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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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getent and id do not agree for freeipa user

I have a freeipa server with users which have different uid and gid. For example, I have user alice with uid 1024 and gid 1026. User bob has uid 1026 and gid 1028. Yes, confusing, but that's how I ...
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Our server infrastructure has grown, needing way to administer passwords for Ubuntu environments

I am not a server admin, but our current server administrator left. So it has temporarily fallen on me to look after things. Our systems are currently protected by public/private keys. But when doing ...
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How to list mail adresses of active users on a Linux machine?

I'd like to get a list of mail addresses of all users, who are allowed to login. How can I do this? I've set mail addresses in /etc/passwd using the GECOS field, i.e. via sudo chfn some_user -o ...
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Accounts are not locking out after multiple 4771 Kerberos pre-authentication failure events

This seems to be the reverse problem from most things I found on the internet. I am seeing a large number of 4771 Kerberos pre-authentication failure events being generated and the error code is 0x18. ...
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Domain wide local admin configuration assistance

I've been tasked with reconfiguring our current local and admin account setup. Currently we have a single domain account we use for mostly any domain admin work we need to do (largely just UAC prompts)...
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Inquiry regarding Security considerations for Nginx Docker image

I am currently exploring the usage of an Nginx Docker image within our project. I am seeking more information about the security considerations and best practices associated with using your Docker ...
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Is there a solution to manage users in some systems or at least in linux?

I work somewhere with a lot of Linux and VPS servers. When someone joins the company, other staff members need to add his SSH key to each server; conversely, if someone leaves, all of his SSH keys ...
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How to change user without closing applications running?

The problem I have is that multiple users need to RDP to a machine to check the status of an application that is running. Normally, when users login/logout, the applications will stop and the user ...
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Windows Workgroup Application Installation Restrictions

I want to restrict the Windows Workgroup user to install the applications and i want to allow the user to install the specific applications. User will be having Local Admin privilage. Any solution?
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Limit Managed Service Account to only run certain service

I've started learning about Managed Service Accounts in Windows. As I understand it, such accounts make password management easier and the accounts can be limited to be used on certain machines. You ...
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How to manage a user account on SLES that does, and does not, exist?

My team (software devs) has a VM we use for testing. We agreed to self-admin the server in order to have root access. Despite us being devs and not admins, it's worked really well for us, but today I ...
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User profiles are getting corrupted, and the GPO to delete User Profiles is not working as intended

I am working in a school were laptops are shared between students, and up to 60 kids can use the same laptop in a week's time. The first time we encountered any problems with this was when one class ...
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Microsoft account locks everytime PC goes to sleep, user cannot change password

In this case I'm a frustrated user asking as my company (who shall remain nameless) IT department seems unable to diagnose the issue with this, and my own web searching can't find anything either. My ...
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Adding users from DC to remote desktop users

How to add a user from DC to allowed remote desktop users for certain PC? It lets me choose only users on local machine, although I am connected with a user defined in DC server. A domain user. Even ...
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Apache Authentication - Find out user password

My field of expertise is far away from server management but I am currently covering for a former collegue of mine, so I apologize in advance if my question doesn't make sense. I have to restart an ...
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User account auto-creation using SSH certificate authentication

My SSH server is configured to use certificate authentication, so it will trust anyone who presents a certificate issued by the user CA when they connect. For reasons related with audit logs, I don't ...
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cant' delete user with userid 502, 503 and on CentOS 6

I have a CentOS VM that shows the list of users like this: drwx------. 2 504 504 4096 Dec 10 2000 username So if I try to run the userdeel command I got a message saying that the user does not ...
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How to get name of BUILTIN\Users & BUILTIN\Power Users

Is there a universal way to get the principals BUILTIN\Users or BUILTIN\Power Users (specifically retrieve the name) The obvious answer would be that I already have the names! However, they are called ...
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How to confgure multi realm Kerberos

Intention I want to set up 2 Kerberos realms where one can authenticate the users in the other. Current Setup I have 2 Kerberos Servers (ad.somedomain.com and kerb.foo.bar) I have my users on kerb.foo....
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If a user returns after being deleted from AD, can they have the same username?

"Jan Smith" is returning to my small organization after a few years elsewhere. Her old AD profile ("jsmith") was deleted years ago and does not exist in Deleted Objects. We ...
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proftpd join multiple paths into single virtual filesystem for specified user

I've tryed configure proftpd for specified user, that join at least two directory paths as single filesystem tree, including chroot option (rootdir). Is it possible any way? Proftpd has support for ...
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User gets locked out frequently

I have a user that gets locked out of their AD account almost daily and sometimes multiple times a day. The account even gets locked out when they are not working. They utilize 3 different computers ...
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Support staff can reset some User passwords but not all?

In our environment we have two AD-accounts per person, one user level account and one admin level account. Our support-staff can only reset user level accounts, which is good but I can't figure out ...
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Why does Azure AD joined account name on local computer not sync after change of UPN in Azure AD?

A user asked me to change his account name in Azure AD, which I did (actually did it through GoDaddy UI but end result is change of user principal name). The account name has changed on his Teams and ...
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How to Limit CPU Cores in Ubuntu / Virtualmin?

SYSTEM INFORMATION OS type and version *Ubuntu Linux 20.04.4 Virtualmin version 6.17-3* I am sole owner of my server and all the virtual servers. I want to limit the resources being used by servers. ...
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Changing Azure User Access Administrator?

The root User Access Administrator that is inherited by all our subscriptions is assigned to an account of an ex-employee. We're keeping that account alive so that we can continue to make changes as ...
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Updating AD attributes programmatically

My apologies, as I am an engineer not a sys admin, but am working with someone who is managing AD. Current situation: We have an AD attribute that contains a longish parse-able string that contains ...
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Active Directory Domain User to be used to run Windows service

I have an Active Directory containing domain users for all employees that are used for computer login, file server permission, access control RDP, etc... Also, I have more than one service that ...
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Is it possible to access MS Teams Team member tags via PowerShell or other means?

I was thinking of using Tags assigned to Users in a MS Teams (on Office365) Team for some reporting related things and query them in some PowerShell scripts. Is there a way to get this information? I ...
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Why same user has different password and system properties over SSH and GUI login (Debian)?

I am using a VM on Google Cloud Platform. Once created it can be accessed through SSH through the GCP web GUI. When I access through SSH, I can use sudo to perform privileged actions. When I access ...
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AD keeps locking my account every 5 minutes, but without reason?

I know there are many threads who are similar like mine, but may I'm to stupid to get all these informations. My problem is I changed my password and since them i get locked every ~5 minutes, I don't ...
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I need to create a group a group of pseudo admins in AD to manage users at a remote location, but I'm not sure how this should be done

My company is migrating/consolidating domains with several remote business we have purchased, and one of our remotes sites has a pre-existing IT department that we want to keep in place. We would like ...
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Create User active directory Bulk and home folder for user but folder Not Created

all I am trying to create a user with Active Directory and home folder automatically using bulk files and csv but when the user is done I check the user profile it redirects every user's home folder ...
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Bash - Run 'chage' Command Against Each User Account

I have to audit the users accounts on our linux servers in each environment so I want to script checking whether each account is expired or not. I have a for loop that's pulling user accounts listed ...
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How can I "archive" accounts in Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC)?

I don't mean disabled... and I'm hoping for something other than "exported". Here's my problem: My org never deletes accounts (just disables them)--not my call. I've hidden the disabled ...
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Run Script over SSH with nologin user

I have to run a script from server A and connects to 20 more servers over ssh to pull information. Previously i was using a normal user, and that would become a problem once the password for that user ...
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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 [email protected], [email protected], etc). I quickly realised that I ...
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