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Generate hashed password string

If you manually want to change the password field in the shadow file, the md5 hashed string can be generated like this:

# openssl passwd -1 <strongpassword>
Where the parameter <strongpassword> is the password in clear text.
Output will be a md5 hashed string like this:

For RHEL6 following python code can be used:

# python -c "import crypt; print crypt.crypt('secretpassword')"
Strongest possible hashing algorithm - SHA512 will be used 
generate_hashed_password_string.txt · Last modified: 2013/11/14 09:27 by root