In Raspberry Pi from version Jessie onwards the "root" login for SSH sessions (via Putty Login) has been disabled by default. It can be enabled by just editing "sshd_config" file and then restarting "ssh" service.

To start with login to raspi via ssh using the default "pi" credentials. Then elevate yourself to super user "sudo"

# sudo -i

Then edit "/etc/ssh/sshd_config" and update the field "PermitRootLogin"

# vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config

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When adding multiple users in IDM/freeIPA its a pain inputting each user and its time consuming. This script/one liner allows you to enter multiple users at one go and it includes non-interactively specifying a password. The following script allows creating multipe users in IPA and then adding the required attributes as well.

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This script is to monitor a failure when Nagios daemons fails to start or sometimes Nagios stops sending alerts. When you check the logs at "/usr/local/nagios/var/log/nagios.log" you might come across messages like "Caught SIGSEGV, shutting down". These messages need to be monitored and then fixed so that Nagios works in a proper fashion. This would be monitored via Cronjob on the host as Nagios itself won't be able to detect the failure.

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This article covers the setup and configuration of PuppetDB and Puppetmaster on separate nodes/hosts. I have used PostgreSQL as PuppetDB backend instead of HSQLDB as it's much easier to query and troubleshoot any issues you comes across especially when using Puppet exported resources. Follow this easy-to-follow guide and you should be up and running with a basic config of Puppetmaster and PuppetDB in no time.

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