Bug 834446 - auth directive has unneeded authconfig commands listed
auth directive has unneeded authconfig commands listed
Product: Fedora Documentation
Classification: Fedora
Component: install-guide (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Petr Bokoc
Ruediger Landmann
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Blocks: 876391
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Reported: 2012-06-21 17:49 EDT by joshua
Modified: 2013-07-29 13:44 EDT (History)
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Description joshua 2012-06-21 17:49:58 EDT
Description of problem:

In http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/17/html-single/Installation_Guide/index.html#s1-kickstart2-options, under the auth ks directive section, this following text is included:

"To set up the SHA-512 hashing algorithm, run authconfig --passalgo=sha512 --kickstart. Remove the --enablemd5 option if it is present."  Something similar just above it is mentioned for sha256.

So why does just "auth --useshadow --passalgo=sha512" work while kickstarting?  Are the other instructions about running authconfig even needed?  They appear to be included in error.

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F17 Install guide
Comment 1 Jack Reed 2012-11-13 20:02:19 EST
Thanks for reporting this, Joshua. You're right, the description refers more to an entirely separate command than an option in a kickstart file.

Given that just entering "--passalgo=sha512" has worked for you (which certainly makes sense), I have removed the full command, including --kickstart, so it now just reads as follows:

"--passalgo= — specify sha256 to set up the SHA-256 hashing algorithm or sha512 to set up the SHA-512 hashing algorithm."

The commit is here: http://git.fedorahosted.org/cgit/docs/install-guide.git/commit/?id=e210fece6d1d6cbf2abe989921df74ced380eb5e

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