[ale] how to create user with no password

Brian Sumner bcsumner at bellsouth.net
Thu Feb 26 10:30:49 EST 2004

I think if you just delete the password entry in /etc/shadow (or the other file if you aren't using shadow passwords, I can't remember what it is right now) for that user that should take care of it.  There is a thread from yesterday/day before I think about resetting root's password that has detailed instructions for how to delete the password entry.  
> From: Armsby John-G16665 <John.Armsby at motorola.com>
> Date: 2004/02/26 Thu AM 09:43:29 EST
> To: "'ale at ale.org'" <ale at ale.org>
> Subject: [ale] how to create user with no password
> All,
> I am running an out of the box redhat 9.  I am required to set up an account for corporate "bdnaadmin' with NO PASSWORD.  It seems that the GUI (how embarassing for me) requires a password.  I have tried deleting the account, then using "adduser bdnaadmin".  RedHat put one in for me...
> I could use some help here..
> John
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