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Re: [suse-security] strange behaviour useradd / usermod
  • From: Sven 'Darkman' Michels <sven@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2003 17:16:21 +0200
  • Message-id: <3F1AB245.9060804@xxxxxxxxxx>
mailinglists wrote:
I have two suse 8.2 pro boxes and added approx 30 users to that system. It takes too long to do this with Yast so I did it with useradd which was ok so far. Once I change the users with usermod (especially the password with -p param) this user could not log on to the system anymore. Messages log said "wrong username or password".
Has anybody ever seen this before?

if you change the password, did you use usermod -p CRYPTEDPASSWORD
or did you use a plaintext password? if plaintext, read man usermod
again ;)


(btw. your wrapping su**)

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