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login with apache user

I'm following this tutorial step by step,for Here we clone the repo into a chmodded /var/www/[site_dir] folder. Note that we switch to the www-data user before running the git clone command. ...
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systemd user cannot get user group's ability

I added a non-root user in docker group, and an other service run as this non-root user connect to docker daemon. but the service can not work. I do a test example for this : root@# systemctl start ...
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Xubuntu: logout using dbus

I'm new with Xubuntu and I have question. I'm logged in as user A, create a process in the name of B, that process creates session(/etc/X11/Xsession default) for user B. I want to terminate a session ...
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Switch user using password from file

how can i switch user using su command and adding password from file ? i want to make a script which will automaticly switch the user, having the user and the password ,instead of manually typing the ...
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How do I grant read access to all home directories of members in a group?

So I have 4 users on my redhat system. *P- primary group S- supplementary/secondary group* UserA - P: Teacher S: USA UserB - P: Teacher S: School UserX - P: Student S: School UserY - p: ...
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lxsession-logout vs lxde-logout

I'm new with lxde, I installed it on ubuntu 14.04 using sudo apt-get install lxde. But the problem I have is that I want to logout without a prompt. I've read some articles about this and they ...
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Run i3lock with another user's password

I am trying to run i3lock which relies on the USER variable for the password to unlock the computer. I am running this on Fedora 24. I need this to be in a shell script because it is being executed ...
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How to determine current users who are logged in using a specific domain? | UNIX [closed]

I want to know How to determine current users who are logged in using a specific domain? For example, here is the question. Please tell according to it using the grep command and use of wc. ...
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Cannot SSH into WD my book [closed]

The only two users on my NAS that I can SSH to are the defaults 'root' and 'admin'. Answers that I've come across so far are like this, where I set things in /etc/ssh/sshd_config like AllowUser ...
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Which user does vi run commands as?

This maybe a weird question but please listen carefully Let's say I have a file as -rwxr-w--- user3 user2 4095 somefile Right now I'm in a user2's shell(? is this right to say) and if I execute ...
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Understanding unix user [closed]

Basically I want to know if my understanding of unix users is correct. 1) A unix user is basically a different set of permissions on some set of files and directories in a filesystem. For example a ...
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problem of denied access using kvm

I would like to test kvm with opensuse tumbleweed. I successfully installed kvm, but I am stuck in creating my first VM. The trick is that I want to have the VM's directory in an external HDD. When ...
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What's the meaning of a '#' character before owner?

What does the # character preceding the owner name mean? For example: me@server /dir/sub/sub-sub $ ll v* x* -rwxrwxr-x 1 #owner group 1176 Jun 25 2009 vfc.sh -rw-r----- 1 #owner ...
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How do I add a user to a group

How do I add a user to a group. This is on a system with no root password and only a single user pi with sudo privileges. usermod seems to have been designed to make this as difficult as possible.
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How to give a particular use's privileges to another user in Debian?

Lets say in my Debian PC have 2 users called cat and dog. I want to use sudo setup to give dog's privileges to cat. So cat can do what dogs do. I'm new to sudo stuff but I tried below config. It ...
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adding a sudoer in debian

After a long search on the web, trying everything I can find I came to ask you guys, how can I add an existing user to be a sudoer? I've tried usermod -a -G sudo user and also adduser user ...
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Hide ones command history from other users on a Linux server

When I log in via ssh on a Linux(Ubuntu) server, I notice that all the bash commands executed by other users on the server are saved in the command history. Is there a way that could allow me to hide ...
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Another El Capitan permissions issue

Been to the depths of the web trying to repair my Mac HD and Home folder permissions. I would like to get back to default setup without losing user data. Any and all help is appreciated. Can't run ...
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How to add users from data in a text file

I am a beginner in linux. I have a question about creating multiple users in linux, but I need a program to work on it. There is a new users txt file, the content is following: adams:5000:Adams, John ...
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Why are folders in home directory (Documents, Pictures, etc) created only after the first graphical login?

I am learning Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. After creating users as root, if I login as the new user using "su - username", there are no directories in the user's home directory . Once I login as the ...
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What will be the result when USERGROUPS_ENAB is set to no in /etc/login.defs and no groupname is specified when using the commnd useradd

The default command when we add a user is: sudo adduser -m -g initial_group -G additional_group -s login_shell user_name In /etc/login.defs USERGROUPS_ENAB is set to yes by default This means ...
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Difference between sudo user and root user [closed]

The /etc/sudoers file lists which users can do what with the sudo command The root user creates and modifies the /etc/sudoers file. This concept is difficult for me to understand. If all users ...
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Questions about sudo

I have a couple of questions on using sudo: Give Ben sudo access to the machine Give Tim sudo access to the following tool : iptables For (1) I just address Ben to the sudo group. So I did: ...
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Users in sshfs filesystem, or alternatives

I'm trying to use sshfs as a filesystem with encrypted communication. It mostly works, but I'm having some problems related to users/groups. Since I need any user to be able to access the whole ...
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Cleanest way to require the user to enter password to run a program?

What is the cleanest way to require the user to enter password in order to run a particular program without the use of third-party applications? For example, if I type firefox to launch it from the ...
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Missing or disappear home directory

Today I turn on my computer and I get many problems fsck with nodes after (Initramfs), this happened to me before so I run the following command fsck /dev/sda1 -y now running this command ...
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How to :Autorun scriptshell after user log-in

I am writing a program in java programming language on Raspberry pi. As you know Raspberry pi is working on Rasbian Unix based OS. I have created my java fx gui application and set it to myscript ...
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Migrate by disk usage

How to migrate home directories all of users which have disk usage greater than 1MB to mounted disk /home2. New directories can look like /home2/login. I have mounted disk i need to know only how to ...
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Why can't Linux usernames begin with numbers?

Is there a technical reason why? Is this an artifact from the early days of Linux or Unix, and if so is there a reason why it persists?
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UID mapping in NFS

Can anyone let me know how can I map a UID 162 to UID 107. Files in my nfs are getting created with ownership 162:162 but on my local machine the userid for that specific user is 107 so I need to map ...
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How much memory is a specific user using

Is it possible to find out how much memory I am using on a multiuser linux machine? I want to know whether I am using a lot of memory and possibly inconveniencing others, so I can shut down my ...
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View which users exist on a remote computer?

If I have the IP address of a computer running Linux is it possible to see which user accounts exist on that computer, without having to ssh into it first?
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Globally writable files and user-based process jailing

I want to be able to generically pick a certain executable (potentially malicious) x and run it (from an admin account) with write access restricted to certain directories (dynamically deduced) "${...
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Account expiration gets updated automatically in linux

I am trying to disable user account expiration for one of the users in linux. Below is the command I used: sudo chage -m 0 -M 99999 -I -1 -E -1 cits user1@host-01:~$ sudo chage -l cits Last password ...
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PHP running as root on Apache2 running as daemon

On one of my servers, Apache2 is running as daemon user: [root@sbecby07 ~]# ps -ef | grep httpd root 1114 29432 0 10:13 pts/2 00:00:00 grep httpd root 29773 1 0 09:03 ? 00:00:...
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tar without preserving user [duplicate]

I'd like to compress some files for http distribution, but found that .tar.gz keeps the user name and user ID and there doesn't seem to be any way to not do that? (There is a --numeric-owner option ...
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Difference between users listed under home directory and those not

I see some of the users I can find under /home directory in centos but not rest of the users. Users that are listed under /home directory, I can login as those users with command su username To ...
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Important files to be backup [closed]

I need to know what is the most important files to be backup in Linux server.
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Unable to change username (“user <olduser> is currently used by process <number>”)

I already read this, but it hasn't helped. Not having logged in to the 'olduser', I type sudo usermod -l 'newuser' 'olduser' and it yields the error message from the title of my question. What can I ...
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Set-uid executable and resulting process user

In Ubuntu 14.04, the passwd executable is -rwsr-xr-x 1 root root 47032 gen 27 01:50 /usr/bin/passwd and the ping executable is -rwsr-xr-x 1 root root 44168 mag 7 2014 /bin/ping so (for both) ...
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Creating a user without a password on NetBSD

On my NetBSD installation, I have it set so that root has no password. I can login as root without typing a password. But, when I create a user with just useradd -m <username>, log out, then ...
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How to run application with user created by package-manager

I'm packaging a binary application, and for permission issues decided the best approach would be for my package to create it's own user/group. I'm now using a postinst script, adding the user as: ...
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Restrict Users to their home directory

I use WebMin/ProFTPD on my CentOS7 VPS. I already checked the proftpd.conf and it contains the line: DefaultRoot ~ !adm But when I create a new user they can access all on the server from the root. ...
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When opening a terminal does not require a login?

Speaking about Linux and in particular Ubuntu (from 14.04) systems: Case 1 - As pointed out in this answer, processes that allocate a pseudo-terminal don't need to make a login: for example, cups. ...
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Change user id and group id ownership of files within a tarball?

I have a tarball and the files it contains do not have the right user and group ownership. Files are owned jenkins:jenkins and I'd like them to be owned naftuli:othergroup. Is there a way for me to ...
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How to reduce the bandwidth using squid proxy delay pools

I have a LAN with user PCs that managed by linux squid proxy server. IP ranges : User1 category: 192.168.1.2-192.168.1.12 User2 category: 192.168.1.13-192.168.1.23 User3 category: 192.168.1.24-192....
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Process login vs user login

In a Ubuntu 14.04 system, who has the following output: user1 :0 2016-05-02 14:49 (:0) user1 pts/4 2016-05-02 15:10 (:0) So apparently just the pts/4 is used. But, for example, ...
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Have I missed anything? user1 is not in the sudoers file [duplicate]

I've created a user on a server where there was only root as: # adduser user1 with a password. Then # su - user1 And then: $ apt-get update E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - ...
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Need to fix user access on centos

I screwed up user permission for my account "yann" on a centos 7 server. I would like to have that user to access rw on all folder under /home to manage the webserver folders. Each top level folder ...
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How to get number of opened file descriptors for user

I know about lsof and ls /proc/*/fd but none of them are atomic AFAIK. Because in the latter case I would need to get all pids for user and then filter by them and by that time some of the file ...