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Questions tagged [credentials]

Credentials are proofs of identity that are supplied to a system to obtain access to restricted rights. Usernames and passwords are the most common credentials, but smart cards, fingerprints and other biometrics are also used.

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How can I give my wife emergency access to logins, passwords, etc.?

I'm the digital guru in my household. My wife is good with email and forum websites, but she trusts me with all our important digital stuff — online banking and other things that require ...
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What is “virtualapp/didlogical”?

I was rooting around in my credential manager and found a credential for "virtualapp/didlogical". I didn't put it there, I don't recognize it and I am finding conflicting info about it. It may be a ...
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Windows 7 - Remote Desktop - multiple credentials

My home network consists of a couple Windows XP machines and a Windows 7 box. One of the Windows XP boxes is like a shared server accessed via Remote Desktop. I have an account on there and my gf has ...
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How to save RDP credentials into a file?

I'm trying to use RDP and save my credentials in a file so I don't have to enter it each time I connect. I remember doing it before and it involved changing a group policy setting. What exactly do I ...
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How to clear credentials associated with the OneDrive for Business sync app?

We are using the OneDrive for business sync app to synchronize our document libraries in SharePoint with our PCs in the office. Recently, I came across a situation when testing where I entered my ...
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Windows 10 forgets mapped drive's credentials after reboot

Why Windows 10 forgets mapped drive's credentials after reboot and how to fix it? I've seen some solutions but none of them was a fix for my problem. thanks.
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Windows 7 - Samba Shares - multiple credentials

My home setup has a Linux server which serves several shares, each with a different user & password. I.e.: public, user1, user2 I can connect to my shares individually via \\server\public with ...
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How can I find Protected EAP credentials of a wireless network stored on Windows 7?

I need to remember the authentication credentials (username/password) of the wireless network on which I am connected. There is a way to reveal those informations on Windows 7? The wireless network ...
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Google chrome asking for username and password for OWA

When I navigate to my work's Outlook Web Access site to read my emails, Google Chrome is prompting me for a username and password to the server saying: Authentication Required - the server XXXXXX....
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Is there a way to view password stored in Windows Credentials?

I have a list of credentials stored in my Windows Credential Manager. But I can't view those passwords. Is there any way to see those credentials?
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Manage another user's credentials for network access

I have a Windows account that is used for running services (ie. it's not intended that any person should log in as that account). Turns out one of the services needs to access a remote network share ...
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using keepass (or other pw tool) to fill windows credentials?

Can we use KEEPASS to auto-fill the window credential? or are there any password tool can do ít? many thanks! detail for my problem: I work a lot with some resources using window credential as log-in ...
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Windows 7 Credential manager and accessing SQL Server from outside of the domain

My SQL Server is set to use Windows authentication. If I am connected to the domain directly from my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 machine, SQL Management Studio (SSMS) will let me authenticate with Windows ...
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IT support without cached credentials?

Situation: Your CEO is working remotely via VPN and needs to install a program on his laptop. He does not have local admin rights. An admin is available to help, but attempts to enter admin ...
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How can get back the saved password in my workstation?

As you may know, when trying to connect to a remote share secured with a password, Windows may pop up an input box asking for login credentials. If I select the "remember password" option, the ...
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How do I use my current credentials with Remote Desktop?

How do I make Remote Desktop Connection in Windows 7 (Professional) use my current domain credentials, instead of prompting me for them, by default. This used to be setup, but when I recreated my ...
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Outlook 2016 prompting for Smart Card instead of Credentials

My Outlook 2016 (on Windows 10) has always been annoying, prompting me for Domain Credentials for a synced calendar (I think, or some other reason) at least 5 times a day, or whenever I click "Send/...
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Windows 8 delays asking for credentials

This problem suddenly appeared on my domain-connected machine in the past few days (no significant installs or reconfigurations that I can think of). If I lock my computer, when I go to unlock it, I ...
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Change Firefox's Remembered Passwords, Credentials

So if you've got Firefox remembering your credentials for passwords, and you know where that password file is located, how exactly do you change those credentials if you entered them incorrectly and ...
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How to add cached credentials for the Windows System acount?

I have a software build and deployment service installed on a computer. The service has been setup to run as the SYSTEM account. Since the service deploys to a number of other machines and requires ...
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Forcing a login script to prompt for credentials?

Scenario: Office is transferring from one server to another, on a different domain than is currently being used. Net use login scripts fail automatically due to improper authentication. What I ...
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Outlook defaults to incorrect network credentials

When you open Outlook (2003/2007) hooked up to an Exchange server, sometimes you are prompted for network credentials. Sometimes it is because you opened it before the network/VPN connection was up ...
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disable domain administrators credentials caching

Machines in AD (domain) do cache domain user credentials in default, and I like this behaviour, not only because it is especially useful in case of laptops. The number of last logons to be cached ...
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Outlook 2013 keeps asking for credentials when adding new account

I wanted to add an IMAP account to Office Outlook 2013 (university account) and when "Testing the account" (sending a test email) the programme keeps asking me for my credentials. No matter if I check ...
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Windows XP - mapping network drive

I have mapped a network drive and named S:\ under "My Computer". My problem is that I need to log in to the drive again when I reboot my pc, how can I fix it? UPDATE My pc is Windows XP ...
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Remove all the keys (credentials) from a PC

I gonna have to change my Windows PC with a colleague at office. I've added a few rsa ssh keys while playing around with git, github, heroku and a few others. What'd be the best way to remove all my ...
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Problems using Remote Desktop between Win7 desktop and Win8 laptop

I'm trying to connect to my desktop from my laptop through Remote Desktop. I've gotten as far as enabling it in system settings (Allow connections from computer running any version of Remote Desktop), ...
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Does Windows 7 Authenticate Cached Credentials on Startup

Problem I have a Windows domain user account that gets automatically locked-out semi-regularly. Troubleshooting Thus Far The only rule on the domain that should automatically lock an account is too ...
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XP Pro x64: Program started at boot with automatic logon behave differently after update

I have a program that I wrote in .NET to select games for mame (arcade emulator). This is a frontend. I configured in the registry an automatic logon for the administrator. In the "startup" windows ...
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Prevent windows 10 from saving zip password

It seems that windows 10 saves the password of zip folders during your login session. Once you enter your zip password once, you can access the file as many times as you want during one login session. ...
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Microsoft (VS2010) TFS and Excel - can not save credentials

When I try to open xlsx file located on TFS server using Team Explorer (VS2010 Pro), naturaly it asks for credentials; and each time I check "Remember my credentials" - but credentials remains unsaved....
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Username or password is incorrect: why not specify which? [closed]

When signing into websites or mobile applications, if an incorrect username/email or password is entered, you are almost always notified only that "the username or password is incorrect." Why is it ...
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RDesktop wrong username or password when it's the right credentials

I'm trying to connect to a Windows 7 system through rdesktop, and at the windows login I get wrong username and/or wrong password. I'm sure it's the right password. It was working before. I can ...
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how to cache credentials on Windows

I am a programmer and finance guy who is reluctantly in charge of IT, among any other more appropriate departments, at our eight person firm. I'm very new to IT, so please bear with me and assume I ...
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more than one AD User on offline Windows 7 Laptop

I have three guys sharing a laptop in a location where they will not have internet. I know that windows 7 will cache the last users credentials but will it cache the two or three? What are my options ...
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Why doesn't starting websphere application server require admin credentials?

We use following syntax to stop a webpshere application server: stopServer.sh servername -user admin_userid -password admin_password However the start command is less luminous startServer.sh ...
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Strange - ALL applications suddenly “forgot” their credentials

Even with years of troubleshooting, I'm not sure how this is even possible. Today, I logged into my Windows 7 account on my personal computer and it appears that all applications that required ...
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Run as another user, but ONLY for certain explicitly permitted programs

On my Windows 10 system, Alice is a developer/administrator and Bob is a standard user. Alice has written a set of programs for Bob to use (.bat files, and/or shortcuts that run .py files in python....
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chsh: Operation was denied because the current credentials do not have the appropriate privileges

I am unable to change my default shell in osx high sierra. sudo chsh -s /bin/zsh username chsh: Operation was denied because the current credentials do not have the appropriate privileges. ...
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Windows 8.1: How to make it forget an updated computer name?

I used to have a network share on an external Samba server named mysmb. The network share itself was accessed via \\mysmb\myshare. I connected to it from my new Windows 8.1 laptop, copied its content ...
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Service did not start due to a logon failure

My company installs and supports a third party print management software for our customers. The software requires administrative level privileges for printer/print job manipulation. To do this the ...
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Win7 scheduled task ignoring net use saved credentials

On Win7 64 Pro, I have a batch file that runs net use to map a network share from my server over OpenVPN. The batch file doesn't have the username or password stored in it, it uses the user ...
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Unable to clear out network credentials?

I live in a university dorm, so to connect the internet I am using the LAN port provided in the room. The first time you connect your laptop it asks you for credentials. After that it never asks you ...
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How to enable CredSSP

I am trying to use the -Authentication CredSSP switch when entering with PowerShell (2.0) in order to remotely launch a Script that can write to files or set up new PSDrives. I get an error when I ...
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FTP management server

I am looking for a way to establish better FTP credential management. The idea is that we have a lot of customer websites which all have their own FTP credentials. I would like to add those to some ...
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Unable to remotely schedule tasks from the command line

I'm on a Windows 7 machine, attempting to use the command line to schedule a task on another Windows 7 machine in my company's network. I have administrative-level credentials for both computers. With ...
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How can I add a network location with a space in the name to Windows Credential Manager?

My company has a backup server that has a space in its name ("Foo Bar"). I am trying to add the login credentials for this server to Windows Credential Manager, but I receive a canned error response (...
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Remote Desktop connection is ignoring saved credentials

I have an RDP (Remote Desktop connectin) file. When I view/edit the file I can see that the username and password are stored in it, but when I connect to the remote server using the file the server ...
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How to configure Windows VPN to not save *Session password?

So I have a standard PPTP VPN connection in Windows (8 or 10, behavior is the same). When I connect to the VPN, I'm using a standard username/password combination, not a Windows password and not my ...
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Is there a Windows solution for a program that relies on netrc?

I have a Perl script that works well on Windows, however one function requires the use of a .netrc file for retrieving credentials. Is there a Windows equivalent of .netrc, or other solution, on ...