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Old 16th December 2011, 16:53
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Default Where to find user password hashes?


can someone please tell me where I can find the user passwords (the hashes) in ISPConfig 2.2.35 ?
I could not find a helpful answer in the forum; obviously they are not saved in the isp_isp_user table. I found a forum posting indicating they're stored in /etc/passwd, but each line in there looks like the following:
No hashes in here. Can someone help, please.

Is it correct that these passwords are stored in the crypt-md5 format (hashes beginning with '$1$') ?

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regards, Tom
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PAsswords aren't stored in the database for security reasons. They are in /etc/shadow.
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Old 18th December 2011, 13:48
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Thank you very much Falko!
This information is vital for me.

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Old 19th December 2011, 00:14
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Sorry to bother again, but I have another question:

looking into /etc/shadow I found a faulty line in there.
While a typical entry looks like:

the faulty line looks like this:

In other words: the user name and 5 Characters at the beginning of the password hash are missing.

Does anybody know if this might cause problems?
(Please don't tell me to remove the line; I will do so. ;-) )
I wish to know what problems it might cause, because I had issues in the past that I could not find a root for.

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