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Add a user in Redhat Linux 5.0

Posted on 1998-02-15
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When I try to add a user in RedHat Linux 5.0, the password (I supply as a parameter to the adduser/useradd command at the command prompt) doesn´t get encrypted. It is just entered as plain text in the /etc/passwd file. How do I get it encrypted?

(Yes, I know about the User & Group config in StartX, but in this case I can´t use the graphical interface for adding users.)
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by:thornbush
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BTW, is there any program that comes with RedHat Linux 5.0 (or can be downloaded free from the Internet) that can do UNIX password encryption and display it directly at the command prompt (after the program has been executed) so that I can copy the encrypted password and place it in the /etc/passwd file (if none can help me with the first problem, I will have to do like this).

I am not seeking for the standard passwd program (it just change the current user´s password and that is not what I want to do).
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jetx earned 100 total points
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hmm try this first,

user

adduser loginname

then after that set the password of the user seperately

passwd loginname

thats the same problem i get when using the redhat 5 adduser/useradd command, this is the best solution i can get to use it to encrypt the password.

regards,

jetx
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by:thornbush
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Thanx...
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