String of characters that allows access to a computer, interface, system or application.

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Unlocking an ad user on a notebook disconnected from AD

my colleagues and I are facing a concrete problem with a user on a business trip. I try to describe it as generic as possible to comply with superuser's policies. Unfortunately I couldn't find my ...
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Windows 7 domain user incorrect password, can't login

I have a remote employee who works from her laptop, which is joined to the domain. The only connectivity she has with the domain is when she logs in and connects to VPN. She was on maternity leave ...
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I will not be able to log back into Windows 10 when I log out.

I changed the password on my Windows 10 account earlier today but can't for the life of me remember what I changed it to. Therefore, when I log out or turn the computer off, I will not be able to log ...
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Password changed by wife [on hold]

Forgot password and want to view log before the password reset. Wife has hanged my password and I can not get in. I don't want to reset the password and wipe out the activity log's. I am almost ...
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Windows 10 administrator issues

I only have one account on my windows 10 computer and recently set up a PIN to prevent our teen using the computer after being grounded. Now every time I try to do anything (make changes or install ...
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How can I lock a file for a period of time?

I would like to lock a file so that it cannot be accessed for a period of time. At the end of the time, I should be able to access the file normally. Is this possible?
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OSX wants to make changes. Type an administrator's name and password… Won't go away

I recently needed to add some SSL certificates to my Mac (OSX 10.10.5) in order connect to a remote service. The certificates are needed for 2 factor authentication. I have full Admin rights in OSX. ...
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Locked out of BIOS on ASUS T100TAM

I am locked out of my ASUS T100TAM BIOS. I can't even boot to windows. It only pulls up the blue BIOS password screen. Now, I have learned through research that I can enter a "rescue password" to ...
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Router wifi password encryption types and why do they matter?

up until now i've just been blindly following articles etc. to set my router's wifi password encryption type to WPA2-PSK/AES, but what does it really mean for me? does this just make it harder for ...
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How do I avoid getting prompted for a password when I run this script?

I’m using Amazon Linux. If I login as my “otheruser” user, and create a script, test.sh, with this text sleep 5 ; sudo reboot now I can login and run the script like so … [davea@mydevbox ~]$ sudo ...
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Why won't my Macbook Pro save my passwords on Chrome?

Each time I log onto a site, Chrome asks to save my passwords. I click save. And it never saves the passwords. Am I doing something wrong? Is there some setting I need to change? Thanks,
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My password got corrupted, can you help me change it? [closed]

So, I bought a Chromecast-like device from China, it's basically a MiraCast HDMI dongle and you connect your phone (or a pc) to it using Wi-Fi, just like you connect to a modem. In this device you can ...
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Windows 10 password reset after update

I updated to windows 10 from windows 7 and can't log in to my account. So I forgot my windows 7 password long time ago and have been using fingerprint login ever since on my HP Elitebook. I was ...
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mysql, tcp/ip, and passwords

I can't figure out why this is happening. My user has two accounts: ans@localhost for socket connections and ans@% for TCP/IP connections. My host name is valiant. mysql> select ...
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Install alternative operating system when supervisor password prevents boot from DVD/USB

I would like to replace Windows by Ubuntu on a Lenovo Thinkpad T440S. So here is the problem: BIOS settings prevent DVD/USB boot BIOS has a supervisor password (i dont have that one) and I cant ...
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Catch router password

I'm doing experiment with my friend and my router, forcing it's all security. Our task now it to catch login and password, when someone is logging in from a smartphone (wifi). Anyone who can help us? ...
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Set a password to a pre-hashed value in mysql

How can I set a mysql user's password using a pre-hashed password? ===== I've got a mysql database version 5.1.73 . According to the mysql documentation, in the newer versions of mysql, creating a ...
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How to reset the BIOS password on a Dell Latitude?

I need to reset the the admin password for BIOS on a Dell Latitude... I never set one but it just popped up when I tried to access BIOS.
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Pattern finding application that generates regex?

I am building rule sets to recognize weak passwords, to do this quicker, I am thinking I will take a cracked password word list from https://hashkiller.co.uk/downloads.aspx and run it through a ...
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Is there a reason to make my online account passwords strong?

This question is about online passwords only. (not encryption etc) I know it is easy to bruteforce a short password or look up a hash in a rainbow table. But considering how Google, Facebook or ...
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How to unlock an ATA password-locked HDD with an upper-case password if the BIOS accepts only lower-case?

I accidentally locked an HDD with an ATA password, trying to issue a secure erase command. It was on Linux, I entered this command : # hdparm --security-erase PWD /dev/sda So the password is PWD ...
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Bypass bios password on Toshiba Satellite C55Dt-A5106?

Soon as I turn it on it goes from the Toshiba logo screen to a blue box asking for a password. Is there a way by this or any way to get some kind of menu ? Just want the windows to load so I can ...
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How to disable/reset power-on password in Toshiba satellite laptop C55DT-A5106

I hit the power button, the Toshiba logo comes on then immediately goes to a blue screen that says I need a password. I've been looking online, and I think I need to "reset BIOS password" to start ...
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Is there an un-bypassable way to protect my bios settings?

Is there a way to protect my bios settings beyond any sort of method of bypassing? I just set a long bios password but if it as easy as merely removing the CMOS battery to bypass the password, what ...
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How to unlock an ATA-password-locked hard drive?

Something caused my laptop's hard drive to lock itself with an ATA password. Now it asks for a password I don't know when I try to boot the PC. Even the UEFI setup is no longer accessible. It is a ...
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“The user name or password is incorrect” when entering a correct password

For some strange reason, I am unable to change the password for my Windows 7. I have only one user in my system. The user has admin privileges. I am pretty sure that I know the password. If I lock my ...
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Generating the string correspondent to the passwd command

I have a protected page on my server and I forgot the password to that page. Ok, I can change that password but it will be a hassle because I have that password stored in a lot of systems that use ...
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Why Microsoft Edge (only this browser) keeps asking for password using .htpasswd on a subdomain

This only happens with Microsoft Edge. It keeps on asking me for password when signing in on my subdomain. If I use www.homepage.com/site that my subdomain is directed to it works fine. With all other ...
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Force Desktop OneDrive to Prompt for Password

I use the Windows 8 implementation of "Desktop OneDrive" to create and access files stored in my OneDrive account. My OneDrive login is also my Windows login so that when I'm using my computer all my ...
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Why does a simple user password allow root access on Ubuntu?

I have a client who I setup with a linux machine. He isn't very tech savvy, and obviously just needed a simple password to log onto ubuntu with. His username and password are something like: user: ...
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Excel won't open password-protected .ods file

I have a password-protected .ods file that was made in LibreOffice. I have since moved to using Microsoft Excel, and whenever I try to open the file I get the error message: "Cannot open: the file has ...
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How to recognize distinct validation thrown by LDAP server and flags?

We are new to LDAP server. We were able to configure the ldap server with password policies such as account lock out Wrong Password Password expired 5 times wrong authentication New password cannot ...
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Disabling Google Smart Lock but still save passwords

I use Chrome on Windows 7. Every time the browser asks to save my password it's saved in the cloud unless Google Smart Lock is off but it this case I have to reenter the password each time I log in to ...
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Getting back into windows 10 normal boot (as opposed to safe boot) without being able to login [duplicate]

To troubleshoot a problem I used msconfig to set that windows 10 should boot without loading most of the services (safe boot). I rebooted the PC and then noticed that I could not login with the PIN in ...
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script to ssh multiple servers with different password

I have a script that executes same commands on multiple servers via ssh . spawn ssh [lindex $argv 0] send "sudo /usr/sbin/useradd ytkatchen" expect "password:" send "Unix\@999\r" My password is not ...
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prevent gnome-keyring from storing vpn password

gnome keyring keeps helpfully storing the password to my vpn link. That link uses two factor and so the password changes each time, causing the connection to fail. Does network manager have a setting ...
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export single keychain item without ui

Sadly I have problems with OS X and the UI just won't load. But I have ssh access to my machine. I would like to reinstall OSX but I have forgotten my Time Machine password. It is saved in the ...
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Remove PDF password without cracking it [duplicate]

I have a PDF with a strong password (contains uppercase, lowercase letter, digits, special characters). Now I don't know what's the length of the password. All I care about is contents of the file. I ...
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Changing password on Access 2010 database

I need to change the password on a database. I have taken the following steps: I have opened the database as 'Open Exclusive' Clicked file>Input However at this stage where there should be an ...
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New Windows 10 Installation - Confused About User Accounts and Sharing

I built a Windows 10 system for the first time and am confused about my user account and what I can do with it. In Windows 7 it asks for a name and a password. And, bingo, I have a Windows user ...
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Cisco VEN501-NA access point

What is the default username and password for a cisco ven501-na? I have the login screen but I have tried several username/passwords with no luck
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Can't unlock Widows 7 domain connected pc [duplicate]

My school was giving away old broken Dell Optiplex 745s away, so after working on it for a few days, I got it to work. But when I turned it on, it was still connected to the schools domain. So when I ...
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Failed to change password to MySql (Uniform Server)

I'm trying to change the root password of the MySql and is not working, i try using the UI in normal & safe mode, the last one seems to work to change the port in Apache last time that was a ...
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Chromium: not saving password for site w/no domain

I have a development environment, so I don't have a full domain given in the URL to my development server--just a host name. My guess is this is the reason it's not saving my passwords for it. I've ...
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Can't enter BIOS password containing “!”

Yesterday, I added a password containing a ! to my BIOS. Unfortunately, the password prompt that asks for the password when you boot doesn't let you write a ! (i.e. the little * isn't added and it ...
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VeraCrypt + CLI + /password + turned off log?

VeraCrypt can be managed by CLI and bash/batch scripts on Linux/Windows respectively. However, IDRIX emphasizes that command containing password [flag /p, /password (Windows) or --password (Linux)] ...
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Does the Password reset disk created for windows work if the password is changed after creating it?

Does the windows password recovery disk work, if the password for which it is created is changed.
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Issues setting the local admin account password to not allowed to be changed

I need to be able to set a local admin account with the /passwordchg:No option in windows. I have soon found out that Windows 10 have disabled this feature and I have tried multiple different ways to ...
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Login to Windows with Teamviewer without entering Windows password

I have a PC, that runs as a server 24/7. The PC is accessible locally true Windows remote desktop and outside of the network whit the teamviewer. The remote desktop is used only by me and the ...
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How do I ensure that BitLocker can't be bypassed with a recovery key?

I want to encrypt my hard drive using BitLocker, but it requires me to create a recovery key. Now, I understand why this is important, as there may be cases where my password alone can't unlock the ...