Verify user password

Grzegorz Junka list1 at
Sun Aug 16 20:48:32 UTC 2020

On 16/08/2020 13:09, Arthur Chance wrote:
> On 16/08/2020 12:03, Grzegorz Junka wrote:
>> On 15/08/2020 13:31, Arthur Chance wrote:
>>> On 15/08/2020 13:39, Grzegorz Junka wrote:
>>>> How can I verify if a given password matches the password stored in
>>>> master.passwd database for a user account that is set up with
>>>> /nonexistent and /usr/sbin/nologin (so a user that can't normally login
>>>> to the system but still can have a password stored in the database)?
>>> nologin doesn't stop you logging in, it merely says the account isn't
>>> available and boots you out afterwards, so you should be able to check
>>> the password by trying to log in. I don't think the non-existent home
>>> directory affects that,
>> OK, how can I login with that user then? "su" that user returns "This
>> account is currently not available". "login" that user says "Not a login
>> shell.". The user is configured inside a jail and there is no sshd running.
> Try using /usr/bin/login, not just "login" which is a shell builtin.

OK, thank worked! Thank you very much Arthur

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