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Bug 85357 - redhat-config-users does not create MD5 password
redhat-config-users does not create MD5 password
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-users (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
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Reported: 2003-02-28 10:49 EST by Jim Shanks
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:51 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-05-22 16:58:07 EDT
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Description Jim Shanks 2003-02-28 10:49:35 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; Q312461)

Description of problem:
Creating a new user with redhat-config-users produces an encrypted password 
in /etc/shadow but not an MD5 encrypted password.  Passwords later changed with 
the passwd command produce a password as per system defaults.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  add a new user <username> with redhat-config-users and cat /etc/shadow | 
grep <username>
2.  change password to the same password with passwd <username> and 
cat /etc/shadow | grep <username>
3.  compare the results

Actual Results:  Original password will be encrypted as a 13 character string.  
Password created with passwd will be a 34 character MD5 string begining with $1

Expected Results:  redhat-config-users should create an encrypted password 
identical to passwd as per the system settings.

Additional info:

My oldest system has 7.3 installed.  Same behavior there.
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2003-04-03 15:26:17 EST
The only way I can reproduce this is if I turn off "Use MD5 passwords" with
authconfig.  In which case, redhat-config-users is doing the right thing to not
make MD5 encrypted passwords.  However, on my test machine, 'passwd' does not
make an MD5 password if MD5 passwords are disabled.

Once I re-enable MD5 passwords with authconfig, both redhat-config-users and
passwd start making MD5 passwords.

I don't seem to be able to reproduce your problem.
Comment 2 Brent Fox 2003-05-22 16:58:07 EDT
Closing as 'worksforme'.  The program seems to be working properly on my test

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