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    We are planning to change the /etc/defaults/passwd
    encryption method from md5 to sha512,

    1)if we do that needs to restart any services kind
    2) once it has changed will that get impacted for /etc/passwd users for login.

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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    For users, I suspect it will impact them. The hash between sha512 and md5 are very different. They may be able to reset their passwords, but you may need to do it for them.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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