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Re: AW: [suse-security] strange behaviour useradd / usermod
On Sun, 20 Jul 2003, Andreas Winkelmann wrote:
> mailinglists wrote:
> >>if you change the password, did you use usermod -p CRYPTEDPASSWORD
> >>or did you use a plaintext password? if plaintext, read man usermod
> >>again ;)
> > Thanks, that's it. Just checked google on how to crypt passwords. Well...
> > How am I supposed to crypt the password? man crypt returns the man for crypt.h and 'whereis crypt' also points me to the same header file.
> > Is there a tool for that?
> Hmm, i didn't find anything. The crypt-command is in the
> systemlibraries, no shell-command. And i know no shell-command which
> gives the crypted-password on stdout.
htpasswd will do that for you. Try:
htpasswd -nb dumbuser sillypass
After that it's fairly simple scripting to feed that into usermod.
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