Tagged: shadow


Linux Etc Login.defs Configuration with Examples

Linux shadow password suite provides password related utils and configuration. /etc/login.defs or simple login.defs provides configuration about shadow utils. This file provides password, mail, user id, group id, user home related configuration. We will look all of the useful configurations in this tutorial. Login.defs Configuration File login.defs configuration file is located at /etc/login.defs ....


How To Set or Change User Password In Linux?

Linux passwords are used to authenticate users. Linux passwords was holded in /etc/passwd file with other user related information like default shell, home directory path etc. Now in modern linux distributions holds passwords in /etc/shadow file which have restricted access. This file holds user passwords as hash values with salt. Hashing and salting makes...

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