[clug-talk] automating password changes

Gustin Johnson gustin at echostar.ca
Wed May 31 11:37:21 PDT 2006


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A really cheap and dirty approach is to rsync your /etc/passwd,
/etc/group /etc/shadow

This gets messy if all the *Nix boxes are not running the same distro.

simon wrote:
> On Wed, May 31, 2006 at 11:42:00AM -0600, Mitchell Brown wrote:
>> Definetly - well how about just the local unix passwords for my user and
>> root on different boxes? Can that be done?
> 
> Yes. But it depends exactly what you want to achieve.
> 
> NIS 'Yellow Pages' is the tradional old way, but isn't particularly
> secure.
> 
> LDAP is a possibility, but you need to either have connectivity to
> server or have local servers and sync them.
> 
> You could even run a Samba/Domain controller and authenicate against
> that (I believe).
> 
> 
> If I were you I'd start with google and looking at what PAM supports.
> Simon.
> 
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