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# 8  
Old 12-23-2014
A partial hit with ssh -t -t except I think it empties the input buffer when prompting for the password a second time, which is a shame. The best I've got to is with a here document on the command line like this:-
# ssh -t -t localhost passwd TESTUSER <<-EOSSH
> Qwerty99!
> Qwerty99!
TESTUSER's New password: 
Enter the new password again:

3004-781 Password read timed out.
3004-709 Error changing password for "TESTUSER".
Connection to localhost closed.

How annoying is that, unless anyone can spot that I've missed something. I've tried piping another echo Qwerty99! into the ssh and without the - for the -EOSSH, but all getting the same result.

Bah! Am I just hoping for too much? I fancy that some manual work and an edit of /etc/security/passwd or /etc/shadow is looming.


Last edited by rbatte1; 12-23-2014 at 10:49 AM.. Reason: Corrected spleling for :confused: smiley
# 9  
Old 12-23-2014
This entire project used to kill me timewise. Scripting was the only usable solution. I have had to add a gaggle of new users onto as many as 27 Solaris servers.

I ran into this, then someone else suggested changepass, it is a port for Solaris of linux chpasswd. changepass manpage - Staf Wagemakers

It has worked fine for me.
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# 10  
Old 12-29-2014
I will give it a try. Still stuck for AIX, but then if I have to brute force edit /etc/security/passwd to copy the encrypted password in, so be it.

# 11  
Old 01-06-2015
If your still working on this try the following as root.
echo password | passwd username --stdin

This only works with Linux, I tested it on SLES and it worked. I see you have solaris and AIX tags on this post. I also tested this on Solaris 10 server and it didn't work. You will have to use expect, or use something like sed to do a find and replace for the effected line in /etc/shadow.

I hope this helps you out.
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