How to generate password hashes for vipw and chpass

Ivan "Rambius" Ivanov rambiusparkisanius at
Mon Oct 6 06:18:02 UTC 2008

Hello Adam,

On Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 8:40 AM, Adam Zaleski <talk at> wrote:
> Ivan "Rambius" Ivanov pisze:
>> # /sbin/md5 -s newpassword
>> and then I passed the output to chpass. I tried to use the new
>> password for the next login but it failed - so I believe this is
>> wrong.
>> Can you please show me how to generate the password hashes?
> You can add new account with one command like this:
> echo user_password |pw user add new_user -h0
> Also if you only want to generate valid password hash
> you can use 'openssl passwd -1 new_password'
Thank you, this is the command I was looking for.


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