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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:
> Hi,
> 
> 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
root."

Regards,

-Roberto

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Roberto C. Sánchez