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Change password through linux PAM without running application as root

An application I'm writing will have some password change functionality. However I'm wondering if it is possible to not run the account management part of it as root. Right now I'm running into the ...
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shadow files getting created automatically in /etc in solaris server.(SunOS 5.10)

In my Solaris server (SunOS 5.10) shadow files are getting created automatically every 10 minutes for two particular users in /etc. The content of the files is the same as /etc/shadow. Say john and ...
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SHA512 salted hash code question

I'm puzzled by the hash (ASCII) code stored under Linux (Ubuntu) /etc/shadow. Taking a hypothetical case, let password be 'test', salt be 'Zem197T4'. By running following command, $ mkpasswd -m ...
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How to influence the assignment of subordinate UIDs/GIDs when creating user accounts?

To my knowledge the subordinate UIDs and GIDs are assigned to accounts in such a manner that they form a contiguous range. The range starts at 100000 by default and probably stretches to the ...
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Subordinate GIDs/UIDs with LXC and userns for unprivileged user?

When using userns (via LXC in my case), you assign a range of subordinate GIDs and UIDs to an unprivileged user. See for resources: subuid(5), subgid(5), newuidmap(1), newgidmap(1), ...
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How shadow a file to point to something else?

Case: VirtualBox doesn't support Windows' symlink to be shared with host (Linux). actually a physical folder which contains the link is share. Everything except the symlink can be accessed. Have a ...
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Contentless modal windows on RHEL Gnome

I'm a Linux newbie, so please be understanding if I mix terminology. I've got a pc with RHEL 6.4 installed. I'm using Gnome for my GUI and frequently I'm having a problem with modal windows ...