need a secure script to change root password in linux.
Posted on 2013-05-14
I am in a larger environment and it appears our management software will not change the root password for some unknown reason on about 100 systems.
The systems are mostly Redhat however some are Aix or Solaris.
The problem is that a basic script using "standard io" puts the password in the history file ( not good at all ). We are in a strongly monitored system so cleaning up the history file may not work so well. I need to find a way to change the root password without the password showing up in the history file
Cross platform is best however a Linux only solution would help a big bunch.