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Trigger actions automatically when package is installed or user is added

When installing mysql-server on Debian Wheezy, the user "mysql" is created without a home directory. In my setup, directly after MySQL was installed, a new task is performed which relies on the mysql ...
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sudo permissions without root access

I want to give certain users on my server access to run commands as apache, but I don't want to give them full root access. Is there a way to allow a user to run a command similar to sudo -u apache ...
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Active Directory Administrative Center over Active Directory Users and Computers

Is there any difference using Active Directory Administrative Center over Active Directory Users and Computers? In training videos I've seen people mostly use the older look Active Directory Users and ...
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Migrate handful of users from one child domain to another

We have a forest SiteA We have child domains SiteB SiteC SiteD We have a few users who are on SiteB and need to be migrated over to SiteC. We used to be setup like SiteB.Comapnyname.local\USERNAME ...
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Why a given user can access a folder and another one does not?

I have two servers: Server one: deploy@server:/home/vftp$ ls -la total 24 drwxr-xr-x 6 ftp ftp 4096 May 7 2013 . drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 Jul 19 2013 .. dr-xr-xr-- 3 ftp ftp 4096 Feb 18 ...
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/var/www/html owned by ftp user?

I'm trying to setup a vsftp server with virtual users and as far as I understand those virtual users are just "subaccounts" of user ftp, then those files uploaded by a virtual user would be owned by ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 with Subversion Edge and SLES 11 with Subversion Edge

I have a server (SLES 11) witch Subversion Edge. On this svn, i have repository and users. I have to migrate this svn on a Ubuntu server 12.04. I have installed Subversion Edge on this server. Now I ...
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Is there an order that users appear in the /etc/group file?

I was wondering if anyone knew what determines the order of users in /etc/group entries? It does not appear to be alphabetical or by UID or chronologically by date added. I don't think this makes any ...
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Which MySQL users are necessary?

My MySQL server has a number of strange users which I did not add. Are these all necessary? 'root'@'127.0.0.1' 'root'@'localhost' 'root'@'SERVERNAME' 'root'@'::1' ''@'SERVERNAME' ''@'LOCALHOST' If ...
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VSFTP and openLDAP based virtual users home directory

I have a VSFTPD server based on CentOS 6, configured to authenticate virtual users against an openLDAP server. I can login to the FTP server, however, authenticated users are not redirected to their ...
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Redirect mail from system user account to real email account

First, I would like to thank you for your time. I've come to the following situation: I've got a mail server named mx1.domain.com This mail server is virtual hosting some domains mail accounts like ...
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www-data and server user

I have a WordPress installation on my first VPS, and ownership problem with www-data user and user I created (let's call it user1) to use for login (I disabled root login). I use user1 for FTP, but I ...
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How to view connected users to open vpn server?

I'm developing a web site for managing open vpn users with django framework. But I need to now is there any way to extract active users from open vpn? My server is running Ubuntu 12.04.
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Output traffic on different alias based on user

I have a server running Debian with two IP addresses aliased on a single NIC. eth0 254.71.11.134 eth0:0 185.14.16.132 I want all traffic form a specific user to go through eth0:0. I figure I ...
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Zentyal: “incorrect password” on login

I've installed Zentyal 3.3 on my virtual Ubuntu server (12.04.4 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-23-generic x86_64)) as package. But when I try to login, Zentyal throws "Incorrect password". I've added my user to ...
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People think a “hidden” save file dialog box means the computer is frozen

I have had reports of my remote workstation freezing for several months, and it turns out that this is happening: User goes to print something to PDF (or save it). The file dialog box comes up ...
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Export Users Server 2008 R2

I'm using Server 2008 R2 on a single server, AD not installed. When I go into Server Manager and right click the "Users" folder under Local Users and Groups, I'm given the option to "Export List", ...
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Users can't access their samba shared homes from Windows

I installed and configure a Samba 4 as AD and I shared Homes. I can log in the Samba server and a Windows 2008 server with my users. However, on Windows, when I type "\IPSambaServer\user1" when logged ...
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Is there a way for a user to temporarily remove its own group membership within a script?

I'm writing a script which will be used to "detect" whether a generic, no-frills, user account has access to certain files. Basically a user which only has membership in the "staff" group or ...
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Setting Apache user and group dynamically

In Apache Web Server, is there a way to set user and group differently between virtual hosts? I want to run PHP script with the owner's permission (in mod_php).
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Is it possible to authenticate MS AD users against another MS AD without a trust?

I have two Microsoft active directories, lets call them External and Internal, What I want to do is: Add users to Internal AD without password (Just save some other attributes for them). When a ...
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Enable apache to create directory/files

I want to enable apache to automatically create files/directories. In some web hosts, for example, when I install wordpress, apache is able to automatically createwp-config.php file. But In my VPS, ...
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Debian and Tomcat, why creating a dedicated user?

I was trying to install tomcat 7 on Wheezy Looking at several guides, I noticed that almost all of them suggest to create a dedicated user.. why? I am also asking that because I have installed ...
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How to migrate users in SoftEther from one server to another?

I'm using SoftEther as a VPN server system and it works fine for me. But was wondering how (if its possible) to move users from one server to another without having to recreate the account? I can't ...
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Python script to log name, date, and command of every command users have entered

I want to create a script, possibly in python, open to suggestions, it logs every command typed on the server. so it would log, user, timestamp and command. Is this possible?
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REMOTE_USER not getting set?

I am trying to setup LDAP Authentication in Joomla using a plugin called JMapMyLDAP (in fact 4 plugins each doing a different job). I need to pull a part of a string out of the server variable ...
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How do I restrict created users to a directory and disable SSH for VSFTPD

I've been googling for my answers for a good few hours and I can't seem to get a direct answer to my questions. I have found many tutorials but many are vague. Anyways: I've recently setup VSFTPD on ...
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Active Directory - How to find what machine applied a GPO

I've got a GPO that is configured to change the local builtin Administrator's password on certain machines. I need to find what machines have applied this GPO to themselves. I've written a script that ...
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How to estimate a server specifications for this particular system? [closed]

I'm working in a college project and I'm supposed to specify the server's hardware to hold a system. The system is some kind of social network. And it is supposed to hold around 100 000 users the ...
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Users database empty after Samba3 to Samba4 migration on different servers

I have to migrate a Samba 3 to a new Samba 4 server. My problem is that the database on the samba 3 server seems a bit empty. The secrets.dtb file is only 20K whereas the “pbedit -L |wc -l”command ...
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How to know which user killed a process

Is there a way in linux to find out which user or which process killed another process? Maybe a log? I searched through /var/log and specifically on auth.log.* but I didn't find anything ...
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filter admin access by IP with httpd.conf

I am trying to filter all backend url to one IP in the httpd.conf file using this piece of code : <Location /admin> Order deny,allow Deny from all Allow from 100.x.xxx.xxx ...
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Puppet notice: current_value absent, should be present

I'm trying to add a user via puppet (v 3.2.4), and get this notice on --noop: Notice: /Stage[main]/Usergroup/Group[user_one]/ensure: current_value absent, should be present (noop) Here's my ...
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Windows: Have a new user to utilize another user profile

This is a bit tricky and hope you can help me. I'm migrating from an old domain to a new one lots of Windows Servers, now I'm in a point where some years ago somebody set up two VMs (Win 2k3) to run a ...
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Windows Server - Active Directory users: Clear Caches

On Windows Server 2008/2003, users are logging in via Active Directory. So I believe that all of them have cached local settings when they log in the first time and onwards. How/Where do you clear ...
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Copy directories modified by specific users within a certain time frame from an FTP [closed]

I am trying to cleanup a 12TB Windows FTP with several million files. Basically, I want to keep the directories that are still being used by a specific subset of users who had access, and only keep ...
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user privileges ldap scheme

I needed to create a user (it's already created) in my LDAP schema and want to give privileges of reading/writing to that user like if they were the admin but just for a specific subtree. The thing ...
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How do I add a MySQL super user with root-like permissions?

Using PhpMyAdmin on XAMPP, I want to add a super user that has the same privileges as 'root'@'localhost'. This is because I want to create a MySQL instance that my local machine will serve as a ...
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postgresql how to cd main folder [closed]

The right way to run psql is sudo -u postgres psql However, what is the right way to open the dir with postgresql files? bom@ubuntu:/var/lib/postgresql/9.1$ cd main -bash: cd: main: ...
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auto start user(not root user) process on fedora boot

I have a VM running under Fedora OS. That VM has four users lets say(A, B, C, D). That VM has one process running under each user. So when that VM is rebooted, what should I do so that those process ...
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User can't log in after I manually set MD5 hash

I'm using Puppet to manage user passwords. (Yes, I know LDAP is better, but I've been told from the higher-ups to use Puppet.) I have this class that, when run as root, changes bob's password to ...
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Changing user passwords with Puppet

I have this class that, when run, should let a user change their password. However, when I run it with puppet agent --test, it gives a syntax error at line 9, where it's setting the password, but I ...
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Postfix user issue - One user receives mail, the other one not

I just installed Dovecot and Postfix on my CentOS server. Now, with that, I created 2 local users that will each have a mail account. I did the following: useradd dexter mkdir /home/dexter/Maildir ...
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Creating user accounts with Puppet?

I'm just getting started with Puppet and I have the following code in my test site.pp file: class { 'account': { 'danny': home_dir => '/home/danny', groups => [ 'sudo', 'users' ], ...
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How to use Puppet to synchronize user passwords across servers? [closed]

I've been assigned to use Puppet to synchronize user passwords across an arbitrary number of servers, so that a user can change their password once and have that change pushed out to an arbitrary ...
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What user account should we use for scheduled tasks on a server with sensitive material?

I'm working in a team with 10 developers. We have servers set up which performs backup, automated build of software, automated deployment and more. Some of these servers contains sensentive material, ...
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How can I synchronize users in a master-slave server setup on debian squeeze?

I'm currently setting up a 1:1 replication of a linux server. To simplify the process of updating users and groups I considered changing the uids and gids on the slave server to have them all like on ...
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How do you create a new user with access to /var/www/html with ssh?

I Need new sftp login details for developers but that is restricted to /var/www/html/ using ssh. They have to be able to edit and save files, also when the user makes changes I don't want the group ...
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SSH - ftp user multiple folder permissions [closed]

I have a server with SSH access. Hope anyone can help me very quickly with permissions. I have a folder, in that folder there are 10 more folders (f1, f2, f3, f4, f5, f6, f7, f8, f9, f10). I created ...
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Windows User State Virtualization guide

Microsoft have a concept called User State Virtualization (USV) this is a solution based on redirecting some of the profile folders to a central server. For laptops it also means using offline files ...