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Login, or logon, meaning to authenticate with a computer.

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A single AD user can't log into a single Mac bound to the domain (DirectoryServices error). How can I resolve this?

On our campus, we have about 60 Macs joined to our Active Directory domain. Most users have no problems logging into Macs, as long as their accounts are configured correctly. However, we have one ...
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Windows Server 2003 terminal server extreme logon times

For the past week my users have been experiencing extreme logon times. They are generally in the 20 minute range or more. I will lay out my research below to see if anyone may know how to find the ...
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Windows Server 2008 automatic shutdown before reaching login screen

I have a Windows Server 2008 machine on a domain that will not stay powered on. During startup I see: "Applying Computer Settings" then "Applying Registry Policy" then "Applying Group Policy Registry ...
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CRM 2011 - outlook connector always asking for authentication

In my organization everyone uses the Outlook 2010 connector to access the CRM. After the UR13 update, but not right away, some clients began experiencing a situation where the Outlook connector asks ...
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Must `kinit` user's ticket manually before PAM can mount SMB home directory at login

Ubuntu 14.04 file server Ubuntu 14 Active directory (AD) server running Samba 4 Ubuntu 18 client (fresh install) I've configured for Ubuntu user home directories to be mounted via PAM and SMB/CIFS. ...
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ESXi 6.7: Suddenly unable to login

I am currently setting up a new Server with ESXi 6.7 standalone (DELL PowerEdge R620, not part of a vSphere Cluster). This is day two for me working on the Server and for the third time I am suddenly ...
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Are there risks / downsides to creating users who are required to login with the LogonType of “Batch”

I am a vendor providing instructions to my users to cover of the situation where they want to create users on a windows server simply for the purpose of authentication. Note: Active Directory is ...
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Scripts in /etc/profile.d are being executed twice on login

Background Info: I am trying to configure a Linux server running CentOS 7 for multiple users. After installing java I want to globally set the $JAVA_HOME environment variable for all users and add it ...
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Is it possible to limit the number of previous users on login screen in centos?

I'd like to customize the login screen on CentOS to limit the number of users displayed? I know how to disable the user's list by customizing the dconf gdm db but I wonder if I can set a limit value......
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X11rdp/xrdp with aad-login -> pam authentication fails (xrdp_mm_process_login_response: login failed)

We are implementing a solution that allows users to login via aad-login (Azure Active Directory login) following this guide: https://github.com/bureado/aad-login Everything works fine - I can login ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Temporary Login Issue

We have a mature SQL Server 2008 R2 server, being used from many C# web applications, each with connection pooling. Last night, all web applications lost the ability to login to the database for 6 ...
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Barracuda SSL VPN Managing Users

Not really sure if this is the right site to be posting on, but I have a question about my Barracuda SSL VPN. I know there is a built-in user database on the VPN. Is there some way (in my asp.net ...
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Active Directory authentication using format domain.fqdn\username

Assuming an Active Directory domain with FQDN "domain.local" and NetBIOS name "DOMAIN", there are two standard formats to identify user accounts: DOMAIN\username username@domain.local (The second ...
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How to use my Windows UPN login name for WiFi authentication?

When I connect to a WiFi network, I can set through GPO to automatically use my Windows credentials for login. The transmitted logon name format is DOMAIN\username. Is it possible somehow to use the ...
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Fedora 26 graphical login starts before network fully running

I am creating a Fedora 26 image that is going to run on around 100 machines in a closed environment. These machines will be connecting to two servers, one for NFS, the other for web services. The web ...
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Can't login to heroku through firewall

I'm trying to connect to heroku via CLI (using heroku's Toolbelt) and I'm unable to do so. When I type my credentials, heroku replies with: Post https://api.heroku.com/login: x509: certificate signed ...
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What can cause a “username or password was incorrect” error for a domain user logging in under Windows 10 other than the obvious?

...because it's showing up for multiple separate accounts tested multiple times, each of which can log on perfectly well to other machines in the domain, including Windows 10 machines. This is ...
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Windows Logon Events Description

Is there like any portal/site where I can refer to for the detailed description for WEV logins? Eg. 4625 An account failed to log on, 4723 An attempt was made to change an account's password and 4741 ...
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Mysterious case of automatic logon without the registry settings that ought to trigger it

This question has an overlap with programming, but I think it primarily belongs here. I'm building an elaborate script in AutoIt that switches on autologon so that multiple unattended reboots are ...
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WordPress behind haproxy: $_POST being reset

So here's the sitch: Load balancer (haproxy) delivering to 3 web servers and a database server, 5 servers in total with memcache sessions being shared between the web servers. I can confirm that ...
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Is it possible to allow saved passwords for remote desktop in a domain environment?

I have checked the "remember password" and every single time, even if it connects correctly after I type a password and check the box, it does not allow subsequent logins using the stored password, ...
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Clients slow to login with cached credentials off-network

Frustratingly enough, I can't remember what to search for online to fix this issue. So I humbly ask ServerFault to help slap the knowledge back into me. I have a few users (not all) that tend to ...
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Root denied login if networking down (LDAP environment)

I would like to know why I can't login as root (ssh, sudo or su -) when my LDAP is down or when I have some outage in my network. How to reproduce the problem: - Just change your DNS to something ...
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Root denied login if networking down (on NIS/YP environment)

My 70+ hosts network (mixed CentOS, Fedora) uses NIS/YP. If networking is working OK, then no major issues occur, normally a trouble-less operation. If connectivity is lost, either by a simple loose ...
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What constitutes a large WMI repository and what can cause it to grow?

Our organization is experiencing lengthy startup times after improper shutdowns that seem to be tied to the size of the WMI repository. For example, a repository folder size of 50 megs might result ...
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Centos 5.8 cant get past login screen

I think I've messed up my system. I've been using KDE for a while. Recently, I tried to install a software called gnome-connection manager. I downloaded the deb package, converted it to rpm using ...
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Outlook 2007 login prompt repeat prompt and exchange 2010

It seems when I first setup a new user in Outlook 2007, a login prompt comes up and asks for credentials. After the account is setup, the login prompt will repeatedly prompt throughout the day and is ...
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pbs/Torque interactive jobs: bash trick to run command after launch

I'm using pbs interactive jobs in bash, launched using qsub -I, and I'd like to run some command after launch. After this command is run, I'd like to continue to use the interactive reservation as ...
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setting the “FROM” field in /usr/bin/w output

I'd like to set the FROM field in /usr/bin/w to various different strings that aren't my sshd's opinion of where the user has come from. Mostly this is because inbound ssh is often via on-host relays (...
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launchctl slow on ssh to OS X server

I'm running an OS X 10.5.8 server. When my users ssh into it, it can take up to about 10 seconds before they see a prompt. I've turned on debug for ssh and see it's pausing at the "Entering ...
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Triggering GDM login on a remote machine

I have to briefly describe the situation. We are planning to make a computer classroom with workstations running Ubuntu 10.04. Since making accounts for each student has not been considered reasonable,...
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can't login as root on a remote Redhat Server

I am currently working on a remote RedHat server(RHEL version 6.7 x86_64). I can login as a user by using userID and password which is provided by the server administrator. But when I try to login as ...
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Login timeout for domain-connected laptops

I have Windows 7 laptops that are in the domain network, but are brought home with techs in case they need to work remotely. Login times for those laptops are extremely slow when they are not ...
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Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 - replica VMs state “password incorrect”, but lets me log in after 7-8 minutes

so I have a replica server that backups 2 server 2012 R2 VMs. Each week, I run a test failover to make sure they boot up, and I can log into them. A curious issue I'm having is, once I get to the ...
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Ubuntu server blinking cursor

I have Ubuntu Server 18.04 machine which recently stopped showing login prompt on the monitor. The machine boots up properly, and we are able to work on it remotely, but can't login using the monitor/...
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FreeIPA - Login failed due to an unknown reason - SSL certificate: unable to get local issuer certificate

I believe my FreeIPA instance has a certificate issue, which manifests in the "Login failed due to an unknown reason" error on the web ui. This seems to be really close to the issue ...
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Disable Azure/Office MFA on all users

We have created a new Office Tenant. Now all users are required to use the Multi Factor Authentication. How can I disable this policy? I know that I can't disable it for gloabl admins. That's fine - ...
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What happens on a centos 8 server when systemd-logind is turned off?

I have a centos 8 server setup which should provide sftp (openssh) and ftp (vsftp) transfers but no login shell to multiple users. To tell vsftpd the root for chroot jails I have to add a dot to the ...
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Domain login behind NAT

Global network: +-------------------+------------+--------------------+ | Server | Address | Description | +-------------------+------------+--------------------+ | dc.contoso....
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How to record failed ssh and email logins (usernames and passwords?)

I have a Debian VPS and I get a bunch of failed ssh/email (postfix, dovecot) login failures. In the logs I can see the username, but not the password. Is there a way to monitor both? Log examples: ...
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Please wait for the User Profile Service

Windows 2019. Working perfectly, then I installed SQL server 2017. It rebooted once, and after that, the next boot is stuck at "Please wait for the User Profile Service" after I enter my password. ...
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Openssh and smart card

I'm trying to connect to a remote host using a smart card (the same I use to login on my system). I extracted the rsa key from the smartcard: $ ssh-keygen -D /usr/lib/opensc-pkcs11.so -e ssh-rsa ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2: Local account users can log into server without using “.\”

We have a small, standard Windows domain, two DCs with a couple of member servers. On our 2008 R2 member servers, local admin accounts can log into the machines WITHOUT having to put the ".\" in front ...
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TONS of 4625 events. Failed login attempts. No IP, no username

I have a server that gets keeps getting failed login events (4625). They occur roughly every 20-30 minutes daily. Also appears to be on a schedule. I've tried deleting stored credentials. ...
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How to create a single Authentication point with multiple LDAP servers?

I'm currently into a process of creating a central service system from where users can connect to VMs. My goal with this is to have a single point of authentication for all possible users. The issue ...
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Local login fails with HPE RESTful Interface Tool “ilorest”

We have a problem with an HPE Proliant Gen 10 Server. When trying to login to iLO 5 locally from within a Linux OS via HPE's RESTful Interface Tool "ilorest", we get the message "Error: Could not ...
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Error about missing (sql) field “pw_sieve” under pigeonhole

Yesterday I installed the latest updates of dovecot 2.3 and pigeonhole 0.5.0 in the hope that some sieve-bugs have been fixed in the meantime. However, now I get the error "dovecot: auth-worker(###):...
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unable to login after making changes to system-auth and password-auth

so I am trying to accomplish something and I can't quite get it. I am trying to limit login attempts to 3 (via ssh, terminal or gui. After those 3 failed attempts, I want to lock the account for 1 ...
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Incorrect Credentials: Windows Server Backup

I have three windows servers I'm trying to backup to a network folder. I was able to schedule a backup of the first two with no problem, but the third one (the domain controller) throws the error "The ...
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How to local user login(PAM) with MySQL?

The MySQL server has already been configured and can be remotely accessed from the client. The client is debian and has installed 'libpam-mysql'. What additional settings should I set for the local ...