user can't change user account passwd
I created several user accounts on a remote LAMP server running fedora core 10. Users logon using ssh. Their accounts have been preset with a password and they need to change that password when they first log into the server. passwd is in the /usr/bin directory with rwxr-xr-x privileges. Users try to use passwd to change their passwod and get the following message:
passwd: Only root can specify a user name.
Shouldn't users be able to change their own password?
How can I get around this?
When I eliminate the user name in the command line, passwd asks for the current password and then the new password. After I type the new password the second time it displays the following information:
passwd: Authentication service cannot retrieve authentication info
Last edited by rcmonroig; 11-09-2009 at 10:17 PM.
Reason: additional information and clarification