On Thu, 18 Feb 2016 14:52:44 +0000 RW <rwmailli...@googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Feb 2016 14:16:24 +0100 > O. Hartmann wrote: > > > Hello out there, > > > > I run into a problem and digging for a solution didn't work out. > > > > Problem: I need a string that reflects the hashed password for the > > usage with > > > > passwd -H 0 > > Did you mean -h? no, I literally mean -H 0, I explain later ... > > > I think the procedure is using > > > > sha512 -s Password > > > > and using this output for further processing, but how? > > It's not as simple as that, password hashes are usually salted and > iterated. Salting means that the password is combined with a randomly > generated string stored in plaintext, which means that the password > doesn't hash to a fixed string. > > I'm not sure exactly what you are trying to do, but crypt(3) may be of > help. I'm now down to a small C routine utilizing crypt(3). But this is not what I intend to have, since I want to use tools from the FBSD base system. I build images of a small appliance in a secure isolated environment via NanoBSD. I do not want to have passwords in the clear around here, but I also do not want to type in everytime an image is created, so the idea is to have passwords prepared as hashes in a local file/in variables. Therefore, I'm inclined to use the option "-H 0" of the pw(1) command to provide an already and clean hash (SHA512), which is then stored in /etc/master.passwd. It is really funny: passwd or pw take passwords via stdin (-h 0 with pw) and they "generate" somehow the hashed password and store that in master.password - but I didn't find any way to pipe out the writing of the password to the standard output from that piece of software. Why? Security concerns I forgot to consider? I found lots of articles and howtos to use pipes producing the required password hashes via passwd, chpasswd or pw, but they all have one problem: I have to provide somehow the cleartext password in an automated environment. Maybe there is something missing ... oh _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list https://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"