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I Have found a solution for my question the file /etc/shadow must be edited and remove all parameters that is after the first 2 You can read more here http://superuser.com/questions/576932/turning-off-password-expiration-on-linux
Restart MySQL with skip-grant-tables in your config, change the password, then restart again after taking skip-grant-tables back out. Oh, and if you have an internet exposed MySQL listener (which you really shouldn't), then you need to change that (bind-address = 127.0.0.1) before you do this.
Is the service you pay them for a Managed or Unmanaged service? If it's managed - they should already have the information they require. If it's unmanaged - they have no business logging in, especially as root.
I wouldn't let someone touch my root accounts at all, especially an ISP. How do verify the Integrity of the person behind the keyboard at the other end? Unless you have worked with them for a while, it's a no go. Just my .02.
I've run into similar issues in the past and typically resolve it by replacing the entire contents of /var/db/openldap from a Time Machine backup. Make sure to stop ldap first: sudo launchctl unload /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.openldap.slapd.plist Then For CYA, copy everything inside /var/db/openldap to the location of your choice. Then delete the ...
Found several (this ones looked the best to me): PWM - Open source AD Self service Plus - Commercial Dell's Quest Password Manager - Commercial The first and the third seem to require access to some web page in order to reset the password, whereas the second seem to integrate with the logon script. Just to be clear, I haven't tested any of those.
I am not sure how this works with newer OS X server variants, but at least up to 10.6 this was correct. They were using a special password server that had an encrypted database of passwords in various hash formats that could be queried by all types of services (some of them specifically modified to do this, e.g. Apples Samba server) but it was impossible to ...
minlen=8 ucredit=1 dcredit=1 ocredit=0 lcredit=0 I'm guessing that you want your passwords to be at least 8 characters, contain at least 1 uppercase character and 1 digit. If so, that is NOT what you have configured. For that you should use minlen=8 ucredit=-1 dcredit=-1. Explanatin: the minlen algorithm uses "credits" to determine the length value. ...
Yes that is true, the user is not actually locked out or disabled once the password expires, the user is simply forced to change their password once they log on after the expiration date. If you need the user to actually be unable to log in after an expiration date, you can set the user account itself to expire after a certain date. But not in a dynamic ...
You're right to be cautious as this is an unusual request. Have they provided details on what the kernel update entails - does it contain any vendor-specific modules? Putting aside the security element for one moment, could the update they're proposing cause problems with the software you're running? I'd recommend finding out what the update involves and if ...
having worked at several hosting providers, i can say there are rare cases when a root password is needed from a customer. this is typically when customer has a dedicated box, and customer has altered root's authorized_keys, so as to remove provider access. on a VPS, or "elastic cloud server", the provider can access a virtual host directly thru the ...
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