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Re: Alex, help with login? (Was: PAMified login?)



Marek Michalkiewicz wrote:
> 
> Michael K. Johnson:
> > If the shadow chfn and chsh don't authenticate the user,
> > I'm not touching them with a 10-foot pole.  The util-linux
> > chfn and chsh authenticate the user before allowing the user
> > to change anything.
> 
> Sorry, forgot about that one.  Just wondering what is the
> reason for this - no other UN*X that I know of does this
> (chfn or chsh authenticating ths user).

Many UNIXes that have a remote password file (such as NIS or NIS+)
require authentication to update the gecos, shell, or any other
password field.

	Wietse



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