New users / Reset of passwd

Benjamin Lee ben at
Mon Apr 10 20:30:11 EDT 2000


I'm new to the list, and with no archives this question may have been
asked before.

I need to provide one person with the ability to add new users (only
popusers with /bin/false as shell) and also allowed to reset passwds for
the popuser group.

I was thinking about using a very simple shell script for adding users. It
would just call 'newusers' with a username : passwd and the rest would be
defaulted to 231 group, etc. Is there anything insecure about this

The resetting of passwds seems a little harder. Does anyone have any


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