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Authentication is the process of proving your identity to a computer. It differs from authorization, which is the process of granting certain privileges to someone.

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Is there a LastPass Authenticator web app (not phone based) [closed]

The problem The npmjs.com site wants me to enable 2FA (Two Factor Authentication) which typically requires an SMS text, or an Authenticator App that runs on your cell phone. The problem is sometimes ...
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The ssh connection does not accept the password and pubkey

I connected my remote server through ssh, which is Ubuntu. And the I updated/upgraded because it has been while since I upgraded. Then I tried to connect again on another terminal but it didn't accept ...
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dovecot oauth2 strange error

i have set postfix+dovecot to work with an external authentication server (keykloak) using ouath2 in dovecot but sometimes i get this strange error that i don't understand May 18 18:50:11 mail dovecot[...
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How to configure Nextcloud to enforce Open ID login?

I have a working instance of NC, with several MFA solutions available. I am now trying to make it work with Authelia. I configured Authelia to provide OpenID authentication and filled in the NC OpenID ...
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Google Cloud: OAuth clients in test mode that are using the OAuth OOB flow

The gdrive developers will need to make changes to gdrive, or it will stop working on 2022-10-03 (or 2023-01-31, if they request a one-time extension). I am using gdrive in order to interact with my ...
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How do you know if a code signing certificate for a file is ok?

Which things should you look out for, to indicate all looks okay, when viewing a downloaded file's "Digital Signatures" tab in Windows 10? What are the signs there may be an issue with the ...
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What to do if Fast User Switching doesn't work?

I did all the registry and group policy modifications suggested here: https://winbuzzer.com/2020/08/21/how-to-enable-or-disable-fast-user-switching-in-windows-10-xcxwbt/ But at logon it is still ...
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Why Windows Hello says my camera is incompatible with Windows Hello

I decided to use face recognition for my PC and found that the Face Recognition option is unavailable with the message Windows Hello could not find a compatible camera. After digging on previous posts ...
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Request password before sign-in through Microsoft Authenticator

There are a several Microsoft forum posts on this, such as Microsoft Authenticator: turn off passwordless sign in, and others referencing Azure which is not applicable here, but I have not seen any ...
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Why is MariaDB using localhost when using TCP?

I installed MariaDB via Nix and I am having trouble connecting via TCP. I have users such as: MariaDB [(none)]> SELECT User, Host FROM mysql.user; +---------------+-----------+----------------------...
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How to query AD within SSH key-based authentication session?

I have a PoSh script on a Windows (2019) server that I want to kick off from a simple web app (a button) on a linux webserver, so I enabled OpenSSH and restricted it to just a generic, unprivileged ...
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Proxy auto login using domain credential

I am using pfSense with squid proxy, linked and configured with LDAP to my win server 2016. Every user is allowed to navigate but I need to log urls based on username. Proxy authentication popup works ...
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How is the realm value set in HTTP basic authentication?

I have a D-Link (DCS-932L) web camera in my network. I have unpacked the firmware using binwalk and I am attempting to locate the config/file that populates the realm value but I cannot find any ...
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Two-piece mail server, working out sender_login and verified_recipient validation

TL:DR I'm trying to figure out how to get one postfix server to ask another whether a incoming email's recipient address is valid, or if an outgoing email's sender address is a valid email/alias for ...
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Send an email on a schedule: Test connection failed

When configuring a recurring email using Power Automate Cloud, more specifically, when creating the SMTP connector based on the flow "Send an email on a schedule" that one can find here ...
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ODBC with active directory password authentication using a login ID and password not configurable

The server MYSERVER holds the SQL database MyDatabase. The account MYCOMPANY\myaccount is registered for MyDatabase with server roles public and sysadmin and with permission Connect SQL granted by sa. ...
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Setting up high availability LDAP authentication using FreeIPA

I am trying to setup pfSense LDAP authentication using FreeIPA master/replica nodes. I was able to directly connect to the master LDAP server using the hostname/ip-address but when it goes down how ...
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authentication token manipulation error,password unchanged

I've been battling my Toshiba satellite with Kali Linux and the 2017 ISO file installed. After trying to update and upgrade the system, it crashed, and I tried rebooting it; then, it kept changing ...
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Authenticating as object owner to edit remote object permissions

I have a Windows 7 machine, and a remote folder I am trying to change advanced permissions on. I'm the Administrator account on the local machine, and the remote folder is owned by a remote user that ...
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Best practice for authenticated docker pulls for proprietary software

I'm running an open-core software company as an "indie hacker". Some users freely download the open source version, some other pay for the advanced version and need to be authenticated ...
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Wifi usb dongle ignores drivers/modules after reboot

I seem to have stuck. Problem is while using the wifi USB dongle from Dlink. This is the wifi dongle for which we are talking here: product link I bought a new piece and did some research on how to ...
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Remote Desktop authentication fails on Windows 10

What did I do: install Azure Remote Desktop on my Windows 10 machine (latest update) logged into my company workspace using my company MS account tried to login to my remote VM I get an error message ...
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Is it possible to set up a on premise Windows Server so that its possible to login with Office 365 credentials?

It feels like I've searched everywhere about this but I get lost in all the variants that exists. What we want: To be able to login on our (on premise) Windows Servers using our Office365 credentials. ...
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How to add a simple authentication page for static pages on a static IP

I have seen this simple authentication for websites for restricting the number of users who can access the pages. I host some of my pages on my in-house servers and I just need a simple authentication ...
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Can authentication be enabled for Command Line and Powershell access on Windows 10?

I want to avoid the possibility of a malicious USB device creating an unexpected keyboard HID, opening a command shell, and running commands. One possibility would to force authentication before ...
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Digest auth transparent proxy on Ubuntu

I'm trying to get a systemwide proxy set up to authenticate to my corporate proxy. Corporate proxy is some Squid proxy with Digest auth. I use Ubuntu 20.04. On Linux, i initially tried cntlm but then ...
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SSH asks for passphrase three times and authenticates no matter what is entered

When I attempt to SSH into a remote Linode server while using public key/private key and authentication, I'm asked to enter the key passphrase three times before it authenticates, and asks me the user ...
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Postgresql unix domain socket with password authentication

It looks like postgresql supports either of the below Use tcp (i.e. localhost:5432) with password authentication Use Unix domain scoket (i.e /var/run/postgresql/.s.PGSQL.5432 ) with peer/trust ...
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How to send ssh key to linux ssh server passing the remote user it should connect to?

I have a windows server ssh client trying to send a generated ssh public key to a linux ssh server. openssh for windows doesn't have ssh-copy-id so I found this alternative through powershell: type $...
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Default folder for PuTTY (Windows) to pickup the private key

I have a private key file that I use to login to my AWS instances everytime by opening putty -> SSH -> auth and mentioning the private key file (ppk). Is there a folder or some setting on ...
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Big Sur network login via LDAP hangs

I recently updated a computer from Mojave to Big Sur 11.6.1 on a Mac Pro (trash can) and everything went great (or so I thought). If I login with the local user account, everything works (sudo, ...
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Ubuntu: After login let user work in a container

I’m currently pondering setups for home office. At the moment I’m using my main profile on my home PC for both private and work things. My plan was to separate this into two users boldewyn (private) ...
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Why is the Xfinity SSID suddenly asking me to authenticate via a windows auth dialog?

I have been using the Xfinity wireless access point at my mother inlaws house to connect their computer to the internet for a few months now. I have a Comcast account that is current, however, when ...
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What is the criteria on which Chrome shows available certificates for client authentication

When a remote server requires a client certificate for authentication, the browser pops up a dialog to select the certificate from: it only shows a subset of certificates, I want to know on which ...
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Passwordless ssh reverse tunnel suddenly asks for password?

This has me puzzled to no end, hopefully someone can clarify. I have a local server, LOCALSRV, and remote server (Ubuntu 20.04), REMOTESRV. On the local server, I've established a reverse ssh tunnel, ...
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FIDO2 Security Key login annoyance with Windows 10/11 and Azure AD

I've a few Windows 10 and Windows 11 machines that are, like I/my account is, joined my Azure AD and I use my FIDO2 keys (Yubikey Bio and also Kensington Verimark Guards) to log in BUT I have noticed ...
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LDAP not authenticating with password in MacOs

I have a MacOS server that has LDAP and NFS. Currently, the users can login to the server by using their key. However, if they try to use their password, the user is not able to authenticate. I can ...
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Using RDS Outside A Domian With Azure

Client has asked for us to scope setting up a RDS server on a cloud VM Machine to allow certain trainee's and part time staff to access a web browser, 365 and local drive map using this RDS. They ...
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Unable to login with NIS, while NIS service is running normally

The problem I'm running several Ubuntu 20 servers and cannot login to one of them with NIS. I tried several login procedures like su, sudo -su, and ssh but all of them just hang up without showing any ...
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Outlook M365: Modern Authentication and\or Password Prompt Control

Question Is there a way to purge locally cached files and/or registry entries on Windows 10 that assist with making the single sign-on modern authentication experience with Outlook M365 work, where ...
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Securing SSH port forwarding?

I'd like to run a SOCKS server on a remote client (RC), that will receive requests (reverse-tunnel) from some cloud virtual server (VS), which will receive requests from my own local client (LC). In ...
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Kali Linux is prompting me for the password to 'Default Keyring' but I never set one?

I am trying to login to a VPN on kali linux but when I try to connect using the VPN file I have, it prompts me to unlock my default keyring, but I never set the password for it. I am using Kali Linux ...
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Is there a modern auth solution for the OAB Offline Address Book?

we find that when basic authentication is blocked at Exchange Online level, Outlook clients cannot download the OAB. We can enable the basic auth for OAB access which works, but is there a way to have ...
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Debugging HTTP 403 Forbidden when using cURL for mutual authentication SSL (mTLS)

I'm a beginner in security but I am trying to send a request to a server through mutual authentication. I was given CA pem file client cert pem file private key pem file Right now, I'm trying to ...
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Would there be any actual secure, server side way to lock away react routes?

So I don't know what I am asking is even possible but is there any way, like you can do with static HTML and CSS websites to only let a person see the "/test" route for example if they are ...
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Excel power query authenticates fine on home page but not on API

I'm trying to extract data into Excel from a rest api, on a website protected by SSO (SAML, Azure AD). When using "Get data from web", Power query authenticates fine on the base domain name, ...
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What's the fastest, easiest, or most obvious way to clear cache and cookies from a site when it just redirects you to an error on a second site?

My problem scenario is one that's played out thousands of times with only minor details varying. I am using a web browser and I click a bookmark to "https://desired-site.example1.com/". I've ...
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How can the Apache KARAF built-in Krb5LoginModule (JAAS) be application-specific?

I have an environment containing an Active Directory, a Windows client and an Apache KARAF with the built-in SSH server and a realm using the Krb5LoginModule (JAAS). What I'm trying to do is to ...
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ssh authorized_keys file location and permissions

I am confused on the permissions that ssh requires when dealing with custom authorized_keys files. For example, assuming that we have a server the following line in file /etc/ssh/sshd_config: ...
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How to prompt up user and password prompt for executable file or text file in window?

How to prompt up user and password prompt for executable file or text file in window? Want to pop up user authentication before using some program files application installed by its owner. And pop up ...
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