Topics: AIX, Security, System Admin

Changing a password without a prompt

If you have to change the password for a user, and you have a need to script this, for example if you have the password for multiple users, or on several different servers, then here's an easy way to change the password for a user, without having to type the password on the command line prompt:

# echo "user:password" | chpasswd

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