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How to use JSON keys with google cloud gsutil to manage multiple Keys

We have multiple GCP Service account keys from different environment such as DEV,STAGING,..PROD. I would like to run a command in my jenkins box which is there in Dev environment to create access DEV ...
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Why Domain Admin Cannot Enable Domain Wide Delegation for Service Accounts?

We need to use service accounts for our application instead of individually end users to call some Google Apis such as Admin Directory Api. There are 3 members of this project which are me as owner, ...
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Windows - Restrict ability to run application to one service account

I've been asked to write a script that enters information from one application into another - and I've done it using a combination of Python, Selenium and Firefox (it's a temporary measure before a ...
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Deploying as service account (using `gcloud app deploy`) gives “API [appengine.googleapis.com] not enabled on project [%id%].”

I am struggling to make automated deployment using a service account work. First I created a new service account and now I am using a default %my-project-name%@appspot.gserviceaccount.com because ...
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Configure Windows Service user account based on Domain Controller check

We have a patching service which is a windows service that patches the non domain controller and domain controllers. Currently we were using same service account(account_abc) which has a Domain ...
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How to monitor service account activities in google cloud platform

I created more than 5 service account in GCP to use Pub/Sub services. Now, I want to delete 4 of the 5 accounts. But I don't know which 4 accounts are not using, which one is active. I don't want to ...
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Attributes to set on Active Directory service accounts

Curious on the fields most commonly populated in AD for service accounts? My thought is that the accounts should not look like a human user. By this I mean: List item - no first name - no last ...
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SPN generation for multiple service account on a Web server

I am trying to achieve Azure SSO in my organisation. I have a web server hosting multiple websites and web application under those sites. Users access them in below fashion https:// < SiteName >...
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SCOM AD Integration Account

We are deploying SCOM 1801 to our environment and trying to adhere to the principles of granting minimal access to service accounts. To integrate SCOM with Active Directory we need to run MOMAdAdmin....
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How to provide access to only one instance to users in Google Compute Engine?

I'm trying to find a solution to provide an external worker access to an instance in our project but not all resources. I have done some research and found two methods on how to do this. First ...
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How to manage logon as service right for virtual account in face of domain group policy?

I would like to use the default SQL Server setup that runs SQL Server service with virtual account NT SERVICE\MSSQLSERVER. That ensures my SQL Server has limited access on its own machine and no ...
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Behaviour of environment variables in HKCU\Volatile Environment reg key

I have a .bat script that runs for every user at login (copies Oracle Java Exception Sites). It copies a file to: %userprofile%\appdata\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\security\exception.sites ...
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Group Managed Service Accounts per service per server (Best practice?) and long names?

I've talked with a few colleagues about what might be best practice for using group managed service accounts in our environment. It seems that ideally, we would create 1 gMSA per service (e.g. SQL ...
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Giving permissions to Virtual Service Accounts on domain controllers

The service I'm implementing will run on a domain controller, so I'd like it to have minimal privileges. Ideally, it would simply run as Local Service. However, it needs to be able to: monitor ...
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Scheduled restart of a service with powerhshell as non-admin service account

Before I get shot down, I know how to schedule a task, restart a service with powershell or give a non-admin account the privileges to restart a service. That isn't the problem. The problem however is ...
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vCenter Log on as a Service Concerns

I was installing VMWare vCenter Server 6.0 on Windows Server 2012 R2 when I came across vCenter Server Service Account feature. I can use a local system account or specify a service account on my ...
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Why Apache can run a command and root cannot?

I have a server-side script executed by Apache running as www-data. The script runs fine on the server when called remotely (http://example.com/script.sh). I am trying to run the same script on the ...
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How can I deny a local (non-domain) user the ability to log on without using group policy?

I have a workstation, running Windows 8.1, that is joined to a domain. I want to create a local (non-domain) user without the ability to log on interactively. I'd like to avoid Group Policy because ...
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How to create an account, that can not login?

Our Unix systems rely on corporate AD for authentication and authorization. We need to create a few "role" accounts, which shall not be able to login themselves, but to which other accounts (...
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Cannot schedule task to run as user on Server 2012 R2

I'm trying to create a scheduled task on Server 2012 R2 to run as a domain service account. I select "Run whether the user is logged on or not", and select the domain service account, click on OK, ...
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What are the attributes of a Service Account?

What settings in AD make a service account, a service account? I know that the login into probably shouldn't be given to anyone but the administrators, that it might be used to run a service, I also ...
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AIX non-expiring account lock - who is locking it?

I have a non-expiring service account on an AIX server which I use to connect to my database. Every couple of weeks some user or task tries to connect to the account with the wrong password, and the ...
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Who or what needs user “operator” in OSX

Our OSX server 4 Yosemity 10.10 is bound to AD where an unrelated user "operator" exists. Reportedly the OSX server tries to use account "operator" without the proper password, and this action locks ...
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Issue connecting to AD FS configuration database

I just installed the AD FS role on my DC using the Windows Internal Database. All seemed to be fine after I set everything up, however, once I restarted my DC, when attempting to load the AD FS ...
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How can I replace a local TFS service account with a domain TFS service account to perform a migration?

I changed the service account used by Team Foundation Server from a local account HOSTNAME\local_tfs_service_account to a domain account DOMAIN\domain_tfs_service_account, by directly clicking on the "...
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Moving Service Accounts to a new OU

I just want to double check before possibly breaking something. I want to move the majority of created service accounts in AD to another OU (doing a clean up). I understand Exchange service accounts ...
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howto restrict active directory account for PEAP/non-CIFS only

We have some voip phones that we want to integrate into our PEAP WiFi network, and I'm concerned about just creating a standard AD account and using that. If someone got hold of such long-term account ...
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Change service user password in AD running service

I have a running service with logon user credentials using a service account in AD. If I change the service account password in AD users and groups but not on the service startup/logon details would ...
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Network Service account or domain account? [closed]

What are the pros and cons, or best practices when it comes to setting up applications on a server with either the Network Service account or a domain account? Are there some cases in which you'd do ...
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Setting up Group Managed Service Account on Windows Server 2012 R2

I have a Windows 2012 R2 domain controller called cox.win.testlab. I have set up a group of hosts where I would like to use a gMSA (Group Managed Service Account). This group is called SQLManagedHosts....
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AD Read-Only Account (for Authentication)

I have experience with Linux server administration, however when it comes to Windows I'm pretty much a newbie. I have a lot third-parties applications that use an AD admin account to perform its ...
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How can I use New-ADServiceAccount with a name of more than 19 characters?

This works: New-ADServiceAccount 1234567890123456789 This doesn't: New-ADServiceAccount 12345678901234567890 New-ADServiceAccount : The name provided is not a properly formed account name I'm ...
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SQL Service Accounts and which to use

I've done lots and lots of searching and I cant seem to find a simple answer, I assume it is because everyone's circumstances differs however; We need to setup a few SQL servers for production and I ...
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Minimum level of access required for service account to run a scheduled task on server?

We have 2 domain administrator accounts in Active Directory: "Administrator" and "Robocopy". Robocopy is a service account associated with a scheduled task which executes a batch file- which runs ...
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What are best practices for creating a system account? (*NIX)

I've manually installed a service called Gate One into /opt. I want to harden its security, so I thought I'd create a system account for it to use, because of least necessary privileges, and all that. ...
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Task Scheduler with Virtual Accounts, possible?

Currently I'm using LOCAL SERVICE as the user account for various regular tasks, and was wondering if it was possible to use a Virtual Account instead. Task Scheduler seems to reject NT SERVICE\ ...
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TFS2012 - Reporting Services Permissions?

I'm currently working through an upgrade of TFS2010 to TFS2012. In our old configuration, TFS, Sharepoint, and Reporting Services were on the same server, with the rest of the DBs on a separate SQL ...
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Tips on organizing Active Directory for a global company with different departments [closed]

I have started to read and implement some of the basic domain architecture implementation, one of the question I have is what is the latest trend in organizing the active directory OU's, Groups and ...
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Locating services running as an Active Directory user account

My organization's password policy requires that passworsds for two accounts in particular be updated/changed on a regular basis. Is there a way to determine where a particular AD user account has ...
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BITS http download job fails to connect for owner Local SYSTEM account

A service I have written that uses BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service) to auto update itself is having a problem on some machines (Windows 7 so far). I have been investigating and have ...
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Allow members of a group to be unlocked by a specific account on AD

Background I'm creating a service to allow support staff to enable their firecall accounts out of hours (i.e. if there's an issue in the night and we can't get hold of someone with admin rights, ...
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Using a Group Managed Service Account (gMSA) for a scheduled task

Back in Windows Server 2008 R2, when stand-alone Managed Service Accounts (sMSA) were new, they could not be used to execute scheduled tasks. In Windows Server 2012 however, there is a new type of ...
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Impersonation Service Account

I am bringing up AppXtender Workflow Manager. One of the instructions is to create an Impersonation Service Account. I have never heard of such. What is it and how do I create an impersonation service ...
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If account is disabled while logged in can it remain logged in?

We have an account that connects in via VPN to pull data from one of our databases. Recently it has not been able to pull the data down. Looking at it the account is disabled however I feel that ...
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SQL Server 2008 - Service account for backups

I am setting up a backup software to backup all the databases on my MS SQL Server 2008. I want to configure a service account with administrator rights on the database. The service account have ...
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Can TFS 2010 be configured with managed service accounts?

I'm trying to deploy TFS 2010 in a sandbox environment, and I created a managed service account for TFS. However, I seem to be unable to configure it in the Advanced Configuration Wizard. The error ...
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How many TFS 2010 Service Accounts for This Topology?

I am a newbie on this stuff. I want to create an environment consist of TFS Server (App&Build), Sharepoint2010, and SQL Server. the TFS server are interacting continuously with three servers : ...
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Which user should a backup service run as?

I'm working on an application which uses Volume Shadow Copy Service to backup a particular file at regular intervals. This works when run as admin but when I run the service under the "Network Service"...
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Can I schedule Windows Server Backup using a managed service account?

I've set up a scheduled backup using the Windows Server Backup. Also, I've created a managed service account that should execute the backup, but the Schedule wizard doesn't accept the user account. ...
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How can I run a process as “NT Authority\NetworkService”?

I'm toying with an idea for a script that would update a computer's details in Active directory with its make and model information. Ideally, I'd like this script to access AD via its computer account,...