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Root passwd recovery - 11i

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Jeremy Loukinas
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Root passwd recovery - 11i

I am looking for a real good article or how to on how to recover a root passwd. I know you boot of the cd etc.. but I am looking for an exact procedure if anyone has one.

OS = hpux 11i ( trusted system )

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Jeremy Loukinas
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Pete Randall
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Re: Root passwd recovery - 11i

Assuming it's HP-UX, boot the machine, interrupt the boot process (when the message saying you have 10 seconds to do so comes up), enter hpux -is at the ISL prompt. You'll be logged in as root once you come up in single user mode. Use the passwd command to change the passwd, then either reboot or enter "init 3" to get to multi user mode.


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Jeremy Loukinas
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Re: Root passwd recovery - 11i

Will reseting the passwd unlock the account?

Pete Randall
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Re: Root passwd recovery - 11i

Jeremy,

Is this a trusted system?


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Sridhar Bhaskarla
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Re: Root passwd recovery - 11i

Hi,

Resetting the password will not unlock and account. You will need to run

/usr/lbin/modprpw -k root

Will enable the account.

-Sri
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try
Jeremy Loukinas
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Re: Root passwd recovery - 11i

Yes it is trusted.
Pete Randall
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Re: Root passwd recovery - 11i

The Sri already gave you the definitive answer in your other thread:

http://forums.itrc.hp.com/cm/QuestionAnswer/1,,0xf71db941255cd71190080090279cd0f9,00.html



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Sridhar Bhaskarla
Honored Contributor

Re: Root passwd recovery - 11i

Hi Jeremy,

As I indicated in the other thread, there is an option for you to enable "root password required on single user mode" feature if your system is trusted. If that is the case, then it will prompt you for root's password when you get into single user mode. You will need to boot the system from CD which is little bit tedious (because you need to remember quite a bit syntax) process. Please let us know if it is the case and we will post the solution.

-Sri
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try
unixadmin_1
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Re: Root passwd recovery - 11i


How do i access and run the below command if i am unable to login with root...i think there is other process to enable root through run prompt...please let me know...

/usr/lbin/modprpw -k root
Torsten.
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Re: Root passwd recovery - 11i

@unixadmin:

Please don't ask "metoo" questions - open your own thread.

If you cannot logon as root, you need to bring down the server and restart to single user.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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