Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 432938
SHA256/512 options not documented in authconfig
Last modified: 2008-10-01 05:38:51 EDT
Description of problem:
There is new support for generating SHA256/512 hashes of passwords which is
integrated into RHEL. According to
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=427388#c8 kickstart will follow the
same rules as the authconfig command. Options are not documented
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Can we please keep the documentation up to date?
These new features are not documented in the Kickstart page @ fedora wiki as well.
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Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release. Product Management has requested
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They are documented in authconfig --help page.
(In reply to comment #2)
> They are documented in authconfig --help page.
Even worse. that means that the docs are inconsistent.
Please consider making the appropriate changes in the manual pages as well.
(In reply to comment #3)
> Even worse. that means that the docs are inconsistent.
> Please consider making the appropriate changes in the manual pages as well.
They would be inconsistent if the manpage and --help page conflicted but there
are just some options missing in the manpage. The manpage was never meant to be
exhaustive - note that some options are mentioned only in the synopsis and not
in the text of the manpage.
Also is it really worth it to do respin + QA of the package just for manpage fix?
This request was previously evaluated by Red Hat Product Management
for inclusion in the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release, but
Red Hat was unable to resolve it in time. This request will be
reviewed for a future Red Hat Enterprise Linux release.
Actually this one was fixed in authconfig-5.3.21-3.el5 released in RHEL-5.2.