[PLUG] RedHat login - known valid password invalid

MJang mike at linuxexam.com
Thu Jun 2 12:47:17 PDT 2011


On Thu, 2011-06-02 at 11:48 -0700, Michael R wrote:
> 
> 
> 
> as root (having 'sudo
> su') reset the password for user example4plug
> then as self `su -
> example4plug1` and the system responds with "su: incorrect
> password"
> having just created the password I know I have the
> correct password. 
> Repeat entire process this time cutting and pasting
> password to prevent any fat fingering possibilities, same
> results.
> [root at testserver home]# passwd -S example4plug
> example4plug PS 2011-06-01 7 35 7 49 (Password set, MD5
> crypt.)

Silly question -- what version of Red Hat (RHEL 5 defaulted to MD5
crypt, RHEL 6 uses SHA256 crypt).

Thanks,
Mike




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