i am having a file, which contains usernames and encrypted passwords (openssl passwd) in the format user:password.
Now i want to change the password of this User with a Cronjob once a week.
With the help of Janos i made a Script, which changes the password to a $RANDOM generated value, and saves the encrypted password in pw.txt, and the non-encrypted in randompw.txt
r=$RANDOM cut -d: -f1 pw.txt | while read -r user; do echo "$user:$(openssl passwd $r)" done > newpw.txt mv newpw.txt pw.txt echo $r > randompw.txt
So my problems are:
1.) With this, i just have a random generated value for each users, but i want a random value for each user (each line in the file).
2.) It would be good, if i can get the username and the cleartext password of each user into randompw.txt currently, i just have one $RANDOM Password there.
Does anyone has an Idea?