How Do I Verify No Accounts Have Empty Passwords?

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Ashlin
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How Do I Verify No Accounts Have Empty Passwords?

Post by Ashlin »

Hello,

How can i verify all accounts on a cpanel which have empty password?



Martin
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Re: How Do I Verify No Accounts Have Empty Passwords?

Post by Martin »

Log into your linux server as root and you must manually check the /etc/shadow file.

Command : cat /etc/shadow

If the second field (Encrypted password field) in /etc/shadow file is empty, it means password is empty.

{userName}:{password}:{lastpasswdchanged}:{Minimum_days}:{Maximum_days}:{Warn}:{Inactive}:{Expire}:

{password} = This should not be empty.

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