Credentials are proofs of identity that are supplied to a system to obtain access to restricted rights. Usernames and passwords are the most common credentials, but smart cards, fingerprints and other biometrics are also used.

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How can I give my wife emergency access to logins, passwords, etc.?

I'm the digital guru in my household. My wife is good with email and forum websites, but she trusts me with all our important digital stuff — online banking and other things that require ...
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Windows 7 - Remote Desktop - multiple credentials

My home network consists of a couple Windows XP machines and a Windows 7 box. One of the Windows XP boxes is like a shared server accessed via Remote Desktop. I have an account on there and my gf has ...
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What is “virtualapp/didlogical”?

I was rooting around in my credential manager and found a credential for "virtualapp/didlogical". I didn't put it there, I don't recognize it and I am finding conflicting info about it. It may be a ...
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Windows 7 - Samba Shares - multiple credentials

My home setup has a Linux server which serves several shares, each with a different user & password. I.e.: public, user1, user2 I can connect to my shares individually via \\server\public with ...
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Google chrome asking for username and password for OWA

When I navigate to my work's Outlook Web Access site to read my emails, Google Chrome is prompting me for a username and password to the server saying: Authentication Required - the server ...
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Manage another user's credentials for network access

I have a Windows account that is used for running services (ie. it's not intended that any person should log in as that account). Turns out one of the services needs to access a remote network share ...
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How can get back the saved password in my workstation?

As you may know, when trying to connect to a remote share secured with a password, Windows may pop up an input box asking for login credentials. If I select the "remember password" option, the ...
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Windows 7 Credential manager and accessing SQL Server from outside of the domain

My SQL Server is set to use Windows authentication. If I am connected to the domain directly from my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 machine, SQL Management Studio (SSMS) will let me authenticate with Windows ...
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Change Firefox's Remembered Passwords, Credentials

So if you've got Firefox remembering your credentials for passwords, and you know where that password file is located, how exactly do you change those credentials if you entered them incorrectly and ...
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Forcing a login script to prompt for credentials?

Scenario: Office is transferring from one server to another, on a different domain than is currently being used. Net use login scripts fail automatically due to improper authentication. What I ...
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Outlook defaults to incorrect network credentials

When you open Outlook (2003/2007) hooked up to an Exchange server, sometimes you are prompted for network credentials. Sometimes it is because you opened it before the network/VPN connection was up ...
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using keepass (or other pw tool) to fill windows credentials?

Can we use KEEPASS to auto-fill the window credential? or are there any password tool can do ít? many thanks! detail for my problem: I work a lot with some resources using window credential as log-in ...
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Windows XP - mapping network drive

I have mapped a network drive and named S:\ under "My Computer". My problem is that I need to log in to the drive again when I reboot my pc, how can I fix it? UPDATE My pc is Windows XP ...
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Problems using Remote Desktop between Win7 desktop and Win8 laptop

I'm trying to connect to my desktop from my laptop through Remote Desktop. I've gotten as far as enabling it in system settings (Allow connections from computer running any version of Remote Desktop), ...
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XP Pro x64: Program started at boot with automatic logon behave differently after update

I have a program that I wrote in .NET to select games for mame (arcade emulator). This is a frontend. I configured in the registry an automatic logon for the administrator. In the "startup" windows ...
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How to clear credentials associated with the OneDrive for Business sync app?

We are using the OneDrive for business sync app to synchronize our document libraries in SharePoint with our PCs in the office. Recently, I came across a situation when testing where I entered my ...
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Windows 7 - Group Policy - Allow RDP Credentials to be Saved

Im trying to use RDP and save my credentials in a file so I dont have to entire it each time I connect. I remember doing it before and it involved changing a group policy setting. What exactly do I ...
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more than one AD User on offline Windows 7 Laptop

I have three guys sharing a laptop in a location where they will not have internet. I know that windows 7 will cache the last users credentials but will it cache the two or three? What are my options ...
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Why doesn't starting websphere application server require admin credentials?

We use following syntax to stop a webpshere application server: stopServer.sh servername -user admin_userid -password admin_password However the start command is less luminous startServer.sh ...
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Strange - ALL applications suddenly “forgot” their credentials

Even with years of troubleshooting, I'm not sure how this is even possible. Today, I logged into my Windows 7 account on my personal computer and it appears that all applications that required ...
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Unable to clear out network credentials?

I live in a university dorm, so to connect the internet I am using the LAN port provided in the room. The first time you connect your laptop it asks you for credentials. After that it never asks you ...
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How to enable CredSSP

I am trying to use the -Authentication CredSSP switch when entering with PowerShell (2.0) in order to remotely launch a Script that can write to files or set up new PSDrives. I get an error when I ...
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FTP management server

I am looking for a way to establish better FTP credential management. The idea is that we have a lot of customer websites which all have their own FTP credentials. I would like to add those to some ...
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Windows 7 tool to create desktops under different user account [closed]

At the moment I am looking for a tool that could be described as a cross-over between Desktops and NetExec. I'm convinced actual power users here will have fond memories of NetExec when it was still ...
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Microsoft (VS2010) TFS and Excel - can not save credentials

When I try to open xlsx file located on TFS server using Team Explorer (VS2010 Pro), naturaly it asks for credentials; and each time I check "Remember my credentials" - but credentials remains ...
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How do I use my current credientials with Remote Desktop?

How do I make Remote Desktop Connection in Windows 7 (Pro) use my current domain credentials, instead of prompting me for them, by default. This use to be setup but when I recreated my active ...
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Is it possible to force a credential check every time a network share is opened in Windows 7?

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate and I have mapped a network share to a drive letter. The first time that I open the share, I am prompted for login credentials as expected. I do not select the ...
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Cannot log into laptop when remote “…cannot log you on now… domain… not available”

OS: XP sp3 Normally, when users in my office check out laptops, they connect the laptop to the network at their desk and log in using their credentials. Then, when they are out of the office and ...
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Can I trust online app that store my credentials? [closed]

I'm an happy user of the xmarks service and I use it to store and share my bookmarks and my password across my computers (home, laptop, office). I'm also quite happy of Amazon one click buy system: I ...
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Data Source Credentials issue with Excel PowerPivot

I am using Excel 2010 with PowerPivot. I am trying to go to the Query Editor. When I click on Table Properties, I get a password prompt: The problem is that I don't know the password and when I ...
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Windows 7 keeps asking for WIFI credentials

If I want to log onto our WIFI network, Windows keeps asking for credentials. After many connection attempts (and sometimes some reboots) we finally manage to connect. Then the connection usually ...
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Domain credentials not working on Windows 8.1 after reboot

On my new Windows 8.1 laptop installation, I can log in with my domain credentials when on the office/domain network. After hibernating the laptop and taking it offline I can still use my domain ...
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Unable to change username [duplicate]

I'm unable to change username in windows 7 home premium. Even if i change it in control panel, the old name appears in command prompt and also in c:\users. Is there any solution for this?I tried ...
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Does Windows 7 Authenticate Cached Credentials on Startup

Problem I have a Windows domain user account that gets automatically locked-out semi-regularly. Troubleshooting Thus Far The only rule on the domain that should automatically lock an account is too ...
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Remove all the keys (credentials) from a PC

I gonna have to change my Windows PC with a colleague at office. I've added a few rsa ssh keys while playing around with git, github, heroku and a few others. What'd be the best way to remove all my ...
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Is there a way to view password stored in Windows Credentials?

I have a list of credentials stored in my Windows Credential Manager. But I can't view those passwords. Is there any way to see those credentials?
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How to access server folders from one account using credentials from another account

We are running Windows Small Business Server 2011 (which is really Server 2008 R2) on a Windows domain network with Windows 7 clients in an office setting. Each user's local My Documents folder on ...
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Username capitalization [closed]

Is capitalization of user-name important? In what scenarios it is, and why? (can it be changed locally) I am thinking about difference between Win Xp and Win 7,8, and Wi-Fi connection?
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Where are my sharepoint credentials stored in windows and how do I delete them?

I have opened a word file from my online Sharepoint account (office 365) on my local computer using office 2007 word. Now I have the file listed in the "Recent Documents" list in word, and I can open ...
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How safe is my Windows 8 Microsoft Account? [closed]

In earlier version of Windows (Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7), my various secrets are protected with RSA encryption: encryption file system saved credentials IE passwords ...
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Unable to remotely schedule tasks from the command line

I'm on a Windows 7 machine, attempting to use the command line to schedule a task on another Windows 7 machine in my company's network. I have administrative-level credentials for both computers. With ...
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Current user (not admin) appears in “Run as Administator”

When I try to run some program as administrator, I always get dialog box asking me to choose user and type password. But I also get it with normal user, say, George. Moreover, I have logged in as ...
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Windows 7 Cached Credentials - No Logon Server. Can't Log In

I recently transferred my domain controller over to another Windows 2003 server. The old one was retired and disconnected from the network. I have since found that I can no longer log into my laptop ...
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Attempt to connect to wireless internet at home and i am asked for User Credentals, nothing I enter works

I just got a new modem and am trying to connect my windows 7 desktop to the new wireless connection. I had no issues on the three previous connections I have used, but for some reason when I click on ...
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How do I run a program as admin without entering user credentials?

You're probably going to say DUPE! but that question's answer is specifically for a batch file command while mine isn't I have a domain that is running a program on all computers (Win7 and XP). In ...
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How can I add a network location with a space in the name to Windows Credential Manager?

My company has a backup server that has a space in its name ("Foo Bar"). I am trying to add the login credentials for this server to Windows Credential Manager, but I receive a canned error response ...
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Remote Desktop connection is ignoring saved credentials

I have an RDP (Remote Desktop connectin) file. When I view/edit the file I can see that the username and password are stored in it, but when I connect to the remote server using the file the server ...
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Windows 8 delays asking for credentials

This problem suddenly appeared on my domain-connected machine in the past few days (no significant installs or reconfigurations that I can think of). If I lock my computer, when I go to unlock it, I ...
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Is there a Windows solution for a program that relies on netrc?

I have a Perl script that works well on Windows, however one function requires the use of a .netrc file for retrieving credentials. Is there a Windows equivalent of .netrc, or other solution, on ...
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How can I obtain login credentials for ISPs that have WiMAX publib access points?

I'm using a computer that is connected to an SSID named "xfinitywifi". I'm almost positive that it is a public wimax access point, but I don't think that information is relevant to this question. ...