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Binu_5
Regular Advisor

unable to change the password

Hi All

Iam facing a samm problem in redhat linux 9
I have edited the passwd file and made the
root password blank but now if I try to change the password it is trying to change the nis root passwod ..
I have checked /etc/nssswitch.conf and it seems to fine

Can anybody help me

Thanks
Binu
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Gopi Sekar
Honored Contributor

Re: unable to change the password


which is the default authentication mechanism you are using? is it md5 or NIS authentication. depending on which is selected the passwd utility may call corresponding one.

run setup as root and select 'Authentication configuration' and see which is selected.

Regards,
Gopi
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Stuart Browne
Honored Contributor

Re: unable to change the password

You can also use '/usr/bin/redhat-config-authentication' if you don't use X.
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Rick Garland
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: unable to change the password

One idea is to modify the ypmake so that UIDs that are less than 100 will not be pushed out. Accounts such as root will remain local to the respective system. Any changes to these accounts will not be pushed if NIS is inplace.

Binu_5
Regular Advisor

Re: unable to change the password

Hi All

I have change the root password on the local system using

#redhat-config-rootpassword

command

Thanks
Binu