Originally Posted by Karas
I am just wondering what encryption method the shadow file uses, so that I may be able to manually change it. I ask this because I am trying to make a web page that will allow people to change their linux password via a browser.
Or if anyone has any better ideas I am open to suggestions.
There are several that can be used, and what your options are, depends on your system and how you set it up. openSUSE uses Blowfish by default, others use MDx, etc.
And I would *NEVER* allow password changes via web page....so many security holes, it's not even funny. That said, it's your call...I'd use the default "passwd" program, and just pass it a string from the web form, and not code your own.