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Old 03-30-2005, 11:48 AM   #1
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Changing password


I manage a linux server. I give some FTP access and email accounts to users.
When I create these users in linux, I create a password and give it to the user.

How can this user change his password if he does not have a SSH access (I don't give this login possibility)?


Old 03-30-2005, 11:50 AM   #2
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Try using system-config-users. If you don't have it installed, search for it on
If you don't use an RPM-based system, use alien to convert it to deb, tgz or whatever
Old 03-30-2005, 11:52 AM   #3
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Look into 'sudo'. You can specify specific actions normally delegated for root or priviledged users and grant them to normal users. If you want a more permenant solution that will save you many headaches down the road, look into LDAP.
Old 03-30-2005, 11:52 AM   #4
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they cant change it. how are you allowing them to ftp? tryed using webmin and webuser? there is a module in that whereby a person can, via a web browser, change their password. Best thing though, if thats the only service you are offering the user is to supply an email in the login message and they can get in touch with you that way to change their password.


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