Read AIX local user encripted password from /etc/security/passwd

user=an_user awk "/^$user:\$/,/password =/ { if (\$1 == \"password\") { print \$3; } }" < /etc/security/passwd
AIX lssec does not print the password attribute by policy # lssec -c -f /etc/security/passwd -s an_user -a password 3004-697 Attribute "password" is not valid. To get the password, you have to parse the /etc/security/passwd. You can reuse this password using chpasswd: echo "otheruser:D9oKC1v3VUt/I" | chpasswd -c -e -R compat
Sample Output
D9oKC1v3VUt/I

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By: keymon
2010-11-29 09:46:12
awk

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