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Old 10-31-2006, 01:49 AM   #1
erics_acvw
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Question /etc/shadow - passwords not hashing


Hello,

I have a clean install of CentOS 4.4 with no X, command line only.

This is too weird. When I do 'useradd username -p password' the passwords in the /etc/shadow file are not hashing, they are in clear text. I'm sure they should be hashed. Same with usermod. The root pw is hashed (entered at install) but all users added via useradd are plain text. Pop3 and imap login didn't work until I copied hashed passwords from another box. Any idea why they're not encrypted? Or at the very least, how can I manually hash passwords so I can edit the shadow file and put them in myself?

Regards,
Eric S
 
Old 10-31-2006, 03:08 AM   #2
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Don't use -p in useradd and run
Code:
passwd username
to give user an encrypted password
 
  


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