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You have a lot of options and you should pick the best one based on your requirements. Authentication systems aimed at automated systems have different usability requirements than users. For example, users generally don't want to present their password with every request or handle long, complicated passwords. The code calling your API doesn't have those ...


The problem is that ownership of a file is expressed by the UID of the owning user (and GID of the group). The UID is usually generated locally when a user account is created. If you have accounts on different machines you will in many cases have different UIDs. (Unless you have a central user registry for all machines in question) Thus, if you create a ...

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