FC4 and Shadow Passwords
mmcgrath at iesabroad.org
Wed Nov 2 14:59:51 UTC 2005
> -----Original Message-----
> From: fedora-list-bounces at redhat.com
> [mailto:fedora-list-bounces at redhat.com] On Behalf Of Jeff Vian
> Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2005 8:27 AM
> To: For users of Fedora Core releases
> Subject: Re: FC4 and Shadow Passwords
> On Wed, 2005-11-02 at 08:21 +0000, Andy Green wrote:
> > Mike McGrath wrote:
> > > I've got an FC4 install with shadow-utils installed but the
> > > passwords are being stored in /etc/passwd and there is no
> > > /etc/shadow file. Any ideas?
> > Examine /etc/sysconfig/authconfig and check that there is a
> line like this:
> > USESHADOW=yes
> > Also check perms on that file are root:root and 644.
> shadow must have perms 400 and passwd needs perms of 644.
> If the passwords are in the passwd file it will need to be
> converted by using pwconv to create the proper entries in the
> shadow file. See man pwconv for details on operation.
> A question I have is how the system got that way? The
> default config for Fedora is to use shadow passwords.
> Something must have been changed to tell it not to use shadow.
> > -Andy
I'm curious about that myself, I have other machines very similar to
this that I created with the same kickstart script. I've installed some
other RPM's on this I wonder if one of them some how moved everything
back to passwd? WEIRD. Anyway, thanks guys!
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