[Vmail-discuss] migrating MD5 hash used in /etc/shadow to vmail-sql
Thu, 17 May 2001 16:57:38 -0400
I'm trying to migrate my 600+ users from a regular POP3 setup (1 unix system
account per POP3 mailbox) to vmail-sql (mysql + tpop3d + exim) setup. One
of the concerns I have is migrating the passwords which are currently stored
in /etc/shadow as (AFAIK) MD5 hashes: (this is a RedHat 6.2 box BTW):
example entry from /etc/shadow:
however if I put that password hash string
($1$dsBlPaKU$OQ45C8IlRjE2GBq1uK.Qi.) into the popbox table - I can't
authenticate. If I generate the password using the sample VE-passwd script
then auth works fine. The hash strings in /etc/shadow all start with '$1$'
which I think is the salt but I'm not sure what to do with it.
In short - does anyone know how can I migrate/convert all the hashes from
/etc/shadow to something that tpop3d understands?