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Old 10-04-2004, 12:18 PM   #1
Rex_chaos
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help in user authorization


hi there,
I wonder is anyone know how can I check if a given password is valid for a specified user. So far, I can find out if a given user exits by searhing the corresponding name in /etc/passwd, however, how can I check if the given password is also valid?
 
Old 10-04-2004, 12:27 PM   #2
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Yes, log in as the user with the given password, and see if it succeeds. By the way, are you trying to build a program to crack passwords ?

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Old 10-04-2004, 03:03 PM   #3
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I think it's just an attempt to use system passwords in a program, as it is done in many cases. Here's a HOWTO that will be useful (check especially chapter 8): http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/doc...Password-HOWTO
 
  


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