System Administration Guide
Chapter 1, Administering user accounts

Configuring the shadow password file

Configuring the shadow password file

The /etc/shadow file contains the encrypted passwords otherwise found in /etc/passwd. If your system does not have the shadow file configured, you can create it with the pwconv(ADM) command. pwconv creates a new shadow file and removes the encrypted passwords from /etc/passwd. (When the /etc/shadow exists, /etc/passwd contains an ``x'' in the password field.) Use pwunconv(ADM) to remove the shadow file (and incorporate passwords into /etc/passwd).


NOTE: The /etc/shadow exists by default under all security profiles except Low.

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