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Old 01-14-2013, 08:55 PM   #1
thiyagusham
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Directly supply the encrypted password


Hello to all ;

I tried to create encrypted password when creating a user.
My system doesn't support me. I googled more options to use -p with useradd. i am getting command not found error.

>> OS VERSION >>
PHP Code:
# uname -a
Linux testorcl 2.6.9-42.0.0.0.1.ELsmp #1 SMP Sun Oct 15 14:02:40 PDT 2006 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux 
I know this is outdated. I would like to work on OEL only. please help me how to resolve my problem.

Quote:
# useradd -p user120 xxxx
i entered only four x(xxxx) only. but i cant use user120 account.Always showing incorrect password.
 
Old 01-15-2013, 01:45 AM   #2
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That's because the passwd must come after the -p option
Code:
useradd -p passwdxxx user120
BUT as per here http://linux.die.net/man/8/useradd, it must already be encrypted.

You could use
Code:
echo plaintext | passwd --stdin user120
 
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:51 AM   #3
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Hello Chrism01;

I did both commands i did n't throw any error.
but again showing incorect pasword.

#useradd -p passwdxxx user120

Quote:
#echo plaintext | passwd --stdin user120
Changing password for user user120.
passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.
From oracle user i issue following command

Quote:
$su - user120
Password:
su: incorrect password
 
Old 01-15-2013, 08:09 AM   #4
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May sound daft, but what's wrong with :-
useradd user120
passwd user120

(I'm assuming you have root access).

Regards your command I believe it should be :-

# useradd -p xxxx user120

Nige
 
Old 01-15-2013, 02:11 PM   #5
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Hello to all

Sorry for disturbing everyone here. Help me to findout error.
I am not expert in linux So i could n't trouble shoot when facing Errors.

>> I tried to move contents from home/sony to new hom path >>

Quote:
# usermod -d /home1/sony sony
# su - sony
su: warning: cannot change directory to /home1/sony: No such file or directory
-bash-3.00$
>> This command also n'ty working >>

Quote:
# useradd -p passwdxxx user120
when i issue su - usr120
it showing incorrect password.
 
Old 01-15-2013, 06:24 PM   #6
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1. passwd: difficult to see what the problem is. Its worth noting Unix/Linux is case sensitive(!) for everything.
I'd suggest doing
Code:
passwd user120
as root and creating a very simple passwd eg abc for now, just to prove it.

As above, you can't use the useradd -p unless the 'password' you supply is already encrypted.
Use one of the other methods and supply the plain/non-encrypted version.

2. home dir; the usermod cmd edits the /etc/passwd file only. To create the dir (or move it if it already exists), you'll need the -m option. See man page http://linux.die.net/man/8/usermod
 
  


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