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AUTHPASSWD(1)               Double Precision, Inc.               AUTHPASSWD(1)



NAME
       authpasswd - Generate login passwords

SYNOPSIS
       authpasswd [method]

DESCRIPTION
       authpasswd is a helper utility that generates encrypted passwords for
       the Courier authentication library. The Courier authentication library
       is capable of using several different encryption methods for storing
       passwords.  authpasswd issues a password prompt. Enter the same
       password twice (for verification purposes).  authpasswd computes and
       prints the encrypted password. The encrypted password can be inserted
       verbatim into the appropriate account record that's processed by the
       authentication library's authmysql, authpgsql, or authldap module.

       method may be set to one of the following literals:

       crypt
           Use the traditional DES-based encrypted password.

       md5
           Compute a base64-encoded MD5 password hash.

       md5raw
           Compute a hexadecimal-encoded MD5 password hash.

       sha1
           Compute a SHA1 password hash.

       sha256
           Compute a SHA256 password hash.

       If not specified, method defaults to the modified-MD5 password
       encryption algorithm that's used in Linux (note that this is different
       from the "md5" password hash method).



Double Precision, Inc.            10/07/2007                     AUTHPASSWD(1)