[ale] how to create user with no password
Michael D. Hirsch
mhirsch at nubridges.com
Thu Feb 26 11:06:55 EST 2004
On Thursday 26 February 2004 09:43 am, Armsby John-G16665 wrote:
> 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...
Set it up with a password, then go edit it out of /etc/shadow. The password
is the stuff between the first and second colons on the line that starts
I don't have to tell you what a bad idea this is. I don't suppose you could
get them to use ssh, instead? You can set that up so they don't need a
password, but at least there will be some security.
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