pwconv — install, update or check the /etc/shadow file
command installs or appends
with information from
or checks for any discrepancies between the contents
of the two files.
command without options does the following:
Creates the file
if it does not exist;
otherwise, it removes all entries for usernames
which are not present in
For each entry in
move the encrypted password and aging information to
which have no encrypted password or aging information will
not overwrite information in
Writes an "x" in each password field of the
to indicate that the password and aging information reside in the
command relies on a special value of "x" in the password
A value different from "x" will prompt
to move the password and aging information into
the corresponding fields of
and then replace the password field in
with an "x".
If no aging information exists in
for a user, none will be added to
field, which indicates when the password was last modified,
will always be updated (default is current date).
The following options are recognized:
prints error information but does not modify
command can only be used by the superuser.
HP recommends running
A system which has been converted to a trusted system has no
In this case,
can be used with no options to update the secure password
facility to reflect any changes made in the
exits with one of the following values:
Conversion error occurred.
HP-UX 11i Version 3 is the last release to support
trusted systems functionality.
system password file
shadow password file
secure password facility