afppasswd



afppasswd(1)                       Netatalk                       afppasswd(1)




NAME

       afppasswd - netatalk password maintenance utility


SYNOPSIS

       afppasswd [-acfn] [ -p passwd file ] [ -u minimum uid ]


DESCRIPTION

       afppasswd allows the maintenance of afppasswd files created by netatalk
       for use by the uams_randnum.so UAM (providing  the  "Randnum  exchange"
       and "2-Way Randnum exchange" User Authentication Modules).

       afppasswd  can  either  be  called  by  root with parameters, or can be
       called by local system users with no parameters  to  change  their  AFP
       passwords.
              Note

              With  this utility you can only change the passwords used by two
              specific UAMs. As they provide only  weak  password  encryption,
              the  use  of the "Randnum exchange" and "2-Way Randnum exchange"
              UAMs is deprecated unless  one  has  to  support  very  old  AFP
              clients,  that can not deal with the more secure "DHCAST128" UAM
              instead. Please compare with the [Cross reference  to  non-exis-
              tant ID “authentication”] inside Netatalk’s documentation.


EXAMPLE

       Local user changing their own password:

       example% afppasswd
       Enter NEW AFP password: (hidden)
       Enter NEW AFP password again: (hidden)
       afppasswd: updated password.


OPTIONS

       -a     Add a new user to the afppasswd file.

       -c     Create and/or initialize afppasswd file or specific user.

       -f     Force the current action.

       -p path
              Path to afppasswd file.

       -n     If  cracklib  support  is  built  into netatalk this option will
              cause cracklib checking to be disabled, if  the  superuser  does
              not  want  to have the password run against the cracklib dictio-
              nary.

       -u minimum uid
              This is the minimum user id (uid) that afppasswd will  use  when
              creating users.


SEE ALSO

       afpd(8), atalkd(8).




2.0.2                             22 Aug 2004                     afppasswd(1)

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