Re: account for Unix daemon/service process

From: Volker Birk (bumens_at_dingens.org)
Date: 10/30/05


Date: 30 Oct 2005 15:21:04 +0200

Mary <marymv8@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Is there a way in Unix where one can set up a daemon/service process to
> be associated with an account which is locked ? That is, an account
> where a user cannot login with it ?

Yes. And it's very common. Just use no password (say, an asterisk as
password in /etc/passwd or /etc/shadow respectively).

Yours,
VB.

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