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In my opinion, a required control flag has to be always successful in order for a module to be successful. A sufficient flagged module is ignored if it fails. If it is successful and no required flagged modules above have failed then, no other modules of the same type have to be checked and the module is considered successful. So basically, the required ...
The 4-step method is correct (there also are Kerberos SRV records in DNS that are even more elegant and are present in every Active Directory). I use this all the time, and have been advocating this above pubkey methods for , mostly security and control-related reasons. That said, this only gives interactive login, although it can be quasi-interactive once ...
I do it by running "svn update" manually once, it is then prompt you whether to store the password or not. Once you choose to store it, it will work without password.
The credentials for ssh have nothing to do with svn. The subversion server that you're updating against maintains it's own credentials. This is usually kept by the svn client itself. It can depending on the form of authentication to the Subversion server but most of the time they're stored in the user's home directory here: ...
If you do sudo ssh firstname.lastname@example.org you will notice that you have to provide a password. Make sure that works without password first (e.g. by appending your ~/.ssh/id_rsa private key to /root/.ssh/id_rsa) As you seem to have to run the update using sudo. you probably should just make this a cron job for root
The sshd server will disconnect if the client doesn't try to authenticate in a certain period of time, as documented in the -g option. -g login_grace_time Gives the grace time for clients to authenticate themselves (default 120 seconds). If the client fails to authenticate the user within this many seconds, the server ...
If you want to launch policykit in your X session, you may add the following line in your home/user/.xinitrc /usr/lib/policykit-1/polkitd --no-debug When lauching the startx command, this should start the policykit daemon directly with your X session. Hope this could help you. Regards
Which to use is rather simple. Key based authentication is generally better as goldilocks has stated. But it effectively binds a user on machine 1 to a specific user on machine 2. Therefore it can be a giant pain in the back side if you need an unknown number of users or unknown number of machines to login. A good example of when to use passwords would ...
But how do I decide which one to use and which one is most secure in what situation? A public key is probably always more secure than a password, as long as the corresponding private key has a password. This way, even if someone acquires the private key, it's still not usable unless they also have the password, whereas with a password, that's all ...
You should try restarting NIS server since it was unreachable during the disconnection the yp has not binded yet again. So restarting should help here.
I installed Postgresql with the apt-get command. Do I have to create a postgres-user and change ownership of the installed postgresql files? No, you don't need to create postgre-user, postgresql package will automatically create the users that require. You can check using : getent passwd postgres or just grep in /etc/passwd file I see that the ...
When I use the useradd command I don't specify a password. [...] Does this mean that the user is disabled until it is done? Yes, if you don't specify a password hash using useradd's option -p, password-based login to the newly created account will be locked until you set a password using passwd. I installed Postgresql with the apt-get command. Do I ...
stefan@laptop ~ $ su - Password: laptop ~ # useradd example laptop ~ # su example example@laptop /root $ exit laptop ~ # logout stefan@laptop ~ $ su example Password: The user can only be logged in as root without a password. To log in as the postgre user try to su as root (if you have root). So try a: sudo su postgres and that should work.
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