remote password change

pepe plaine at
Mon May 30 06:31:34 UTC 2011

On Sat, May 28, 2011 at 3:17 PM, pepe <plaine at> wrote:

> I have two FreeBSD 8 servers running. Server A is for shell access and
> server B for www pages. On B there is only scp/sftp access and no shell
> login.
> Now I'm looking for solution for people to be able to change password for
> server B from inside server A. Or better yet, automatic migration of
> password so if user changes password for server A it would change in server
> B too. Are there some solutions to do this?
> --
> pepe

So. I did look into NIS but it seems little problematic with different UIDs
on all users in different servers. And the thing is I don't really need to
sync passwords that much. It would be enough if there is way to just change
passwords in ftp/scp server with shell access only into other server. If
there is not this kind of solution then web-application would be ok too if
there are any? NIS would be good, but seems little heavy solution since all
that I really need right now between these servers is access for some people
to change their ftp password...


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