Debian Manually Change User's Password

Changing User Passwords. To change a password on behalf of a user, first sign on or 'su' to the 'root' account. Then type, ``passwd user' (where user is the username for the password you are changing). The system will prompt you to enter a password. Passwords do not echo to the screen when you enter them. The new value of the user's password file comment field. The group ownership of files outside of the user's home directory must be fixed manually.-G. You must change the owner of any crontab files or at jobs manually. You must make any changes involving NIS on the NIS server.

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  • Debian Adduser Developers (QA Page)
  • Marc Haber (QA Page)

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add and remove users and groups

This package includes the 'adduser' and 'deluser' commands for creatingand removing users.

Adding users with 'adduser' is much easier than adding them manually.Adduser will choose appropriate UID and GID values, create a homedirectory, copy skeletal user configuration, and automate settinginitial values for the user's password, real name and so on.

Deluser can back up and remove users' home directoriesand mail spool or all the files they own on the system.

A custom script can be executed after each of the commands.

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Tags: System Administration: User Management, Implemented in: Perl, User Interface: interface::commandline, role::program, Scope: Utility, Application Suite: Debian

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