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Questions tagged [privileges]

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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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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Using SSH authorized keys to roll out privileged file update across a LAN?

I've got a server that from time to time automatically updates a set of privileged files (eg, certificate keys, configs etc). It needs to save those files on other systems on the LAN. I know roughly ...
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Let IIS AppPool shut down computer from web

I am trying to let the local computer be shut down through the web service hosted by IIS. I have an IIS AppPool called "Foobar", so its full string would be "IIS AppPool\Foobar". This Application ...
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Process Explorer doesn't show all privileges

Win7 x64 Enterprise, Process Explorer v16.20. On a process' Security tab, only a few privileges are listed instead of three dozen as it should: I doesn't matter if I run Process Explorer elevated or ...
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How can I give AHK priority for device input?

I'm using AHK to remap some keys.  For instance, I have Alt+K remapped to ↓ (down).  This usually works fine. But in a few programs, specifically TexStudio, it appears that AHK doesn't have ...
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how running a program elevated [closed]

I have two computers, say A and B, both running Windows 10 , build 1709,and having : current User only in Local group "users" with Local Administrator Account : enabled UAC : Enabled Printer ...
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MSYS: syncing local time with NTP

I have a Win10/MSYS2 installation on a VM. The VM is mostly "suspended" (paused via the hypervisor). So when the VM is unpaused it has the wrong time (from before the pause). The idea is to run a ...
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How to allow users to execute a script without revealing protected information

Given that the root user has some credentials (say, an API key) set in an environment variable, and given an unprivileged user John, how can I let John execute a script that uses said API key without ...
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Protect a Python file and still make it executable [duplicate]

I'm writing a little Python program with a main.py and a packet called backend. Now I want to protect the packet from accessing it but make it usable from the main.py with a normal user like AppUser ...
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Mobile account losing admin privileges in macOS if disconnected from domain

I am able to join the Mac to the domain and the mobile account created fine, also able to administrate the Mac using the domain accounts. But if I disconnect the Mac from the server or if the Mac ...
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Is it dangerous to give an application administrator privileges in Windows 10?

I am using a 3rd party application for personal use. As I have issues with it I contacted the tech support who told me to launch it with admin privileges. As far as I know it is quite dangerous to ...
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Why I have a partition on “staff” and one on “wheel” group?

I'm just curios. I understood the difference between "staff" and "wheel but why one is on "staff" group? I have 2 drives in the same Macbook Pro, one is an SSD (Macintosh SDD) and one is an HDD with 2 ...
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Execute a Windows process with lower privileges [duplicate]

I see many threads here about how can a software be programmed to ask for administrator privileges on Windows, but in my case I have a software installer that runs with administrator privileges and, ...
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Limit privileges of a systemd service to a minimum

I am writing a systemd service file for fai-monitor (8). This daemon listens on a single port, receives TCP connections, and writes a single log file with interesting information. To reduce the ...
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Windows logon script launch service

I want to create login script (win 10 pro) that would star/stop synergy service on logon / logout for specific user. Problem is that "net start synergy" give access denied 5, since it is not ...
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in AD can we give admin access to a particular installed application

In AD can we give admin access to a particular installed application.i dont want to give the admin privilege to the user for example i have installed visual studio if we are not giving the admin ...
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Privileged ring concept [closed]

The privileged ring concept is implemented by intel in its hardware. In Intel's developers manual there are around 15 instructions that need for sure ring 0 to execute . In OS-books and other ...
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How to get Admin privileges to Application Support folder to create Symlink?

I want to have all of Apple Logic’s sample and loops on an external drive with a Symbolic Link in /Library/Application Support. I’ve done this before on a different Sierra system, and had no problems, ...
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Make process commandlines invisible to other users

Operating system is Windows 10 Professional or Enterprise. By default, I am able to view the commandline for processes spawned by other users and also the command lines of system processes (using ...
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How to prevent one administrator from disabling the account of another in Win10

I need to prevent any admin account from disabling the built-in administrator account. If this is possible in Win 10, please help.
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How to list all Privileges held by a Process?

Using Process Explorer tool, we can see the privileges held by a running process. A running process might delete the privileges, and hence effective privileges held by the process would be less than ...
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Access denied to external drive for one desktop

I have a Samsung G2 external USB 2.0 drive. It works fine with most Windows 7/10 machines, yet for some reason I cannot really use it with one Windows 10 desktop. Anything I try to do, I get an error ...
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How am I able to shutdown the system when I don't have SeShutdownPrivilege

Users in Windows can be granted various privileges Privileges determine the type of system operations that a user account can perform. An administrator assigns privileges to user and group accounts....
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command on startup ask for admin password

I have written a plist so that launchctl runs a specific command at startup. I works as expected, except by the fact that it asks me for the admin password which I would like not to have to write it. ...
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(Windows) Need to limit access to one program [closed]

I have a program written in Python. Its something that would be "distributed" to only a couple people. But the code is pretty valuable to me. Is there a way to give out laptops that will only give ...
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Windows: how to bind to <1024 port as standard user?

I was wondering if there was a way on Windows to bind to a <1024 port as a standard user? I am aware that this requires Admin privilege but can I approve the request with Admin but run the actual ...
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Users with admin privileges were on domain, local user has no admin privileges. What now? [duplicate]

I have a laptop and it was using my company's domain. I went home, created a local user with no admin privileges (dumb me). Now I'm stuck, I can't acess my old domain user because it gives me the ...
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Standard user that can enter users into a local user group windows 7

I want to know if it is possible to give a standard user the rights to add users to a specific local users group on a windows 7 pc This group has the right to log on locally and we want the equipment ...
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Windows 10 Home Edition Scheduled task won't run with admin privileges

I have attempted to create a scheduled task to start the w32_time task when I log on, since my windows installation - seems to want to ignore that real dst settings for my locale when I reboot - and I ...
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.NET c# service running as LocalSystem alters ProxyServer in registry, but browser's won't notice until (re)start

I have a .NET c# service running as LocalSystem on Windows10 64bit. It's job is to alter the "ProxyEnable" and "ProxyServer" values located under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\...
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Check if an app is running as admin

How can I check in Windows if application is launched with administrative privileges? I see no corresponding column in Task Manager.
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FTP - Change folder access by user connected

I'm trying to block the access for some users to a certain folder to avoid the possibility of someone that isn't the administrator of the website changing the content or even deletes the content of ...
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What linux capabilities are necessary for DRI (Direct Rendering Infrastructure)?

Background: I'm looking to create a docker image that can run opengl. To do that I followed the steps found here, which worked like a charm. The issue is that the instructions recommend that ...
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Windows 7 standard user with time limit but install/run admin rights, like in the old LAN Caffe's

How can i limit the time spent on a computer for a standard/administrator but also give him the possibility to install software without the UAC prompt? Context: I'm trying to limit the time my ...
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Does a process with CAP_SETUID and CAP_SETGID can always gain full root privileges?

If I have an executable file with CAP_SETUID and CAP_SETGID set inside xattrs file’s attributes. Will I get full root privileges if such executable call setuid();setreuid();setresuid();setfsuid() with ...
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Windows ten Comanche 4 issues

I am trying to play Comanche 4 (2001) I have installed but whenever I try to play it says "please login with administrator privileges and try again" how was do I solve?
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Applications that require privilege escalation don't ask for password and don't run

I recently upgrade my machine from Linux Mint 17.3 to Mint 18.1 (by completely formatting and installing from clean). I got pretty much back to a good state - with one exception. When I had 17.3, if ...
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Setting “Run this program as an administrator” changed to allowed for all users, but it doesn't work

There are several programs on the PC (Windows 10 Enterprise, clean installation) I'm using which I want to make available to other, non-admin users. I've enabled "Run this program as an administrator" ...
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MySql can't connect because i changed the “Limit to host matching”

Well i was playing with the MysqlWorkbench and i made a big mistake i think. I changed the "Limit to host matching" that said "localhost" to "0.0.0.0" so when i restart the Mysql server i couldn't log ...
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Allow non-administrator users to synchronise time (w32tm /resync)?

The scheduled time synchronisation task does not seem to work, probably due to some kind of privilege issue. Running w32tm /resync only works when I run the Command Prompt as Administrator. To be ...
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How to prohibit standard users performing administrative tasks having typed administrative passwords?

In Windows 10, if a user on a standard account attempts to perform a task that requires administrative privileges, they are asked to type in a password of an administrative account, on behalf of which ...
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/System/Library folder on macOS Sierra does not allow permissions modifications. Is there an override?

I am trying to create a folder and move some files around in /System/Library on macOS Sierra. Terminal's "mkdir" command returns "Operation not permitted". Hitting CMD+I shows that the folder is not ...
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Batch files need administrator permission to run, How to cancel this?

When running batch files in my system without "Run as an administrator" I get a "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access them"....