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

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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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Windows 2003 Permissions Problem

I am trying to setup a new user on a Standalone (non-domain) Windows Server 2003 SP2. The user needs FTP access to 1 folder in our web site's directory structure. Here's exactly what I have done so ...
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How can I set up Web Filters, Time Restrictions and logging via user account login

We have a small network (between 30-50 computers) and I have just recently installed a Windows server using Windows Server 2008 software. We have a unique setup where we are "piggybacking" off a ...
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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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Windows server 2003 R2 problem with resetting user password

I am trying to help a friend and with the limited knowledge I have about the server setup ,here are the 2 problems Resetting a user password does not work New user created cannot logon to the ...
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DB2 users and groups

Just want to know everyone's experience and take on managing users/authentication on a multi-node db2 cluster with users groups. I have 17 apps in production (project based company, only 2 online ...
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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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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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Which way is more secure: apache:admin or folder group owner:apache?

I have been learning in recent days how to set up var/www/ permissions. I understand the common solution is set a group owner of all new folders to apache via sticky bit. How about giving the Apache ...
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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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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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Determine the setup of an existing SFTP user

CentOs 6 Linux Server I have an SFTP user (userok) that is jailed to a particular sub domain. All working perfectly fine and that is all that user has access to (full permissions). I have just ...
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Securing MySQL debian-sys-maint

With a fresh (but old) install of Ubuntu and MySQL, I found I could access the MySQL via command line client without being asked for any user or password. This bothered me as the default situation, ...
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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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Is there a decent way to manage accounts across disparate web services?

I'm in the position of needing to manage the accounts of multiple people across many different types of services, including onboarding and offboarding users. Being that we're using multiple different ...
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Windows Active Directory “Last Logon” of deleted user

How can I find last logon information in Active Directory of a user that has been deleted?
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PXE server - ubuntu setting username/password later - is it possible?

so I am writing a program in mainly C/C++, though I think this question fits under server fault as it is related to the Linux distro Ubuntu. So what I am looking for is a way (possibly hackerish-way) ...
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Should I use system user account as opposed to normal user account for deploying the code in App server?

I have a Tornado app-server running behind an Nginx web-server. The app server contains python scripts for tasks like processing client requests, database call, running business logic, etc. Of ...
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User policy with git and apache

I want to setup git repository on my server so it is accessible from my webserver (read and write with redmine). I want to be able to create repository with my user (toto) in SSH. Currently I set up ...
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Restrict MySQL Access of Users to a Specific Domain

I'd like to create a new user in mysql which will be able to connect only from my servers. I've seen a way to do it through IP ranges or domain names (e.g. CREATE USER 'repl'@'%.mydomain.com' ...
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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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Add users to a server folder

I use Windows Server 2003 R2. I am logged in as user Administrator. I want to give myself permission to add a user for a certain folder. I granted myself all possible permissions for the parent folder ...
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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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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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windows 2003 - Can a server operator install windows update packages?

If not, do you know witch permissions have to been granted for that? thanks!
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Determining timeout reason

What is the best way to determine what causes a server timeout on a Plesk passworded directory in IIS6? Even if the default page is static text I can get a timeout. This has worked fine for two ...
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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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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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Barracuda SSL VPN Managing Users

Not really sure if this is the right site to be posting on, but I have a question about my Barracuda SSL VPN. I know there is a built-in user database on the VPN. Is there some way (in my asp.net ...
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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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Prevent user interactive logon to domain computers

I currently have a user DOMAINJOINER (located in the WIN7Support OU) which I use to deploy Windows 7 machines. This user can Create and Delete Computer Objects in the WIN7Computers OU, that's about it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to force a Password policy to local OSX users?

i have to manage a couple of MAC's with local accounts. Now i know pwpolicy to set local passwordpolicys, but i can't find a way to force a password history. I tried to use the "usingHistory=5" ...
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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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How can I resolve this one application coming up with an “You don't have permission to use the application” error?

I've got a Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Server Open Directory Master with a user who's getting Mobility & Application managed preferences from a group (the only group they're a member of). The ...
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least privilege account for WinRM remote calls on Windows 2008 Server

ServerFault Windows experts: please consider the following use case: I have 2 Windows 2008 Server SP2 boxes let’s call them – SOURCE, CLIENT. On SOURCE: I create a new user called 'normal'. Just a ...
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NIS on mulithomed system serving two separate subnets, with two different dns domain names

We have problem with setting up NIS and using one NIS domain in two separate networks. Our current setup is as follows: We have one computing cluster with 20 PCs in a local subnet (192.168.0.0/24, we ...
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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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Limit FTP access to only one file

I plan to test out a new developer for our team and I'd like to grant him access to FTP, so he can work and test out things directly. However, it's a complex system he got to work on, with many files, ...
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Manage User Specific PowerShell Functions in Active Directory Domain

Given: Windows Server 2012 R2 / PowerShell 4 Do need: a way to manage user/role specific PowerShell functions in an Active Directory domain. Do NOT need: help with coding these scripts. This ...
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Create account for service

I am configuring a new server. The server is running Hudson that is going to copy some files from this server to another. The other server is a virtual machine. Both running Windows Server 2012. ...
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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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Handling user state across servers

I have two servers running Apache for the same domain name. Server A runs most of the web site (www.domain.com), except for one sub-directory (www.domain.com/photos/) that is set up as an HTTP proxy ...
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How to automatically log in into 2 accounts on Windows 7 on startup

I have a task scheduler job that fires Selenium unit testing server and runs some tests. It takes some resources because it opens a lots of websites. Moreover the Selenium with Firefox Driver has a ...
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User and Group Mapping for NFS

i searched a lot but couldn't make an stable NFS installition because of user/group permissions. The scenerio i need to do is this: i have an NFS server and lots of clients will be mounting to a ...