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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Removing/Unlocking a password on an embedded board

I have a bit of a problem with an embedded device that I am using to connect to through ssh from my Linux machine. I'm not sure why, but suddenly, after not connecting to this board for several weeks, ...
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Ping with proxy authentication in windows

I am trying to ping google.com from my computer. I use a Internet connection which works on a proxy and requires proxy authentication. I have been using linux till now and there we can easily modify ...
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Wired AutoConfig service missing on Vista

I've got notebook with Win Vista installed and I need to set 802.1x authentication. There's no Wired AutoConfig service in services.msc and registry entries ...
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Dovecot not honoring dovecot.conf (auth failure)?

My dovecot.conf has the following entry: auth_mechanisms = plain login digest-md5 cram-md5 Dovecot is using the dovecot.conf: $ dovecnf -n # 2.1.7 /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf When I attempt to run ...
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Correct option for SSH authentication?

I'm using rdiff-backup to send incremental backups to my local server. My host is Windows and my remote is a Linux machine. I'm trying to get my script to execute the following: command = ...
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Gnus auth with username being prepended to domain

I'm trying to solve the problem of Gnus asking you to type a username which it then prepends to the IMAP domain, i.e. preventing Gnus from making username typed at prompt [email protected] into ...
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Windows Server 2012 authentication with Teamviewer

When managing my Windows Server with TeamViewer, I am always required to authenticate in TeamViewer with my Windows credentials, and afterwards in the Windows logins screen again as the server gets ...
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OpenVPN encryption and authorization issues

I have configured my OpenVPN server and client by reading various tutorials. The configuration I'm using currently is the following: For the server: port 1194 proto tcp dev tun ca ca.crt cert ...
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User authentication between websites

I have a website(X.com - Runs in Java platform) hosted on DMZ server. There is another website(Y.com - Runs in .NET platform) hosted in the same DMZ, tries to access X.com to show some information. ...
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IIS 8.5 Windows Authentication + Chrome not working

I have IIS 8.5 running with the Network Service in the App Pool. I have a wildcart cert installed. Anon auth false. Authentication and SSO works on Firefox and Chrome (after whitelisting) However ...
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Linux clients with PDC Samba

We have a network with samba 3.6 installed and Microsoft Windows clients. We want to add linux clients and the accounts we have created for users to run Windows on Linux workstations us. I tried to ...
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Linux: password authentication instead of/together with fingerprint

I have a x61 tablet with Fedora 20 and use the fingerprint reader for authentication, which runs fine. But e.g. whilst using synergy I can't just type the password in - I have to wait for the fprint ...
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Anonymous authentication - 401.2 error (IIS7.5)

I am trying to set up Anonymous Authentication for an IIS web site. I checked Anonymous Authentication is enabled and all other methods are disabled. I need to use a specific user for Anonymous ...
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Wgv can't I always ask for re-authorisation in Pidgin?

In Pidgin I sometimes have the problem, that I am not authorized to a friends account, so I cannot see his online status. In the beginning, there is the option to "(re)-ask for authentification", but ...
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only allow if “logged in user” == “directory name” in apache2

I have many git repositories that are served by http. Most of them are named after user names (e.g.: j.doe). Some generic repositories also exist (but contain no dots). Currently all allowed users can ...
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Allow app to request authefication

I use ForkLift as default file manager. From time to time some files could be overwritten only with user permission. Finder asks password but Forklift just says that it is impossible. Launching ...
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using samba with linux user without tdbsam

Is it possible to set Samba security in user mode, then samba use user/password which exist in Linux(passwd,shadow file). in the smb.conf, there is a line that say samba use tdbsam for passdb. how can ...
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What commands can I use to login anonymously to a Windows share?

I just learned that there are shares on a Windows server that allow anonymous logins. How can I access those shares from my PC? Do I simply need to use IP address or there is some command in ...
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Disqus authentication doesn't work in Chrome

Disqus authentication doesn't work in Chrome on all sites. It doesn't work for all auth methods and on different computers.
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Is there any possibility to get group autorisation within subversion authz file?

as far as I understand groups must be defined within subversion authz file. But is there any possibility to define ldap groups within authz file? I have man svn repositories and each repo has it's ...
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Apache ntlm_auth helper authentication without basic/digest

Under Apache server I'm trying make ntlm authentication (sso with windows domain) for web pages, but I want revoke basic/digest authentication. It is possible? Must I write wrapper? For config below ...
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PAM Authentication / Login

I'm having a little issue on Ubuntu where any commands that require root privileges takes longer to execute than normal. I managed to identify the culprit to the cause after checking my ...
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Git github not working with google authenticator OSX

So I had git running on my computer just fine. My password was saved with the osxkeychain thingy and everything ran smoothly. Today I decided I should be safe and enable google authenticator 2-step ...
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Configuring Virtualbox to use an authenticating proxy

I have a couple of Virtualbox VMs (ubuntu guest) running on a windows 7 host, but internet access is through an authenticating proxy with a self signed certificate. Configuring this for just one of ...
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passwordless ssh using id_dsa.pub or id_rsa.pub or identity.pub not working

I have a solaris 8 box and im trying to authenticate using no password the user george onto a solaris 11. versions of ssh: solaris8: OpenSSH_3.4p1, SSH protocols 1.5/2.0, OpenSSL 0x0090607f ...
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Cisco FlexConnect AP and 881g 3G Controller setup >Web Auth trouble

I have a router/AP configuration for remote demo purposes using 3G. The configuration is connected via VLAN and FlexConnect to my internal WLC. When the user signs into the WLAN, the browser should ...
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Which cookie is the Google's Two-Factor Authentication related cookie?

Every time I start up my browser (palemoon [i.e., firefox]) I have to use the two-factor auth to log in. I figure this is due to the fact that I have the browser clear cookies on exit, which I want, ...
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Uploadify with apache authentication

I'm trying to get a webapp working on my server. The app is using uploadify and that is the only part that I now can't get to work. I have a Alias to reach the app : (in /etc/apache2/conf.d/appalias) ...
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Set environment variable containing at symbol

I would like to set an environment variable containing the URL of my proxy server with my credentials, as in this blog post. The problem I'm having is that my password contains an at symbol and I am ...
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Login as user “Administrator” vs. “.\Administrator”

I'm using Remote Desktop to log in to a remote machine. What is the difference between specifying .\ before the username, and not? For example: Username = Administrator and Username = ...
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Windows authentication does not exist in IIS Features?

I do not know why, but I can not activate Windows Authentication for IIS and many other feature, as they are all missing in the security section for Programs "Windows Features". As the photo below I ...
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CredSSP - How does it work?

Been trying to find a web site that lists the steps carried out to perform authentication - but to date have not found one. The reason being is that it is broken. Get 500 server error and have not ...
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Add-on to authenticate users?

Since I couldn't find a web filter for Android, I'm thinking of running Privoxy on a Linux appliance at home and configuring the browser on the smartphone accordingly. However, as an added security ...
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How to trace LDAP authentication failures?

1) I have a working LDAP server which I've confirmed can be used with LDAP clients, running on ec2 via jumpbox. 2) I've run authconfig to setup ldap based authentication, to point to the server: ...
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apache order of authorization

I have the following config snippet in apache 2.4 <LocationMatch ^/[...]> AuthType Basic AuthName "[...]" AuthBasicProvider ldap AuthLDAPUrl "..." Require ldap-filter ...
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Git authentication is being rather weird

When simply pulling some repos, I am asked to supply a username is password. I've changed my password to bananas in the prompt here for my safety. Anyway, this is what it looks like: Fetching ...
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SSH: Too many authentication failures for <remote_user>

When I do... $ ssh <remote_user>@<ip_address> ...I (since recently) get... Received disconnect from <ip_address>: 2: Too many authentication failures for <remote_user> ...
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minimal LDAP + user authentication example for *nix

I need to setup a VERY minimal LDAP setup on RHEL / Fedora. no need for kerberos would like to avoid any DNS server setup dont mind if its insecure : it is only for testing. all user ...
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Authentication Failure Upon Successful Login

I was reveiwing the logs when I was successful in logging into a workstation - however in the in the var/log/secure log it is logged as > gnome-screensaver-dialog:pam_unix(gnome-screensaver:auth): ...
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How does LDAP user management subvert /etc/groups and /etc/password

This question is written from the perspective of an LDAP novice: Standard linux ID credentials are stored in the /etc/passwd /etc/groups directories. Does LDAP based authentication subvert the ...
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How do I login to MS SQL server ? authentication

I have no idea on how SQL works. I'm just trying to use a program that is using SQL Server. I have SQL Server 2005 and 2008. In my start menu I only see a list of programs in 2008. In the 2005, I ...
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Connecting to a local SQL Server instance fails with an error

I have installed MS SQL Server 2008 R2 with authentication mode but when now when I click to the connect I gives such kind of error: A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while ...
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How can I set path for non-interactive user authenticated using LDAP?

On a Mac running OSX 10.7.5, I need to set the PATH for non-interactive users who connect via ssh and are authenticated using LDAP. It's the same question that was asked (and answered) here: ...
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Where is path set for non-interactive user authenticated using LDAP?

There is a Mac on our network (let's call it MACHINE) that is configured to do LDAP authentication. There is no local user named USER on this Mac, but there is a user named USER known to the LDAP ...
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Disabling smtp authentication for local mail on same domain

I am very new to smtp and am looking for something to deal with the current situation: I have several servers running really old software (music automation) and they all need to report in daily via ...
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How does 'Trust this computer' work in Google's 2 step authentication?

I have seen this option 'Trust this computer' feature in Google and some other famous sites. How does this work? What information about my computer is being stored in their server? Or is it based on ...
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authenticate VPN client using KEY

Block all the traffic in firewall filter except ports 80,443 and 3389 only over VPN PPTP. Whenever client want to connect to system behind mikrotik router they need to connect to VPN server of ...
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Won't ssh to my debian virtual box

So I have the following setup: Let's give the following notations: M1 = Debian M2 = Windows M3 = Arch Where: M1 = [email protected] aka nemexis@ServerVM M3 = [email protected] aka pi@R1 If ...
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apache/Magento user's Linux home directory (for private RSA key)

apache runs Magento on our Linux server, and I'm trying to find out where the home directory for this user would be. I need to place a private key for SFTP access for Magento's extension. There is ...
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See a list of users logged in using LDAP

I helped set up a computer lab with a LDAP setup to share home folders and to use for user login. The server running ldap is centos and the computers connecting to it are linux mint. People can get ...