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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Private/Public Key Authentication for Windows Remote desktop

Does anything exist for Windows RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) that is similar to SSH (in Linux) Public/Private key authentication (Instead of leaving normal password authentication open)? I'm finding ...
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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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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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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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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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Do all LDAP servers have anonymous access?

I need to configure programmatic ldap authentication in an application. But I'd rather not hardcode passwords anywhere. So it would be very convenient if ldap servers all have anonymous access for ...
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Should I use PAP, CHAP or MSCHAPv2 for inner authentication on eduroam?

There are countless instructions on how to connect to the eduroam network from various universities and research centres. They tend to differ in the recommendation regarding the inner authentication ...
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Wifi with CAS Authentication

I want to set up an access point for my student organisation providing to our members only network access, thus i would like to get them authenticated through our CAS System. The hardware that i have ...
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Two-Factor Authentication for Microsoft Office Document

I have a particularly sensitive Microsoft Office document on my computer (Excel Spreadsheet). I have password protected it, but to feel truly secure, I would like set up two-factor authentication for ...
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Reproduce the /etc/shadow passwords

I am trying to manually reproduce a /etc/shadow password hash from the plaintext password and the salt. Let's take as an example the following shadow entry: user:$1$/M$5GK8.h6z8o0WQLEOWC.YI/:16764:0:...
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Errors installing Drywall

I am trying to install drywall and I am getting many errors C:\Users\zach\Desktop\Node.js\drywall\node_modules\bcrypt>if not defined npm_con fig_node_gyp (node "C:\Program Files\nodejs\...
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Restrict access in apache except for one URL when using “master file” and mod_rewrite

I successfully applied basic authentication to my entire website but now I want to make an exception for a specific URL pattern. From what I understand, I can use the directive but so far, it isn't ...
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change login time/date on Linux

Is it possible to 'backdate' a login time on a Linux server by changing the date? For example, I just ran lastlog on one of my servers and included in the expected records was this: root ...
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lxqt polkit asking for root's password when account is locked

pkexec asks for the root account's password. But the account is locked, it doesn't have a password. Therefore it fails. It's easy to change this behavior in gksu. I don't know if I just suck at using ...
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LDAP configuration is not working for redmine

We have a set of ubuntu machines which authenticate using LDAP. I have installed redmine application in one of the ubuntu machines and configured using the redmine ldap configuration. It seems to go ...
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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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SVN per repo authentication

I have several repos and have set a password for all the users in /etc/apache2/dav_svn.passwd with htpasswd command. I would like to set per repo authentication for every single repository. By the way,...
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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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CNTLM for Windows stopped working

I have Windows 8.1 64bit and CNTLM version 0.92.3. It was working perfectly on my machine before it stopped working 1 week ago. The service still starts correctly but when i use cntlm proxy this ...
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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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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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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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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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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 (...
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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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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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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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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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Use Jenkins plugin in tuleap when Jenkins use LDAP Authentication

I want to use Tuleap(Jenkins/hudson plugin in tuleap) and Jenkins with ldap Authentication by default when i disable Jenkins Authentication every thing work and integration is ok but when i activate ...