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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What is required to make sure no plaintext password is on the wire between an Apache web server and an ActiveDirectory server for LDAP authentication?

At my work, I have a rather stubborn IT person who is extremely against adding services to our central SBS installation (which means no SVN, no internal web server, etc.) As a compromise, I convinced ...
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How to avoid logging in at every turn

We are using a virtual machine to do all our work. I have to log on to it as domain user, which is not a local admin on the virtual machine. IT department gave me a local admin user. Almost ...
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Captive portal : external splash page specs?

Captive portals - like in restaurants, hostels, airports, ... - are detected by OSes. When detected, OS displays a browser-like windows (~popup). (Generally in order to ask for authentification, ...
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When a subdomain considers me logged out while I'm logged into the main site, why does clicking a login link instantly log me in? [on hold]

Like if I'm logged out on battlelog.battlefield.com, but logged in on origin.com, as soon as I click LOG IN, it instantly performs the login without me having to enter my username or password. What ...
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How to tell git which private key to use?

ssh has the -i option to tell which private key file to use when authenticating: -i identity_fileSelects a file from which the identity (private key) for RSA or DSA authentication is read.  ...
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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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Integrating PyCharm 4.5.3 with Asana [migrated]

Does anyone know how to integrate tasks from PyCharm CE 4.5.3 with Asana? There is an integration plugin (actually pre-configured generic REST API plugin) available. I followed documentation on ...
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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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Windows Enterprise Authentication without Domain Binding

Is there a method for authenticating a windows 7 enterprise installation against a local KMS server without removing it from its workgroup?
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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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Authentication working with partial password

I have a 13 character long password and my system is allowing me to authenticate with only 8, why? I have no clue at all, so please give me some guide on what to add to my question, for instance ...
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Is there any solution for University User Login Authentication for Internet access?

To access internet in campus, students are given username and passwords. It's needed to authenticate for every 8 hours. If any download in process, then the download fails. Need to authenticate ...
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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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Kerberos and LDAP complex relationship

I have problems understanding the relationship between LDAP and Kerberos (Conceptually). I understand LDAP as a directory service, and Kerberos as an authentication service. We also know that LDAP ...
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Which cookie is the Google's Two-Factor Authentication related cookie?

Every time I start up my browser (palemoon [i.e., firefox]) I have to use the two-factor auth to log in. I figure this is due to the fact that I have the browser clear cookies on exit, which I want, ...
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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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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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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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How can I instruct curl to reuse credentials after it followed a redirect?

I know that curl can follow redirects (the -L argument), and I know that I can provide credentials to a request (-u username:password), but I want to use both all the way down the redirect chain. How ...
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Full Disk Encryption with Two-factor Authentication for Ubuntu: How?

Background Information I'm a Linux newbie recently weaned off Windows. I'm currently using Ubuntu 11.04 without full disk encryption. Only my home directory is encrypted, and with eCryptFS. Lately, ...
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How may I copy files from Linux to a Windows machine that is in a domain and requires authentication?

I need a command-line method of copying files from a Linux box to a Windows machine that is in a domain and requires authentication. I cannot install additional software or services on the Windows XP ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Subversion: Authentication failed with AD

I have installed SVN 1.7.2 with Apache 2.2.22 on a Windows 2008 R2 64bit server. Our company users AD for user auth for all apps, so I am trying to setup svn user authentication through AD as well. ...
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Firefox 31 keeps asking for Proxy Authentication

I read a lot of questions through the internet about this, but I didn't find any one that worked for me. In Options>Advanced>Connection I have chosen the Manual Proxy Configuration, I have entered my ...
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Too many authentication failures for *username*

I have a hostgator account with ssh access enabled and when trying to upload the generated .pub key file with this command: rsync -av -e "ssh -p2222" /home/user/.ssh/key.pub ...
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How do I configure SSH so it dosen't try all the identity files automatically?

I have been putting my ssh identity files inside my ~/.ssh/ folder. I have probably about 30 files in there. When I connect to servers, i will specify the identity file to use, with something like ...
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Why is Windows Authentication not working Locally but working Remotely?

I've run into this issue on various Windows Servers: When logged into the server, IIS Windows authentication through a browser does not work for either Windows Auth or Basic Auth. I have several ...
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Confused on troubleshooting ldap and krb5

I read a fair amount of the functionality of ldap and krb5 and how they work in unison. So in a nutshell. Krb5 do the authentication and ldap give the information and who can access what. My ...
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Can't login on server using ssh [Too many authentication failures]

I'm not able to login in the server. I keep getting this error: Received disconnect from 128.238.182.77: 2: Too many authentication failures for bmpasini It happened to me before and I solved by ...
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SSH Private Key File Won't Work (Permissions Error)

I keep an SSH private key file on a separate USB thumb drive (encrypted), but when I try to use it to connect to my remote host I get an error: ...
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Multi hop SSH with certificate on bastion server

I have this situtation: my local machine a login server (with token implementation) a set of machines accessible only with another authentication from login server (token implementation too) this ...
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Logging login events on my Windows 7 desktop OS to a file

I suspect someone is login into my computer when I check event viewer. Is it possible to have a script on windows 7 to record every login onto my windows 7 desktop pc?
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Prevent Fake E-Mails with Postfix

I have a secure and almost-properly-configured SMTP/Dovecot server running, but I do have a problem. As it's currently set up, anyone (who has valid credentials) can send e-mail from any address in ...
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How do I log out with HTTP Basic?

Browsers rarely make it easy to log out of a site once you've logged on with HTTP Basic authentication. How can I do this? (This form of authentication is rarely used on the public web, but the ...
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Why must I use sudo for ssh public key authentication to work?

I cannot ssh from my computer (OS X) to my raspberry pi (ubuntu mate), unless I use sudo. I am using a public/private keypair to authenticate. The appropriate public key is added to the ...
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How to tell ssh not to check authenticity of the connection host?

I regularly have to connect to hosts behind multiple VPN networks and providers, addressed as either 10.0.0.* or 192.168.*. That is, each VPN network is free to reserve either of those ranges when ...
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How can I convert a domain controller account to local account for forensic analysis?

I am doing a forensic analysis of a Windows machine that has multiple local accounts but have a domain controller or active directory account. I can analyze the files of the user because the files are ...
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Can I get Google Authenticator as a stand-alone hardware dongle?

I'm setting up Two-Factor Authentication for our small office that will be used to log in to the corporate web site. The TFA is used via the Google Authenticator app that works great, except for a ...
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X509 certificate that can only be installed on a particular machine

Is it possible to create a certificate that will not install on a machine other than its intended one? (Using some hardware fingerprint embedded into the cert?) Or alternatively, is there a way to ...
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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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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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Why is email spoofing so easy and authentication not required? [closed]

At some point my e-mail was hacked, and my address book was obtained. Since then, every once in a while I get random messages from people saying that my account was hacked again — when in actuality ...
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Nginx auth_request fires multiple times, why?

I have a simple proxy which requires an auth_request subrequest for authentication. Authenticated users are then proxied to an s3 url to download a file. What I am seeing however is it appears the ...
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Sharepoint site and Excel files often prompting for login when accessed from corporate network

Since about one month ago a number of users have been experiencing problems accessing a Sharepoint 2010 system we have hosted externally. They are prompted to enter their login details when accessing ...
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Passphrase when creating authentication keys for SSH server

It's clear to me why I would use a passphrase on my clients authentication keys, but what's the purpose of a passphrase for my server authentication keys? I've read trough a tutorial, where the ...
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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 ...