Use this tag for questions relating to authentication mechanism (i.e. proving to the system that you are you, using passwords, keycards etc.). In general don't use this and the security tag on the same question, unless it is about the security of the authentication process.

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postgresql auth against samba active directory

I've recently set up a new Samba4 Active Directory to handle centralized authentication for my small office network. On this server is also a postgresql-9.5 instance, and I'm trying to have it ...
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Wifi authentification window is wrong

I installed Ubuntu on my new MacBook Air. My wifi card detects all the wifi network. However when I try to connect to a specific one, it prompts me with an unexpected window. with this network, I ...
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PAM failing to authenticate sudo, after successfully contacting ssh-agent

Setting up PAM sudo authentication, using ssh-agent, on 14.04.1-Ubuntu server LTS. I'm still unable to successfully authenticate sudo, via the ssh-agent, using PAM. Here are my relevant /var/log/...
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Unable to login with SSH-RSA key

This post is following this question : Authentication refused: bad ownership or modes for file /var/git/.ssh/authorized_keys . The issue as exposed there is solved (about files modes of the ....
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FTP user home directory for LDAP group

My company uses LDAP server for users authentication. We are now planning to add FTP server. The complicated thing is - we need several users belonging to the one group in LDAP have same home (chroot) ...
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Can a Linux server that authenticates against an Active Directory accept public/private keys for passwordless login?

I have a Linux server that authenticates users against an Active Directory. Now interactive logins require username and password and automatic login requires a keytab (Kerberos) for passwordless ...
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Using curl to access basic auth protected website via proxy (polipo)

I am trying to download a file protected via basic auth: curl "http://User:Pass@example.com/blub/bla.bin" This is working fine. As soon as I tell curl to use my locally installed polipo it fails: ...
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vsftp user authentication problems

I configured my ftp user's home dir to /var/www and set a password but I cannot login with ftp 127.0.0.1, it keep giving me 530 Login incorrect. Why is this? I'm sure I have typed the password right. ...
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How to pass private ssh key via string, not a file?

I have a text of a private key file. I want to connect via ssh to other node, yet the gateway I am in does not provide me with file system access. How to pass a text representation of key and not a ...
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Script to get file from SFTP and run it

We have 5 servers running our code: A, B , C, D and E. From a local machine, we sftp the file to A. Then ssh id@A su - applicationname sftp id@A get <file> bye tar -xzf <file> logout ...
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VNC client with possibility to specify username, and encryption keys

My KVMoIP from ADDER requires connection with username and encryption. The telnet prompt mentions RFB 4.0. None of my Linux clients can do that? I tried vncviewer, xvnc4viewer, and vinaigre, each the ...
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Git + Nginx - Is it safe to have https auth for cloning and pushing to repo, while remove any auth from gitweb block?

I have following nginx configuration on Ubuntu 14.04 to use together with git httpd backend and gitweb to anonymous browse of repo and push/clone with authentication. Is it safe to use such or I ...
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Meaning of “Connection closed by xxx [preauth]” in sshd logs

We have a Windows batch script, which connects automatically to a linux server via PLINK (putty). There is NO public private key authentication, the user and the password are in the script. On our ...
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2 Factor Authentication - ask about token only at first login

I've set up google OTP authentication and RSA key authentication on my server but it's very anoing, after some time, to type OTP from phone every time. I would like to know if there is any possibility ...
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How to restrict su from root to nis clients

We are using NIS services for users login for Unix accounts. We have test machines where users themselves install OS and they get root access. Users are using su from root account to NIS user accounts ...
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Apache mod_auth_kerb: “Key table entry not found”

I want to use the Apache Module "mod_auth_kerb" to implement SSO for a Webapplication. With the following config: <VirtualHost 10.5.3.200:443> #Proxy <Proxy *> Order deny,allow Allow ...
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Authentication very slow (both with ssh and su)

I'm having a problem on one of our production servers where the login attempts become progressively slower as time passes. After roughly 5 days it becomes so slow that some critical processes/cron ...
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Add a second authentication to user log in

trap '' 2 code=`oathtool --base32 --totp "xxxxxxxxxxxx"` echo -n Enter Code: read -s password echo "" if [ "$password" == "$code" ]; then echo "You are allowed in" else exit fi trap ...
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What is difference between pbrun and sudo command?

What is difference between pbrun and sudo command? I have seen people executing pbrun sudo su - what this means? I know su -, it will try to switch to root user. What speciality pbrun gives to sudo ...
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pam su authentication with RSA token [closed]

We are implementing RSA token authentication in our company and management decide su - should ask for RSA token passcode for individual (listed users) user. So no-one is going to get root password: it'...
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WPA supplicant dropping/disconnecting NIC in hotel wifi

TL;DR WPA Supplicant intermittently fails on my Raspberry Pi 3 when using a USB Wifi dongle. It appears to do this when "reconnecting" to or changing access points in the hotel. WPA GUI states: "...
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Authenticate users via LDAP using nginx

I know how to auth the users via LDAP in apache2: # put the following in the VirtualHost <VirtualHost *:443> ServerAdmin user1@bar.foo.com DocumentRoot /var/www <Directory /&...
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Configuring Apache to Require a Client Certificate

I want to implement mutual authentication (two - way ) with apache web server. References : 1.Failed to sign CSR with the CA root key 2.Firefox error message when adding client certificate ...
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Apache Authorization for the Allowed Users?

I have read the answer to this question: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4102763/apache-basic-authentication-except-for-those-allowed It helped me understand how to not authenticate some users (...
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How can I CTRL^C out of a password prompt?

Say I started a su command, and I want to cancel it. Control+C doesn't work for su like it does for sudo... I have to finish the prompt (either by getting the password wrong enough times or by ...
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Might any damage have been caused when cancelling the update manager in Linux Mint during an update?

My Linux Mint Update Manager was running an update - a very big one. It was in the middle of downloading package files, and it was taking way too long and I had to stop it, so I clicked Cancel. When I ...
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“SSH Virtual Kiosk”. Does “PermitEmptyPasswords yes” work? - How to make ssh user with empty password, so random users can use it?

How to make properly secure ssh account with empty password for running trusted binary? I'd like to make a kind of "virtual ssh Kiosk" for random users, while limiting "demo app" behind ssh "pseudo-...
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Failed to sign CSR with the CA root key

I'm trying to implement Mutual Certificate Authentication , I have to be the CA and server at the same time , generate certificates and sign them for users. and I'm following this tutorial which is a ...
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Firefox error message when adding client certificate signed by CA

I'm getting this message when I'm trying to add a certificate to Firefox's "your certificate tab". I generated and signed it before by a server which also is a CA. Failed to decode the file. ...
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Allow user1 to “su - user2” without password

I need to allow user martin to switch to user martin-test without password su - martin-test I think this can be configured in /etc/pam.d/su. There are already some lines in that file which can be ...
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linux + ssh login took time from one server to another

I have a central Linux server (Red Hat version 6.5), and from this server I establish SSH sessions to other servers. To one server the SSH login took around 5 seconds, while to all others it took ...
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I Can't login as root with su command, but I can with SSH

How is it possible that I cannot log in as root by su root or su (I get incorrect password error), but I can log in by ssh root@localhost or ssh root@my_local_IP with the same password? I'm using ...
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Disabling ssh password authentication does not work on my debian VPS

I have a Debian 7 VPS setup. I just enabled SSH Key authentication and disabled password authentication but the disabling did not work. When I attempt to SSH into my VPS, it prompts me for my SSH Key ...
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Groups differ from the local ones when logging in remotely

We store our users in LDAP, alongside some groups that have meaning across different systems (organizational roles including wheel). There are also groups local to workstations, e.g. audio or video ...
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Authentication required to edit Sudoers - User not listed

I made a small typo in my sudoers file, nothing a simple pkexec can't fix. The problem is that when I added my user with "adduser name" and added "name" to visudo, as well as the root and sudo groups:...
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mounting a CIFS filesystem directly or via fstab

I am encountering a problem in which mounting a remote CIFS server without an fstab entry works, but mounting through fstab does not. The following command works: $ sudo mount -t cifs //w.x.y.z/Home$...
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The most secure Alpine SSHD Configuration

I'm experimenting with Docker's alpine image and OpenSSH. The sshd_config file that ships with alpine has everything commented out by default. I only uncomment Port 22. I assume this is the most ...
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Timeouts with authd on CentOS 7

I am currently trying to augment my mailsystem by allowing servers that received mails from me within the last ten seconds to perform ident lookups. While the needed iptables rules are working ...
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Why does sudo su work, but su does not? [duplicate]

I have tried this on Fedora and on Ubuntu. kshitiz@kshitiz:~$su su: Authentication failure kshitiz@kshitiz:~$sudo su root@kshitiz:/home/kshitiz# I am entering the same password in both the cases.
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Connect to a wireless network as standard user without administrator authentication Linux Mint 17.3

I'm trying to get a standard user on my laptop installed with Linux Mint 17.3 on the wireless. I can get to the internet just fine logged in with an administrator but as soon as i log in with a ...
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Email user temporary code access code when using ssh

I am looking for a way to create my own two factor authentication for ssh. After the user enters the correct login info I would like the terminal to send an email to the user that contains a code ...
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How to stop sudo PAM messages in auth.log for a specific user?

I am using Zabbix for monitoring my environment and zabbix_agentd executes as user zabbix one custom script every 60 seconds; it uses sudo to run this script as root. In /var/log/auth.log I see every ...
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Openvpn authentication fail caused by wrong system date time

I have a remote linux device connected as an openvpn client to an openvpn server over TCP, with standard certificate authentication. Unfortunately this device has lost the current system Date Time, ...
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how to download a private google spreadsheet from linux command-line?

I have a Google Sheets spreadsheet associated to a Google account, which is private and cannot be made public. I would like to know how to download a private google spreadsheet from the command-line ...
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Cent OS 6.6 enable Plaintext authentication on dovecot and postfix

A customer of mine wants to use gmail as their default mail client but I have rolled forward to a new CENTOS server version (6.6, ok it's not "new" new) and the dovecot and postfix settings are ...
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how do I configure my RHEL5 or RHEL6 system to use ldap for authentication?

I have root access to a RHEL6 system and I want to use the corporate ldap server where I work for user authentication. I ran authconfig-tui and checked [*] Use LDAP and left [*] Use Shadow ...
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Linux Authentication Flow (NSS -> PAM -> AD)

I am a new system administrator at an organization looking to understand the process flow of authentication in regards to how NSS, PAM and WINBIND work together. We've been having winbind related ...
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debian 8.2 can no longer su to root

If I try to "su root" with an incorrect password, I get the expected 'authentication failure'. If I try to with the correct password, I get 'setgid: Operation not permitted" I have tried the usual '...
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Webmin: Cannot login through nginx reverse proxy

I've created a reverse proxy for webmin through nginx to run webmin at [site domain]/webmin instead of port 10000 ([site domain]:10000). When I go to [site domain]/webmin, the login page shows up as ...
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MongoDB authentication failed?

I'm currently trying to set up a secure MongoDB database for my various applications, but whenever I try to login with a username and password, but the shell always replies with Error: Authentication ...