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Old 08-19-2004, 01:58 PM   #1
myhato
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command line to set a password to a new userid


I need to write a script to create a new userid in a Linux environment.
That's done. Now i like to set a password for this userid, note that i want to do it in a script , not from a command line.

I had:
useradd -d /home/mht mht
I used crypt to create a new password and used the command:
usermod -p "encrypted password" mht.

This doesn't work. I saw in the /etc/shadow , other id has encrypted password starting with $. I guess my password is from crypt so it won't work. How do i encrypt my password so it can be copied to the command usermod -p.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 03:57 PM   #2
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Re: command line to set a password to a new userid

Quote:
Originally posted by myhato
How do i encrypt my password so it can be copied to the command usermod -p.
I don't think you can.......the shadow program encrypts passwords that are already stored in
/etc/passwd file..........
 
Old 08-19-2004, 07:58 PM   #3
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You can (I think) use openssl to encrypt your password.

Pipe the password through openssl: openssl passwd -1 -stdin

Example:

echo password | openssl passwd -1 -stdin

I tried this, and it seemed to work....

useradd test -p `echo test | openssl passwd -1 -stdin`
 
Old 08-19-2004, 11:46 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by jimrt
You can (I think) use openssl to encrypt your password.

Pipe the password through openssl: openssl passwd -1 -stdin

Example:

echo password | openssl passwd -1 -stdin

I tried this, and it seemed to work....

useradd test -p `echo test | openssl passwd -1 -stdin`

This is great. It works fine. Thanks.
 
  


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