Authentication is the process of proving your identity to a computer. It differs from authorization, which is the process of granting certain privileges to someone.

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Setting up Arq to use Google Cloud Storage without giving it your login credentials and all storage access

Is it possible to setup Arq backup to use Google Cloud Storage without having to give it your login credentials I'd like to use Arq to backup my computer with Google Cloud Storage. When I try to set ...
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Network folder access control on shared machines with the same login

Let me start by saying I know this is a weird situation that I've inherited. So, thank you for trying to problem-solve this with me, and feel free to say, "You need to burn it all to the ground and ...
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*nix equivalent of Active Directory? [on hold]

I'm looking for some terms to help me google further information. How does a set of *nix machines store network usernames and passwords? That is, if I want to set up a central server and manage ...
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What PAM service name does useradd use?

The title says everything, but to show that I did my research, I will say that I spent almost half of the day yesterday trying to find the answer for that question. I have run into one page where it ...
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Issues in accessing samba share on windows 10 only

First diagnostics showed the following error: windows socket registry entries missing Then I have removed the registry entries of winsock and winsock2 and reinstalled them by downloading and ran ...
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IIS FTP Site : Username with special chars

Using IIS 10, i want to connect to my FTP Site : My Windows 10 is called gaia (this is the hostname). I've created two users wich is called john, and clément (the second on have a special char (...
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Debian with proxy and authentification and.. Google Chrome

I'm using both Debian 7 and Debian 8. I would like to configure a proxy. I've set http_proxy' andhttps_proxythat I need. I can do awgetrequest. I've also set it throughgsettings`: gsettings set org....
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“require all granted” not working with dbd auth on my apache 2.4.1

I am replacing my old apache 2.2 server with a apache 2.4.1 server. I'm in the process of testing if everything i need is still working with apache 2.4. I have some pages secured with apache auth ...
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Piping credentails to git push

Whenever I execute git push, I have to type my username and password at the prompt manually. However, I want to automate this process. So, I tried to pass the credentials to the command using ...
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Windows VPN Fingerprint Authentication

Windows 8.1 enable us to login to a VPN Server using FingerPrint authentication. Windows 8.1 VPN with Fingerprint Auth After upgrading to Windows 10, this feature was gone... Is there any way to ...
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How does ssh choose the correct key to use?

How does ssh-agent understand which key should it use for which remote server? I've came across different questions and posts that touches this topic somehow, but it still remain unclear to me. What ...
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Test a list of proxies for authentication?

this is the situation: I've bought a list of like 100 semi-private proxies but seems like a half of them are working and the other half are just asking for the login credentials again and again (seems ...
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Authentication for root process not showing all users

I have 2 linux machines, 1 VPS and 1 raspberry pi Problem: When calling a root function e.g. service "a service" restart both these cases appear different. Some users do not show as possible auth ...
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ssh authentication works, but git doesn't

I am using cygwin on Windows 10. When using ssh user@server.com ssh correctly loads my id_rsa, asks me for the passphrase and then authenticates me on the server. However, when I try to git push ssh:...
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Setting up authentication and authorization for Git on Windows

We have simply installed the Git for Windows on our Windows server and also installed Apache 2.4 for Windows. Say we located our Git Repository at D:/GitRepos folder. And the project hierarchy as ...
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Authentication methods for home network shares

I have a very basic setup: MediaServer: Windows 10 - Running StableBit Drive Pool Has a number of shared folders: Movies Photos Videos LoungeHTPC: Windows 10 - Running Kodi 16 BedroomHTPC: ...
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Run script when password is changed

Is there any way to run a custom command when passwd is executed? I'm creating a server GUI, and I want to tie the app users with the system users, And, I don't want to use just plain PAM Auth. So I ...
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How to recognize distinct validation thrown by LDAP server and flags?

We are new to LDAP server. We were able to configure the ldap server with password policies such as account lock out Wrong Password Password expired 5 times wrong authentication New password cannot ...
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SSH permission denied in a closed system with twin machines

I have a network with 3 machines: one server (192.168.200.1) connected to the outside world and two twin machines (192.168.200.2 and 192.168.200.3) connected to server through a switch (default ...
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Public key authentication for LDAP users using local authorized_keys

We are using LDAP for account information. The environment is configured as follows ... A CentOS 7 OpenLDAP directory server A CentOS 7 client configured to use the directory server authconfig has ...
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Do all LDAP servers have anonymous access?

I need to configure programmatic ldap authentication in an application. But I'd rather not hardcode passwords anywhere. So it would be very convenient if ldap servers all have anonymous access for ...
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Should I use PAP, CHAP or MSCHAPv2 for inner authentication on eduroam?

There are countless instructions on how to connect to the eduroam network from various universities and research centres. They tend to differ in the recommendation regarding the inner authentication ...
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How can I renew my certificate authority signing key?

I am a noob considering certificate authorities. I followed this article a while ago to setup my own certificate authority and with its help setup my own freelan VPN network: https://github.com/...
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Wifi with CAS Authentication

I want to set up an access point for my student organisation providing to our members only network access, thus i would like to get them authenticated through our CAS System. The hardware that i have ...
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Changing AuthorizedKeysFile in `sshd_config` not solving public key auth failure with encrypted home

The case sounds simple. I have my home folder encrypted using eCryptFS on the "server", it looks like: /home/<user_name>/.Private on /home/<user_name> type ecryptfs (...
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Wifi supplicant authenticates again when in range?

If a supplicant (Android 5.X at least) authenticates (EAPOL - PEAP) to our AP at work and then has a signal drop (walk far enough away but does not roam to another AP) even just a few seconds after a ...
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Error message signing into ADP eTime

This may be a better question for the vendor but I figured I'd see if anyone here is familiar. The company I work at uses ADP eTime Time and attendance for their employee's timesheets and expense ...
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eCatcher login error (peer not authenticated)

I can no longer login in Talk2M using my good old eCatcher 3.x or 4.x. I receive one of these error messages: Written out: Additional info I/O error while communicating with HTTP server: sun....
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Does deauthenticating MACs on AP affect non-deauthenticated MACs on the same AP?

In my attempts to learn more about infosec, I have started a small initial project. greedy-mac on Github A linux shell script that continously deauthenticates all MACs on a given AP except for the ...
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Replicate a WiFi without having authentification error on clients

I have a simple problem and hope there is a solution for it. I have a Router with the WiFi "XYZ" and a Password (WPA2) configured. Now I would like to reflash the router with a custom Firmware, my ...
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Can PGP messages be verified with just the fingerprint of the public key?

What is the difference between sharing a public key and sharing just its 40-digit fingerprint? The public key is very long, so if I wanted someone to be able to verify my messages, could I just mail ...
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Linux Mint 14: LDAP users can't log in (passes login screen but desktop never appears)

I have a computer running Linux Mint 14 with ldap configured to use an OS X OpenDirectory server. ssh for ldap users works just fine and another similar computer has an nfs server which successfully ...
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Running an app as a Domain User on a non-domain-joined machine

I need to run an exe as a domain user from a machine that is not a domain-joined machine. I’ve attempted to use the following command (from cmd as Administrator): RunAs /netonly /user:...
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Failed Authentication Against Windows Server 2012 R2 RADIUS Using PAP

I am trying (unsuccessfully) to remotely authenticate onto a Linux-based network switch against Windows Server 2012 R2 RADIUS using PAP. The following event logs appear: Event 1 The audit log was ...
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Windows 2012 IIS8 - Windows Authentication or Basic Authentication not available

In the site manager for my WebDAV site some authentication types are missing. There should also be a possibility for Windows Authentication and Basic Authentication. How can I get the missing ...
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Prevent Office 365 from requesting phone number

I've been using Office 365 (federated against my domain) for several months.  Recently when I login to http://portal.office.com, the site complains I need to Add information to your account so you don'...
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OpenWRT Free WiFI Hotspot Support?

I'm running OpenWRT Barrier Breaker 14.07 on my router, and I'm having some trouble connecting to free WiFi hotspots. It works fine with ethernet connections and connecting to my own broadband, but I’...
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How to configure cygwin git to work behind proxy?

I am using Windows 7 x64. I have installed Git for Windows and cygwin's git. These are the installed versions for Git for Windows: user@machine MINGW64 ~ $ uname -a MINGW64_NT-6.1 machine 2.4.0(0....
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Can I use the same key for SSH from different clients with the same username?

Situation: One server with SSH daemon. Multiple clients with the user myUser which should connect to the server via SSH. With password based authentication everything is fine. Now I would like to ...
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Windows File & Printer Sharing SMB Public Server - Cannot authenticate

Problem: I am sharing files through Windows File Sharing which uses SMB. I am able to access my files on my private network (192.168.1.x) However I am unable to access them publicly via public IP ...
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what is “deauthentication?”

So if authentication is validating usernames and passwords with an ip address, what is "deauthentication?" I look on google and I don't get the concept of deauthentication. I think its like verifying ...
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Apache +Indexes slow when using external (LDAP) authentication

With libnss-ldap and libpam-ldap I have set up external authentication on my Debian Jessy machine, which works fine. Now I want users to be able to browse some directory using Apache's Options +...
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Using internal and external fingerprintreader for Windows-logon

I have a Dell Latitude E6530 laptop which has an internal fingerprintreader. palmrest-partnumber: dlc-frjy4. The chip is a Broadcom BCM5880 USH driver: Windows7 64bit: Dell ControlVault Driver 2.3....
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HTTPS client “pairing”

I need to restrict usage of a certain site to a limited number of customers. More than that, actually: I would like to allow access from a restricted number of physical devices (Win + Android). This ...
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Two-Factor Authentication for Microsoft Office Document

I have a particularly sensitive Microsoft Office document on my computer (Excel Spreadsheet). I have password protected it, but to feel truly secure, I would like set up two-factor authentication for ...
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Is there a custom authentication provider in Windows 7 Home Premium?

I'd like to have a centralized database of all users within the workgroup, but Windows 7 Home Premium doesn't allow joining a domain. So, I was thinking of using a custom authentication provider (...
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Logging into Cortana changed my windows login password

I had a user account on Windows 10, with a short password because I'm the only user, and then I logged into Cortana with my email account... then I locked my computer -- to log back in my user profile ...
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Reproduce the /etc/shadow passwords

I am trying to manually reproduce a /etc/shadow password hash from the plaintext password and the salt. Let's take as an example the following shadow entry: user:$1$/M$5GK8.h6z8o0WQLEOWC.YI/:16764:0:...
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Auto-login with Putty.exe

I have Windows 7 running on my PC, and am using Putty.exe to connect to Red-Hat server, somewhere along the network. Usually, I double-click the Putty.exe file, choose a session, and press 'open'. ...
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Authenticate web users against one of two account databases

Given: A Linux server running Apache HTTPD with a few web-based services (Subversion, Trac etc.). A Windows domain with accounts for most of the users that would be using the services. A PostgreSQL ...