setting encrypted password for a user

Teske, Devin Devin.Teske at
Sun Dec 22 05:47:11 UTC 2013

On Dec 21, 2013, at 9:36 PM, M. V. wrote:

> hello,
> I'm using FreeBSD-8.2. I have a program which sends "MD5 
> of the new password" of a user to me, and I want to reset user's password with it. I realized I can use "chpass" to set encrypted 
> password for a user, but it needs salt and I couldn't make it work 
> without it. so I wanted to know:
> - can I set user's password in FreeBSD if I have only MD5 of the password? how?

echo 'MD5-HASH' | pw usermod username -H 0

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