[nycbug-talk] Group Password Support

Eitan Adler lists at eitanadler.com
Mon May 7 15:01:18 EDT 2012

On 7 May 2012 14:15, Mark Saad <mark.saad at ymail.com> wrote:
> All
>  I have no need for this , but I was wondering if any of the BSD's
> supported group passwords. I ran into a typo in a group file and
> someone had the GID in the password field.
> The FreeBSD man page for group states" The passwd field is an optional
> encrypted password.  This field is rarely used and an asterisk is
> normally placed in it rather than leaving it blank."
> So the two obvious questions are how would I set a group password, and
> how would one use it ?

If I remember correctly:
root$pw group add foo
root$pw group mod foo -h 0
user$newgrp foo

please submit a PR, this documentation is clearly bad. :)
Eitan Adler

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