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Check for empty or duplicate system accounts.

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2 February 1997
CHECK-PASSWD(8) System Manager's Manual CHECK-PASSWD(8)

NAME

check-passwd - check for empty or duplicate system accounts.

SYNOPSIS

check-passwd

DESCRIPTION

The check-passwd is a plugin run by the checksecurity command. It scans the system pass‐ word file, and looks for either duplicate accounts or accounts without a password set. This is a plugin which is invoked by checksecurity (8) if enabled.

CONFIGURATION

The check-passwd.conf file defines the configuration variables: CHECK_PASSWORD_WARN_UIDS and CHECK_PASSWORD_WARN_DUPLICATES Each is described below. The CHECK_PASSWORD_WARN_EMPTY variable controls whether this script will warn about accounts with empty passwords. Valid values are TRUE or FALSE The CHECK_PASS‐ WORD_WARN_UIDS variable controls whether this script will warn about duplicate accounts sharing the same UID within the passwords file. Valid values are TRUE or FALSE

FILES

/etc/checksecurity.conf Specifies whether this script is invoked /etc/checksecurity/check-passwd.conf The configuration file.
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