In computing, privilege is defined as the delegation of authority over a computer system. A privilege is a permission to perform an action.

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Let a program (called by other program) run as admin without prompt

As you may know, Steam doesn't like non-admin accounts for installing games or whatsoever. In my case, I have a user in my computer that usually install a lot of games and every time I have to put my ...
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How to install Jenkins on Windows Server 2012

This may sound like a trivial question but here is what is happening: I grab the latest version of Jenkins as native installer for Windows (1.491 in my case) I set up a Windows Server 2012 (official ...
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Automatically execute bash script under the privileges of another user

Is there a way to execute a bash script under the privileges of another user (automatically)? I think "sudo" is the right way, but I don't know how to automate the process. E.g. I want to run ...
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Can't make anything other than folder in C:\ Windows 8

Since Windows XP I could make any type of file I wanted in C:. I could right click, and make a text file that I could create logs with, etc. Now, in windows 8 though, I can't make anything in C:\ ...
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OpenVPN client without administrator rights on Win7

My parents use a Win7 laptop. I have set it so that they are not administrators of the device, only I am. I have installed OpenVPN for them to access the home network resources when they are out. The ...
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How to automatically change permissions for files copied to a directory?

I would like to automate changing permissions for files copied to a directory. For example, any files copied to folder X should have mode 755, and any files copied to folder Y should have mode 700. ...
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Administrator can run a application but produces error while a administrator previllaged user can run without error

I have an application which can run as admin prevailed user without error but while administrator runs it it produces error. The input string was not in correct format-application error. I tried to ...
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How to fully stop UAC Windows 8

I have a problem, i have a Windows 8 realease Preview. I have UAC turned off always, but for test i switched UAC on (slider up) and restarted my pc, then, i turned it off (slider down) and restarted ...
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Escalating privileges of a program from guest account

Can I esclate privileges of any Windows executable from Guest account to system or administrator? Do I have to edit the registry or use some script?
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Increasing user assigned 'administrator' privileges

We've just installed Server 2012 at our workplace, which in many respects is similar to Windows 8. The issue is that a user has been created, and assigned as an administrator has a pathetically low ...
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Why do the privileges disappear in meta? [closed]

Ok, these are multiple questions, but each is so closely related to the other so I put them in one post. I am new to SuperUser, but not to StackExchange. These probably all belong in meta, but I am ...
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Open application with lowered privileges

I have a mac installer which runs as root with pre and post install bash scripts. At the end of the post install script I launch the application which inherits and opens as root. Is there a way I can ...
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Signed WinXP driver shown as unsigned for normal users

On a Dell Latitude laptop model installed in our enterprise environment the "Intel Management Engine Interface" driver is loaded and works as expected, but on the driver tab in dev-manager it is said ...
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My Account type is Administrator in Windows 8 YET I don't get full access to folders

I'm running Windows 8 Pro. My account type is of admin: And My UAC is off: Yet, I still get errors like this: and
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How do I fix error 1303 during TI Connect install?

I recently purchased a TI-84 Plus graphing calculator, and I'm trying install the TI Connect software in order to connect the calculator to my computer via the USB cable. Unfortunately, I'm getting ...
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Powershell has started running as administrator

Something unusually has happened recently on my machine: every time I start powershell, it starts with Admin privileges by default. It used to be that it would start just as my user unless I ...
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Run cmd.exe always as administrator

I have configured ansicon to display ANSI colors in cmd.exe, but it only works when cmd is run in administrator privileges. I'm also using Launchy to start cmd.exe (not only cmd). Problem is that if I ...
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Creating a file on disk partition gives error message [duplicate]

My Windows 7 is on an SSD disk, and I have HDD disk from old Windows XP divided into several partitions. When I try to create a file on one of those partitions H:, it gives me an error: 0x80070522 ...
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opening a particular application always with admin privileges

Is there a way I can open a particular application always with Admin Privileges ? I mean to say , just double click the application and the application starts with the admin privileges. I need to ...
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opening a file with admin priviliges in windows

There is a file context.xml in the path : C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Apache Tomcat 7.0.22\conf\context.xml I have to edit this file. But i am unable to do so.When i try to save the ...
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Restricting a user to access only his own tables in Oracle SQL Developer

I am confused in the permission, privileges in the SQL Oracle Developer. The user created can access all the schema/user 's tables. I want to restrict specific user in the database to access (ALTER, ...
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Creating an account/access to an VServer for a PHP/MySQL/Apache developer

I normally work with my server on my own, but now I have an external developer with whom I have never worked before. I need to work with him for a longer period of time before giving him full access ...
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Can't Delete Old Windows Directory

I got a new SSD drive for my computer, and have installed Windows on this drive. This left an old Windows directory on my old normal drive. I am now attempting to delete this old Windows directory, ...
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No rights to access C

I have a fresh copy of Windows 7 installed on my new Samsung 830 128 Gb SSD. When I copy files to or from C drive it prompts me a message if I want to use administrator privileges. For example, if I ...
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Do all my programs have owner rights to all my files?

I'm worried about all my programs having full access to all my files. Eg: My user is 'john'. I install some program, say Dropbox. Dropbox runs as 'john'. Therefore it not only has full rights on its ...
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Permissions, Rights & Privileges

I only have the privileges of a normal user on a Windows environment (XP). I would like to ask the following questions. (1) Are any/all attempts to access a log file(text) logged somewhere ? (2) Are ...
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Making upstart job redirect output as unprivileged user

I am currently making an upstart job run as an unprivileged user like so: start on started mongodb stop on runlevel [06] respawn respawn limit 10 100 env NODE_ENV=production pre-start script ...
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apache file requests and parsing

I have just run into an interesting situation at work that shot to hell my understanding of how apache2 executes php files. I was under the impression that apache2 would determine the correct file ...
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Grant MySQL user ability to create databases, and only allow them to access those databases

Is it possible to grant a MySQL user the privileges to CREATE new databases, such that they have full access to the databases they create (including the ability to DROP those databases). But other ...
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su - for some users

in a linux system with su - any user (with root password) can get root privileges. how I can restrict to some users ? // similar to AllowUsers in sshd_config
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Using a custom lib path

I'm trying to build Android on a remote trough ssh. However, I was presented with the problem: prebuilt/linux-x86/toolchain/arm-linux-androideabi-4.4.x/bin/arm-linux-androideabi-gcc: ...
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What is the difference between the Administrator account and a User account that has administrator privilage?

The Backstory Wife has a multiplayer Minecraft Server that she runs Tectonicus (a map generating program) against. Tectonicus is set up to use OpenGL (aparently ONLY OpenGL). When attempting to run ...
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ubuntu and privilege elevation in i3wm

I use i3wm (www.i3wm.org) as the window manager for ubuntu 11.10 x64. it seems that whatever piece of magic that controls elevation is not functioning properly. It's not an issue with i3wm perse, but ...
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How to enable/disable laptop's CD drive if I don't have administrative privileges

I'm working in a network company. I don't have administrative privileges on my computer and every time I want to listen to my favorite CD, I need to contact the administrator, then going to his office ...
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Cannot delete or rename files as administrator from GUI in Ubuntu

I want to be able to right click a file as superuser and delete it, select 'move to' or rename it. Basically, any of the things that I can do from the command line as a superuser. I'm logged into ...
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What are the dangers of having administrator privileges on my Mac?

I have a Mac and I'm the only user of it. I have admin privileges and I just want to know what some of the things that could go wrong are. So here are my questions: What can go wrong if I use an ...
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Prevent certain group of users from accessing Control Panel using Windows Server 2008

I can't seem to find a way to prevent certain groups of users from Accessing the Control Panel. It's either disabled for all user or none.
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How do I run a program installed by root as a non-root user?

I'm really a novice in Linux. I'm currently running an OpenSUSE version and I would like to run a program that was installed by root as a non root user. In other words, how do I configure the ...
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What is the correct way to prevent non-root users from issuing shutdowns or reboots

Let's say that you have set up a multi-seat system for use in a school or library, allowing GDM to launch multiple X sessions to run simultaneously with different users/keyboards/monitors. By default ...
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Create context-sensitive admin menus for right-click

I've got a right-click explorer menu that allows me to open a file in Notepad++, which works pretty good. Very convenient. It takes a small registry hack (HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT*\shell), but no ...
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What privileges do I need to disable network adapter in Windows 7?

From time to time my Lenovo notebook has problem to connect to wifi network after waking from stand by or hibernation. The only fix (besides reboot) is to disable and enable wifi network adapter. ...
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How to execute a command with admin privileges and access to files of the logged in user?

I have some problems understanding sudo. I am logged in on a terminal as an non-admin/non-root user. This "normal" user is not in the sudoers file (and shouldnt be, in my opinion). Now I try to ...
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Enabling auto-login removed account from administrator groups

I'm really not very good at windows (windows7 home premium in this case). I wanted to make it so my mom's new computer would auto login on boot. I followed some instructions that started with ...
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User acct security privledges: Is one's own User self acct recommended to have reduced privledges from (me) the offical Administrator acct, & SYSTEM?

Win 7 system. Four named "Users": 1. "Authenticated Users" (whatever that means); 2. "SYSTEM"; 3. Administrator (me); 4. "Users (me)". "SYSTEM" & "Administrator" have all privledges allowed. ...
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windows runas command with elevated privileges, user in admin group

I have a windows 7 user who belongs to admin group. I want to execute sc command that requires admin privileges. I DON'T want to open an elevated cmd, want to be able to simply Win+R->Enter command, ...
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Is There A Way To Allow Permanent Admin Rights To An Application In Windows 7?

I usually rar/zip files with Winrar, but today when i was archiving files on drive C:/ got this message: I suppose this is because the application does not have sufficient rights to rar/zip ...
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How to prevent dirty hands from touching my cookies?

According to my other question, it seems that my cookies are unprotected. (I should have known that as there was a time I just manually deleted cookies from Internet Temporary Files.) So to make my ...
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How to remove all privileges from a particular user

I need to create a user in Fedora Linux(15) which only has privileges to print documents. Our college issues a printer to each lab and I need to create a new user on my Fedora which only has ...
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How do I use RUNAS with the Administrator account disabled in Windows 7

My user account is an administrator account (well in the Administrator group technically). As I understand this I am always running in the standard user context except when elevation is required, ...
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change folder permissions from limited account having admin credentials

I have to assign full control to a specific folder to everyone. Until now I log on into domain with my admin account and I apply my changes. I'd like to know if it's possible using my credential to ...