Questions tagged [user-accounts]

A user account is an access authorization to a restricted IT system. It consists mostly of a system wide unique user name an a password which are needed for authentication. IT systems use the user account to identify the individual user and grant him permissions which are associated with the user account.

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In a windows domain, if I define the local Administrator group in Restricted Groups, does it remove Domain Admins?

It is my understanding that in a Windows domain, the Domain Admins group is automatically added to the local Administrators group for all domain members. I need to add another domain account to the ...
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How can I grant rights to update ServicePrincipalName when I can't see that option in the list?

I'll happily close this if its a dumb question. I am trying to grant rights to SELF on an AD service (user) account for a MSSQL Server instance account. Problem is I cannot see the check box for Read ...
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How do I share all resources between two AWS Root accounts?

We have one person that has been in charge of all AWS resources for our company, including EC2, elastic IPs, EBS storage, etc. Now we want a second person to also have access to ALL the resources in ...
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How long should accounts be deactivated before being deleted?

How long should accounts be deactivated before being deleted? Should accounts be deactivated? For example, our organization uses 1Password Business, which allows for accounts to be deactivated. How ...
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Linux user and password copy between servers with cron script [duplicate]

I have two Red Hat 7 Linux servers that I want to keep user accounts synced. I have a bash script that copies these files between servers: /etc/passwd /etc/shadow /etc/group /etc/gshadow /etc/subuid /...
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Join PCs that were on old Windows 2012 server to new server AND new domain without breaking SIDS and trust

Background: Had a small 4 PC office on Server 2012r2 with domain named OLD-DOMAIN. Server was old and wonky and had to restore from full system image backup that was recent (as in a few days old). ...
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“Password never expires” greyed out?

I have domain users in an Azure AD DS. I need to set some of those users with passwords that don't expire. When I go to "Active Directory Users and Computers" on a machine in the domain, the ...
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Use of Account expiry, disable and lockout in Active directory

I am learning the concepts of active directory. Recently I learned the difference in Account lockout, expiry and disable. My question is all these types are doing the same thing but the purpose is ...
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I can't access my account after unmounting my home directory and doing lvremove (centos7)

I do not have an IT background. I am working things out on my own, so I would really appreciate your help on this as I am in a panic at the moment. I wanted to increase the size of my /home directory (...
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How to manage local accounts on a windows office network?

I've recently had to assume the role of a network admin in a small office running a network of about 20 computers with a main server running Windows Server 2019. This server contains our AD as well ...
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Logging SSH commands on Linux - is custom kernel the only way?

I've done some research and it looks like that the way linux keeps history is less about security and audit and more about helping the user. Even after making changes to instantly log the command and ...
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Event 1007: The share denied anonymous access to the client

the body of evevnt is: " **The share denied anonymous access to the client. Client Name: \10.139.70.35 Client Address: 10.139.70.35:49157 Share Name: \*\in Share Path: ??\C:\Users\jodat\Desktop\...
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Cognos Analytics 11.1.6 - Reports Requesting User ID and Password When Clicked

I'm running Cognos Analytics 11.1.6 and restored a bunch of reports from the previous server that was running 10.2.2. A user mentioned that when she clicks a report on the 11 instance she is required ...
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Replacing GoDaddy Office 365 accounts with Exchange mailboxes

I'm currently working for a company that had an inefficient setup for their "department" mailboxes (i.e. mailboxes like info@company.com, queries@company.com, etc). I quickly realised that I ...
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Expired Windows Account Password

I need to programatically change my windows admin password without using the login screen. Essentially we deployed 50+ laptops across our business. We setup 1 user account and 1 admin account (same ...
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One AD Account logging into 50+ machines simultaneously

I have an AD Domain set up specifically for running computer-based exams at multiple locations. One site sits 50-100 exams and needs to start them at the exact same time and they all login to the ...
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AD Hosted account issues with in place image based upgrading where user data is deliberately separate

First, some context: I have 5 Real end computers (varying VM's) that I use regularly but that are part of my home lab Previously had Server 2012R2 via dreamspark, now server 2016 via azure for ...
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How can I rename sudo user in Mac OSX

In mac I've changed the username via preferences from oldname -> newname However sudo su username remains the same it hasn't changed. How can I change that?
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Change/Update Service Principal Name (SPN) SQL Server 2014

I have SQL Server 2014 running on a Windows 2016 server. The MSSQL services are set to run with a domain user account. At the moment the computer (server) object for my SQL 2014 server in active ...
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Active directory fears

I want to implement active directory in my organization but my major challenge is that i have already installed an application on the server(windows 2016 server standard) that uses sql 2012 and sql ...
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Is it bad to use a Linux username that is the same as a Linux command?

Let's say your name is Ed. Would it be bad to make your username "ed" if it coincides with the line-oriented text editor by the same name, ed? https://linux.die.net/man/1/ed
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Getting locked out of FTP account

For the past few months, I have had recurring problems being locked out of the FTP account I use. If I open the user account and look at properties, it shows that the account is locked out. If I ...
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How to enum user account and get detailed account message in Windows operating system?

I want to get all user account messages in Windows operating system from remote Linux machine. There are no any services or functions that can support it in Windows operating system. Now I connect to ...
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AD best practise delete or just disable?

As an IT company that delivers IT systems, servers and everything for our customers. I'm trying to find the best practice when it comes to Active Directory and users leaving the company. We have ...
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How to create a very limited linux user

I need a user in my linux machine to execute some commands in .bash_profile. But I don't want this user can have access to sftp, ftp and any other protocols. Also any commands can't be executed except ...
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What folder should be the home of the web root owner?

I'm setting up a SLES 12 system for running web applications on it. There is already a /srv/www folder and it's going to be owned by a special user (let's say: web user). Is there a good practice / ...
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Is it possible to let nginx run as a different user for a location?

My nginx is running as user nobody:nogroup. But I want a certain location of server clause to be protected and owned by specific users. Basic Authentication is easy enough to set up, but the ...
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What is the purpose of a “Mail User” in Hosted Exchange?

In the Exchange Admin Center (https://outlook.office365.com/ecp), regular users are created in the "Mailboxes" tab. External contacts for mail forwarding are created in the "Contacts" tab with the ...
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Can I delete `mysql` os user which is created during mysql installation?

I have installed MySQL Community Server 5.7.28 on a CentOS 7. I have observed that there is an OS level user mysql created during installation. As per our security team, we can have only one ...
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How to change the password of a windows service through GPO

THis is a follow up to my previous question here --Can I change the Logon type of a windows service through GPO So I have a custom windows service which is configured to run in a specified user ...
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Join reputation when joining accounts

Would it be possible, when automatically joining my account among Stack projects, to share reputation as well? Now I have 5 accounts and 5 different reputations - it is frustrating. Thank you.
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User accounts getting locked out for unknown reason after enabling Fine Grained Password Policy (FGPP)

For my organization of around 6000 users, I just did three things. Set "Default Domain Policy" password requirements to "not defined" Set a Fine Grained Password Policy for your basic 8 characters w/ ...
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Can I change the Logon type of a windows service through GPO

We are using a custom windows service which does some task and runs as Local System account. For technical reasons in our project, we want to change the logon type of our windows service to a domain ...
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Remove Access of object or user from directory using PS

We have several servers in the same domain and the requirement is to remove permission from a specific folder which is defined in the power-shell script and I need to specify the name of the object ...
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Run Apache Tomcat as user “tomcat”

I want to run Apache Tomcat on Ubuntu 18 as the (by me created) user tomcat. I am not using the Ubuntu default Tomcat but instead directly downloaded the tar.gz package from the Tomcat homepage. I ...
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Recover root access after wrong usermod -g in Ubuntu 14

I have to recover root access to an Ubuntu 14 box where there is only a single local user and usermod -g somegroup ... has been executed instead of usermod -G ... so the user can't sudo anymore. I am ...
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Struggling to configure sendmail right with email on same domain

I have a situation that probably unusual. I run a handful of services I find useful at my domain example.com. example.com is pointed to my VPS server via A record and it's associated services work ...
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Is it possible to disable new bluetooth connections for non-admin accounts(Windows 10)?

I can disable bluetooth entirely, but I want the previously attached bluetooth keyboard & mouse to continue working, but the guest/non-admin users unable to pair new devices. I looked at stopping ...
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Find application causing account lockout on windows server 2012 R2

One of my account is being locked out from a windows server, it was tracked down using the Security Audit which produced event ID 4740. Its a Windows server 2012 R2 running only WSUS service. I think ...
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Ansible user module fails when group parameter matches name parameter (e.g. creating user & group name)

Trying to create an Ansible playbook to create a user (user module) on RH/Cent system (e.g. useradd). The playbook fails anytime I include the group parameter despite setting the group value to ...
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Limiting time spent per day on a Windows client machine

I know, through the use of the Logon Hours feature that you can control when a user can login in Windows. I also know that there's a way that you log them off when they hit those limits. What I'm ...
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What happens if you have user collisions between a Linux system and an LDAP server?

I have an (Open)LDAP Server running on a Debian system inside my LAN, and multiple systems running Linux Mint, configured as LDAP Clients. Here is the content of my /etc/nsswitch.conf: passwd: ...
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i can rdp windows server 2016 dc but i can't access server manager or users and computers of active directory

i am a beginer in windows server administration, i am curently working on lab about active directory, so i set up a windows server 2016 DC in whitch i created two OU, in those OUs i created a multiple ...
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Using powershell can a non-admin user, change password of a user of remote machine which has windows operating system if existing password is known?

I have 2 machines. From machine A i log in as a user without admin privileges. I need to change the password of another user say BUser who is administrator in machine B by providing the existing old ...
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Ubuntu 18 inserting leading space to username

We have an Ubuntu 18.04 client authenticating against a Samba 4 Active Directory. On this client (and this client only) when a specific user (and this user only) logs in via ssh, tty, or the GUI (at ...
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Ubuntu server grant existing user access to a new server

I'm new to Linux/Ubuntu world. I am looking for different methods to be able to migrate/copy Ubuntu users from one server to another. From what I read about this it seems that LDAP will help with this,...
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Windows 2008 R2: Admin user logs out but then when trying to log back in, same admin user name appears with prompt for password

For one of our Windows 2008 R2 servers, a very peculiar issue has appeared. Using an admin account, I'm able to successfully log out. Then when going back to the server to log in, I'm prompted to ...
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Gtk Warning: cannot open display: :0 (for local user!)

I know there is a bunch of similar questions around but they are all about a X-Forewarding and SSH sessions. I got this problem with a local user which is privileged for a specific script... The ...
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Updating user files on no login account on Linux, without using root?

I am working with a Linux embedded system. It has a special account that is used to run software compiled by the manufacturer's programming environment. This account purposefully has the login ...
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Creating users in a Windows 2016 VM server which is integrated Azure Active Directory

Scenario/Problem: We need to facilitate access (user access) to an Windows 2016 VM server for couple of our colleagues in our organization. My understanding is that we do not need to create users ...

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