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vinodan
Advisor

password change issue

Dear All ...

When i am trying to change my password below mentioned error is encountered.

"Password cannot be changed. Reason: Cannot access protected password entry."

system is trusted.root user is able to change my password but not me.What could ne the error any idea ?

Thanks in advance
Vinod
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RAC_1
Honored Contributor

Re: password change issue

pwck

Does it report error for your account?

grpck
authck
There is no substitute to HARDWORK

Re: password change issue

Hi Vinod,


authck -s will help you.

Let me know the update

- Vivek
vinodan
Advisor

Re: password change issue

Dear All ...

No error related to this account .root can change the password but not the user.Even this user accoiunt is deleted and recreated.But still persists.

Regards
Vinod

Re: password change issue

Not sure of any differences for trusted, but i've heard of some clearing the SUID on /usr/bin/passwd so users cannot change their own passwords.

-r-sr-xr-x root bin /usr/bin/passwd
vinodan
Advisor

Re: password change issue

Dear All ...
Had it been like that it would have effected all the users.But this user is the only one one who is efected.

Vinod
Rajeev Shukla
Honored Contributor

Re: password change issue

Have a look at the permission of the file containing the protected password information i.e. /tcb/files/auth//uid
it should be 664 i.e -rw-rw-r--
Solution

Re: password change issue

I hope something here can help:
Administering Your HP-UX Trusted System
http://docs.hp.com/en/B2355-90121/index.html

man 4 prpw

The important fields (as I see it) are u_pickpw (u_pickpw@ would disallow you to change the password), and I'm not sure if u_minchg has to expire before change is allowed.

Like RAC said, a authck might reveal something:

authck -p -v