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Re: [K12OSN] group password

Thanks Martin!  Now if  I could only get it to work.   Whatever I do I get this:

usage: chpasswd [-e]

man chpasswd has this:

      The input file must be protected if it contains unencrypted passwords.

So I tried chmodding my input file to 600.....no good.  i'm not sure
how to encrypt a passwod with the command line so I changed one of my
users with webmin and copied the encryped pw into my input file with
"find and replace"   With that file i tried the command with the -e
switch.....no good.  What the heck am i doing wrong?


On 6/8/06, Martin Woolley <sysadmin handsworth bham sch uk> wrote:
On Wednesday 07 Jun 2006 19:10, Peter Hartmann wrote:
> I'm looking for a way to set a login password for a group of users.  I
> need to change this password often and I'm getting tired of doing it
> manually.  I've tried setting a password for the group that these
> users belong to in Webmin and setting a user in the group to 'no
> password required' but the having the group password set has no
> apparent effect on the login process and the user isn't required to
> enter a pw.   Is there a way to do this?

One method could be setup a file with a bunch of uname:passwd entries and then
do a man chpasswd.
Martin Woolley
ICT Support
Handsworth Grammar School
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