New answers tagged user-management
Well, Lastpass.com might work, I know you can do things like share accounts (so the master shares a specific account for a service with a given user,they log into lastpass, and lastpass logs them in), check out the enterprise version. I've used the personal version for years.
Your puppet question should really be a different question, since it's not really related. I've thought about what you're asking a bit more and one way you could implement what you want is to use a database query from within a puppet module. Since the puppet language is it's own thing and not an extension of a general purpose language, you'd likely have to ...
You're trying to mount a CIFS share and you need to do so with a Windows username and password that has access: mkdir /mnt/cifs mount -t cifs //server-name/share-name /mnt/cifs -o username=shareuser,password=sharepassword,domain=nixcraft Example Source: http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-mount-cifs-windows-share/
LDAP really does three things on linux machines: Authentication: This is the realm of PAM, it's using username/password to verify that the user is the user. Authorization: Here is where PAM doesn't meet the need, PAM is on/off, you either get approval or you don't. Authorization is about group membership. Attributes: Where's your home directory? ...
Yes. System authentication on Linux and UNIX systems has been through the PAM, Pluggable Authentication Modules for decades. The PAM principle is that if you want to use a new authentication back-end you don't need to recompile all applications that use authentication such system auth, ssh, ftp, telnet sudo etc. Simple load the correct module and ...
If you install vmware tools on the guest VM you can run custom scripts. You would have to write a script to manage the user account in question. Use Custom VMware Tools Scripts
You could connect to the console of the guest and boot it in recovery mode and follow the various instructions out on the internet to reset the password..
vSphere isn't really equipped to handle your situation. It does give you the ability to reboot the system cleanly (via VMware tools) and to get to the console to attempt other password recovery/management tasks. If you can accept a reboot, you can reset the root password through well-known methods...
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