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  1. #1

    User Administration

    Hi,
    I created a new user using useradd <username> command. I didnt set any password.What will be the default password set for this newuser? else is it must that i have to set password for the users i create.

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    The user is as default blocked since you didn't set a password.
    In situations like these you use the passwd command or usermod to change the users settings.
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  3. #3
    hi u can set a password by the passwd ****** as soon as the useradd user is executed.this would provide a password login.otherwise if u want that user to login with out passwd go to the /etc/passwd file .search the loginname next to the login name x will be there remove that x and try logging in .U can permit the password less login through this way.

    sample syntax

    raj:x:250:20:userfullname:homedir:loginshell

    here x refers to the shadow file where the password entries are stored.

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