Re: "passwd username" asks for current password of user even tho I'm root
- Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2018 10:49:04 -0400
- From: Roberto C. Sánchez <roberto@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: "passwd username" asks for current password of user even tho I'm root
On Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 03:17:11PM +0200, Mariusz Gronczewski wrote:
> On previous releases, and on our CentOS systems I could change password of user by just sudo-ing to root and typing "passwd testuser"
> In current Debian release, doing that asks me to specify that user password, which is pointless because:
> * I can access /etc/shadow anyway
> * I'm changing it because user forgot it
> Is there any way to set passwd (or PAM) to not ask root for current password on passwd-ing non-root accounts ?
Is your system configured to authenticate against LDAP, Kerberos, NIS,
or Active Directory. Those are all instances where "root is not really
Roberto C. Sánchez