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Re: Shadow passwords and GNU su

Christoph Lameter:
> The authentication databases are compatible with /etc/passwd. We use our
> /etc/passwd for authentication for webpages which have restricted access.

So I guess you won't be able to use shadow passwords then - the web
server can't have access to shadow passwords, sorry.  It may be
possible to use a setuid CGI program to do the authentication, but
I think it's a local issue that shouldn't affect Debian itself.
Shadow passwords are optional, so you have the choice...


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