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Old 08-11-2004, 10:15 PM   #1
LinuxRam
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Useradd Error



Greetings!


When I write the following command at prompt

useradd -p <somepassword> <username>

then when I tried to connect with ther user above
created, when it ask me for password I enter it correctly
but it says incorrect password, is there any syntax
error or...

I am using Red Hat 8.0
 
Old 08-11-2004, 10:25 PM   #2
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this is how I do it; http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handboo...p=11#doc_chap1
 
Old 08-12-2004, 08:04 AM   #3
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try useradd joebob
passwd joebob
then enter the password

try again...

or
adduser joebob
will ask you a bunch of questions along with a password
 
Old 08-12-2004, 08:15 AM   #4
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Re: Useradd Error


useradd -p <somepassword> <username>


Syntax is correct, but you need to give the encrypted passwd, not the humanreadable one.......

citrus answer is the easiest way to do it.
 
Old 08-12-2004, 01:36 PM   #5
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Thanks !


Thanks citrus and druuna.

For druuna,

Please give me one example on how to create user with the following command,

useradd -p <somepassword> <username>

how can i provide encrypted passwd


Looking forward for your response.

 
Old 08-12-2004, 01:46 PM   #6
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You should search the forums for this topic. I have posted a script that I robbed from somewhere else a long time ago that will generate the encrypted password and use it in the useradd command exactly as you are wanting to do.
 
Old 08-12-2004, 01:51 PM   #7
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Awww, screw it... here's the post where I stole it... it was stolen from user "Idaho".

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...eradd+password
 
Old 08-12-2004, 02:02 PM   #8
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thanks




Thanks Donboy !


 
  


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