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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SSH public key authentication error

I'm trying to ssh to a remote machine using a private key file: id_rsa, however, I'm getting the error: $ ssh -v -i id_rsa user@remote [...] debug1: ssh_rsa_verify: signature correct debug1: ...
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Chrome not asking for proxy password

I told Chrome not to save my proxy password, thinking that, this way, it would ask me for the password every time I launch it, but this is not happening. How can Google Chrome authenticate me even if ...
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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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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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/var/log/auth.log not logging failed ssh attempts

I'm trying to go failed (either incorrect username, password, or both) on my server. I changed /etc/ssh/sshd_config from # Logging SyslogFacility AUTH LogLevel INFO to # Logging SyslogFacility ...
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How to automatically supply username and password for proxy authentication?

Some applications don't provide interface to enter username and password for the proxy, hence, can't connect to the network/internet. Is there a way to save the unsername and password somwhere so ...
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Configure OpenSSH to use a non-windows account for authentication?

Is there anyway to configure OpenSSH to use a non-windows account for authentication? I want to create a kind of virtual user, where I can login with credentials I've created specifically to login in ...
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OpenVPN AUTH failure, but login data is correct

I installed OpenVPN on both windows 7 and ubuntu 12.10. In both cases I have the same problem. I have a .ovpn file and a .crt file which I need to connect to the vpn. I also have a username/password ...
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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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Is there any way to create a non-keyboard user authentication method on Windows 8?

Now that Windows 8 supports touch screens, is there some third-part software or even an embedded function on Windows 8 that enables a non-keyboard based method (gestural for example) to unlock a ...
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Sync Users over small home network

I have and run a small home business and I would like to setup my network better; I have to find a way to manage users across my 6 Windows laptops. They all have Windows 7 home/pro. Connected to a ...
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change smart card logon icons to two different icons

We have two accounts mapped to our smart cards, a regular user account, and an admin account. When logging in with our CAC, the logon icons are the same for both, and people are getting confused and ...
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Authenticate Mac OS X Mountain Lion against EL6 OpenLDAP only succeeds for ssh

I'm having an issue with mountain lion authenticating against a CentOS 6 openldap/krbkdc server. I can ssh into the macs in question and I am issued a ticket and all autofs mounts (like the homedir) ...
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How do I use my keyfile to sftp transfer data from one server to another

I cant scp, the other server only takes sftp connections. Currently, I am trying to do sftp jay@server.name.com:/files> put -r ~/ -i keyname does not work, just resolves with illegal option -- ...
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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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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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Metro Apps on Windows 8 aren't working with static IP behind auth proxy

In Windows 8 Professional, Metro Apps and Windows Update do not work with static IP settings behind authenticated proxy server. They work with DHCP on the same proxy settings (we have DHCP for wifi ...
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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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How does Google two-auth factor work?

I'd like to turn on Google's two authentication factor on but first I'd like to understand how it works. Specifically I'd like to use the Google app for smartphones (btw I checked the FAQ and this is ...
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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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Access Restricted File Server

This might be a silly question, but with my inexperience I am not sure where to start looking. I want a file server that would first authenticate a user and check that the user is permitted to access ...
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Basic Access Authentication on IIS whose website root is on a Samba (Ubuntu) share

I've got this configuration: Ubuntu 12.04 hosting a directory tree full of files to be served by a webserver VirtualBox running WindowsXP Service Pack 3 with IIS XP and Ubuntu are connected to ...
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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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Changing login icon of finger print

Is it somehow possible to change the image that's beeing showed, when finger print authentication is enabled? I'm talking of this image.
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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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scp ing to several destinations with one password without public keys

I hope this isn't a duplicate question, I did do some research on this before posting. I have several directories locally, which I need to scp over to several remote machines (1 dir per remote ...
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Google chrome proxy authentication dialogue timeout

I am on a network that uses LDAP proxy for authentication based on a username and password. Whenever I start Google Chrome, it pops up with a proxy authentication dialogue, but the dialogue ...
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Firefox proxy authentication

I am using Firefox (Version 12) behind a proxy to access internet in a Windows XP computer. If I type in a wrong password at the proxy authentication prompt it will lock out my user account. Can this ...
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Can't access Workgroup Computer

This is a weird one. Essentially I have a standard Workgroup at home, several PC's, and on each machine, the Administrator account unlocked in lusrmgr.msc. Password set the same for each PC so I can ...
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Can I set up multiple accounts on DD-WRT?

I want to set up multiple accounts on DD-WRT (accounts meaning, username-password pairs). Specifically, I want one to be used primarily for remote web management (though there is no reason to restrict ...
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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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Installing Trac on Windows Server 2008 R2, under Apache 2.2 and NOT USING IIS?

Trac is a python-powered bug-tracking and project-management app. According to Trac's wiki, there are several options for installing Trac, a standalone server (tracd), or under a dedicated webserver ...
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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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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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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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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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Can you prevent users from modifying dreamweaver templates?

Everything I read about Dreamweaver Templates says that the author sets the Editable Regions of the template and then users can only edit those regions, not locked regions. But what prevents a ...
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Having trouble setting up Subversion with LDAP authentication

I am trying to setup an SVN repository using LDAP authentication. I have configured the SVN authentications in dav_svn.conf as outlined here: ...
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The server 127.0.0.1:3128 requires a username and password. The server says : cntlm for parent

I have just installed cntlm on my new Ubuntu 12.04. In configuration file etc/cntlm.conf, I inserted my network configure like below: Username: myUsername Domain : myDomain Password: myPassword ...
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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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Crontab Error Emails: Set Sender to Root Using -f

For a crontab entry in this format, */1 * * * * /usr/bin/php /app/<userid>/command --flag='value' I see this message emailed to <userid>@host (and view via mail) at one per minute: ...
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Connecting Adium to Google Talk with a 2-factor authentication account isn’t working

Anyone else having this problem? After turning on 2-factor authentication on my Google Account I stopped being able to log in through Adium (Mac IM client that uses Pidgin’s libpurple for IM). ...
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Make Apache call a script to test for authentication?

I want to limit access to certain directories served by Apache. I want the client to have to type a username and password, but then I want Apache to take the username and password that the person ...
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Freeware Local Proxy for Proxy Chaining with HTTPAUTH

I am looking for a freeware local proxy to perform proxy-chaining with HTTPAUTH. To explain my situation: In my workplace I am forced to keep switching between several internet-connected apps, and ...
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Teamcity nuget feed http authentication

Nuget feed by team city is working perfectly but there is a strange problem. Local IP (http://192.168.xx.xx:9999/feed/../): Listing through browser works Accessing packages through Visual studio 11 ...
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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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accessing a machine locally without network auth?

I have a machine that probably used LDAP or something for auth on a network but im trying to login to manage the system but cant seem to login even after doing a reset of the administrator password. ...
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How to create a Windows 7 fileshare that requires NO authentication

This almost seems like a silly question, and yet I can't find the combination to keep the safe open. I am trying to create a fileshare on a Windows 7 Pro workstation. I want NO authentication ...
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Where to supply Authentication details to the Network Proxy (Central Proxy) on Fedora?

My system is running Fedora 16 and I live in a campus where we use LAN to connect to the Internet. And for this, we use an http proxy with authentication (username & password). I tried putting ...