I have not figured out how to change a password when in single-user
mode. However, I have found that if you boot on the OS install disk
and use the GUI to reset a password, it works very well.
How to change the password depends on what type of account and what
type of password the account is using. Passwords can be stored in
numerous formats, and accounts can be in various domains, and
datastores. Also problematic is that in SUM most everything you'd
need to affect those changes isn't yet up and running, so there's a
lot of legwork needed before you can affect a change. When you boot
from the installer CD you've already got the frameworks, network, et
al up and running so making the change is much easier, even if you're
just using Terminal.app from there.
For instance some accounts, like root and the original admin account,
are stored in NetInfo and have Shadow Passwords. Most other accounts
on a typical OS X Server are not.
It's not that Apple's hiding how passwords are changed, there's been
a lot written about how to manually do this, but it's one of an issue
of what type of account, what type of password, and what facilities
you need running to make those modifications.
iWiring provides systems and networks support for Mac OS X, unix, and
Open Source application technologies at affordable rates.
Do not post admin requests to the list. They will be ignored.
Macos-x-server mailing list (email@hidden)
Help/Unsubscribe/Update your Subscription:
This email sent to email@hidden