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10.3: Make your password more secure
Authored by: mikael on Nov 16, '03 05:39:18AM
I looked just at the Forums and I cant log in to Netinfo with my root account. Look here: http://forums.macosxhints.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=17055 It look likes Netinfo cant handle the new shadowed passwords, so take it easy before you change to this new passwords, or else it will be the last thing you do in Netinfo, until Apple fix this or someone else... Mikael -(that cant log in to Netinfo from Root account)

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10.3: Make your password more secure
Authored by: PMUser on Nov 17, '03 12:01:42PM

Is there a way to change the root accounts password via this method? Perhaps log out and login as root and then follow these directions?



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10.3: Make your password more secure
Authored by: andyinindy on Mar 28, '04 11:53:58AM

To update root's password to the new shadowhash style, just open a terminal window and type:

sudo passwd root

You will be prompted for an admin password, and then you can enter the new (or the same) password. When you check in Netinfo, you'll see that root is now using the new style password.



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