[clug] Passwd cgi-bin user interface

Michael Manning michael at michaelmanning.org
Sun Oct 3 22:45:04 GMT 2004

Hi Alex,
I ended up writing my own plugin to Horde. A simple PHP page that you 
could only access after being validated through your horde login.
After filling on the normal, current password and new password fields, 
the page checked your current password again, then wrote your request to 
a mysql database.
A cron job ran every hour which then updated the system password (via a 
  bash script) for any user in the mysql db not flagged as being changed.

Simple and archaic but it works and is still in production use now.

Hope this gives you some more ideas


Michael Manning
Red Hat Certified Engineer

Email: michael at michaelmanning.org
Website: http://michaelmanning.org/

Michael Still wrote:
> Heya,
> so, at short notice I have to be able to let people change their linux 
> passwords on a box they only have web access to. I'm thinking some sort 
> of cgi-bin script can do this for me.
> Does anyone have a suggestion for a favourite one?
> Thanks,
> Mikal

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