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Jan
12
comment How to create SHA512 password hashes on command line
There's no separate mkpasswd package for RHEL/CentOS/Fedora. If you do yum whatprovides */mkpasswd you'll see that there's expect-5.44.1.15-4.el6.x86_64(or similar version). If you install that package and run its mkpasswd, like you said, it doesn't include same set of switched. And if you run man mkpasswd you'll see that it is from ~1994.
Jan
12
comment How to create SHA512 password hashes on command line
rpm-based version from expect package seems to be an ancient variant from 1994.
Jan
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Jan
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revised Is it possible to start administering a linux box via Ansible with just the root account and its password?
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Oct
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comment Second field in /etc/shadow
This information contradicts what actually says in (my version of) man shadow. There is says that * or ! would mean a locked account..And for that matter that field can contain anything you want that is not a valid resolut of crypt function. So you can actually write in plain english ":this account is disabled:". If the 2nd field is empty, ie :: that means there's no password/any password will work.