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Old 08-22-2004, 11:50 AM   #1
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managing multiple root passwords


I have about 100 linux systems in my company. how can I manage all the root passwords? is there a secured way then writing them download on a small paper?

Old 08-22-2004, 01:11 PM   #2
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I suppose the secureness of a password comes from the fact that it's only known by the one who needs it - not a paper, nor an automated system, since they don't need the password....if one starts storing (root!) passwords on some place, especially many of them, it's a huge risk...

just my opinion, though..
Old 08-22-2004, 06:57 PM   #3
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This is exactly what NIS(yp) and Kerberos were designed for. Managing 100 root passwords seperately is asking for a disaster.


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