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Re: Filtered tokens

On Apr 26 15:34, Patrick Julien wrote:
> I have read the page found at
> but I still see the
> following 2 issues with filtered tokens as implemented by Vista/7 when
> used by cygwin.
> When I say filtered tokens, I'm talking about the dual token strategy
> these systems use to keep administrators running under non admin
> privileges most of the time.

You mean UAC.

> 1. When using ssh/sshd, the token assigned to a user on login is the
> fully privileged one.

Deliberately.  Otherwise you can't perform admin tasks from a remote

> And it doesn't matter if I am using keys or a password to login.  I am
> running under my "full privileged" token.  Setting the password using
> "password -R" has no effect either.

I would be surprised if it had.  After all it's only a single account
with a crippled and a full token.  I'm surprised anybody wants the
crippled token in a remote SSH session.


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