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Re: Not allow users to change passwd



On Wed, 15 Sep 1999, Brian Somers wrote:

> > Hi oBSD'ers.
> > 
> > I have a server (yes my old crappy one) where people can log
> > in only if they've sent me their public ssh key.
> > 
> > I want to disable their regular Unix password, and make sure
> > they can't change it.
> > 
> > What is the best way of doing this ?
> 
> You don't actually have to do anything smart :*)  If you just vipw 
> and * out everyones password your job is done.  Remember, passwd will 
> prompt the user for their old password !

to avoid the nightly security stuff from winging about 'disabled' accounts;
I have passwd entries like this:

aklwong:***ssh*only**:5125:5125:Kai Leung Wong:/home/aklwong:/usr/local/bin/tcsh
btonkes:***ssh*only**:6608:6608:Brad Tonkes:/home/btonkes:/bin/ksh

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