[K12OSN] print usernames and passwords

David Trask dtrask at vcsvikings.org
Thu Oct 9 14:51:39 UTC 2008

I'm with Huck.  We assign our passwords....this makes password management
with kids a whole lot easier.  Less forgotten passwords....and so forth. 
TOO much time is wasted with username and pw issues in that manner, when
we moved to assigning passwords a few years ago (from having the kids do
their own)....we saw a HUGE drop in the amount of username/pw issues ("I
forgot my password").  also...having a static list allows you to easily
use the same username and passwords in other places/scenarios  (plus you
also get to make "secure" passwords....not things like the name of their

"Support list for open source software in schools." <k12osn at redhat.com>
>I can live without doing this, but it would be easier.  I'm the
>tech-teacher at a elementary school, and I only want to do this for
>someone who substitutes for me.  We make up a sub-folder with lesson
>plans etc..  I figured it would be easier to have it on paper than to try
>and explain to someone how to get into the users and groups area.  
>>>> Huck <dhuckaby at paasda.org> 10/8/2008 10:58 am >>>
>you could always try and brute-force them... but is it really worth the 
>time and effort? or you assign them...and disable the ability for users 
>to change them.(that's the old school way)
>Patrick Fleming wrote:
>> If you are talking about the users on k12ltsp system then I would say
>> no. The user names are kept in /etc/passwd and passwords are stored in
>> /etc/shadow as a hash.
>> Will Hatch wrote:
>>> Is it possible to print a list of usernames and passwords?  It would
>>> be great to export it as a cvs file and put it into a spreadsheet.
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David N. Trask
Technology Teacher/Director
Vassalboro Community School
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