passwd -R?

Erik Soderquist ErikSoderquist@gmail.com
Fri Mar 11 00:11:00 GMT 2016


On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 6:22 PM, Andrey Repin <anrdaemon@yandex.ru> wrote:
> Greetings, Alex P!
>
>> How do I check that "passwd -R" worked correctly?
>> I get error messages in Event Viewer when I run it as user (vs "As
>> Administrator").
>
> You must use it with elevated privileges. Else it wouldn't work at all.

>From https://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/passwd.html

"If normal, non-admin users should be allowed to enter their passwords
using passwd -R, it's required to run cygserver as a service under the
LocalSystem account before running passwd -R. This only affects
storing passwords. Using passwords in privileged processes does not
require cygserver to run."

So without the cygserver running, 'passwd -R' is expected to fail
unless it is running in a privileged shell; if you want it to work
without a privileged shell, you have to have the cygserver running as
a service under the LocalSystem account.

-- Erik

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