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converting /etc/password to enhanced security

anthony m. gonzales
Frequent Advisor

converting /etc/password to enhanced security

Hello all,

I have an interesting problem here. I upgraded a system to TRU64 5.1B, Enhanced Security and did not not bring over the original /etc/password file. Now, I am wondering if there is a way that I can re-create the accounts so that I can put a password in, then I can modify the the password lifetime and force users to change their passwords.

Thanks,
Anthony
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Martin Moore
HPE Pro

Re: converting /etc/password to enhanced security

/usr/sbin/convuser will likely do everything you need; see the man page for all the options. In particular, if you just want to bring in new accounts, add them to /etc/passwd and run convuser -ci. And the passwords will be pre-expired, forcing users to change them on first login, as long as you don't use the -u switch.

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anthony m. gonzales
Frequent Advisor

Re: converting /etc/password to enhanced security

Thanks Martin, I will give it a shot...

Anthonhy
anthony m. gonzales
Frequent Advisor

Re: converting /etc/password to enhanced security

Martin,

That conversion seemed to do the trick.

Thanks for the help.

Anthony