I am fairly new to Linux and I have question regarding users. When I use the useradd command I don't specify a password. I must use the passwd command afterwards. Does this mean that the user is ...
I've created a user on CentOS with useradd -M username. Now, I want to become that user just like su - username. It asks me for a password for that user but I didn't set a password for that user. As ...
I'm administrating two ubuntu desktops and one debian server. There are abount ~20 active users on the desktops. A few (5-10) user accounts are added each year and about the same amount become ...
Apparently there is a function (getpwnam) that given a username, will return the appropriate entry in /etc/passwd with the other details for that user (shell, uid, gid, etc.). However, I have no idea ...
I would like to create a user and have no password. As in you cant log in with a password. I want to add keys to its authorized_keys by using root. This is for my automated backup system.