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Old 09-03-2003, 11:11 AM   #1
ribbones
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Question Cant set passwords for new users


Hi !

Im running RH 9 and using shadowed passwords.

When i use "useradd -p XXXXX newuser"
I can't login as "newuser","XXXXX", i get "Login incorrect".

I can "su newuser" as root.
But when i try "passwd" as newuser
i'll get "passwd: Authentication token manipulation error"
after i have entered the password.

And the same problem if i add a user in "/etc/passwd" and then use "pwconv".
Cant login but i can su.
 
Old 09-03-2003, 11:44 AM   #2
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To change to the full root account (system administrator), open an x terminal and use these commands from your user account. Note the change in the prompt.
Code:
[fancy@tinwhistle fancy]$ su -
Password: 
[root@tinwhistle root]# passwd <username>
Use the command passwd
 
Old 09-03-2003, 11:52 AM   #3
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Thx it worked !
 
  


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