[SunHELP] root passwd expired

Grindell, Joan M. GrindellJ at SEC.GOV
Tue Nov 29 13:18:23 CST 2005

Thank you very much this worked for me.  when I tried logging in from the
console including the password.  An xterm window appeared and prompted me
for the new password.


-----Original Message-----
From: sunhelp-bounces at sunhelp.org [mailto:sunhelp-bounces at sunhelp.org] On
Behalf Of Steve Sandau
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2005 2:10 PM
To: The SunHELP List
Subject: Re: [SunHELP] root passwd expired

> This has never happened: is there anyway I can reset root's password with
> booting from a cdrom?

I have been able to fix this with a console sesison. I believe that is 
the only way you can log in with an expired root password. I suppose you 
could boot from CD, mount your current root filesystem, and remove the 
encrypted root password from /etc/shadow, but I have never tried that.

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