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Re: password-changing HOWTO?



On Wed, 31 Jul 1996, Elliot Lee wrote:

> Understood... However, the shadow suite passwd can afford to pass in a
> flag that says "running as root, don't authenticate", since the shadow
> suite is specific to shadow passwords. We can't do that without breaking
> the API - which isn't going to happen :) 

I don't get it. Why the passwd program can skip pam authentification if 
running as root (err, uid 0 account) ?

		Cristian Gafton
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