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Is it possible to eliminate the password for a user? I want to have it where the user types in his name, and it doesn't even prompt him for a password. brian...

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    Is it possible to eliminate the password for a user?

    I want to have it where the user types in his name, and it doesn't
    even prompt him for a password.

    brian
    Brian Guest

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    Default Re: Eliminate password for user

    On Wed, 03 Sep 2003 11:54:11 -0700, Brian Lavender <com>
    wrote:
     

    (Assuming OSR5.0.x)

    Sure. Go into scoadmin account, select the user, TAB back up to
    Users, select Change Password, then Remove Password.


    Scott McMillan

    Scott Guest

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    On Wed, 03 Sep 2003 15:23:09 -0400, Scott McMillan <net>
    wrote:
     
    >
    >(Assuming OSR5.0.x)
    >
    >Sure. Go into scoadmin account, select the user, TAB back up to
    >Users, select Change Password, then Remove Password.[/ref]


    Worked great for the regular user, but then when I tried to do this
    for root, it wouldn't let me. Is there a way to do this for root?

    brian

    Brian Guest

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    Default Re: Eliminate password for user

    Brian Lavender & Scott McMillan
    wrote:

    Brian>>> Is it possible to eliminate the password for a user?
    Brian>>>
    Brian>>> I want to have it where the user types in his name, and it doesn't
    Brian>>> even prompt him for a password.

    Scott>> (Assuming OSR5.0.x)
    Scott>>
    Scott>> Sure. Go into scoadmin account, select the user, TAB back up to
    Scott>> Users, select Change Password, then Remove Password.

    Brian> Worked great for the regular user, but then when I tried to do this
    Brian> for root, it wouldn't let me. Is there a way to do this for root?

    `passwd -d root`. If that fails, go into `scoadmin account`, edit
    root's attributes, tell it that root is allowed to have a deleted
    password.
     
    Bela Guest

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    Default Re: Eliminate password for user

    On Wed, 03 Sep 2003 16:59:02 -0700, Brian Lavender <com>
    wrote:
     
    >>
    >>(Assuming OSR5.0.x)
    >>
    >>Sure. Go into scoadmin account, select the user, TAB back up to
    >>Users, select Change Password, then Remove Password.[/ref]
    >
    >
    >Worked great for the regular user, but then when I tried to do this
    >for root, it wouldn't let me. Is there a way to do this for root?
    >
    >brian[/ref]

    I can't imagine why you would _want_ to do that to the root account!


    Scott McMillan
    Scott McMillan

    Scott Guest

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    Default Re: Eliminate password for user

    In article <com>,
    Brian Lavender <com> wrote: 
    >>
    >>(Assuming OSR5.0.x)
    >>
    >>Sure. Go into scoadmin account, select the user, TAB back up to
    >>Users, select Change Password, then Remove Password.[/ref]
    >
    >
    >Worked great for the regular user, but then when I tried to do this
    >for root, it wouldn't let me. Is there a way to do this for root?[/ref]

    usermod -x '{passwdNullAllowed 1}' root

    followed by

    passwd -d root

    John
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    John DuBois com KC6QKZ/AE http://www.armory.com/~spcecdt/
    John Guest

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    Default Re: Eliminate password for user

    In article <com>,
    Brian Lavender <com> wrote: [/ref][/ref]
     [/ref][/ref]
     [/ref]
     [/ref]
     

    Let me tell you why you don't want to have a blank password for
    root.

    If you are not there and someone reboots the system and presses
    the enter at boot, and then don't read the screen and press enter
    at 'enter root password for system maintenance or Control-D to
    start' [approximate wording] you are going to get a call that
    goes like this. "We can only login at the console and nothing else
    is working".

    I got a call about 630AM from a place I had never heard of but who
    had been told about me. That was their probelm. I said you need
    a root password. "We don't want one" I told them I didn't care
    if they pasted it on the front of the console but at least they
    wouldn't get into this problems where I got called out, and paid a
    minimum of 1 hour for 1)pressing control D, and 2) explaining why
    they needed a root password.


    And you really don't want just anyone logging in as root - unless
    you love to reload OSes when someone totally s things up.

    You are now fore-warned.

    Bill

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    Bill Vermillion - bv wjv . com
    Bill Guest

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