Expired passwords on Solaris with PAM

Nicolas Williams Nicolas.Williams at ubsw.com
Sat Oct 27 04:58:08 EST 2001

Do not use getpass() on Solaris -- it crops the password it reads at 8
characters. Yes, it does.

Use getpassphrase() instead.


On Fri, Oct 26, 2001 at 02:30:48PM -0400, Ed Phillips wrote:
> I've been doing so more tests with 2.9.9p2 on Sol8.  Here are my
> finding so far:
> When a user needs to change his password and trys to run a command in
> non-interactive mode, it just succeeds without even trying to prompt the
> user for a new password.  Damien submitted a fix - it works for me (is it
> going into CVS?).
> When a user needs to change his password and trys to login in interactive
> mode, readpassphrase() gets called, but doesn't seem to be working
> correctly on Sol8 - meaning, it doesn't correctly disable echo.  Would it
> be possible to use getpass() on Solaris instead for the TTY case
> (although, getpass() is not MT-Safe if that matters to anyone).  Any
> ideas?
> 	Ed
> Ed Phillips <ed at udel.edu> University of Delaware (302) 831-6082
> Systems Programmer III, Network and Systems Services
> finger -l ed at polycut.nss.udel.edu for PGP public key

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