|Summary:||forget password vs change password|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Michael Redinger <michael.redinger>|
|Component:||rhl-gsg||Assignee:||Melissa Goldin <mgoldin>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:||John Ha <jha>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2005-05-25 20:51:18 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Michael Redinger 2003-02-09 19:47:24 UTC
Red Hat Linux Getting Started Guide 8.0.93 Page 126 (14.9. Password Maintenance) Note that changing a password is very different from having forgotten the password and setting a new one: When setting a new password, "passwd" is enough (in fact you can't specify a username unless you're root). If you have forgotten a password, you have to run "passwd username" as root. You only specify "passwd username" (and don't mention that you've to be root to use it) but not "passwd".
Comment 1 John Ha 2004-11-29 20:36:30 UTC
As this is bug is quite old yet still applicable to the new version of the Getting Started Guide (now called the "Red Hat Enterprise Linux Step-by-Step Guide"), I am assigning this over to the new maintainer of this manual. Melissa, the bug report applies to 12.9 "Password Maintenance" in the Step-by-Step Guide. Perhaps we need to split up the separate processes ("I forgot" vs. "I just want to change") as the reporter suggested?
Comment 2 Melissa Goldin 2005-02-02 20:47:59 UTC
I'm editing Chapter 14 now, and will split Password Maintenance into 'Changing Your Password' and 'Retrieving a Forgotten Password.'