My understanding is that the last change date(in /etc/shadow) is the number of days since 01/01/1970 that the password was changed, but I'm seeing numbers like 19708 which translate to 17/12/2023 ...
I need to manually edit /etc/shadow to change the root password inside of a virtual machine image. Is there a command-line tool that takes a password and generates an /etc/shadow compatiable password ...
We have an automated sync-routine that uses useradd to create new users on a Ubuntu 10.04 machine. The application launching the routine provided both username and CRYPT-encrypted password. However, ...
If the second field of the /etc/shadow file is set to !!, does it mean that the account is disabled? Or does it mean that the account is active with no password assigned?