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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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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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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Ubuntu: limiting user account only to access his home dir

I just created new user account, but the new user is able to access all the directories structure (including other's home directories). I'd like to limit the user to access ONLY his home directory ...
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Run Flyff without elevating user to Admin or requiring Admin Password

Bottom Line: I need to set up one game on my little sister's laptop to run without requiring an admin password/account. Its the only game that seems to insist on it... so far. Detailed Version: I ...
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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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Starting services in batch file on windows 7

I have a fairly simple batch file which does just one thing - "net start myservice". This batch file gets shortcut-ed in a program group by installer so that users can simply click on the icon and get ...
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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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“login” to phpMyAdmin via different users

I want a non-techie (marketing/sales) to have access to the data I manage regularly via phpMyAdmin: without any ability to alter/insert/delete without me having to build a special ...
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Can I make a shell context action run as administrator?

I like to add a shell context menu for registering .dll files using the command %windir%Microsoft/Framework/v2.0.50727/regasm.exe "%1" /codebase which used to work fine in XP. However in Windows ...
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Windows Task Scheduler and possible permission problems

I use NirCmd (http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html) to enable me to run commands such as "power off the monitor", "mute system volume" from the command-line (and I highly recommend it, BTW). My OS ...
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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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Java Plugin a huge security risk? How to preseve Java plugin from privilege escalation?

Installing a regular Java plugin is IMHO a real security risk for non-IT people. Normally Java applets run in a sandbox and the applet cannot do anything harmful to your computer. If an applet, ...
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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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2006 inherited iMac privileges issue

I recently got my grandpa's old iMac from 2006. I made my account, made it an admin, and deleted his. I put 10.5.1 on it since it had 10.4 before. Now when I try to get the update, it says I don't ...
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Change EUID of running process

On Linux, how can I change EUID of running process from command line (provided I have root access)?
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Does Google Chrome Frame require administration privileges to install?

I have a customer of a customer complaining that the app the company I work for created doesn't work on Internet Explorer. Our customer is all using Google Chrome, but apparently the customer of the ...
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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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How do I get full administrative privileges in Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to run Windows 7 Explorer shell with Administrator Privileges by default I recently reinstalled Windows 7, and I have this issue that whenever I try to write a file ...
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How to run a program as privilege from run box in Windows 7?

I want to start an application with admin privilege from the run dialog in Windows 7, how can I do that?
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Using Command Prompt arguments to run a file (with arguments) as an administrator?

I am making the menu items called Lock for Microsoft's BitLocker. I've got it all right up to one point: locking HDD partitions requires administrator privileges. How do I use process paths or CMD or ...
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Install Silverlight for Mozilla Firefox without administrative privileges

Is there any way I can install silverlight plugin for Firefox without admin privileges? For Flash there's an .xpi extension so that I can install it on Firefox Portable.
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Ubuntu root privs installation issue

I am a fairly new Ubuntu user (and Linux user, for that matter) and I just downloaded a program whose installer was a .sh file. Not thinking, I copied the installer to an /opt subdirectory, thinking ...
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“run as administrator” in standard user account

how can I run command prompt as administrator from a standard user account? The "run as" does not appear to work, neither does the CTRL-SHIFT-ENTER trick. I think it is because I am logged in as a ...
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Is it possible to limit a root process?

I am thinking about is that possible in any way (hardware of software) to limit a root process from accessing certain resource? I know maybe there is no existing solution, but how about a super root ...
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Administrator account vs elevated privileges: what's the difference?

What's the difference between an Administrator account and elevated privileges? What types of things Admin account grants and where do you need elevated privileges? (i.e. run as administrator)
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How do I give MacPorts privileges?

I tried to install PostgreSQL server development libraries using MacPorts and got the following: Warning: MacPorts running without privileges. You may be unable to complete certain actions (e.g. ...
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How to connect to ftp, having write privilegies

I connecting to my ftp server with Finder, entering login and password. After establishing connection, i'm in read-only mode. When i connecting with some ftp clients, like Cyberduck, i can write. ...
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How do you lock specific folders in Windows 7 without having to specify user privileges?

I have an external hard drive hooked up to my Windows 7 machine, and I would like to lock a folder with a password so that nobody can access it through my computer (or any other USB-connected machine) ...
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Is there a way to find out if something is running as Administrator?

Like the question says.... I'm running Server 2008 R2 but ways to find out for other versions of Windows are welcome as well.
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List Partitions in Linux without privileges

Just out of curiosity, is it possible to list partitions in Linux without being root or using sudo?
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Moving files fails due to privileges but they seem to be OK

I am trying to copy old files from an OS X 10.5.8 to a new external HD. When trying to copy a folder I get the message: The operation cannot be completed because you do not have sufficient privileges ...
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Allowing non-admins to run programs as admins

How can I enable non-admin users to run a certain application (in my case, a script) with admin permissions on Windows XP? This would be similar to the setuid bit on *nix.
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How to run applications with elevated privilges in Ubuntu using the GUI

Is it possible to launch an application with elevated privilidges using the GUI in Ubuntu 9.04? Maybe something similar to the right-click / "Run as Administrator" in Windows Vista? For example, I ...