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What system-wide changes can a user make? [closed]

I work in an organization that uses Faronics Deep Freeze to prevent users from making changes to the computer. I had always been under the impression that a standard user (a user who is only a member ...
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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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Command to add permissions to user under ESXi 4.1 via console

So I don't have to give them the password for the root account, wich is shared with other services, I need to add administrator rules to another user in several (30+) ESXi 4.1.0 servers. Creating the ...
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make files on network shares undeletable

I am trying to make it so non administrator users cannot delete files on network shares. I've setup my NTFS permissions to do this and all seems to be working except when a user goes to save a new ...
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MongoDB starting gets terminating

I am installing the mongodb with the default configurations, and that gets started normally, but when I changed the dbpath value to point to different position it started giving me the exceptions, can ...
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Proper Subversion permissions using HTTP and repository authorization with Linux users

Sorry for this “stupid” question but I really can’t find a solution on the internet. Please help me. I’m using Subversion on a Linux server to keep under version control the files of a website ...
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Give user SCP access to another user's home directory

We normally use public key logins for our server but a new subscription service is requiring a username and password for SCP access to a user's account (This is Vaultpress - A remote backup utility ...
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Limit Exec Commands for Linux Users

How can I limit the scope of executable commands a linux user can run? For example, I only want user to be able to run the ls command and nothing else. If tried, for example to run cat, linux would ...
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User Permission Issues Within Domain

I have user that is in Domain Admins group. I am trying to access folder that has full permissions for Domain Admins group but for some reason I get "You don't currently have permission to access this ...
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Mount a Symlink Directory to Document Root for Deployment

Trying to establish a secure multiuser environment with limited user permissions and automated deployment. The example has been made simple to express the idea. Docroot: ...
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Default shares need to be hidden from normal domain users

I have installed windows server and it produces default shared folders that users can see when they are looking at other folders I have shared for them. Is there a way to hide these system folders or ...
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NTFS permissions: clarifications sought

After reading the following page to update myself on how NTFS file, folder, and share permissions work, I am left with a few questions and hope to receive some answers on this group: ...
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Windows Task Scheduler cannot access EFS encrypted folder despite running as a user with access

I have a batch file set to run via Task Scheduler in Windows Server 2008 R2. The batch file is being used to rotate and compress MySQL logs, and the folder containing these logs is encrypted using ...
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Web server users and groups

I've set up a web server of which will host sites for multiple clients, each client will have their own user and the files for their website(s) will exist within /var/www. We deploy code via a ...
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Sync Active Directory Users in FreeNAS

This is for FreeNas-9.1.1, I am using active directory which appears to be connecting ok, since the following list users/groups from that server with no problems wbinfo -u wbinfo -g I can also join ...
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Permissions and access security for a shared folder on a server

I need to set permissions to a folder for two people. I am not an administrator on the server but I have access to grant and remove permissions to folders. Not even the Server Admin should have ...
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Apache etc/www/ directory as user home directory

I'm running an Ubuntu 12.04.3 Server and I'm trying to configure some virtual hosts. I followed this guide here But instead of using a directory within the var/www folder I used a new user I ...
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IIS 7.5 Files Edited Using FTP Lose Permissions

I have a web application running IIS 7.5, I have a few files that require that the I_USER have write/modify permissions. When these permissions have been applied and the application runs smoothly. ...
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Remove “Act as part of the operating system” policy

On one of our servers we have enabled the "Act as part of the operating system" policy in the Local Security Policy. (Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment). Now we would like ...
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Cron permissions (root, usergroup) - could not open input file [closed]

I have a server for which I have created a cron job "sendalerts" to users. Mind you this "sendalerts.php" should be runnable from two methods (via browser and also via a cron job) So cron's job is to ...
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What does Windows 7 local group Power Users actually do

A client wants a new bit of software. Typically they are on the cusp of signing a contract before they happen to mention it to IT in passing. A skim through the technical requirements show nothing ...
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Setting up the correct FTP user permissions

To possibly fix an error, I was told to set the correct permissions to a user: Make sure that ftp user of your repository has permissions for: change directory (cd) list directory (ls) create ...
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Drive mapping maps two different folders for elevated and non-elevated programs

I have a Windows 2012 Domain with a couple of Windows 8 x64 Enterprise members. I want to use Group Policies to map a drive X: to a folder on a file server. The drive X: should be available on the ...
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Give access to specific services on Windows 7 Professional machines? [duplicate]

We have some machines running Windows 7 Professional at our office. The typical user needs to have access to stop and start a service for a local program they run. These machines have a local web ...
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GPO grant user permissions to install allowed software

I would like to grant users using GPO to self manage and install selected software (flash, skype, Java) but not granting users admin rights. I've looked up software restriction policies, is it the ...
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What is a difference between a member of “Users” group and not a member of any group on Windows?

What is a difference between a member of "Users" group and not a member of any group on Windows Domain? I searched and just didn't find anything relevant at all.
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Moving user accounts and data from NFS server to local server

I'm pretty new to Enterprise Linux administration, and I need to find the best way to move user accounts and their /home directories to a new server. The current setup uses NFS to mount the /home and ...
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Running programs with 'pre-allowed' admin rights Windows [closed]

I'm working in a high security corporate environment on a Windows 8 machine. I don't have administrator privileges, but am a developer. I won't go into the absurdity of this. The short is; there are ...
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Obscure network fault, Server2012/Win8 - Code = (34) STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED, Printer GPO

Anyone got any clues what could possibly be causing this error. Environment is Server 2012 and Windows 8 with roaming user profiles, \Server\Profile$ & \Server\User$. The trigger that causes ...
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Sharing folders with other user on Ubuntu 12.04

I have recently set up a server on Ubuntu 12.04 . I have an mail server hosted on the same server. Now, there are a number of users with email id at my domain who can ssh to my server to see the ...
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Can't run batch files from server, Users do not have permission to access file

We're trying to run some logon / logoff scripts on server 2008r2 domain controller. The script is located in the default group policy logoff directory ...
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How to give the Apache group write access to log files, and an FTP user read-only access

Ubuntu 11.10 server I have a user bob who's home directory is /home/sites/bob. In that there are directories public_html and logs. Apache runs under the www-data user. bob's primary group is ...
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Server Security: FTP and System Users

I'd be happy to get an advice about handling system users and ftp users on a Linux server (Ubuntu). Just want to do it right way. I have a sysUser.sysGroup and created virtual ftpUser.ftpGroup for ...
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What is a good approach to install a webserver? [closed]

I wan't to install Lighttpd on my V-Server under Debian. I'm new to Linux and I wonder if I should install Lighttpd as root or as a new User to avoid security issues?
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As root, how do I create a limited FTP user who only has read access to a few folders?

I have a website and I have a super admin FTP access. Now, I am in need to share the FTP credentials with others and I wish to give them FTP access in such a way that they could be able to access only ...
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Why is my dir not showing in ftp session?

I am new to linux so please have patience with me. I set up my centos 6.3 server on a virtual machine, installed many things including httpd and vsftpd. I changed the config to allow only users in ...
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Write permissions of www-data user and public key issue

I am using Ubuntu and I am having the following problem. I am using a PHP function called exec to get the latest git changes from my remote repo. E.g.: exec("git pull");. The file is placed in ...
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Additional groups for apache user

When configuring the user/group that apache runs under, does the process run only with permissions of the specified group, or also with those of which the user is a member? For example, if Apache ...
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Exchange 2010: Deny SMTP access to certain users?

I'd like to restrict SMTP login for certain users to my Exchange 2010 servers. I've been looking at the receive connectors, but I can't find a way to remove the "Exchange Users" role from specific ...
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Why doens't my Postgres user have permissions to add a Postgres database?

First, I ran: sudo su postgres createuser -U postgres foouser -P which worked fine, and I ran: createdb -U foouser -E utf8 -O foouser foodatabase -T template0 and got "permission denied: cannot ...
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I'm able to login via “psql” as “posgres” with any linux user - is this a security issue?

I used sudo su postgres and set up my database while logged in as the linux user postgres. After exiting to my normal shell, logged in as my non-root user, I can simply use psql -U postgres and then ...
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Is running Supervisor as root a bad idea for security reasons? [closed]

I want to have a flexible setup (will need to run Redis, Celery, and uWSGI), but I'm wondering whether or not it's a bad idea to run Supervisor as root (the default), and if so, why it is bad.
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Allow non-admin user to shutdown/reboot Server 2012

Anyone know if a setting exists to allow a non-admin user to shutdown a server? Obviously I can set the "Allow Server to shutdown without logon" GPO but that is not quite the same thing. I am ...
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In Amazon RDS, how can a disabled master user be re-enabled?

With a SQL Server instance on Amazon RDS it is possible to do the following to your master user: ALTER LOGIN masteruserid1 DISABLE GO If this command is executed while logged in as the that master ...
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IIS/AppCmd - create new users remotely

Is there a way to add new users to IIS remotely? I want to create new users from another web site located on another server so that I can log on to the server with these accounts to add and edit ...
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Trying to get a local copy of my Linodes disk image but getting permission denied when logging in via SSH [closed]

I'm following this guide so I can download a copy of the disk image as I want to migrate to another host. When I get to the stage where this command needs to be entered: ssh root@123.45.67.89 "dd ...
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Granting service control manager access permission to user outside of administrator group

I have a user outside of administrator group. How can I grant service control manager access permission for that (specific) user? It's like SC_MANAGER_ALL_ACCESS from the following link: ...
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Lock down a user on a stand-alone windows web server

I have a Windows Web Server 2008 R2 Core, which runs several web sites. There is no AD. One of the web applications requires Windows Authentication for a single user. I would like to restrict the ...
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prevent files modification from users: is this method safe?

I was wondering today if there was a way to enforce a non root user to have a specific authorized_keys file (among other sensible files). I came up with this solution. Disable StrictModes in ...
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Bind a fake service to a tcp port

A friend of mine gives me a (user) ssh access on an ec2-instance (ubuntu) that he's got. So, for reason that now I don't know, in the future I will have need of an open tcp port over the firewall to ...