[Pkg-shadow-devel] chpasswd, -e now missing

Thomas Lange lange at informatik.uni-koeln.de
Fri Jul 24 11:08:32 UTC 2009


I'm currently using chpasswd --encrypted in lenny for setting a
password. I just saw that in the new version of chpasswd does not
support -e any more, and the man page says, the password must be in
clear text. IMO this is a security issue (maybe a RC bug?). But I like
to give chpasswd only as already encrypted string for security

Is it still possible to give chpasswd an encrypted string? Are there
other methos for doing that?
regards Thomas

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