[ic] Adding admin users

Jon Jensen jon at endpoint.com
Fri Jun 10 13:11:53 EDT 2005

On Fri, 10 Jun 2005, Davor Ocelic wrote:

>> Can anyone tell me how to add admin users or point me toward some docs
>> on the subject?  I would add them to access.asc manually but it looks
>> like the password in there is encrypted.
> Yeah, it could be encrypted.
> I don't remember offhand if it is by default simple Unix crypt (in that
> case the encrypted password has 13 characters), or it's MD5 digest.
> In any case, you can create the encrypted pwds with:
> 1) makepasswd --crypt
>   makepasswd --crypt-md5
> 2) or help yourself with htpasswd/htpasswd2 and htdigest/htdigest2
>   that come with apache (htpasswd for crypt(), htdigest for MD5):
>   htpasswd2 -c /tmp/temp test
>   htdigest2 -c /tmp/temp test test

It's done with simple Unix crypt by default.

To have Apache's htpasswd output to stdout instead of a file, you can do:

htpasswd -n test


Jon Jensen
End Point Corporation

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