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Linux Shadow Password HOWTO

Michael H. Jackson, mhjack@tscnet.com

v1.3, 3 April 1996

This document aims to describe how to obtain, install, and configure the Linux password Shadow Suite. It also discusses obtaining, and re]installing other software and network daemons that require access to user passwords. This other software is not actually part of the Shadow Suite, but these programs will need to be recompiled to support the Shadow Suite. This document also contains a programming example for adding shadow support to a program. Answers to some of the more frequently asked questions are included near the end of this document.

1. Introduction.

2. Why shadow your passwd file?

3. Getting the Shadow Suite.

4. Compiling the programs.

5. Installing

6. Other programs you may need to upgrade or patch