SUMMARY: No password needed to login

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Date: Fri Feb 27 2004 - 12:06:57 EST
Hi all,

Thanks to those of you who replied.
Special thanks to Gary Chambers who solved the problem -

In summary these are the things I tried BEFORE posting, some of which you
suggested, but NONE of them worked for some reason -

None of these worked -

nothing in the password field in /etc/shadow
NP in the password field in /etc/shadow
passwd -d username ----> Run as root, this surprisingly returned
"permission denied" Will be looking into this

The only thing that worked as detailed below was

passwd -r files <username>
with 2 strikes of the <ENTER> key to enter nothing as password.

Thanks all


> I am trying to configure an account to have no password required to

passwd -r files <account>
Enter password: <ENTER>
Confirm password: <ENTER>

Gary Chambers

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