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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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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For what objects in Windows / AD can you calculate Effective Permissions?

So far my list looks like this: File System ACLs Registry Key ACLs SQL Server - Server Instances SQL Server - Databases SQL Server - Stored Procedures SQL Server - Tables SQL Server - Views ...
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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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Audit Failure Kerberos Pre-Authentication from client port that doesn't show up in log

I have a user that has been getting locked out almost every day. I have done all the basics, clearing out credential manager and browser passwords, however I keep seeing the event logs showing ...
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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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Dovecot Configuration: rewriting / key→value lookup for variables; aliasing the domain

I'd like to configure Dovecot in a way so that it dispatches userdb/passwd lookups into domain specific locations, where the domain itself may have several aliases, but all of them direct to the same ...
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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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VPN user account looked again and again

i have issue in my Active Directory involvement there is issue with VPN user user use network drive for document sharing in my Org i reset user password many time but account looked after 5-15 ...
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Switching to a “role” account, using `sudo` and `ssh` agent forwarding later on – possible?

I want to create "role" accounts for several admin tasks that don't usually require root permissions. For example, consider a www-admin user maintaining files in /var/www. It seems to me that this is ...
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Can I add a Microsoft Account to my Windows Server Core? (WITHOUT domain nor domain controller) [closed]

Can I use Microsoft accounts in my Windows Server Core virtual machines as we can do with Windows 10 without domain controller role or additional magic?
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Deny RDP access to specific server from a particular user via GPO

I have a security issue. How can I deny RDP access to a specific server(critical server) for a particular Active Directory user using a Group Policy Object (GPO) ?
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How to change UID,GID of user accounts while migrating from one server to another Centos 7 server

I have a mail server running with 1000 users. I want to migrate the server to Centos 7 server. Scenario 1 (Old server): user accounts UID start with 501 Scenario 2 (New Centos 7 Server) : user ...
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Users in Administrators group cannot perform admin tasks with PowerShell remoting only administrator can

I am working on Windows Server 2016 (workgroup) and enabled powershell remoting on it. Only the default administrator account can perform tasks that require administrative permission such as Get-...
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Can't view list of sites in IIS

One of our team members can't see the list of web sites in IIS on one of our servers. When he loads IIS he just sees an empty Start Page node. If he right-clicks on the Start Page node, and then on "...
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Delay Windows login screen waiting for some service statup

I want to wait for wifi connection before let user login to their laptop. Can I be sure that the login screen is shown only after some service startup?
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Is a windows user really needed for IIS client certificate authorization, if so how to set this user's privileges?

I had originally posted this question in securitystackexchange, but I didn't get the answer I was expecting, and I see the topic can also fit here. I need to connect two servers in different ...
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How to delete all information belonging to an ejabberd vhost?

Deactivating an ejabberd vhost is easy. In the simplest case, just remove the entry from the hosts section in /etc/ejabberd/ejabberd.yml. I presume this does not delete any information about the ...
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User principal name vs SAM account name

I am confused between the user principal name (UPN) and SAM account name (SAM). Heres what i know SAM- Pre-windows name, for backward compatibility with Windows NT machines etc. DOMAIN/USERA, looks ...
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Setting a Windows Non-Interactive User Account

Does anybody know how I can, or if it's possible, to set a Windows domain account as a "non-interactive" user. I would like to set specific Windows domain service accounts as "non-interactive" so ...
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Semi-selfservice user registration [closed]

I don't want to have wide-open registration on my server so I don't have to deal with spam accounts, but at the same time I don't want to have to manually add accounts for each person I invite to my ...
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How to enable ssh access without public/private keys?

I am building a progressive cyber challenge for my club members (the challenges work), but what I was trying to do to make the progressive part is have each challenge reveal the password for the next ...
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Login to local user account doesn't work after joining Windows 10 machine to Active Directory Domain

The title basically says it all. I also tried adding the local user account to the Power Users Group as referenced in this post here: Unable to login with Local account (user) after joining onto ...
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Amend not replace Active Directory Account information with powershell

We are changing our phone system and as a result we need to update users telephone numbers on their active directory profile. Currently each person has just the extension in the telephone field in ...
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How do I set up multiple unique accounts via command line?

I have to setup and configure about 60 (+ more in the future) windows 7 embedded PC's with the same settings. Each of these PC's will have 12 accounts on them. Each of the accounts will have their own ...
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Local username Windows 10 Azure AD Microsoft 365

Is it possible to change the local username (C:\Users\xxx) on a AAD joined Windows 10 computer? Long version: Setup & Info: Windows 10 Business, Azure AD joined computer. Cloud only with "...
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LDAP user has no name

A user on our Opensuse 12.1 server was trying to mount an NFS directory and came to me saying that he had no username. His user configuration is identical to every other user on the system, so I ...

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