random generated password
kudzu at tenebras.com
Tue Aug 30 18:34:43 UTC 2011
dd if=/dev/random count=1 | tr -c "[:alnum:]"
will give you the right kind of characters to use, for example.
On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 11:32 AM, Michael Sierchio <kudzu at tenebras.com> wrote:
> Presumably you're doing this to prevent direct login?
> chpass allows root to set the encrypted password directly
> chpass -p '$1$123456789$your-random-chars-here'
> On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 11:16 AM, Michael <mlmichael70 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> When adding a new user it is possible to assign a random generated password.
>> But is it possible to assign a random password for already existing users?
>> Preferably in a non-interactive and scriptable way. Is it possible with the
>> base system tools?
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