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RE: passwd



 

> 
> Ok I need some help. I have RedHat 3 update4 installed on 
> multiple servers. I created some accounts for users with the 
> root ID. When they log in they cannot change their password. 
> If they try with the passwd command they receive this error 
> message, passwd: Authentication token manipulation error. I 
> think this may have something to do with the fact that I 
> recently had to change the umask of root to 077 because of auditors. 
> Any thoughts you have on whats going on or how to fix this 
> would be greatly appreciated. 
> 
> Thanks,

If it is a umask problem, doing an:

strace passwd <user> should give you information on which file it's trying
to access, which is generating the error.

Michael


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