FC4 and Shadow Passwords

Mike McGrath 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!

	-Mike




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