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RE: How to create encrypted password via command line



On Wed, 12 Sep 2007, Anne Moore wrote:

Yes, it's for Openldap. Unfortunately, slappasswd is not installed on any of
our Red Hat boxes (60 of them). It's only installed on the one OpenLdap box.

I wanted them to be able to log into any of the boxes, run the create new
password commands, and then copy the encrypted output and send to the
administrator so he can change their passwords on Openldap without knowing
what their password actually is.

Is there a way that you know of that they can copy and past in their own
encrypted password, bypassing having to send them to the administrator to do
it?

Why can't you just properly configure nss_ldap so that the passwd
command does the right thing?

Failing that, write a quick Perl script that mimics passwd.  Involving
the administrator at all seems unnecessary here.

Chris St. Pierre
Unix Systems Administrator
Nebraska Wesleyan University



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