unix_update

Helper binary that updates the password of a given user

SYNOPSIS

' unix_update 'u unix_update [ . . .]

DESCRIPTION

unix_update is a helper program for the pam_unix module that updates the password of a given user . It is not intended to be run directly from the command line and logs a security violation if done so .

The purpose of the helper is to enable tighter confinement of login and password changing services . The helper is thus called only when SELinux is enabled on the system .

The interface of the helper -command line options, and input/output data format are internal to the pam_unix module and it should not be called directly from applications .

SEE ALSO

pam_unix(8)

AUTHOR

Written by Tomas Mraz and other various people .

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