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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Tortoise SVN v1.66 - authorization failed: Could not authenticate to server: could not parse

So a co-worker is having an issue with connecting to a SVN repo over HTTPS. Here are the details: OS: Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SVN Client: Tortoise SVN 1.6.6 x64 So, whenever he connects (via a ...
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Chrome - Why am I automatically authenticated to a web app even after clearing browser cookies?

I am accessing a web application using Chrome. If I sign out of the app and clear all Chrome history/cookies/etc (even Flash cookies which are now handled by Chrome in the same Clear History area) ...
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Evidence of website content

I would like to save the current state of a publicly available website as (non legal) evidence in a fairly authentic way. Is there a website/application for this? Like they store the MD5 hash of the ...
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SMTP authentication error using PHPMailer

I am using PHPMailer to send a basic form to an email address but I get the following error: SMTP Error: Could not authenticate. Message could not be sent. Mailer Error: SMTP Error: Could not ...
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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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Ubuntu cant login as super user Authentication failure,for a previously accessed password

i cant login as super user using su command ,previously it was successful and i am sure that password is correct,previosly there was an issue by changing file permission of www folder and i follow ...
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LDAP vs local authentication?

I have many servers over 50. earlier we were using that LDAP authentication. Now we have decided to go to same username needs to be authenticate locally on server rather than LDAP authentication. ...
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Configure CNTLM for proxy requiring basic authentication

I am using the Windows 8 Release Preview, but most of the apps aren't working for me, as my institute's LAN connection is proxy based, that requires basic authentication. I need help in configuring ...
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530 authentication problem in Windows Live Mail on Windows 7

I get following message when trying to send an e-mail bu: 530 authentication required How do I resolve this problem? I'm working on Windows 7 and trying to use Windows Live Mail with my ...
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How do I use an SSH public key from a remote machine?

Setup The public keys are set up on a Macbook. I can do a passwordless push to github and a server (iMac) on the local network. The Problem I know the keys are partially setup correctly, because I ...
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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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Block brute-force on server with http auth behind cloudflare proxies

My server is behind Cloudflare proxies. I have configured simple http authentication to restrict access to some server resources. I'm trying to block brute-force attacks on http auth with fail2ban. ...
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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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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 ...