Add new user with a specif password in script
kodis at mail630.gsfc.nasa.gov
Sun Nov 9 19:05:02 UTC 2003
On Sun, Nov 09, 2003 at 04:41:30PM -0200, romildo at uber.com.br wrote:
> I see that the command "useradd" does have the "-p passwd" option,
> but the "passwd" should be encrypted, as returned by crypt(3). Then
> how can I obtain the encrypted password?
$ perl -e 'print crypt("password", "salt") . "\n"'
> Any clues?
# useradd joe; echo password | passwd --stdin joe
This has the advantage that joe will get an md5 password hash rather
than a less secure crypted one.
John Kodis Goddard Space Flight Center
kodis at mail630.gsfc.nasa.gov Greenbelt, Maryland, USA
Phone: 301-286-7376 Fax: 301-286-1771
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