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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Check If a script is executed as root?

I have a script that requires root privileges. I have to execute it either via sudo or from an account with uid 0 (e.g. root). If the script is not executed with sufficient rights then I want that ...
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How can I use a proxy server, without installing any software

I'd like to use a proxy when I browse websites for example. But I've no administrator-privilegs to install any software. Is there a way to use a proxy(for example the google-proxy) without the ...
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How interrupts and privilege levels work?

I'm trying to get a better understanding of how interrupts work (both hardware and software) and the privileges that go with them. If we use the NIC as an example. When the OS creates the IDT, does ...
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Set up minimal user rights

I'm going to run highly dangerous executables in Windows XP residing inside virtual machine. Due to a large amount of dangerous executables, I can't restore VM to snapshot after every run of an ...
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Windows 7 elevated privilege window not appearing

I have identified a very big problem that I have seen referenced by other posts in some programs, but usually work-arounded. It is as simple as you trying to execute an application you have ...
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How do you turn off Aero Glass on an underpriveleged account?

The computers at my university all have the Aero Glass theme enabled which makes many things unresponsive. The student accounts here have reduced privileges (no control panel, no accessibility ...
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User privileges LDAP scheme

I needed to create a user (it's already created) in my LDAP schema and want to give privileges of reading/writing to that user like if they were the admin but just for a specific subtree. The thing ...
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How can I know if an application reads my hardware fingerprint?

I would like to know (for security and privacy reasons) if a certain Windows 7 desktop program actually reads my hardware fingerprint including hard drive serial number, CPU serial number, or any ...
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MAMP PRO can't be used by non-admin users

I have MAMP PRO set for a Mac's admin user. But other users want to use it too. How can it be done? When a normal user try to open MAMP PRO, it shows a message saying that it needs administrator ...
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How do I grant permissions to an installer (no “run as admin” mode)?

I'm trying to update my Tortoise client but when I run the file (I'm logged in as an administrator), the process fails because it can't write to .../bin directory. When I right click the mouse, ...
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How do I configure my application to run as administrator automatically?

I have created a patch file with an executable inside of it using Winrar SFX feature. After executing the SFX file and the extraction ends up, my executable file will never run because it doesn't have ...
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mysql how to fix Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost'

Before I screw up something, when login using $ mysql -u root -p , and show databases, +--------------------+ | Database | +--------------------+ | information_schema | | mysql ...
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Giving privilege with expiration in Windows 7

I have asked this question in security.stackexchange.com, but I was unable to get anything useful. So I am re-posting it here. In parental control I can restrict the games, applications, and also set ...
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Running unidentified developer Applications as a Non-administrator

I am used to Windows but recently got a macbook air (OS X) from school and want to make it full featured without having to reformat, reset/recreate admin, etc. They have it restricted and you are not ...
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Enable a user to have superuser privelages locally but with password input

Is there a way to have user privelages that would normally require superuser privelages, WITHOUT USING THE TERMINAL? I'm thinking like a dialogue that pops up when your trying to access a folder/file ...
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Limit Linux Debian user privilleges

Hi I need to create user on Linux Debian that can only access /usr/src/xxx catalog and use screen command to run server. Could you help me with it? I would be really thankful. Have a nice day!
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Windows 8 privilege issue [duplicate]

I'm trying to delete some folder on windows 8 but I can't he show this message You should have administrator privilege to delete this folder my Windows account is admin and i got all privilege on this ...
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Is there Windows 7 Run as Administrator fix for Outlook?

I have excel 2010 report which has a script that runs automatically emails report via outlook 2010 but it will only work if I have Outlook open via right click and Run as Administrator. Is there a ...
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Users and group membership

My server is installed by my provider with a default user (root and another user, lets say here johndoe). I lack some experience to know if everything is well set. Let's say I add the group admin. ...
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symlinks for admin users on Windows

On Windows you can create symlinks either if you start the programm, you want to create a symlink in (e.g. cmd), as Administrator. or if you give your user/usergroup the permission to create ...
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Emit upstart events as regular user

I want to create a situation where something unprivileged user does (via SSH) triggers an event that causes an upstart job do perform some action. The activities rely on filesystem changes, so I ...
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Give Apache and Account User File Writing Priviliges

I am using OS X Mountain Lion for web development. I am running the built-in Apache server. Now I need to allow the PHP script I am running to write in a directory. But if I chown the directory to ...
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can t install iTunes - privileges for system services

While I was trying to install iTunes, and more specifically Apple mobile device support, it says: "Verify that you have sufficient privileges to install system services" Can you help me? I got ...
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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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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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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 [closed]

I only have the privileges of a normal user on a Windows environment (XP). I would like to ask the following questions. Are any/all attempts to access a log file (text) logged somewhere? Are any ...
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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 ...