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Running Fedora 10 server. ssh login over Internet. Verify users are complaining they canno change their account password after they login in. They need to be able to change their password as all users have the same initial password. Makes sense, right? Shell lets you go through the motions and then displays the following message:
passwd: Authentication service cannot retrieve authentication info
What does this message mean and how can I fix this? Thanks a bunch
is there something wrong with EOL in /etc/shadow? is /etc/shadow containing correct data? did you edit it manually?
i had same trouble time ago: i just googled for it(the error message) and found out i used wrong EOL in /etc/shado after i edited it myself.
Not to sure what you mean by EOL in the shadow file. The /etc/passwd points to the shadow file as it should. My users just can't change their own passwords using passwd command. Can you be more specific regarding your remedie? Thanks, Ron