bin/71147: sshd(8) will allow to log into a locked account
glebius at freebsd.org
Mon Aug 30 07:01:17 PDT 2004
The following reply was made to PR bin/71147; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Gleb Smirnoff <glebius at freebsd.org>
To: Yar Tikhiy <yar at comp.chem.msu.su>
Cc: FreeBSD-gnats-submit at freebsd.org, des at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: bin/71147: sshd(8) will allow to log into a locked account
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2004 17:50:14 +0400
On Mon, Aug 30, 2004 at 04:52:54PM +0400, Yar Tikhiy wrote:
Y> In FreeBSD (and other BSDs,) the well-known way to lock out
Y> a user's account is setting the user's encrypted password to
Y> an asterisk character, `*', in master.passwd. Arguably, one
Y> can also lock out a user by just _prefixing_ the password field
Y> value with `*'. Anyway, sshd(8) will ignore either lock
Y> and allow the user to log in if he authenticates himself by
Y> means other than the Unix password, e.g., using his public key.
This is not a bug, it's a feature! Any ssh (not only Open) has the
same behavior on any unix operating system.
I'm utilizing this feature since I use pubkey authentification.
Totus tuus, Glebius.
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