[ale] how to create user with no password

Geoffrey esoteric at 3times25.net
Thu Feb 26 10:49:30 EST 2004

Armsby John-G16665 wrote:
> 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...


vi /etc/passwd or /etc/shadow and simply remove the encrypted password. 
  It is the second field, delimiter is :

> I could use some help here..
> John
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Until later, Geoffrey                     Registered Linux User #108567
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