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A * in the location of the hashed password in /etc/shadow effectively disables all password based logins as no user input will ever result in a hash value of *. But the user can still login with his/her ssh keys. The difference of using * instead of using an exclamation mark ! is that the latter indicates a locked account in PAM, which, depending on your ...



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