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CHECK-PASSWD

CHECK-PASSWD

Section: Maintenance Commands (8) Updated: 2 February 1997
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NAME

check-passwd - check for empty or duplicate system accounts.  

SYNOPSIS

check-passwd  

DESCRIPTION

The check-passwd command scans the system password file, and looks for either duplicate accounts or accounts without a password set. This is a plugin which is invoked by checksecurity (8) if enabled.

 

CONFIGURATION

The check-passwd.conf file defines the configuration variables: CHECK_PASSWORD_WARN_UIDS and CHECK_PASSWORD_WARN_DUPLICATES Each is described below.

The CHECK_PASSWORD_WARN_EMPTY variable controls whether this script will warn about accounts with empty passwords. Valid values are TRUE or FALSE The CHECK_PASSWORD_WARN_UIDS variable controls whether this script will warn about duplicate accounts sharing the same UID within the passwords file. Valid values are TRUE or FALSE

 

FILES

/etc/checksecurity.conf
Specifies whether this script is invoked
/etc/checksecurity/check-passwd.conf
The configuration file.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
CONFIGURATION
FILES

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