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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Is there a tool to manipulate pg_hba.conf programmatically (if not what comes closest)? [closed]

I'm looking for anything above the level of programmatic file manipulation, a command or a python library. There seems to be no alternative to editing the file (assuming that ...
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How to mitigate IP fragmentation attacks before reassembly when authentication information is available?

I'm trying to filter incoming traffic to high bandwidth, low latency network, to mitigate DDOS. The incoming traffic is custom UDP (I'm setting the protocol specs so I can force IP headers if ...
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Deploy PAM system-auth file from Configuration Server (Spacewalk)

I have my pam.d system-auth file set up correctly on a laptop to set password complexity requirements. If the contents of the file are copied directly into the /etc/pam.d/system-auth location (or the ...
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Firefox - display basic authentication settings

Is there an option or other means in Firefox that will indicate whether I am authenticated to a given site via basic authentication? E.g., I visit my webserver and login using basic auth. I would ...
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Why chrome not able to authenticate proxy even after supplying password

I am facing this rather weird issue: with proxy. In my organisation we are using proxy. What I am able to do: I am able to connect to internet using IE 9. I am able to connect to internet using ...
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Github: How to use SecurID desktop application for two factor authentication?

Can the SecurID desktop application be used for two factor authentication on Windows or Mac? I don't have a phone and would like to use it, and it seems like it should be possible from some posts ...
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How to authenticate to a VM using Vagrant up?

Authentication failure during Vagrant Up, while vagrant ssh and ssh vagrant@localhost -p2222 works I would like to execute a shell script using Vagrant at boot. Vagrant is unable to Authenticate, ...
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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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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 foo@bar.com into ...
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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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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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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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Why 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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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 have Samba use user/password which exists in Linux (passwd,shadow file)? In the smb.conf, there is a line that says Samba to use tdbsam for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Cannot access Samba share from Windows 8, but I can in Windows 7

I´m trying to connect to my Samba share in my QNAP NAS from a Windows 8 client. The name and password are the same both in the Windows client and the NAS server. I got an authentication error, so I ...
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Changing to superuser failed, but root access. (Ubuntu)

i am running Ubuntu 12.04, relatively fresh, only samba 4.2 with dependencies installed. After changing to root, there's is warning "Access is denied", but then Access is given: adminuser@pc:~$ sudo ...
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how to make ubuntu send sms via connected gsm mobile phone each time false login attempts are made?

how can i make a system running ubuntu send me sms alerts? i want that as and when any intruder tries to login to my system [which is running ubuntu 12.04 LTS] a sms alert should sent on a pre fixed ...
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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 ...