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Special SSH Configuration

At the moment in my sshd_config I have it set so that passwords cannot be used and only keys can be used to login. I need to enable passwords for one user. This user is yet to be created and has to ...
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How do I share a Git repository with multiple users on a machine?

I have a Git repository on a staging server which multiple developers need to be able to pull to. git-init seems to have a flag very close to what I'm looking for: --shared, except I'd like multiple ...
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How to check who is currently logged on to windows workstation from command line?

Environment is in domain, server is Windows Server 2003, workstations have Vista and XP installed. I need the way to check remotely who is currently logged on workstation, preferably from some simple ...
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What User Should NGinx and PHP be running as?

Permissions are something that have confused for me a while with Linux. So at the minute both my NGinx and PHP-FPM instances are running with the user and group : www-data Is this standard? I ...
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set up single directory ftp access for customer on Ubuntu

I have a user who like to use the our Bitnami AWS ec2 instance to store podcasts. Up to this point they have been using http://www.lemonzdream.com/podcastmaker/ with MobileMe. Now that MM is dead, ...
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How to know what user belongs to what ip on debian

is there a way to get an overview of users logged in on my server and the ip they are connecting from ? I have the IP already, I want the user that is associated with it :)
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209 views

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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442 views

Unable to change user in security context of symlink

I have created a few symbolic links to replace some broken links in /etc/pam.d. The original links have system_u as the user. The newly created ones somehow have unconfined_u as the user. I am not ...
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575 views

Setting up individually accessible public_html for each user of a linux machine

I have a dedicated server on which I have a site http://www.example.com I need to create a user and: allow him ssh and ftp access into it allow him to access a page such as: ...
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Windows Remote User Managment

I have a server PC and several client PCs, each running Windows 7 Home. I would like to create a user on the server PC and have that user then available on all client PCs. User1 should be able to ...
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How do I change the default location for a users home directory in Vista?

I would like to move the default location of my c:\Users\USERNAME to another drive. What is the easiest way to do this and how? I know that I can move each of my "Special Folders" like Documents, ...
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Where can I find data stored by a Windows Service running as “Local System Account”?

I'm using a service which stores data on disk. The service is running as "local system account". Where is the stored data for that system user? I'm thinking about C:\Documents and Settings\Default ...
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Allow scp/ssh for www-data user

I am on Amazon EC2 using Ubuntu 10.04.2 My web folder is owned by www-data so I want to be able to log into my server as www-data for ssh and scp. Thanks! Adding the line to my /etc/ssh/sshd_config ...
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1answer
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How to map authenticated Apache users to their own directory?

I am trying to offer our users an Apache WebDav space where they can store their calendar (.ics) files. I've got Dav and LDAP authentication running already. But I fail to jail users to some ...
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Tracking local user accounts for security audit

I would like to compile a list of local users accounts from all servers on the network. This would include domain and non domain W2K3 machines. A script to run net user and pipe the results to a file? ...
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Convert local users to AD domain users Windows Server 2008 R2

I created a bunch of local accounts on machines at work before we had AD set up. Now I'd like to consolidate all the local accounts into domain accounts. For instance, I've got user "Fred Jones" on ...
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2answers
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Can't login to Cygwin sshd server with a non-administrator user account

I'm having some difficulties logging in to my Windows 2008 server (a DC) running Cygwin sshd. I can log in fine with an account that is a member of the Domain Admins group, but when I try with a ...
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31k views

List user's folder access permissions

I have a user in a domain who has access to multiple subfolders in multiple folders. His rights were defined pretty granularly. Now he's leaving the company but will continue to work for a firm as a ...
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477 views

placeholder for later username in /etc/skel

Is there any possibility to use a placeholder in the config files located in /etc/skel that is replaced by the username later? e.g. I place ":USER:" in one config file and create a new user with the ...
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Puppet: how to create and manage unix users and groups

This last week I spent all effort into learning Puppet. Now I suffer from a mental buffer overflow and little confidence of ever being able to tame this beast. I came across many annotated examples ...
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Powershell assistance for Active Directory Cleanup

I just started a contract to clean up an Active Directory system for a large company. I was told it would be quite the busy work but after reviewing the system and seeing how disorganized and messy it ...
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1answer
532 views

Organising users in a Windows Server 2008 domain

I am planning to create a Windows Server 2008-based domain for 70 computers and 50+ users, which will be distributed across two different buildings, which are connected by a dedicated 100 Mbps line. I ...
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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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User account for running websites on linux

I have seen many blogs and articles recommend me that do not run the website on Linux under root user. Should I create different account for running website? How about backends like MySql like ...
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Are there internet users connecting with HTTP/1.0?

Are there internet users connecting with HTTP/1.0? Such as over a proxy. Because I'm going to block HTTP/1.0 since most of the bots are using HTTP/1.0.
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1answer
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Default user for MySQL [duplicate]

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. Logging in as root requires the root ...
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1answer
3k views

SSH public key authentication - can one public key be used for multiple users?

I am wanting to deploy a RHEL5 server using Kickstarts and for security I only want to allow remote clients to ssh to the server as the user 'Developer' (I have already configured the sshd config to ...
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818 views

How many users can be in a AD LDS group?

Microsoft published the recommended maximum limits for users in an Active Directory group. It basically says : Starting with Windows Server 2003, the ability to replicate discrete changes to ...
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Giving user exact amount of MySQL databases

If I wanted to grant user 'abc' to create exact amount of databases ( for example 10 ) how would I do this ? Or anything similar maybe?
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Linux users traffic measurement

I want to measure traffic(upload) made by each user on a linux system. Each users runs a rTorrent instance on a specified port. Also users could make traffic through the ftp server (vsftpd). Is ...
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805 views

Jail users in a directory

I have a vps running debian OS and would like to create user accounts on it. I want it so that when the user logs in with sftp, everything in var appears to be their home directory and they cannot ...
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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: ...