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But I am amazed.
When I ran:
[root@pe ~]# passwd root
Changing password for user root.
New UNIX password:
BAD PASSWORD: it is based on a dictionary word
Retype new UNIX password:
passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.
All I am entering password right way and it is accepting it too.But when I am trying to login in new window it is not taking the new password but accepting the last password.
The output is :
[root@pe ~]# ls -la /etc/passwd
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2956 Feb 11 11:05 /etc/passwd
Last edited by ajeetraina; 05-08-2008 at 08:27 AM.
in short: "The key here is that older versions of passwd did not ask for confirmation of the current password. If they did, and the user entered an incorrect password, passwd told you as much. With pam - rather than telling you your current password is incorrect, it errors saying "Authentication token manipulation error"."
if this does not help. backup /etc/shadow and /etc/group and rebuild them with pwconv and grpconv. if there's no problem with either "typing" or "/etc/shadow, /etc/passwd" then see the logs after you just tried to change the password. also, give an output of /etc/pam.d/system-auth