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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Hotel like Wifi manager

Does anyone knows which are these systems that manages paid wifi networks and some hotels and airports? Even better, would anyone know a open/free project that would do or could be adapted to that ...
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Windows Authentication with Google Chrome

Does Google Chrome work with Windows Authentication? We have internal websites that use Windows authentication and I'd like Chrome to not have to prompt me every time I access those sites for ...
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Tell git which private key to use

ssh has the -i option to tell it which private key file to use when authenticating: -i identity_file Selects a file from which the identity (private key) for RSA or DSA authentication is ...
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Firefox in Ubuntu : how to automate basic authentication password confirm dialog

I have an Ubuntu workstation with Firefox always open on a (autorefreshing) web page protected by basic auth. At startup, I have autologin and automatic Firefox start on the page and I have saved the ...
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Why is Google Chrome not saving proxy username/password?

Is there a way to have Chrome save username/password for proxy servers, so I don't have to type them in every time I start it up?
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Problem with shared ssh keys

Following the process I've used in other environments, I've tried setting-up shared keys between my Mac and my CentOS 4 webserver. I've seen the same problem with my older Ubuntu 7.10 workstation ...
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Let Firefox automatically accept “authentication required” dialogue

When accessing sites at my work I get various "authentication required" dialogues, i.e. from the intranet proxy server. Firefox does remember the username/password but I have to click the dialogue all ...
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How can I get my router and Inprocomm IPN2220 wireless network card connected?

Problem I can not connect to my Techniclan WAR-54G router's personal wireless network via my older Acer Travelmate 2300 XP Pro laptop that uses a InProComm IPN2220 wireless network card. However, ...
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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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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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SSH still asks for password after setting up key based authentication

I have successfully created a key based auth for root user from my A machine to my B machine. Now, I created a new user on B machine, the same as on A machine, let's call him USER. I created a home ...
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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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Mirroring a web site behind a login form

Short version: I'd like to snap an offline copy of a URL which includes the full HTML+CSS+JS+images and saves them locally, keeping the structure and file content of the original site. I'm having ...
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Why is MAC-based authentication insecure?

Most wireless routers can use MAC-based authentication as part of their overall security scheme. It seems like a good idea, but I've heard that it is very ineffective, because it's easy to spoof MAC ...
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How to setup ssh, key-based (“password-less”) logins to a Linux/MacOSX sshd server via Windows, Linux, or MacOSX clients?

How does one setup ssh, key-based ("password-less") client logins to a Linux/MacOSX sshd server via Windows, Linux, or MacOSX clients? [Seeking both basic, conceptual understanding of key-based, ...
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How to allow fast user switching on a remote Mac?

Our server has been locked by a person who haven't logged out after working on it, so now I cannot access it without restart. Can I somehow allow via SSH fast user switching without restarting the ...
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Can I see the SMTP session log when Mail.app connects to an SMPT server?

Problem: I've set up a mail server using SASL authentication, and have given Mail.app (on Mac Os 10.4) the login information it needs to connect. I wrote a test message for it to deliver to my ...
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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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passwordless ssh

May be this is a repeat question, but I couldn't find any answer that works for me in the search result. I am trying to connect to a prod_host from my office_desktop_host which I have connected ...
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Trouble accessing network drives in Windows 7

Running Windows 7 Professional. I am experiecing problems accessing network drives (shares) on my local netowork. I have a LaCiE network drive - the Windows XP machine can access it without problems. ...
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generate authentication key for ssh

(1) I use the following commands on computer A to generate authentication key for ssh from computer A to computer B ssh-keygen -t rsa scp ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub B:.ssh/authorized_keys2 (a) if further ...
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Automated file transfer using challenge-response authentication method [duplicate]

Doing SCP to a remote server to put the files. While we do that, we need to authenticate to the remote server using the challenge-response authentication method where we have a separate authentication ...
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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 ...