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Date:      Sun, 16 Aug 2020 11:03:54 +0000
From:      Grzegorz Junka <list1@gjunka.com>
To:        Arthur Chance <freebsd@qeng-ho.org>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Verify user password
Message-ID:  <091dca7e-28ab-eab0-7265-d0439a732d86@gjunka.com>
In-Reply-To: <0567033d-fa75-06b2-5629-448fdc507242@qeng-ho.org>
References:  <af84bcef-ceff-4d7f-b012-3ef06e0ed5ec@gjunka.com> <0567033d-fa75-06b2-5629-448fdc507242@qeng-ho.org>

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On 15/08/2020 13:31, Arthur Chance wrote:
> On 15/08/2020 13:39, Grzegorz Junka wrote:
>> How can I verify if a given password matches the password stored in
>> master.passwd database for a user account that is set up with
>> /nonexistent and /usr/sbin/nologin (so a user that can't normally login
>> to the system but still can have a password stored in the database)?
> nologin doesn't stop you logging in, it merely says the account isn't
> available and boots you out afterwards, so you should be able to check
> the password by trying to log in. I don't think the non-existent home
> directory affects that,


OK, how can I login with that user then? "su" that user returns "This 
account is currently not available". "login" that user says "Not a login 
shell.". The user is configured inside a jail and there is no sshd running.




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