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When one of the users tried to change the password on Tru64 node, he got error as "different lengths for encrypted passwords". Does anyone know what causes this error?
Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: Password

Is that the exact error message? Are they changing with "passwd" command or with a custom program/script? I never saw that message.
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Ann Majeske
Honored Contributor

Re: Password

More questions:

What version?
What patch kit?

Is the system running Enhanced Security?

Is the user changing the password for his user account or some other password?
Kapil Jha
Honored Contributor

Re: Password

This msg is coming when u are changing passwd from that user or from root.
Check to change from root.
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Pieter 't Hart
Honored Contributor

Re: Password

tru64 can use a cleartext passwd file and an encrypted (hashed) passwd file.

the hashed passwd file can only be modified with the normal passwd tools
the cleartext passwd file can be edited by a privileged user (mostly root)

Maybe there is a mismatch between the cleartext passwdfile (/etc/passwd) and the hashed passwdfile.

check if /etc/passwd.dir and /etc/passwd.pag exists on your server to determine if the hashed passwd is used.

for further reference see "man mkpasswd"