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Re: "passwd username" asks for current password of user even tho I'm root




Mariusz Gronczewski wrote on 10/10/18 8:17 AM:
> 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 ?
> 
> Cheers
> 
> Mariusz
> 
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When I enter  sudo passwd testuser
I get a prompt   Enter new UNIX password:

Perhaps your sudoers file is not set up correctly?

I have mine:

		(myid)     ALL = NOPASSWD: ALL

Good Luck!
Dennis