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Old 11-28-2007, 09:11 AM   #1
happyjack
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Question Want to script a way to sync htpasswd with passwd and shadow


Hey all,
I was wondering if there was any information on syncing passwd and shadow passwords with htpasswd. I would like to create a script to do this so I dont have to change passwords in so many places.

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HJ
 
Old 11-28-2007, 10:40 AM   #2
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You really don't want your system passwords to be available over an http connection, so I would only suggest you do this if you are only serving pages to localhost. The login process puts delays into each unsuccessful password attempt making brute force attacks on your passwords prohibitively long. HTTP authentication doesn't have the same safeguards.

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