Questions tagged [password-management]

Procedures, policies and constraints on password entry, lifetime, change, strength, and storage. An essential part of access management, together with policies on other forms of authentication.

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Azure-only banned password list in a hybrid AD environment

I'm currently researching how to set up a banned password list in Active Directory. I'm doing this in a hybrid environment. Unfortunately, right now we're only licensed for Azure AD Free, which is ...
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Lock user account in LDAP (without using ppolicy)

In this answer, is was suggested that the UNIX way of adding a ! in front of the password field would work. I claim that this is not a clean solution. It will not make logins impossible, but merely it ...
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Cento 7 configure OpenLDAP with ppolicy

I installed OpenLDAP 2.4.44 in this way: vim db.ldif dn: olcDatabase={2}hdb,cn=config changetype: modify replace: olcSuffix olcSuffix: dc=mydomain,dc=com dn: olcDatabase={2}hdb,cn=config changetype:...
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Cpassword Attribue Gone, Howto use with Server 2016 Service Users

I am an Administrator of multiple premise. For today i got an request to set on a 2016 Promise a serivce user on a Service the Ususually Way would be, create the GPO on computerconfig, ...
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Can a user that is not in the Administrators group change the password on a command line

Is it possible for a user that is not in the Administrators group to change his or her domain password in a coommand line, that is, without using ctrl-alt-delete? It seems to me that this is not ...
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How to configure password synchronization between two Active Directory Domains with Microsoft Identity Manager PCNS?

I have two domains with a two-ways trust relationship (selective authentication). Microsoft Identity Manager is installed, configured and "Password Change Notification Service" is configured and ...
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How do I input passwords for mysql config editor inside of a dockerfile

Is there a way to create a docker image that needs to use the mysql_config_editor set command with a password without putting the password in the dockerfile and without manually inputting it later in ...
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Active Directory password change: Re-Allow current password?

My question is that simple: Can I configure an active directory in a way that when a user wants/needs to change his password, his current one isn't forbidden (if it's in compliance with the current ...
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can I reset the clock on an expired password in AD?

I have a customer who's users all access the solution via RDP and whom are all set to 'password never expires' in AD. We're enforcing a password expiration policy and introducing a self-serve ...
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How to add pre-hashed password to ejabberd with ansible

I know that I can add users using the ansible ejabberd_user module, but there doesn't seem to be a way to add a user with a pre-hashed password. I want this: - name: create a user if it does not ...
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Is there a way to set up passwordless / passphraseless ssh so can only come from one client?

I know how to set up passwordless / passphraseless ssh. But my understanding is that setting it up that way means that if someone get ahold of the id_dsa file, they can then log in from any machine. ...
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Enable Password Policy in OpenLDAP 2.4.44

I am trying to enable user password policies in my OpenLDAP 2.4.44 instance based on the osixia/docker-openldap Docker image. Basically, following this description, I have set up following structure ...
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Automated SFTP transfer using WinSCP - how safe is it to store credentials in Windows environment variables?

I've had to implement an automated SFTP file transfer which requires a username and password. Not wanting to leave the password in a text file / batch script for the world to stumble across, I've ...
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How does “your new password must differ at least n characters from the previous” work when only hash codes are stored?

I am wondering how the password policy "your new password must differ at least n characters from your old password" works. My understanding is that the OS never actually stores the old passwords ...
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How to hide the java keystore password in keytool scripts

As part of our project, we are pushing in the SSL certificates onto the rich clients which try to establish the connection with SSL based web servers through a windows batch script. This script ...
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How do you stop a hacker from changing passwords in your DB directly, if they're already in a position to steal the DB? [closed]

I've been researching the methods of securely storing user passwords in a database (by only storing the hashed password, with a strong algorithm, along with a salt, and deriving the key after so many ...
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SSH disconnects on changing expired password

I enabled password expiration on my Debian 8 server and today my password expired. When I login through SSH, the server forces me to change my password now. I had to enter the old password, specify a ...
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Postfix/Dovecot and new password protected private key

I've created a CST and private key pair, as said by StartSSL, for my postfix/dovecot Ubuntu 14.04 server, with: openssl req -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout mydomain.key -out mydomain.csr On the passphrase ...
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How do I secure the access token, on Linux, to remote, automated secrets stores like Hashicorp Vault?

There seems to be a bit of a "chicken and egg" problem with the passwords to the password managers like Hashicorp Vault for Linux. While researching this for some Linux servers, someone clever asked, ...
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Users can't change passwords from workstations or OWA

Users on workstations or email users using OWA can't change passwords. Passwords can be set using Active Directory Users & Computers. Win2008 R1 32bit domain controller. Win7 Pro desktops. ...
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Disable password complexity on Windows 2012 R2

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 that is my domain controller. I want to disable the password complexity rule for a few users only. I have created a group (called Formation) in AD to identify these ...
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The password on this account cannot be changed at this time?

A user in my company forgot his password and I had to reset it to a temporary one. I checked the box that says "User Must Change Password at Next Logon". When he logged on and entered the temporary ...
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How to automate FTP user password updates, on a remote IBM z/OS FTP server?

We wish to solve the business problem of how to schedule automated password updates, on a remote FTP server (note: z/OS) over which we have no administrative control, before the password expires. For ...
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Active Directory password policy for Business Days?

I don't think there's any way to do this after looking through Microsoft's password policy documentation, but on the off-chance that someone was particularly clever: Is it possible to create a policy ...
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Do “Old Passwords” have an expiration?

There are some systems that keep track of "old passwords" for increased security, like Databases, Domain Controllers, personal pages (Like Facebook) etc. Do these "old passwords" have an expiration? ...
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Allow self password change using LDAP(s) with Samba4

I am trying to create a webapp to allow users to change their own passwords in Samba4 (perhaps, also in AD), using LDAP(s). But when I try to modify the user password using this code: dn: ........ ...
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Kerberos with OpenLDAP backend: Password Sync HowTo

The basic setup is an OpenLDAP server. The users are provisioned and the passwords are set. Now we decided to add an MIT KDC for being able to use Kerberos. We configured the MIT KDC to utilize the ...
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Forced to change expired password when using ssh key

I am working in an environment where I have an account on multiple linux machines where accounts and passwords are managed independently (no active directory/LDAP/etc) and passwords expire every 30 ...
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Konica Bizhub Photocopier - Change Pin

We have a Konica Bizhub Photocopier. When we use the device, we have to enter the pin/password: 1135. I also have to use this pin when I authenticate a user account so they can print over the network. ...
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Logging or Auditing functionality for un/successful access to password hash files and other authentication files on Windows Server 2008 R2

I have been asked to find whether there is auditing enabled for one of our Windows Servers for accessing password hash files or other files used for authentication. Does anyone know if there is a ...
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Postfix + Dovecot with MySQL backend: md5-hashed passwords and CRAM-MD5 auth

My question What are the risks of switching from MD5 to CRAM-MD5 passwords in the database, especially considering the following, and how to approach that for an existing installation (provided I ...
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How can I automate the retrieval and usage of passwords from within a script?

We have automated scripts that access certain devices and are getting the passwords for the devices from a root-read-only plain-text file. Is there some kind of architecture we can use so that we can ...
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AD | Prevent admins from changing passwords to the same thing

I have an interesting security problem: Admins with ad access have been changing their password to the same thing, and breaching the company security policy. User side, standard AD complicated ...
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Is there a way to change passwords on multiple servers simultaneously?

x3 Server 2012 R2, x2 Server 2012 My system has 5 servers; 1 Hyper-V server hosting 2 vm servers (these are the x3 2012 R2 servers), and a Win 8.1 pc running hyper-V that hosts 2 more vm servers (...
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Unable to change domain password even if the password is complex

I have a problem with users not being able to change their passwords. When they try to change the password, they get this error: "Your new password does not meet the length, complexity, or history ...
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How to change Account Lockout Threshold when the path cannot be found

I am trying to change the account lockout threshold for all the users on our domain. The threshold should be three, but there are users who get locked out after one mistyped password, and others who ...
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IT for a small organization: mailing lists, file server, hosting [closed]

I've been asked to help manage my church's information systems. We're small (~3 staff, ~150 parishioners), which puts us below the needs of a lot of the "Church Management" software I've seen. The ...
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Cannot enforce password change in OpenLDAP with Password Policy Overlay

I've implemented Password Policy Overlay on OpenLDAP on Debian Stable. The server side and the policies are working as expected. However, after expiration I cannot force users to change their ...
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How to store admin passwords in a way that can be accessed by multiple admins? [closed]

How to store all the admin passwords for routers, servers, desktop computers in the network if they need to be accessible by multiple admins? There are so many that they can't be memorised and they ...
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Forcing a password change on OpenBSD

On OpenBSD 5.6 I need to provision a number of user accounts with default passwords. I would like users, upon their first SSH login, to be forced to change their passwords from the default. On CentOS ...
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Is there a safe way to store passwords used for ssh by a script?

So first, I know, I should use key auth with SSH. No need to explain me that. Issue here is that I have a (big) bunch of servers, and I need to have a script be able to connect each of these. I use ...
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Is 10 character (letters and numbers mixed) password strong enough for Internet Servers? [closed]

Assuming ssh brute force attacks. Assuming the following IPTABLES configuration: DROP tcp -- anywhere anywhere tcp dpt:ssh state NEW recent: UPDATE seconds: 120 ...
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Is there a way to provide user-specific passwords for Wi-Fi?

Is there a way to provide user-specific passwords for Wi-Fi, so that different users have different passwords? I'd like to provide each user with a different password for my Wi-Fi connection.
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Mapped Network Drives Persistently Requesting Credentials

I run a small office network with one Windows 2008 R2 DC and eight Windows 8.1 clients connecting to it. All of the machines have computer accounts on the domain and each user has an old school logon ...
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Password Manager Pro backend database MS SQL vs PostgreSQL [closed]

I'm looking to manage users passwords through the programme Password Manager Pro. Reading the documentation it explains that you can use ether your own MS SQL database or use their default PostgreSQL ...
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Disable Admin password requirement on Domain user PC

So here is my situation: My company runs a "Windows 2003 Server Standard Edition" domain server, connected to a bunch of Dell Optiplex PC's (380's, and 9020's). The older Dells (380) are connected to ...
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Security policy: servers without root/administrator password

I am considering running public web and application servers with blank root/Administrator passwords, and I'm wondering whether this might be a bad policy. I see several advantages of having no ...
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Must create PowerShell script to change Password Expiry and Date to change next password

I've been tasked with creating a script that reads in a file a list of Active Directory user IDs and then clears the flag for Password Never Expires. In addition, my security officer doesn't want the ...
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The ipmitool conundrum

We have been trying to migrate to a better password management system on our server. The problem was that all this days we were using a proprietary algorithm to create a hash (a decryptable hash). In ...
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Changing password expiration policy at next password change

We have a password policy with a maximum password age of 180 days. For various reasons we need to change it to 90 days, with a minimum impact for the users. Our users are normally warned about the ...