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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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How does certain applications bypass UAC for a non-administrator user in Windows 10?

I created a new user account on Windows 10 whose type is "standard user" and in which the User Account Control (UAC) setting is set to "Always notify". To test the privileges, I ...
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How to add Privileges to Process?

Using Process Explorer tool, we can see the privileges held by a running process. But how can we change these privileges, for example SeLockMemoryPrivilege, without having to run the program on behalf ...
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Give all users of a group ability to rm, cp, mv, edit, etc files into or out of a directory

so I've created a directory that will be used across multiple users at /SharedDir. This shared directory is currently configured as such. drwxrwsrwx+ 6 root group 4.0K Mar 23 20:40 /SharedDir No ...
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Windows 10 Pro: Various issues with missing privileges

Our company received two Dell OptiPlex with Windows 10 Pro preinstalled from a contractor. While trying to install a certain Commercial off-the-shelf software, we were experiencing strange issues ...
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How to enable Win-key command followed by ctrl+shift+enter for Administrator privilege elevation on Windows 10?

On Feb 9, 2022 out of the blue the shortcut to elevate Administrative privilege by typing a command from Win-key followed by ctrl+shift+enter stopped working on all my laptops and desktops running ...
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GPO: Run batch script as local administrator (NOT system) during system startup

This might have been answered before, but I was unable to find a clear answer to my specific issue. I'm trying to run a batch-script that will trigger installation of a custom written Windows Service ...
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Change default position of "camera shared" marker on Firefox

On Firefox, a marker appears at the center in the top border of my screen whenever an app is allowed access to the camera. Are there any config options of Firefox which would allow me to set the ...
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Do Windows services have elevated privileges?

If I create a service with nssm using nssm install, does that service run with admin permissions? If so, how can I revoke that?
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active directory Domain Admin has no rights on Windows 10 PC

my Windows 10 PC is part of a Windows 2016 Active Directory. I have a regular unprivileged user and and a second user with domain Admin rights. The regular User is used for the Windows Login etc. The ...
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Backup (SeBackupPrivilege) and restore privilege(SerestorePrivilege). for domain user

How do I verify the if the domain user has backup (SeBackupPrivilege) and restore privilege(SerestorePrivilege)? I tried added the domain user to backup operators group. But Whoami /priv command ...
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Can't Get Admin RIghts

I created a local account (admin) and guest account on my windows 8.1, and then I made that new local account administrator and myself became a standard user. NOW, when I start my computer and come to ...
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What does " /bin/sh <$(tty) >$(tty) 2>$(tty) " mean?

I was looking at the GTFOBINS page for the at command and saw this command (last command in that page) echo "/bin/sh <$(tty) >$(tty) 2>$(tty)" | sudo at now; tail -f /dev/null for ...
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Unable to run admin privileged CMD.EXE even from User belonging to localgroup "Administrators"

Unable to run admin privileged CMD.EXE even from User belonging to localgroup "Administrators". Steps to reproduce: Open cmd.exe as admin. Add user admin with password admin like so: net ...
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Error When Installing Truffle To MacOs Device

I am trying to install truffle to my MacOs device but there is an ongoing issue that I couldn't figure out. It seems permission issue. Here is what I tried: I modified priviliges of my current user: ...
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Switch users on network shares

I have 2 issues that are driving me crazy. I have a NAS on my home network, to prevent ransomware attack I created two accounts: user_ro and user_rw that can respectfully only read, or read+write. Let'...
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Assigning user privileges on Synology DSM

I have multiple shared folders on my Synology: Family Photo Video Now, I have several users: Peter, Andrew, Margaret. I would like Peter to have access to all the shared folders. Andrew should have ...
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How do you set a scheduled task that can run a program in the foreground as an administrator, triggered by any user?

For context incase I am looking at this wrong: I'm working on building my little sisters a computer with RGB and the GUI will only launch from an Admin account. I do not fully trust them with ...
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Is it possible to add specific restrictions to an application that requires administrator privileges on Windows 10?

I have seen people say that giving applications high privilege levels can be pretty dangerous. However, is it possible to allow an application to have administrator privileges but simultaneously ...
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How to run systemd user service with multiple Unix groups? (LDAP provides group membership)

I have a systemd user service which needs to access a folder owned by a Unix group which is inside another folder owned by another Unix group. "Others" do not even have read access. The user ...
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Is there a way to share games between computers on same network and how do I disable asking for admin permission to run an app? [closed]

My friend opened a cyber cafe and it's a pain in the ass installing games in each pc, games like fortnite and call of duty 80+gb is taking a lot installing on all pc, is there a way to install all ...
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Is there a difference between running a CMD script from an administrator console, and right-clicking-"run-as-admin"nning it?

We have a cmd script on a server which we access through a UNC path like \\machine\some_path\x.cmd. (Specifically, it is a wrapper around a customized cygwin installation with the goal to have ...
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Always reject UAC prompt for a specific program

In Windows 10 (Enterprise, version 2004, build 19041), is it possible to always reject UAC elevation prompts for a specific application executable? This is for a legacy pre-installed internal ...
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Who gives permission to installing kernel-level software?

Recently there's been some discussion about anti-cheats in video games that run at kernel level in the users' computers to ensure no cheating software is being run. My question is: "who" in ...
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Disabled SIP on mac won't allow me to modify permissions settings in /SYSTEM/Library

I am trying to add a file in /SYSTEM/Library. I've restarted the mac in recovery mode. Ran csrutil disable in Terminal. Logged back in and tried to copy the file in /SYSTEM/Library only to be denied ...
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Run openvpn as non-root user

I'm trying to run openvpn server within podman unprivileged container. Openvpn needs to be able to manage network interfaces (i.e. create tun interface, assign IP address to it, bring it up). On my ...
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how to demote user privileges to run a script

I would like to run a script, started by snmptrapd, as a regular user. Looks like the traphandle directive in /etc/snmp/snmptrapd.conf runs the indicated program as a privileged user (root:root). The ...
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sudo asks password although there is nopasswd parameter [duplicate]

I edited the sudoers file like below: myuser ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL newuser ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL There is no another line that contains "myuser" in sudoers file. But ...
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Understanding elevation of non-administrative (!) users

1. Introduction Probably everybody knows that administrator accounts have a split token (provided UAC has not been disabled). That means that if you log in as a member of the Administrators group, ...
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Using PowerShell on command line to start a server with admin privileges

I have an agent.exe, when run with Windows PowerShell, starts a server on port 18383: > powershell -Command ".\agent.exe" ⇨ http server started on [::]:18383 Above command, pops up a security ...
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Understanding privileges and permissions - Security

Recently i downloaded one software that is "protecting" the folders by hiding them. The software is https://fspro.net/my-lockbox/ I opened the cmd as administrator and i thought that i will recover ...
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Can not remove folder in program files directory. Changing permissions doesn't work

I was installing CoDeSys. I downloaded the installer executable file, which seems to be a MSI installer. Followed the steps in the installer window, and at the very last step a progress bar is shown. ...
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Can not start MariaDB service on windows 10 machine although I have full admin rights

At work I have to use Windows 10 for the first time and I am having a hard time starting a service. I downloaded the latest version of MariaDB as a .zip from the official homepage at: https://...
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MySQL Workbench * could not be fetched

I set up a MySQL Server on a Ubuntu machine. I added a user A with only access to one Database 'B'. If I log in with it in MySQL Workbench, it shows me: Tables could not be fetched Views could not ...
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Make a user account on Windows 10 a full admin without lusrmgr.msc

I know how to create an admin-privileged user account on Windows 10 with lusrmgr.msc, but can't find how without.  What other way(s) are there of doing this?
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Explain Windows 10 Virtual Account (service acc) permissions

I am trying to run a PHP-CGI in a low-privilege Virtual Account (Win10 Pro). How is this (See screenshot #1) possible? I am running a PHP-CGI service, under a (Virtual) Account NT Service\PHP. The ...
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Remove a file that resists deletion with admin privileges (Gamespy Comrade)

I had the program Gamespy Comrade installed in my PC by Steam as parts of the requirements for some video game that I'm not using anymore. Gamespy has folded in 2013 and the program hasn't been ...
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View / backup files and folders when running as administrator without changing permissions on them

I'd like to archive a windows.old folder off of my system to save space but don't have permissions to some of the folders in it, even when running as administrator or when running as system (using ...
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How can usual user access to /dev/sda file

My OS is Debian9 and I need use command smartctl in my script to get some hard drive info. But due to usual user have some special environment variable, I can't execute this script by sudo. So I ...
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Delay privilege separation in openSSH

This question is about delaying the privilege separation in openSSH. This is what I have learned from: Privilege Separated OpenSSH Monitor process spawns unprivileged process for network processing (...
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Enable Always Ask Before Opening this Type of File in Windows 10

I recently downloaded and wanted to install whatsup app on my pc. But when the exe file started with prompt to run it or not i mistakenly unchecked "Always Ask Before Opening this Type of File" :/. ...
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FTP user privileges

I need to create a user, who will be used solely for uploading files to FTP server on my windows 10 machine. Which user rights assignments and security options shall I give to this account in secpol....
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Unable to grant privileges to user in mysql

For some reason, I've had all of my privileges revoked on my user account for MySQL. I can't even allow myself to reset any of my privileges. I also don't have root access, so I feel I'm in a deadlock....
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Which computer needs SeRemoteShutdownPrivilege to shut down a remote system?

Say, if I want to shut down a remote computer 2 from my computer 1 using a tool like shutdown.exe. I keep reading that this requires SeRemoteShutdownPrivilege. What I am not clear about is which ...
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Is it possible to gain administrative rights under a domain in W10 while having local admin privilages?

I'm still trying to get the hang of Windows accounts under a DOMAIN but i have some security questions. From my experience it seems that in a machine local users and domain users are completely ...
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Sudoers Command

I can't understand the difference in this two command's USER ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL AND USER ALL=(OTHERUSER) NOPASSWD: ALL Can anyone explain the () change? Thanks
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Same cmd command returns different results for different users

I am typing this same command from two different accounts: query process <process name>.exe /server:<server name> From account A, it returns the list of processes on the server as ...
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Would a reg command run from a batch file require admin perms?

Would something like: reg add HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ /v %keyname% /t REG_SZ /d "%expath%" require administrator privileges to be able to execute from a batch file?
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Windows time service configuration update by non-admin user

I want to configure Windows Time Settings as a non-administrator user and without using an elevated command prompt. I gave permission to user to change the system time from User Rights Assignments. ...
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Install a PortableApp from paf in a system with limited privileges. Handle it locally

I have a PC with Win 10. I do not have admin privileges. I can run PortableApps, and use its launcher. To "install" new apps I can do it from the PortableApps app installation menu. Now I mean to ...
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Which Linux capability is needed to write to a device?

I set up Home Assistant in a Kubernetes container. It needs write access to the /dev/ttyACM0 device on the host computer (i.e. the computer that runs the container). It works if I make the container ...
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