName -notlike "Disabled Users") -and (enabled -eq $false)} -searchBase "ou=FirstOU,dc=domain,dc=com" I've built it to find disabled ...
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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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Set Linux user account expiration after user logs in

I'm looking to have Linux user account expire 7 days after the user logs in. Is there any solution aside from a custom-written script which checks and updates user accounts? I have already looked at ...
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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 new to the whole server area so I'm fairly unfamiliar with how to do this. I'm working from a Windows 2008 Server with IIS ...
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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 $_ | ...
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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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Powershell waiting for more parameters when asking for all users from a specific OU?

I want to get all the users from OU "myusers" so I have this cmdlet right here: get-aduser -filter * -searchbase"ou=myusers,dc=domain,dc=com" But when Im running it, powershell prints a >> ...
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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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What account should own the files on a shared ubuntu webserver? [duplicate]

I have multiple users with FTP access to my ubuntu server, each running their own website. Apache is running as default after installed through apt-get. I believe www-data is the apache user. If the ...
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Count of Unix users: how many is too much? [closed]

I know about Postfix MTA configuration concepts: there's tree of them and the last one is most-appropriate only because it doesn't require new Unix user to be created for new mailbox creation. From ...
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Can end user using Forefront Identity Manager to leave security group?

In our company, users logon their desktop with AD and access Sharepoint using Windows authentication. Our users frequency changing teams. After they changed team, their access to old Sharepoint team ...
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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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Use the command prompt to prevent a user from logging in locally [duplicate]

I would like to use some sort of command prompt commands (SunbinACL, etc) to prevent a certain local user from logging in locally. I am the system administrator. I know that there is a GUI way of ...
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Set git config for a group instead of user or systemwide

We have configured git config --system init.templatedir /path/ on our system to automatically create required githooks for each new repository created via git init. However, there is another group of ...
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How to disable user's password via puppet securely?

I have my SSH servers setup to use only Public Key authentication with password authentication disabled. When adding users through puppet I would like to disable user passwords. So far I have came ...
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Lock user account and still be able to log in through ssh public key?

is it possible to have a user account in Linux that can only login through its SSH public key? I thought to simply do sudo passwd -l myuser and lock the account (so I don't need to generate some ...
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How do I apply NTFS permissions to protect user profiles?

I want to set NTFS permissions on a users home directory so that one user cannot access another users home directory. How do I go about doing that? I need to be able to apply this to hundreds of users ...
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Providing normal users(non-root) with initialization and shutdown auto-run capabilities

I'm hosting an experimental/testing Linux box, running Debian Wheezy 7.4.0 distribution. Different users log into the machine over ssh to their accounts and are allowed to run the development tools ...
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User authentication; PAM or Radius? [closed]

At college I'm part of a group of students that keep a server infrastructure running for the students. Lately we've been having a lot of trouble with the servers, and we decided that it's probably ...
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Where does adduser's Directory Information Go?

When I use the command adduser it asks me for all sorts of directory-like information such as: Full Name Room Number Work Phone etc. Where is this information stored and how does one retrieve or ...
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Issues With Printer GPO

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 print server. The client machines are Windows 7 Professional. I am having issues with user accounts not getting the printer added when they login. Things that I have ...
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Share Ruby Programs between Linux users

Our Linux (Mint) system has 2 admin users - mint & admin. What do we need to do for admin & mint to be able to share gems? Mint has chef, berkshelf & knife-ec2 installed via bundler in ...
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Account name changes

The way we currently handle account name changes is quite cumbersome and wondering if there is an easier way to go about things. Name change request comes through and we create a new AD account, ...
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Script to apply Simple Finder restrictions to Mac OS X user?

Is it possible to script (e.g. with AppleScript or bash shell script) applying the Simple Finder and an associated application whitelist to a local user account on Mac OS X? We are using Mac OS X ...
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RHEL4U3 user modification question

I have a user with a username of jsmith who was recently married and wants her login to reflect her new married name: jdoe. I understand that usermod will make the changes but I am concerned about ...
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libvirtd: kvm: User Permissions Centos 6

I need to have user access control over how they can use the Virtual machines and what they can do via Virsh on a KVM based hypervisor. So far what I learned from http://wiki.libvirt.org is that I ...
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When does password expire when unchecking “Password never expires”

On a Windows Server 2008 R2 AD, if you uncheck the account option "Password never expires" on a User Account, does the password expire instantly, or does it get set to the period defined in the ...
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How do you optimize new user setup?

What's your top trick for getting a new employee set up quickly? Do you use images, scripts, something else?
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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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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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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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Specialized access control for directories in RedHat 6?

I have a requirement where I want to set permissions for a directory so that the directory owner (user/group) would be able to create files inside the directory and modify them, but won't be able to ...
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How can I either through vbscript or GPO push a Windows 7 Logon Screen to all my users

I know how to change the login screen, it's easy. But I would like to figure out a way to do it through GPO or login script. I have tried running the script as the computer start-up script as well as ...
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deny local logon for a new user through command line windows server 2008

I am creating a local user account that I want to be able to connect over ftp, but not log on to the server, I believe the way to do this is to deny local logon but am unsure how to achieve this via ...
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command to add permissions to a folder for a local user in windows server 2008

as part of an installer I need to create a user with limited permissions to add the user I will use net user "<username>" <password> /add /fullname:"<username>" I now need to ...
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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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Should I set the password when creating new user using useradd command?

I know that when creating a new user by useradd, I could set his password by -p option, but it seems insecure, then what the right way to create a user and set his password? I do this in two steps: ...
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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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Replace gitolite3 user with git

I am installing gitolite3 on a server, with ssh and http pulling/pushing/alltherest. During the process, a user and group gitolite3 is created. When I run: $ ssh gitolite3@server info I get the ...
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NFS-mounting utmp

I've got a Slackware Linux cluster I'm planning on using for general-purpose shell accounts. Accounts are managed such that there are no UID or username conflicts among nodes. Given this, would ...
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Limit size using Quota per file for a user

I am working on a linux machine . i have a user name dave. i want to implement quota on /home/dave . that dave could not create more than 2 MB file in this main directory. user can create any sub ...
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solaris : useradd does not work but has exit code 0 [closed]

One of my Solaris 10 servers will not add new users. Existing users are able to log in. The useradd command appears to work normally but it does not add the user. I checked my other Solaris servers ...