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2answers
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Password Change With Command Line On NetBSD

How can I change root password with one line command on NetBSD? On FreeBSD, it's something like this echo "password" | pw mod user root -h 0 ;
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10answers
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Best way to go about changing a root password on 3000+ Solaris, AIX, and Linux servers?

Long story short: Big old corporation, lots of UNIX/Linux servers. I inherited responsibility for a bunch of scripts that that left a few years ago. One of them was a script that would be run every ...
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1answer
426 views

How can the root password on FreeBSD 9.1 be changed for the system for the purposes of root logins?

I've never encountered this before when using FreeBSD, but I recently got a new BSD VPS, and when I logged in as a wheel user and su to root, I used "passwd" to change the root password, but this only ...
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2answers
375 views

Password similarity

I wanted to change my password on a unix machine. I did a normal "passwd" and typed in my old and my new password. Then the machine came back to me with the following message: BAD PASSWORD: is too ...
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3answers
176 views

Store system passwords with easy and secure access

I'm having to handle several VPS/services and I always set passwords to be different and random. What kind of storage do you suggest to keep these passwords safe and let me access them easily? ...
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1answer
980 views

What does pwdadm -c effect?

If you were to run pwdadm -c against a user account and it clears the flags from /etc/passwd; what would those cleared flags stop from happening?
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3answers
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long SSH password vs SSH Keys

Using amazon's EC2 Service, which is awesome in every regard. Only problem is, I have problems logging in with the SSH keys they automatically genarate. I have no idea what the problem is, but have ...
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2answers
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Passwordless ssh from Windows to Linux to run scripts from command prompt

What am trying here is ..... I Have some scripts that needs to run in Windows Command (command.exe) and not from Cygwin. The scripts needs to access a specific Linux machine from Windows command ...
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1answer
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I would like to allow login to a box with no password for a particular user how do I do that?

I would like a userid to allow logging into a box without a password. I am not sure how to accomplish this as changing the password to nothing is not allowed. Thanks
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2answers
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2answers
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How to password protect the domain with htaccess?

This is not the usual request. I need to protect a domain while keeping the inner files accessible. So my HTACCESS file at the domain's root FTP folder is as follows: AuthType basic AuthName ...
0
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1answer
56 views

Using the -H Option to Create Users with the pw Utility

I'm using pw to add users to a FreeBSD system and I'd like to use the -H option, e.g., pw add user userfoo -H pwfile The man page says that I need to have a password "supplied already encrypted in ...
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6answers
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Can't login to a linux server with new user

I just created a new user as root with the command useradd newuser I then assign a password with the command: passwd newuser I assign password with success and then I open another shell ...