[ale] how to create user with no password

Geoffrey esoteric at 3times25.net
Thu Feb 26 18:15:25 EST 2004

Armsby John-G16665 wrote:
> Actually they are using Openssh in conjunction with this account.  I
> got the OpenSSH to work but struggled with the account.  Funning
> thing the shell script they gave me worked flawlessly on Red Hat 8.
> but balked on RedHat 9.  I did notice that the account the script
> created had a korn shell as the default.  I had to change to /bin/sh
> (arbitrary decision)  before it worked.

A quick note, there are some differences in sh and ksh, so you want to 
make sure the change doesn't bite you.  I'd suspect the reason it did 
not work on RH 9 might have been because ksh was not installed, just a 
guess though.

> I used the GUI's to set no
> login.  It could be that the root cause was the determination of the
> login shell and in Red Hat 8 I let the Korn Shell into the box during
> the installation.  I guess the root cause is I am not anticipating
> corporate needs and they are not anticipating what  I am up to.
> Linux is bleeding edge here and there does not appear to be a
> corporate formula for installation contents. The user creates a box
> which may match/mismatch the rest of IT.  I am looking for that
> corporate "standard" but have not located it.  Maybe there is not one
> as yet.

A great opportunity for you to create one.

Until later, Geoffrey                     Registered Linux User #108567
Building secure systems inspite of Microsoft

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