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Enable passwordless login

Terminal - Enable passwordless login
sudo usermod -p $(mkpasswd '') user_id
2010-05-06 20:39:58
User: ckclark
Functions: sudo usermod
-1
Enable passwordless login

It is safe when there is

"PermitEmptyPasswords no"

in /etc/ssh/sshd_config.

This command is useful when there is no need to have a password.

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Terminal - Alternatives
passwd -d $USER
2010-05-07 07:15:09
User: TheFox
Functions: passwd
-3

-d, --delete

Delete a user?s password (make it empty). This is a quick way to disable a password for an account. It will set the named account passwordless.

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What others think

you mean "it works when", not "it is safe". someone please explain when it is useful to not have a password on an account?

Comment by buzzy 220 weeks ago

When you have a computer at home and everybody can use the same account, so it's useful. Since it's empty, one can not login via ssh.

passwd -d $USER

is kind of locking a account, not passwordless login on local computer.

Comment by ckclark 220 weeks ago

Voted down because anything that circumvents or disables security features, specially in this day and age, is not only a bad idea, it's malpractice.

Comment by SuperFly 220 weeks ago

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