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Wrong account creation

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ham, Sep 16, 2005.

  1. Ham

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    Dear cPanlers,
    I searched a long time in this forum, but I can´t find an answer, so that´s the first time, I need your support.

    If I want to create a new account, everything works fine instead of create a user-password. Only with the rootpassword and its account username I can login the new account.

    to change the password by WHM take no effekts.

    After i checked up the shadow file, I see, that it marks a "*" instead of the md5-pass from the user. I can´t find a solution an I don´t know after which WHM update this function fails. (got WHM 10.6.0 cPanel 10.6.0-R215 )

    thanks for your efforts and greetings from munich,
    haM. :)
     
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    acenetryan Well-Known Member
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    I, too, am having this problem. shadow file is being updated incorrectly. Anyone?
     
  3. Ham

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    no solution at the moment....

    found no solution. :confused:
    maybe there is somebody out there who can help

    greez,
    ham
     
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    acenetryan Well-Known Member
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    Anyone know where the /scripts/wwwacct form actually touches the shadow file?

    I am unable to locate where this is incorrectly getting set to *
     
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    Cpanel becomes annoying with every update... Update the passwords through shell... damn...
     
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    do an /scripts/upcp --force as root on shell.
     
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    acenetryan Well-Known Member
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    I have already run a forced update.

    Additionally, I thought it may be related to the md5sum so I cleared it as suggest in the forums. No dice.
     
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    Manually running

    passwd USERNAME

    in shell seemed to set it correctly. Don't want to have to tell all customers "Don't change your password". Let me know if anyone finds a solution or can locate where the cpanel script is modifying the /etc/shadow.
     
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    If you have such a repeatable problem you should log it with cPanel through your cPanel license provider so they can investigate the issue for you and provide a fix if necessary.
     
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    acenetryan Well-Known Member
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    From cpanel:

    The latest updates appears to have resolved this issue, as I was successfully able to create an account and login to it's cPanel after doing so.

    I would personally suggest configuring each server with md5 and shadow support, which can be done by executing 'authconfig', and selecting the aforementioned options resepectively. Without md5, your shadow passwords are generated with DES encryption, which is weak and relatively easy to crack.
     
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