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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 = nemexis@192.168.2.1 aka nemexis@ServerVM M3 = pi@192.168.2.101 aka pi@R1 If ...
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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 ...
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SSH auth by public key not working for one user on a system

I can't setup public key authentication for one particular user on a system. I checked user home and .ssh directories permissions, and it's good (drwx------. both, the same as for other users that can ...
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Linux SSH server setup, Kerberos authenticated NFS4 home dir

I want to setup a ssh server for our users. Our users authenticate against our ldap server with Kerberos encryption, upon which they get access to their home dir's. The ssh server has to listen to the ...
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1answer
85 views

Which is better for multi-use auth, MySQL, PostgreSQL, or LDAP? [closed]

I want to set up an Oracle Linux 6 server that gives users secure IMAP email (with dovecot), Jabber IM, FTP (with vsftpd), and calDav. However, I want each user logon to be able to authenticate all ...
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1answer
258 views

Linux system login: How to use /etc/passwd to filter user name again ldap

I'm working for an university. I can access the University LDAP server but can't modify anything (it's readonly to me). I have several Linux machines, I want to config all the machines to authenticate ...
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1answer
327 views

Having an issue with NX 3.5.0 and SSH during user authentication phase (time out)

SuSE SLES 11 SP3 Intel P4 I've installed NX 3.5.0 from NoMachines on my home server which has been working quite well until recently when I change the Domain Name for my server through my registrar ...
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Changing AuthorizedKeysFile to anything other than default does not work

I am trying to perform paswordless key based authentication. In ssh_config on the server to which I am trying to upload the files, when AuthorizedKeysFile .ssh/authorized_keys I am able to sftp ...
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Using pwauth for authentication with SVN on RHEL6

We have recently installed SVN 1.6.11 and are attempting to run it using the Apache server (2.2.15) after finding svnserve to come up short of our needs. Our system is RHEL 6, and we would like to ...
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1answer
841 views

su not working when non-root (authentification failure)

On a VPS I own (hosted at bluevm.com), I have three users: userone, with password foo, and sudo rights. usertwo, with password bar, without sudo rights. root, with now password (deleted with passwd ...
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1answer
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Pam Tally Linux to ban users from wrong passwords

I have a major problem with a fedora distribution (17). I don't know how to set up /etc/pam.d/system-auth in order to ban a user after he/she writes the password wrong (3 times) I have read ...
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1answer
121 views

Use a proxy with web authentication

I'm behind a web-proxy that needs me to authenticate on a web page in order to browse the web. It seems to me that because of this authentication page sytem, I can't set up my linux package manager to ...
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Is Windows vulnerable because its sudo equivalent does not require a password? [closed]

On Windows from Vista and onwards, you have to press through an UAC dialog to perform something that requires admin rights like installing or uninstalling programs. On Linux to become root, you have ...
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Caching of passwords

I'm using Likewise to connect a Linux machine onto a Windows network. Doing so allows GUI access to the Windows domain through the network file navigator (Ubuntu 10.04 - Gnome). However when this ...
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1answer
242 views

Double authenitcation needed with mounting a Nas In Linux Mint

I use the command and am prompted twice: sudo mount //192.168.0.12/volume_1 /mnt/stableNas/ [sudo] password for {myUserName}: Password: I use the same password This works great, but I am ...
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Weird behavior of sudo

I use putty to log in to a remote LINUX machine. (Ubuntu 10) When I log in I have to authenticate myself, that goes on pretty smooth. Whenever I try to use sudo or su though, I experience ...
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What program should be used to ask user's password on console, check it and only return exit code?

What program just asks specified user's password (even if calling user is root) and returns exit code 0 if it is OK and 1 if it fails? Is there such a simple program (i.e. not "sudo" with edited ...
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Alternative (pref. mature) Linux PAM authentication methods?

I'm looking for alternative, non-keyboard-password authentication methods to unlock my laptop. Whatever authentication it is, it should be quick and convenient to perform and relatively secure. Yes, ...
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What is PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) in Linux?

What is PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) in Linux? I know it is used for authentication, but what good is this? How does it work? I am using CentOS 6.2.
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Privoxy https/socks5 proxy + Authentication

I have bought a paid https proxy to be able to surf the web securely... the proxy needs authentication and I can use it on windows 7 using Proxifier ( www.proxifier.com ) but in Linux there is no ...
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Download pages that I have to log in to get with wget

There's a website that I must log in to before I can browse the content, and the content would be very helpful for my work if I could browse it while offline. It's training and repair information for ...
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1answer
560 views

suspicious Fedora 'run as root' request?

I am running Fedora 16 and just installed Dropbox from their website. After dismissing the successful installer, I received a 'run as root' authentication popup trying to run the command 'sh ...
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1answer
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SSH still asks for password after setting up key based authentication

I have successfully created a key based auth for root user from my A machine to my B machine. Now, I created a new user on B machine, the same as on A machine, let's call him USER. I created a home ...
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1answer
688 views

How can I find out which authentication protocols a WiFi network uses?

I want to connect my Debian Squeeze machine to my school wireless network with wpa_supplicant. I think the network uses 802.1X authentication, because when the other students connects to the network ...
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1answer
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Full Disk Encryption with Two-factor Authentication for Ubuntu: How?

Background Information I'm a Linux newbie recently weaned off Windows. I'm currently using Ubuntu 11.04 without full disk encryption. Only my home directory is encrypted, and with eCryptFS. Lately, ...
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Is it possible to store a password on USB flash drive and use USB flash drive to input password?

Okay, running Ubuntu 10.04 or Backtrack 5, and I want to create a very complex password with as many bits as possible. But, I doubt I would remember it entirely, and I don't want to look at a notebook ...
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1answer
295 views

Authentication failure when connection

I am working currently on my server on an issue, I configured the SSH Deamon that only people who have a valid ssh-key can login on to the server, and kicked the password option Now I've added a ...
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How do I configure SSH so it dosen't try all the identity files automatically?

I have been putting my ssh identity files inside my ~/.ssh/ folder. I have probably about 30 files in there. When I connect to servers, i will specify the identity file to use, with something like ...
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How can I make svn store clear text passwords in Debian Linux?

I am using an internal toy svn server, and svn client seems to be configured to store passwords in gnome-keyring by default. How can I disable it or at least switch to kwallet? I am using Debian ...
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1answer
411 views

I need a secure configuration for SVN server in linux that uses system accounts for authentication/authorization

I need to setup several services in a Linux VPS and want to use system accounts for managing authentication/authorization on those services. When I setting up a svn server I did something like this, ...
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1answer
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Why pg_dump 'trust' authentication fails under root and works under another user?

I have pg_dump command in cron that accesses PostgreSQL under user postgres and does not provide a password. pg_dump --username=postgres ... I have set in pg_hba.conf that user postgres should be ...
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1answer
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Why does sudo pause when I break

Sometimes I type 'sudo su - user' in linux and then realise I'm typing it from an application account rather than a user account. I want to ctrl+c to abort the password entry. When I do this, it ...
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2answers
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su: Authentication failure on Ubuntu

When I try to switch to another user from the command line using "su", I get an authentication failure, as shown below: su - otheruser Password: ***** su: Authentication failure Yet I ...
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2answers
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wget authenticated HTTP Connection Failed

First off, I am not a Linux guy, but I have to pretend to be one sometimes as a web developer. So, we have a Red Hat server and I'm using wget in crontab to run some PHP scripts. We've been doing ...
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1answer
928 views

How may I copy files from Linux to a Windows machine that is in a domain and requires authentication?

I need a command-line method of copying files from a Linux box to a Windows machine that is in a domain and requires authentication. I cannot install additional software or services on the Windows XP ...
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1answer
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How can I make subversion reset the stored passwords/users and remember my authentication credentials?

Background: I used to have everything working just fine on my fresh install: $ svn co https://domain:443/ test1 Error validating server certificate for 'https://domain:443': - The certificate is not ...
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1answer
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How do I configure NTLM authentication in Firefox on Linux?

Our IT department have NTLM deployed through the intranet servers. I've set network.automatic-ntlm-auth.trusted-uris value in Firefox on some of the Windows machines and that works fine. However ...