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Old 03-10-2005, 09:18 AM   #1
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htaccess to shadow

Is there any way the users created in a .htpasswd file in Apache can be duplicated in /etc/shadow.....
Or is there a better way to have Apache .htpasswd users on the server as well..

Old 03-10-2005, 03:23 PM   #2
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My suggestion to you would be to keep the usernames separate. I mean, I would suggest that you not duplicate names in either file.. use unique names for each. Just my personal preference.

However, although I don't know of any way already in existence to duplicate users in /etc/passwd and the .htpasswd files, you could easily write a script to automate this process, using the htpasswd -b batch processing switch, and useradd to facilitate the duplication.

In some cases, things that require specific attention, IMHO, are best left not being easy. One thing to consider is that a root user is needed to add new users to the system, whereas the owner of the apache server can just as easily add users to an htpasswd file.


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