Enable passwordless login

sudo usermod -p $(mkpasswd '') user_id
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.

By: ckclark
2010-05-06 20:39:58

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you mean "it works when", not "it is safe". someone please explain when it is useful to not have a password on an account?
buzzy · 535 weeks and 2 days 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.
ckclark · 535 weeks and 2 days 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.
SuperFly · 535 weeks and 2 days ago

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