1. D

    How to generate and programmatically set encrypted user passwords

    I know that it is possible to set user passwords programmatically using echo 'mypassword' | pw usermod myuser -h0. However, this exposes the plaintext password (e.g. in ps and when the command is included in a shell script under version control). The alternative is to generate an encrypted...
  2. byrnejb

    lynis on FreeBSD-12.3p2 reports port password hashing methods

    What is "password hashing method 51"? As for the rest I stumbled across the answers: Q. What other methods are available? A. passwd_format string sha512 The encryption format that new or changed passwords will use. Valid...
  3. noodlefling

    Solved added groups and user upgrading from 11.3 to 11.4

    In doing a freebsd-update from 11.3-RELEASE to 11.4-RELEASE, two groups and a user were added. Any idea what the groups "nofiles" and "tests" are for? Also added was a user called "tests": tests:*:977:977:Unprivileged user for tests:/nonexistent:/usr/sbin/nologin Seems safe enough, but who's...