Re: Shadow passwords

From: Mike (
Date: 12/09/03

Date: 9 Dec 2003 13:49:35 GMT

Bill Davidsen <> wrote in

> Good thought! That will do it, the passwords is not in clear text
> format. Would be vastly more useful if it was, of course.

Only in the case that you're, for example, migrating users from other
architecture, you can simply hash a standard password (for example
'password') and pass this hash as the parameter.
Then instruct your users to change the password, or configure things to
request a password change on first logon.
Not very useful for everyday use...

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