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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SQL Server ODBC authentication errors

I'm trying to connect to a SQL Server 2008 database from a 3rd-party application through an ODBC connection. I am having success when the ODBC is set up with Windows Authentication but not when it's ...
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IIS 7.5 Windows Authentication Not Working in Chrome

On a new installation of IIS 7.5 I have setup Windows Authentication on my Intranet. The providers I have used are 'NTLM' and negotiate in that order. This works fine in IE and Firefox but in chrome ...
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Automatically use saved proxy authentication on Windows

Is there some method to prevent Windows (or the browser) from popping up the proxy authentication dialog every time I open a browser? Surely there should be some setting to use my user name and ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 - How to change login screen to allow login to active directory domain

So, I have an Ubuntu 12.10 machine that has been joined to an active directory domain. However, when the machine turns on and I am presented with a login screen, I cant just type DOMAIN\user. All ...
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Firefox on Ubuntu repeatedly asks for password with HTTP authentication

I asked this on Stack Overflow and it was suggested that I ask here instead. I have tried searching for this but nothing I find quite matches my issue. My wife and I run identical setups. We both run ...
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Can't ssh into ec2 box (permission denied) - ECDSA issue

I launched a AWS community Ubuntu 12.04 desktop ec2. I added the host to my ssh config with the identity pem key file to ssh into my ec2. I got the authorized keys public key file from my ec2 and ...
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Linux bootup only with USB dongle

I am currently trying to figure out if there is a way to make Linux only boot if a specific USB dongle is present in one of the USB ports. I tried to find a solution on the internet but couldn't find ...
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How to configure pam to use with two different passwords?

Goal: I want to configure pam to use regular user password (pam_unix.so) and extra password. (with success only when I type both passwords correctly and deny (pam_deny.so) in case I type only one ...
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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 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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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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Kerberos failure emergency: need to filter a Wireshark capture to show only Kerberos and SPNEGO traffic

I am attempting to troubleshoot a serious Kerberos authentication problem on our SBS 2003 domain (none of our Windows 7 or XP workstations can authenticate). We have logged failed Kerberos ...
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Allowing authenticated access to a site without giving credentials to the local users

I'm administrating a company where we have a single account with a service website and we would like users to be able to access that website as if they were authenticated with the company's account. ...
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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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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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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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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 can I set up an http proxy that does its own basic auth on mac os 10.8.5?

Background Info: End Goal: Perform Gerrit code reviews in Rubymine rather than on Gerrit's rudimentary web interface. I attempted to connect with the Gerrit IntelliJ plugin with no success. I ...
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Sync Center: Connecting to a synced remote folder

Before enabling Sync Center on a remote folder, when I clicked a link to that folder Windows asked me for login details and once I entered them I got to access the folder. Now I've enabled Sync ...
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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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Bradford Dissolvable Agent not completing scan, application unexpectedly stops without error or report

I've been trying to connect to a network that uses the dissolvable agent to scan and OK your computer. The scan gets to around 70% ish, I think the last notification is that it's searching for AVG ...
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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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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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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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How do I change or add a user for BIOS fingerprint reader in HP pro book 6540b

I have a HP pro book 6540b with fingerprint reader. I recently re-installed windows 7 (full hd wipe). I was planning on giving the laptop to my wife. But, before windows even starts to load the user ...
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Automate Interactive method of authentication for file transfer

Interactive method of authentication There is a server A and Server B Server A is the File Transfer server It has the files stored in it and we issue command scp admin@IP of REMOTE ...
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mr.google.com at email header

Some email headers show : Received-SPF: pass (google.com: domain of //////////@gmail.com designates 10.180.106.10 as permitted sender) client-ip=10.180.106.10 X-Received: from mr.google.com ...
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Postfix auth with username containing an at sign?

How can I configure Postfix so that a user sending an email can authenticate with a full email address containing an at sign (@) and a TLD, such as "info@mydomain.com"? Currently my "info" account is ...
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ssh into localhost - password for private key

My goal is to be able to ssh into localhost on my remote linux machine (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64). I have a private key that on my local Windows that I use in putty to access that remote machine. On 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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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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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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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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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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Chrome & Firefox keeps asking for proxy server authentication

My company's intranet proxy server is manually configured with a certain port(8080) and address(proxy1.xxx.com). But Chrome and Firefox browsers keep asking me for proxy server authentication every ...
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Authenticity of host can't be established; can I add a key or something?

So I get this message sometimes when SSHing to my home machine from my work machine: The authenticity of host '172.20.60.172 (172.20.60.172)' can't be established. RSA key fingerprint is ...
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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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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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Windows auth default domain prefix

Is there a way to change default domain prefix (DOMAIN\Username) when entering the username in windows auth prompt? I have a machine out of domain and I need to enter just username and password ...
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Poderosa SSH returns “user authentication failed” when using the right password

The company I work for has instituted 2-factor authentication (PIN plus RSA token) to some servers. The account I am using is not enabled for that (so I just type in a password), but I can't ...
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Logging in using my old account on windows

My old user was accidentally deleted by my network admin. Luckily, I had the local copy of the user folder which still has all my data. When my account was recreated on the domain, my windows spawned ...