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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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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Why doesn't windows authentication work with host alias'?

Normally accessing a Windows share is accomplished using a UNC path e.g. \\server\share where "server" is the real hostname of the Windows machine. \\server.domain.com\share also works. However ...
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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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How to disable/setup same name and same password authentication between two windows PCs on the same network?

My Experiment I set up a simple network with two computers, both on the same work group. I created a local user 'A' with password 'A' on Computer 1. And then I created an identically named local ...
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How to get Windows 7 to auto-login a user based on presence of wifi or bluetooth device?

I want to avoid the tediousness of typing the password for my user account on the many times each day that it wakes from sleep, but I want it to require the password whenever it's possible that it has ...
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Transfer files using authentication

I have the public key with me(the pub file), for using sftp with public key authentication mode. How do i use sftp command for testing transfer file from my machine to the sftp server. For username ...
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Gitorious can not connect to Active Directory (authentication.yml)

I have set up Gitorious. With the local database, everything worked fine. All my log and configurationfiles are included. The problem is when I want to visit gitorious.localdomain when I 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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Password-less login into localhost

I am trying to setup password-less login into my localhost because it's required for a tutorial. I went through the normal steps of generating an rsa key and appending the public key to ...
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Basic Auth & Internet Explorer Automation in Powershell

I'm in the need of automating an administration task of a web application. I used Powershell and the InternetExplorer.Application ComObject to accomplish this task. The relevant part is to navigate to ...
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Remote desktop in XP?

I have enabled remote desktop on my XP SP3 system. If my friend takes remote control of my system without my permission my system is connected to him. But a few day before I got the authentication ...
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Authentication requests for HTTPS calls through an HTTP proxy

Am I right in thinking that if you have a service protected by SSL on the other side of an HTTP proxy which requires authentication that: You authenticate using HTTP sending an unencrypted (albeit ...
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getent passwd doesn't work; CentOS 7 and SSSD LDAP authentication

I installed CentOS 7 on a brand new server. All my servers get end user authentication through LDAPS on various system as RHEL5, Debian, and Solaris. I noticed there is a new layer on CentOS 7 which ...
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Emulate an LDAP-Authentication based on IMAP

Is there a way to emulate a LDAP-Server while in the background authenticate against an IMAP-Server? Explanation: I'm running some services in in our local network like Git, SVN, Seafile and ...
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Command or Batch file to see when a remote computer last authenticated to the network

I am trying to clean up my AD OUs and have some unpingable computers. So I was wondering if there was a command I could run to find out when the last time those computers last authenticated to the ...
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Sign in with Mongo shell without having password shown?

How can I sign into the Mongo shell without showing my password? Everything says to either use mongo -u user -p password -authenticationDatabase admin or mongo > use admin; > db.auth('user', ...
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Mozilla Thunderbird HTTP Authentication

I set up Mozilla Thunderbird on Windows 7 Enterprise, and I set my main page to my own site. (Which requires HTTP/1.1 authentication). Before I even have an HTTP authentication window (displayed for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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VNC Locking Up After Authentication Failures

I have VNC server set up on a Mint machine and need to have 1 or 2 users access a program on the server. It's all working except that the port is getting NUMEROUS attempts to login to VNC from all ...
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How can I share a folder that needs credentials to view the contents on different workgroups/domains

I would like to share a folder on my personal laptop so I can access it through the network in my work environment but would like some form of authentication so that not just anyone can view the ...
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Login to site with Windows Authentication through a browser other than IE

When I try to access my company's web application through a browser other than IE, I am getting a Windows Authentication error: "Database connection failed for COMPANY\USERNAME. Login failed for user ...
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How to connect to a computer on LAN using some other account then earlier used?

I have 7 computers on the LAN in a small home office, and one of the computers PC01 has data that will be accessed by other users. Till now, all I had to do was share the relevant folders with ...
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ssh: authenticate only with rsa key

I am setting up ssh from OS X to a Ubuntu virtual machine (Virtual Box). I tried to set up key-based authentication, following the instructions here. Now there is a problem. When my VM server is up ...
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SSH: What is the difference between RhostsAuthentication and RSAAuthintication?

What is the difference between RhostsAuthentication and RSAAuthintication? Can anyone give a small example on both of them? If we want to use ssh without password? Which method is more prefer and ...
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Windows 7: network file sharing password

I'm sharing some files between two Windows 7 computers but, even though I checked the "Turn on password protected sharing". At the same time turned off the "Homegroup" function and checked the "use ...
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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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Time Machine over network using incorrect realm for kerberos authentication

Question: how can I influence the kerberos realm that Time Machine, or more specifically NetAuthSysAgent, uses? Time Machine backups over the network are failing on OS X 10.7 / 10.8 clients except ...
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Mac OS X and root login enabled

I am running OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8, and I've enabled root login through Directory Utility. It has a password. I get an error when I try to ssh root@localhost. ssh -v root@localhost OpenSSH_5.2p1, ...
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Moving the Google Drive Application Data

I'm trying to setup google drive to work on my university's lab computers. The set up we have uses a virtual disk and a dummy user. Whenever a user logs in, windows is preloaded with a fresh image and ...
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Web authentication using LDAP and Apache?

I am working on a project of setting up a web administered inventory database for my work (or if they don't want it then i'll enjoy learning about it) and hit the problem of allowing only authorized ...
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OSX AFP authentication

I've enabled file sharing (AFP) on my iMac so that I can access it via our MacBook. I've also created a directory ~/shared/family that I have shared to specific user accounts. When I use the Finder ...
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I'm periodically getting a Windows Security login dialogue - How can I tell what's causing it to appear?

I've just switched on a PC for the first time in several months, and I'm periodically getting the following Windows Security dialogue box prompting me for a Username / password: Now, the server ...
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Firefox plugin or addon to show authentication negotiation details

I would like to see all the authentication communication between Firefox and a web site, similar to what curl -v shows. Is there such a thing?
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PPTP is allowing any username – even blanks?

I have a PPTP VPN server on my network. I have setup the username and passwords for clients in the chap_secrets file. However when testing with any username or even a blank one, the server accepts ...
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Auth failed running command from shell script

I try to run following command from shell script: svn checkout http://url/ --username user --password password --non-interactive --no-auth-cache . It fails always with following error: svn: ...
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home network - user authentication and internet restriction

I have a home network (using a WRT54GL). I have 1 wired desktop, 4 wireless laptop/desktops and a Tablet (Android). I want to be able to restrict internet access based on specific users. Some of ...
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Cyberoam authenticated network only allows browsers to connect to internet, not any other application

I'm accessing my college network (which is protected via Cyberoam) via Wifi, and I need to authenticate to the network using my ID in the web browser. Once done, I can access internet with the browser ...
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How I can disable 'basic authentication' access methodology on firefox 3.6?

I want to disable in Firefox 3.6.12 the basic authentication access schema. Is there a way to disable this kind of basically insecure authentication schema and allow only non plain/text ...
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VPN authentication and MAC addresses

I have to set up a VPN (various clients connecting to a web service on a server, which is also the VPN server) and I want to make sure that no user will share his/her credentials with third parties. ...
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how can I access router system files?

I want to access my router's files but I don't know how. I own BaudTec router. I tried \\192.168.1.1 , it asks for username-password I gave the same as when I login router web interface but I couldn't ...
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SSH error 114 when connect with FinalBuilder 7

I'm testing FB 7 and try to connect to my Mac OS X Snow Leopard machine. I can connect with paramiko (python SSH library) but not FB7. The only thing I get is: SSH error encoutered: 114 I try ...
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I cannot log in to some sites after I've reinstalled Windows

How do you think, what can be the problem: I'm 100% sure that I input correct login and password but I cannot to pass authentication on some sites (not all). I have a sony vaio laptop and I've just ...
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can't ssh from mac to windows (running ssh server on cygwin)

I set up an ssh server on a fresh windows 7 machine using the latest version of cygwin. Disabled the firewall. I can ssh into it from itself, from a different windows box (using winssh), and from a ...
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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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Windows 8 login screen doesn't have username saved

My login screen is different from what I see from other Windows 8 and does not have my username/profile picture automatically saved. Here is an example I found online (first green image on the page ...