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Old 08-22-2003, 09:23 AM   #1
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Encrypting Passwords in a commandline Script


i am working to set up a Automatik Installation for RH 7.3 in the Kickstart File you are able to set the RootPW in an encryted form.
I am searching for a Script that takes a clear password from the stdin and gives back the encrypted one to the stdout.

Would be very cool if anyone has something like that or knows where I can find one. I am no real scripter.. i can modify some but since I don t know Perl or python I am not able to build up one by my self.


Old 08-29-2003, 01:29 AM   #2
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openssl passwd -stdin
Make sure the openssl package is installed, but it probably is. ($ is the command line)
$ echo test1|openssl passwd -stdin

Good Luck,


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