afppasswd (1) - Linux Man Pages
afppasswd: netatalk password maintenance utility
afppasswd - netatalk password maintenance utility
afppasswd [-acfn] [-p
passwd file] [-u minimum uid]
afppasswd can either be called by root with parameters, or can be called by local system users with no parameters to change their AFP passwords.
With this utility you can only change the passwords used by two specific UAMs. As they provide only weak password encryption, the use of the "Randnum exchange" and "2-Way Randnum exchange" UAMs is deprecated unless one has to support very old AFP clients, that can not deal with the more secure "DHCAST128" UAM instead. Please compare with the Authentication chapter inside Netatalk's documentation.
Local user changing their own password:
example% afppasswd Enter NEW AFP password: (hidden) Enter NEW AFP password again: (hidden) afppasswd: updated password.
- Add a new user to the afppasswd file.
- Create and/or initialize afppasswd file or specific user.
- Force the current action.
- Path to afppasswd file.
- If cracklib support is built into netatalk this option will cause cracklib checking to be disabled, if the superuser does not want to have the password run against the cracklib dictionary.
-u minimum uid
- This is the minimum user id (uid) that afppasswd will use when creating users.
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