Create /etc/shadow crypted password entries
Published: 23-09-2016 | Author: Remy van Elst | Text only version of this article
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These small snippets create password strings you can put in
you need to reset a password on a system.
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perl -e 'print crypt("password","\$6\$salt\$") . "\n"'
password with the password, and
salt with the salt. Need some random
stuff for the salt?
openssl rand -base64 10 iDaorRK/57YZfQ==
On Ubuntu/Debian, install the
whois package. On Arch, install
mkpasswd from the AUR.
mkpasswd -m sha-512 password salt
If you need an older style
crypt password you can use OpenSSL:
Tags: crypt , mkpasswd , perl , shadow , snippets , whois
openssl passwd -1 -salt salt password