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How to tell passwd to use salted passwords?

I am hunting the web on how to change passwords of an existing user using a salted hash. I found that way with adding a non-existing user: ...
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1answer
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Windows 2008 R2 (Web server) reset and mail user password

Is there a script or software that would change a user password on a server each day and mail the new password to an email address? We want to give people limited access to our server but if they are ...
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2answers
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Too complex password for a FTP bash script?

I've read several questions related to this matter, but none of them seems to have a valid answer to my problem. I just need to write a simple bash script to get a couple of files via an FTP ...
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3answers
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Temporarlly increasing sudo's timeout for the duration of an install script

I'm trying to write a script, that will install a bunch of software, I'd like to not have to run everything as root, so I'd like to be able to prompt for a password and then go about the install, ...
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2answers
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Verify linux user passwords

I got a linux server that has several dozen users. I also have the cleartext password for every user (i know - bad security). I would like to know if the passwords are correct. Since the users are ...
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4answers
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How to pass a password with punctuation characters to 'mount' command?

I have a shell script that mounts several samba shares one after the other. I want my users to have to enter in their password only once. I can pass in a password using the following, mount -v -t ...
2
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1answer
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SSH authentication working unless ran from script?

I have set up my server to allow key/pair authentication by following instructions similar to what is found in this post. As far as I can tell that is working correctly. If I do the following, for ...
3
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2answers
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username and password for rsync in script

I'm creating a cron job to keep two dirs in sync. I'm using rsync. I'm running an rsync daemon. I read the manual and it says: RSYNC_PASSWORD Setting RSYNC_PASSWORD to the required ...
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3answers
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Change Passwords for All Users on Linux Server

I've got 10 Linux servers that I need to lock down, by resetting the passwords for every single user all at once. The story behind this is long, but the general idea is that I need it to happen very ...
1
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2answers
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Script to bulk generate passwords with upper/lowercase & numbers

Should be simple to write, but I'd rather save time by using an existing solution... Does anyone know of a script that will generate passwords of a given length such that every password will have at ...
2
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1answer
382 views

Set password on Ubuntu 9.04

I need to set up a large number of local user accounts on a number of machines running Ubuntu, and I need a way to script the password setting. These machines use /etc/shadow, as is the default in the ...
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6answers
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Tool to test a user account and password (test login)

Yeah, I can fire up a VM or remote into something and try the password...I know...but is there a tool or script that will simulate a login just enough to confirm or deny that the password is correct? ...