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Why does external server register uid instead of username of user-generated user?

I'm running a cluster in Ubuntu generated by AWS ParallelCluster. When I run the cluster as the default user "ubuntu" with uid:gid 1000:1000, the cluster calls to a license manager on a ...
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Autologin on debian without deskstop environment

I want to autologin to a specific account upon booting Debian, I do not want a desktop environment for my use case and simply need to bypass the input for the username. The input method I will be ...
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Change User name in Windows 10 by Editing Registry

I tried to changed my User name in Windows 10 buy making registry edits. I am having some problems and I want to see if there are some other edits that I need to make the rectify these problems. I ...
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Why don't websites say "incorrect password"?

When I try to log into a website & I input incorrect login details, why does it say "username or password is incorrect"? Why does it not specify which?
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Make OpenSSH sftp prompt for username instead of using the local one

I have created a working script that I need to modify. The script is very simple. cd /d path echo put *.pdf | sftp user@ip_address. del *.pdf I'd like to find a way to do not write down the user ...
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how can I find the ubuntu username and password for ssh from my windows 10 laptop

I used the user info for the only account on my ubuntu laptop, but it keeps saying incorrect password. I even used the username that comes up on the terminal.
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Can I reach a login prompt on Windows 10?

I have a standalone machine running Windows 10 (19041) with three user accounts: VisibleUser1 (standard user, has a password) VisibleUser2 (standard user, no password) HiddenUser (administrator, has ...
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Can I keep my local account user name for the user login list when I add sign in with Microsoft Account?

Background I have separate local Windows accounts for work, home, my own projects and my involvment in software communities. I created a 'Rob Davis (Work)' local windows account (administrator level). ...
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Restoring Passwords in Chrome

Recent versions of Chrome have been a disaster, crashing constantly and frequently taking windows with it. I backed up everything in C:\Users\me\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data. I uninstalled ...
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Changing username in netplwiz broke my password

I just used netplwiz to change my username. After doing so, I log out and went back to see if the change was visible. At that point, I see on the lock screen that it still displays the old username. ...
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In Windows 10, how to change username?

In Windows 10, how to change username for the following seemingly broken state? I changed my user name, say from xxx to xxxy in my Windows 10 computer following the instruction in https://www....
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How do I get string username/groupname from numeric uid/gid on remote host in an SFTP session?

I'm automating file transfer via SFTP and got stuck when changing file ownership in the remote host. The problem is that SFTP's chown and chgrp commands only accept numeric uids/gids, which are not ...
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How can I change the name of a windows user on my computer without creating a new local user? [duplicate]

I've been trying to find a way to change the name of a windows user on my windows 10 computer. I want to do this because it cut off the last letter of my name. Just say my name is "George", ...
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In a W10 batch file, how do I retain the current %username% when run elevated?

Sometimes in Windows 10 I want to temporarily grant administrator privileges to a Standard user, like when I'm logged in as that user and want to work without having to enter an admin user's password ...
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uid of process not in /etc/passwd

I'm building a toy system monitor for which I parse multiple files from /proc. Among other values I parse the uid for every process from /proc/$pid/status. Later I map the process' uid to the username ...
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get the OS X username using bash

How can I get the OS X username using bash. The one that is displayed in the Finder UI for example. Finder UI For me it's Clément but when I run whoami or echo $USER I got clement which is the ...
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Set Windows proxy with username , password permanently in cmd

i know this method to set proxy and username set HTTP_PROXY=http://proxy_userid:proxy_password@proxy_ip:proxy_port set FTP_PROXY=%HTTP_PROXY% set HTTPS_PROXY=%HTTP_PROXY% it works fine, but the ...
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Chrome auto-fills password but not username on bank website

On my bank's website, direct.com, Chrome will auto-fill the password after I enter the username, but it doesn't auto-fill the username by itself. I read in Chrome auto-fill username/passwords is ...
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Decrypting WPA2-Enterprise (EAP-PEAP) in Wireshark

The network packets that I want to decrypt uses username and password to log in with EAP-PEAP. Not on a captive portal. Where would I put the username when decrypting network packets. I can get the ...
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Effects of changing username (Ubuntu)

I would like to change my username on my Kubuntu install and I would just like to know if it will have any negative impact on the system for example programs that will no longer function because of ...
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no such file or directory: /Users/username/.oh-my-zsh/oh-my-zsh.sh

I am using macOS+iTerm+ZSH. I changed my home directory name and name and now I am getting an error looks like down below: /Users/new_username/.zshrc:source:75: no such file or directory: /Users/...
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windows local system account whoami shows a different result than %username%

I'm learning about the "local system" account (aka "system" or SID "S-1-5-18") in Windows. This server fault answer is very helpful, but one thing I still don't understand is why the value returned ...
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Modifying internally identified username in Windows 8.1

It's easy to change the display username in Windows 8.1, but I can't seem to figure out how to modify the internally identifying username (which can be seen on the Security window, which would say e.g....
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Need Batch File/Script To Find Multiple Usernames Using Their Machine Names [closed]

I have a list of about 200 machine names. I need to get the UserName of the person on each of those machines. I can do it individually using the following command. But I'm not looking to do this 200 ...
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User Path - relative paths on work computer vs on home computer

I work on two PC's one at home and one at work. The user name for my home pc is Mike. for work it is mmcloughlin. I have a text file that is located at C:\Users\Mike\Dropbox on my home computer. On ...
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Why is your username AND password not hashed and salted? [closed]

Since common responses from Username and/or Password failure at logging is ALWAYS returned "Your Username OR Password are incorrect" due to increased security then why would systems not store the ...
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How do you use a batch file to create another batch file that contains %username%

I have been trying to make a batch file using another batch file. The file I want to make needs to contain %username% in order for it to be functional in other computers as well. Whenever I try to do ...
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Internet Explorer 11: How to save usernames in forms but never save passwords (and never show the notification)

When I connect on websites using Internet Explorer 11, it proposes me to save the entered password. I don't want to save passwords, because my passwords are managed in an external application, and I ...
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What are some usernames I should prohibit for my Mail Server? [closed]

So, I'm starting to create an automated Registration script. It already checks for duplications, but that's not enough. I'd like to ask for some in the community, on which names users shouldn't be ...
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Red Hat Linux 5.11 ftp username and password spec

Apols if dumb question in wrong place. On Red Hat Linux 5.11 re ftp command i.e. ftp "client", connecting to a (remote) ftp server/location. (fwiw package manager only has ftp package ver 0.17-38....
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Debian Linux unused in 2 years; cannot remember username nor password

I have tried every page I found on the web about resetting a username to something I could know (been 2 years since I've used the laptop with that Debian). Nowhere do people show the Debian GNU Grub ...
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How do I stop my account name appearing in Office application title bars?

I have an Office 365 Subscription with Office 2016 installed. All of my Office Apps including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint include my name in the application title bar, near the top right corner,...
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Can't access Sites folder localhost/username/Sites not working El Capitan

httpd -v Server version: Apache/2.4.18 (Unix) Server built: Feb 20 2016 20:03:19 Mac OS El Capitan 10.11.6 I hope I am not violating rules by reposting my question I have written on stackexhange. ...
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user's hostname issue while staring a weblogic server

When login with putty with any user say 'oracle' the prompt is showing the prompt as follows: oracle@/? instead of actual hostname like oracle@myhostwhich is why I am unable to start my server as its ...
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Ask for certain credentials when trying to open a file on windows [closed]

I have a file on windows 7 and what I want to do is once someone tries to open this file I want a window to appear asking for the username and password (which is not related to the windows credentials,...
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Windows 7 Desktop reverted to default and all program setting went away

After shtting down Windows and starting it next day my desktop had reverted to default. All my icons were gone. My hardisk seems ok and my programs and fiels seem to be there too. But when I start any ...
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how to configure username when creating parallels ubuntu VM

parallels desktop creates a username called 'parallels' instead of letting you choose. Is there a way to configure it? (to avoid going through https://askubuntu.com/questions/34074/how-do-i-change-my-...
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IIS FTP Site : Username with special chars

Using IIS 10, i want to connect to my FTP Site : My Windows 10 is called gaia (this is the hostname). I've created two users wich is called john, and clément (the second on have a special char (...
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OpenMediaVault Share not accessible when OMV account name equals Windows username

I have a couple of SMB shares set up with OpenMediaVault: Public, runs fine Private, with username "Private" runs also fine Dani with omv username "Dani" and Windows username "Dani" can be accessed ...
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Windows 10 without microsoft account causes share issue

I don't want to use microsoft account on my windows computer. With it on my login and password over the local area network at home becomes the MS account/password. If I enable local account and ...
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How can to get forgotten username on Debian? [duplicate]

I have a Debian desktop. On last time, I had updated/upgraded. Now I cannot login (maybe I forgotten username). I cannot login to root too. It seems that we cannot login with root (we just can switch ...
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Auto-login with Putty.exe

I have Windows 7 running on my PC, and am using Putty.exe to connect to Red-Hat server, somewhere along the network. Usually, I double-click the Putty.exe file, choose a session, and press 'open'. ...
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Decoding Security Identifiers (SID's) in Windows Permissions window

When altering permissions in Windows 8 users show up as long SID's. Is there a way to see proper usernames in the list of 'Group or user names:'? I have relied on removing and re-adding users (via ...
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Previous user name still appears in login screen in after renamed/removed?

When using lusrmgr.msc to renamed/removed a user account, I still see it in login screen. I want the new name appear there only. What can I do to work around that?
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How to get rid of backslash added before user name when switching users in Windows 7?

On a computer running Windows 7 with a custom local GPO (Group Policy Object), when switching from the user to Administrator, the username has a backslash prepended to its name. Hence forth it is ...
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How to change profile folder name without rebuilding user profile from scratch?

A user at work recently got married and has requested for her domain username to be updated to reflect her married name. She uses a Windows 7 PC on a Windows 2003 domain. I know that I can simply ...
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How to allow only two users to log into a domain computer?

at work we have a training room which is used for training and meetings. A domain computer has been placed there for presentations etc. A generic account has been set up on Active Directory to allow ...
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Username is just email on Windows

When I created my account on my computer, I chose to link it to my Microsoft account. My username (user directory name, other stuff too) is #####_000 where ##### is the first five letters of my email ...
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Windows 7 File Permissions, Security Tab, "Group or user names" SYSTEM group

*Note: This is a re-posting of a 'too broad' topic. This is a narrowed version: I right click a file, and choose "Permissions." I choose the "Security" tab. Under the "Group or user names" section, I ...
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How do you get the User Profile name in a Batch File without the complete path?

I've seen that you can use %USERNAME% to get the whole path but I just want to get e.g John Doe for use in mapping a network drive to specific folders named after the user profile names? e.g NET USE ...
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