This Ansible script will fully rotate your MySQL root account passwords (or change any MySQL account passwords if you change the script) and implement my.cf so you don’t have to keep putting the password in.
In many places where you need to input your password to gain access, authorise or confirm a transaction, whenever you type passwords into the input box, the characters automatically change into asterisks or bullets. This is to protect your password from straying eyes. There is a simple trick to find out what is behind the… Read more »
Cisco Enable Password Recovery on Cisco Device Procedure 1. Connect to the device using a console cable with the following set on the port: 9600 baud rate No parity 8 data bits 1 stop bit No flow control 2. Turn the router on 3. If you can access the router, type the following command at the… Read more »
There are two ways to configure an enable password on a Cisco device, the unsecured way or the encrypted way. Obviously one is also associated with the wrong way and the other isn’t! Add Encrypted Enable Password Log into your device prior to running these commands enable configure terminal enable secret PASSWORD Remove Plain Text… Read more »
Securing the Administrator account in Active Directory You may be thinking this should be common knowledge but time and time again I see directories with the Administrator account still in the “Domain Admins” group and active! Before you do this, ensure you are not using the domain administrator account for authenticating! I always follow a… Read more »